Best OTG ovens in India [2020]

Are you passionate about baking? Do you think you need equipment to help you in baking and grilling like a professional? Then it is always better to start with OTG in your kitchen. The OTG oven full form is Oven, Toaster, and Griller. However, the small name of this appliance performs big functions that not only help you in discovering the ‘Master-chef’ in you but also helps you in finding health and delicious alternates to the daily cooking techniques.

What is an OTG oven? 

OTG refers to a small-sized oven that runs on electricity in the households. It performs various functions in the kitchen such as reheating the food, baking, roasting, and grilling. The specialty of OTG is the efficiency and speed of work as compared to most of its counterparts.

How to use an OTG oven?

If you are a first-timer with OTG then we recommend you to read the instruction manual carefully first. There are generally 3 shelves and 3 knobs for performing major OTG tasks- heating positions, time settings, and temperature settings.

1. Knob to control the temperature will have its minimum and maximum setting. Check whether it is in degree F or C
2. Time setting knob allows you to set minimum and maximum temperature starting from 30 seconds to 60 minutes.
3. The function-based knob is mainly for selecting from the various heating options in your OTG.

After knowing the knobs, you must know your accessories well that usually come along as a standard packing with OTG- baking tray, grilling racks, tray holder, rotisserie spit, rotisserie handle, skewers, etc.

1. Bajaj Majesty 1603 T 16-Litre OTG (White)

Bajaj Majesty 1603 T 16-Litre OTG

Bajaj Majesty 1603 is a small-sized oven with a capacity of 16 L that comes at a very reasonable price. The OTG consumes around 1200 W power during operation. Its heat proof door handle is effective in protecting your hands from heat while opening the door. There are 3 separate dials in the front panel with 3 settings

ADVANTAGES

  • Easy to operate and understand
  • Small, compact size can fit in the kitchen
  • Good performance reviews
  • Complete value for money- reasonably priced

SHORTCOMINGS

  • Small capacity, ideal only for a small family with 3-4 members

Why will you like this?

You will be able to make crispy toasts and sandwiches using it with minimal efforts. For making small-sized cakes and pieces of bread too, this oven is just perfect. Its performance has been tried, tested and reviewed by various users online. Its ergonomic design is meant to allow you to roast food or keep it warm.

2. Pigeon by Stovekraft OTG, 16-Litre

Pigeon by Stovekraft OTG, 16-Litre

Pigeon by Stovecraft is another high performance-oriented OTG that is designed to suit the needs of a small family, ideally consisting of 2-4 members. It comes with an elegant design with a capacity of 16 L and power usage of 1280 W. The color of this appliance is black and the glass door allows users to conveniently monitor the food while being processed. The package includes -1 rack for barbeque, one panhandle, one crumb tray, one skewer rod.

ADVANTAGES

  • Its knobs are of high quality for ease while operating
  • There is an automatic timer as per the time setting with an alarm
  • Compact and class design
  • Reasonably priced
  • 1-year warranty from the date of purchase

SHORTCOMINGS

  • Small capacity is not meant for heavy meals

Why will you like this?

This stylish OTG by Pigeon is not only meant to help you discover new dishes but also make you feel upgraded with the modern cooking style. If you are fond of cooking or if you want to ease your cooking preparations, this OTG is going to be your best friend in the kitchen. There are auto menu options to even more simplify the cooking for you! 

3. Prestige POTG 9 PC 800-Watt OTG( Colour Grey)

Prestige POTG 9 PC 800-Watt OTG( Colour Grey)

Prestige is the name of trustworthy kitchen appliances in India and this OTG is another feather in their crown. It is a cute, small OTG with a capacity of 9 Litres to suit a small, nuclear Indian family needs. it will operate on the power of 800 W and is capable of performing all functions such as Grilling, toasting, and baking at a good speed.

ADVANTAGES

  • Lightweight design and compact size can easily accommodate in the kitchen
  • Consumes less power i.e. 800 W and thus saves on high electricity bills
  • Can be used simply by following the manual, no complexity in functions
  • Complete value for money

SHORTCOMINGS

  • If the timer is set to extended time, it cannot be reduced. The simple process to do it again is by restarting the timer.

Why will you like this?

Most of the people have their own reasons to invest in this compact and cute design of OTG. One of them is the name of the parent company- i.e. Prestige. Secondly- it is very easy to clean it and it consists of all the features of heavy duty OTG. In fact, it requires such a small space for storage that your kitchen always looks neat and organized.

4. Bajaj 2200 TMSS 22-Litre OTG (Black)

Bajaj 2200 TMSS 22-Litre OTG (Black)

Bajaj 2200 oven is best suited for a medium-sized nuclear Indian family of 4-6 members. Its stainless steel built is meant for greater sustainability and provides relief of maintenance to the user as it is always easy to clean and maintain. This OTG oven uses energy up to 1200W and has a decent capacity of 22 L. The package consists of 4 skewer rods, one cooking tray, wire grill cum barbeque tray, tong for rotisserie and cooking tray and 2 forks along with an extra-long skewer rod for the rotisserie.

ADVANTAGES

  • Stylish and compact appliance for the kitchen
  • Ideal nuclear family size to suffice 4-6 members cooking needs
  • There is an element switch in this OTG that allows you to attain various stages of heating the food
  • It works on 1200 W of energy.

SHORTCOMINGS

  • At times there is uneven heat distribution for the food being cooked

Why will you like this?

Buying Bajaj 2200 TMSS OTG is more of an investment towards the future of healthy cooking and eating. This OTG is ideal for baking activities as well as cooking delicious dishes such as pizza, cakes, loaves of bread etc. You just need to learn to deal with the temperature settings in the beginning phase. Once you knew what does it take to set the temperature and timings for your favorite dish, there is no switching over!

5. Borosil Prima 30 L OTG, with Motorised Rotisserie and Convection

Borosil Prima 30 L OTG

Who does not know of Borosil? The utensils- cookware and bakeware by Borosil are considered to be the best in the Indian market. People vouch on Borosil containers to be best for baking and other microwave needs. This Borosil Prima OTG with a capacity of 30 L is one of the best OTG for baking in this category. It comes with a motorized rotisserie function that allows all-round grilling of the food. Its shiny silver body is designed by keeping all aesthetics in mind. It runs with a power of 1500 Watts.


The mechanical timer for the OTG ranges between 0 to 60 minutes for any coking function.

ADVANTAGES

  • High capacity of 30 L.
  • It consists of 6-stage heating options with a stay-on function.
  • Its crumb tray is removable and easy to clean
  • In order to ensure better handling, manual controls are very smooth
  • There is an indicator that turns on and off when the cooking gets over
  • In order to enhance the grilling function, there is motorized rotisserie function
  • There is 2 years warranty on the product

SHORTCOMINGS

  • There are no intermediate readings for temperature

Why will you like this?

It is a lightweight product considering its capacity which is ideal for 5- 7 people. You can perform various functions that include, baking, grilling, toasting, and rotisserie in this OTG. It has an indicator light to depict different levels of cooking. Its stylish body and design will enhance the appearance of your kitchen certainly.

6. Morphy Richards 52 RCSS 52-Litre Oven Toaster Grill


Morphy Richards 52 RCSS

Morphy Richards is a well-known brand in the sector of kitchen appliances and gadgets. This OTG has a huge capacity of 52 L which can ideally suffice joint or big Indian families’ cooking requirements. The beautiful glass finish of this oven gives it a stylish and reflective appearance. It has an inbuilt convection feature that will evenly distribute the heat while cooking or baking process is on- to make your dishes finely prepared from all the sides at the same saving a lot of heat energy from getting wasted. When you buy it, the package includes- crumb tray, baking tray, rotisserie tong and rods, wire rack and tong.

ADVANTAGES

  • Huge capacity – 52 L to suffice a large number of people at the same time
  • Elegant design and reflective finish of the outer body enhances the kitchen decor
  • It utilizes 2000W of power.
  • A large number of dishes come with a pre-set menu
  • Comes with a warranty of 2 years

SHORTCOMINGS

  • In some cases when people faced technical glitches after-sales services didn’t follow through properly

Why will you like this?

This OTG from the house of Morphy Richards saves a lot of your time and power by properly utilizing the heat distribution. It has a huge capacity and thus, if you are cooking for a large gathering, you do not need to cook multiple times. Its motorized rotisserie comes along with forks and has better efficiency too. Its loud alarm timer ensures that the food does not get burnt without your supervision.

7. Wonderchef 19-Litre OTG


Wonderchef 19-Litre OTG ​

Wonderchef, as the name defines, is a high-end OTG to make your cooking experience not only distinct but also smooth. However, the appliance comes within a very affordable price range. It works on a power of 1280 W and is built with reliable stainless steel material. Stainless steel is always easier to clean by wiping. It has a heat resistant window manufactured with tempered glass. The package consists of– tray for grilling and baking, wires rack, tray handle.

ADVANTAGES

  • With a capacity of 19 L, it is ideal to suit a small-sized Indian family comprising 2-3 members
  • It works on 1280 W power
  • It is a lightweight appliance with easy to operate functions
  • Provides complete value for money

SHORTCOMINGS

  • There is no temperature indicator

Why will you like this?

This wonder chef OTG offers the full value of money. The capacity of 19 L is sufficient to meet the requirements of a small-sized Indian family. You will appreciate its compact and lightweight design to be adjusted according to your home decor settings. This OTG optimally uses power and provides an even distribution of heat to the food that is being cooked.

8. Inalsa MasterChef 30SSRC OTG with Motorised Rotisserie and Convection

9. Inalsa MasterChef 30SSRC OTG

Inalsa MasterChef OTG comes with an aim to make your cooking simplified and better. This appliance is just the right design to enhance the aroma and appearance of your food by giving it natural brown bake and color. Its compact design and stay-on functionality with a 60-minute timer will give you more reasons to simply admire this model of OTG. The wide glass door allows you to monitor the food while cooking. Its capacity of 30L can accommodate a wide 9 inches pizza easily.

ADVANTAGES

  • It has a capacity of 30 L which is sufficient for 4-6 people.
  • It consumes 1600 W of power while operating and thus saves on a lot of time
  • Its tabletop compact size can be easily accommodated anywhere
  • A wide glass door provides a clear view of the food being cooked inside it
  • You can toast up to 6 bread slices at a time- specially designed interiors for better space adjustments
  • Outstanding results with rotisserie and convection based functions
  • Highly efficient double heating elements are implanted on the top and bottom to evenly distribute the heat

SHORTCOMINGS

  • Higher in price

Why will you like this?

This OTG consists of every function that can be needed for baking, grilling or toasting. Moreover, its advanced techniques make its functionalities more powerful and efficient. It works of a high power of 1600 MW which will not only save your time while cooking but brings out properly cooked and baked dishes. More than anything, you will love its large door made with reliable glass that gives you a beautiful view of the food which is being cooked.

9. Usha 19L (OTGW 3619R) Oven Toaster Grill

Usha 19L (OTGW 3619R) Oven

Usha’s OTG is perfect for a small family with 3-4 members. You can bake, cook and grill easily using this 19 L OTG which will not only give a personal touch to your dishes but also lets you make beautiful, brown roasts with its 360-degree rotisserie feature. It will consume 1380 W of power which will result in faster and better cooking outputs. Its aesthetic body design and matte black outer appearance just add to the beautification of your kitchen’s mood. The product comes along with rotisserie, skewers, baking and crumb tray, wire rack, rotisserie tong, and grill tong.

ADVANTAGES

  • Efficient in saving your time and energy while cooking
  • Works on the power of 1380 W
  • It comes with a warranty of 2 years
  • Lightweight and compact model
  • Large glass door for keeping a watch on the food inside
  • Easy to use knobs

SHORTCOMINGS

  • Customer care service lags a little at times

Why will you like this?

Usha is an Indian brand and has come up with products that are designed by understanding the needs of the Indian kitchen. This OTG is ideal for a small family kitchen and can perform all the functions needed in daily cooking- baking, grilling, and cooking. This product comes with a lavish starters’ kit and provides complete value for money by being reasonably priced too. 2 years warranty manual is another reason to give you peace of mind while you buy this product.

Buying guide: How to choose the best OTG?


1. Capacity: The capacity of the OTG should be based on two things- your family size or your cooking size. Some people buy OTG for professional purposes such as baking and selling cakes, bread and other items. So depending on your need, decide the capacity of OTG to be bought.

2. Power: The ideal bracket of “Watts” on which OTG functions should be between 800 to 1600W depending on the size of your oven.

3. Maintenance: The OTG that come with Powder coated body or stainless steel built are usually easier to clean from time to time.

4. Tray Holder: It is one mandatory accessory that you will require with your OTG. So plan to buy an oven that either comes with this accessory or you must be already having it otherwise.

5. Grill rack: You will need a grill rack for performing all sorts of grill based cooking.

6. Temperature control: The experienced chefs use various settings of temperatures to ensure their dishes are well cooked and brown. Your OTG must give you various settings of temperatures so that you can control what you cook without leaving it half-cooked or overcooked.

7. Brand: Always trust a good brand whenever you are buying any appliance for the home. Branded products not only come with an assurance of quality but also a good back up of customer services in case you need it.

8. Warranty: However, it is not a mandate but having a good warranty always covers your product for a given period of time. A warranty is an assurance of the quality of the product. Therefore, you may need it or not, always look for a product that comes under the manufacturer’s warranty for a given period of time.

FAQs

1. Can OTG be used to heat the food?

A. Definitely, an OTG can be used to heat, reheat and cook the food. In fact, the food gets evenly warmed in an OTG without the containers getting blackened as compared to the gas stove.

2. Can I use stainless steel and aluminum-based utensils in an OTG?

A. ​No, we suggest our readers to not experiment with using these materials in OTG. It is always better to buy a few microwave friendly containers which can be used as regular kitchen cookware. These days you get a complete dinner set too which is microwave friendly and made up of different materials such as melamine, ceramic and glass.

3. What is the difference between an OTG, microwave, and microwave with convection?

A. OTG is referred to as Oven Toaster Griller. It means we can perform these 3 functions in it- baking, toasting, and grilling. It is generally a light-weight appliance. 

Microwave: It is more often used for heating and simple cooking preparations

Microwave with Convection: This gadget is used for combined functions of an OTG and Microwave- baking, toasting, grilling, roasting, cooking, reheating, defrosting, curdling, etc. These devices are heavier in weight as compared to the above 2. Also, these are better in efficiency for performing normal functions of baking and other tasks. However, for specialized baking, people generally prefer an OTG. 

Conclusion


There is no doubt that OTG has become an inseparable part of every Indian kitchen. Whether you are fond of cooking or not, but you must have always felt the need of bringing varieties on your plate that too in the most healthy manner. OTG provides a good substitute for oil-free and healthy cooking methods.

You can experiment with different dishes and ingredients to create your own personal style of cooking using an OTG. Moreover, modern OTG is easy to clean and operate. So, it is the right time to let your cooking aspirations get real and for your family to enjoy healthy, delicious meals at home.

We have prepared this list of OTG ovens to not only ease your search but to help you in finding the best products in one place. 

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