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Black and Decker 4 Slice vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Black and Decker 4 Slice vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven. The latter is a bit better in every aspect, including design, usability, and performance.

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Black and Decker 4 Slice vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven

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The match between the Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven (TO1760SS) and the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6 Slice Toaster Oven all comes down to size. The latter is just a little bit better in every aspect, including design, usability, and performance.

Both units have a pretty high build quality as evident in their sturdy build and firm control dials. The two have similarly simple interiors with no interior light. Exterior-wise, the Hamilton wins due to its thicker casing for better heat insulation and a neat roll-top door for saving some counter space.

The Hamilton’s larger footprint allow it to have more cooking space than the Black+Decker. This made it easier for us to put food in and out of the oven durings our tests and also to clean up afterward.

Both toaster ovens didn’t have a convection system, so the Hamilton’s higher power output gave it the necessary edge in every dish including toasting bread, baking pizza, roasting whole chicken, and baking fries.

Pros & Cons

  • Lightweight and small size
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Quartz heating elements have safeguards
  • Energy-saving
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Roll-top door
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Spacious interior
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.55 x W11.61 x H8.86 inches
L18.5 x W15.56 x H9.41 inches
Weight
5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs
3 control knobs
Temperature
150°F–450°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
4
3

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$51.90
$76.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.1
6.7

Toast

7.1
7.3
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Toast Test
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: 1m 55s; In the middle: 3m 30s; On the right: 4m 15s
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
3/4 to Medium
3/4 to Medium
Cooking Time
4m
3m 30s
Second Batch
4m
3m 30s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

5.6
6.6
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Pizza Test
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with cheese, meat, onions, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
13m
9m 10s
Convection
No
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

6.1
6.3
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted chicken using the Black+Decker TO1760SS backside up on an oven rack and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Black+Decker TO1760SS belly up on an oven rack and baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 185°F and 187°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
Two hands pulling apart a roasted chicken thigh. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
A whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 165°F and 176°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
The pink spots near the bone of the chicken. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 30m
1h
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

3.2
5.1
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Baked French Fries Test
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Baked French FriesPieces of baked french fries using the Black+Decker TO1760SS Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Black+Decker TO1760SS on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Ten pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a silver baking pan.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan.
Eight pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a silver baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F
400°F.
Cooking Time
30 m
27m 15s
Convection
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
4.6
5.2

In the Box

A box, the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven, a user manual, a baking pan, and an oven rack.
An oven rack, a user manual, the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven, a box, and a baking pan.

Exterior

4.0
7.0
A closed front of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven have holes. The back has a power cord and buffer.
The top, front, and right sides of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven has four stands and holes.
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right side has holes.
The back and left sides of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven have holes. The back has a power cord and a buffer.
The top of the stainless steel Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Door Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Toaster Oven has four stands and holes.
Weight
5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Length
15.6" (39.5 cm)
18.5" (47.0 cm)
Width
11.6" (29.5 cm)
14.6" (37.0 cm)
Height
8.9" (22.5 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
Cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Removable
Removable

Control Panel

The control panel of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer/toast.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
Type
3 control knobs
3 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
No
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The function knob of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Toaster Oven has 4 cooking functions including Warm, Broil, Bake, and Toast.
The function knob of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 cooking functions including Bake, Broil, and Toast.

Interior

1.0
1.0
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven InteriorThe Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guards and 1 guide rails.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven InteriorThe Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guards and 1 guide rails.
The Black+Decker TO1760SS Oven has 1 bottom heating element with a guard and a guide rail on the left cooking chamber wall.
The stainless steel Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven has 1 upper heating element with a guard.
The Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements and 2 guide rails.
Heating Elements
2 quartz
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
No
No
Lighting
No
No
Tray Levels
1
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven.
A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Door Toaster Oven.
Length
25.6" (65.0 cm)
35.0" (88.9 cm)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1150 W
1400 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
10.8" (27.4 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.2 cm)
11.9" (30.2 cm)
Height
0.6" (1.5 cm)
1.0" (2.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

7.0
7.0
The front of an opened Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.

Capacity

An opened front of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
10.8" (27.5 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
8.7" (22.0 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Height
6.7" (17.0 cm)
7.7" (19.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.5
6.4

User Control

6.0
6.0

Ease of Use

5.0
6.0

Cleanability

6.0
8.0
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned upper heating element guard of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with some discoloration.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned upper heating element guard of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with some discoloration.
The cleaned silver baking pan of the stainless steel Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Door Toaster Oven.
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Door Toaster Oven.
Grease on the left wall of the stainless steel Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber.
Caramelized meat juice and grease on the silver baking pan of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Toaster Oven.
The cleaned silver baking pan of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven with some discoloration.