Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven Review

Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven Review – 31334

7.9Total Score
Excellent!

Best Easy Access Toaster Oven

PROS
  • Unique Design
  • Easy to Clean
  • Simple to Use
CONS
  • Limited Capacity

The Hamilton Beach toaster oven has a unique curved door design which opens upwards instead of downwards as all other toaster ovens do.  The advantage of this “bread box” toaster oven design is that it allows you safe and easy access to your food meaning you can easily check the food while cooking or add seasoning to your meal.

Design and Features

As I mentioned earlier, the two most notable features of the Hamilton Easy Reach toaster oven is the curved door and upwards opening, as illustrated below:

I have lost count of the times I’ve accidentally burned my arm on the inside of the open oven door so I absolutely love cooking with my Hamilton Beach toaster oven and would feel lost without it in the kitchen.  In addition to the toaster ovens unique design, it comes with a lot of other useful and noteworthy features including:

  • Bake, broil and toast functions
  • Convection technology with top and bottom heating element for fast, even cooking
  • A 30-minute timer with ready bell (it also has an optional “stay-on” setting in case you wish to cook for longer than 30 minutes)
  • Bake pan and bake rack with 2 rack positions
  • Removable crumb tray
  • Removable door for convenient cleaning

Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven Performance

Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven

What I really like about the Hamilton Beach toaster oven is it’s simple, easy-to-use dials.  Instead of having lots of confusing control panel options (which I know some people prefer) there are just two simple dials one of which controls the temperature and the other the timer.  When cooking with the Hamilton toaster oven it performs well with fast, even cooking due to the convection fan as well as the top and bottom heating elements.

The 4-slice capacity is less than the Oster toaster oven which is something to think about when deciding if this is the right choice for you.

Once you are done cooking it’s so easy to clean up, you can simply remove the crumb tray give it a quick wipe to remove any crumbs then detach the door and wash in warm soapy water..

Verdict

Overall the Hamilton Beach toaster oven is an excellent choice if you are in the market for a 4-slice sized oven.  The curved, upwards opening door is unique to Hamilton and makes an enormous difference when you are cooking and handling food in the toaster oven.

I like the simplicity of the 2-dial control system because it makes the Hamilton Beach toaster oven really simple and easy to use.

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7.9 Total Score
Excellent!

Best Easy Access Toaster Oven

Design
9
Performance
7
Usability
10
Capacity
6
Price
7.5
PROS
  • Unique door design provides easy access to food
  • Easy to keep clean (food can't spilll on the door)
  • Has bake, broil and toast functions
  • Convection circulates air for faster, more even cooking
  • Removable crumb tray
CONS
  • Limited capacity
  • More expensive than the Black & Decker 4-Slice toaster oven