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Black+Decker Convection (CTO6335S) vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Black+Decker Convection (CTO6335S) vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven. What a large model can offer and the common limitations of a small one.

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Black+Decker Convection

Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slice

Black+Decker Convection (CTO6335S) vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices

Overall Verdict

The comparison between the Black+Decker Convection Toaster Oven (CTO6335S) and the Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven (31344DA) showcases what a large model can offer and the common limitations of a small one. Not only does the Black+Decker have higher scores in every aspect, it also costs only twice as much as the Hamilton when the typical large toaster oven costs about four times higher.

The Black+Decker is easier to control thanks to its LCD and 13 control buttons for more precise adjustments of timer and temperature. Meanwhile, the Hamilton is simply an analog toaster oven with two control knobs.

The Black+Decker has more heating elements, a higher power output, and a convection system. As a result, it scored higher than the Hamilton in all the performance tests, including toasting bread, baking pizza, roasting whole chicken, and baking fries.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityBlack+Decker Convec...Hamilton Beach Easy...6.77.06.66.15.86.35.15.5
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Pros & Cons

  • Large capacity
  • Highly affordable
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Sturdy exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Lightweight and small size
  • Durable alloy steel casing
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Quartz heating elements with safeguards
  • Energy-saving
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable
  • No internal lighting
  • Buttons not reliably responsive
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L19.29 x W13.38 x H10.62 inches
L15.75 x W11.93 x H8.39 inches
Weight
12.9 lbs (5.8 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Control Type
LCD display + 13 buttons
2 control knobs
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
8
Not available

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$86.01
$53.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.0
6.3

Toast

7.0
6.7
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: Level 3; In the middle: Level 4; On the right: Level 5
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 stainless steel Black+Decker CTO6335S 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.
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Toast Test
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Toast 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 31344DA 4-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
4/7
Medium
Cooking Time
5m 10s
5m
Second Batch
3m
5m
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.8
6.6
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.
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Pizza Test
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster PizzaA 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.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
7m 30s
6m
Convection
Yes
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.7
6.6
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on a silver broiling rack and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on a silver broiling 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 189°F and 192°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.
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven Whole Roasted ChickenA whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA backside up on an oven rack and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 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 174°F and 183°F.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a 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.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h
1h 20m
Convection
Yes
No

Baked French Fries

5.6
3.6
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on a silver baking pan.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a silver baking pan.
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Baked French Fries Test
Pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA on a silver baking pan on a white background.
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
25m 50s
26m
Convection
Yes
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
5.1

In the Box

An oven rack, a user manual, the BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven, a box, a baking pan, and a broiling rack.
A box, the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven, a user manual, an oven rack, and a baking pan.

Exterior

5.0
5.0
A closed front of the Black+Decker CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Black+Decker CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Black+Decker CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Black+Decker CTO6335S Toaster Oven. The back has air ventilation holes and two black buffers.
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven has a power cord, two buffers, and holes.
The top, front, and right sides of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA has four stands, holes, and carrying handles on the sides.
Weight
12.9 lbs (5.8 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Length
19.3" (49.0 cm)
15.8" (40.0 cm)
Width
13.4" (34.0 cm)
11.9" (30.3 cm)
Height
10.6" (27.0 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Removable

Control Panel

The BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Toaster Oven’s control panel has an LCD and 13 buttons for 8 cooking functions and 5 features.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.
Type
LCD display + 13 buttons
2 control knobs
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
No
Convection Toggle
Yes
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
Yes
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S’s cooking functions include Cookies, Pizza, Frozen snacks, Potato, Bake, Broil, Toast, and Bagel.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.

Interior

7.0
2.0
The BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S’s cooking chamber has 4 quartz heating elements with guards, 2 levels, and a convection fan cavity.
The BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S’s cooking chamber has 4 quartz heating elements with guards, 2 levels, and a convection fan cavity.
The stainless steel BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has a convection fan cavity on the right.
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven InteriorThe Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guars and 2 guide rails.
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven InteriorThe Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guars and 2 guide rails.
The Hamilton Beach 31344DA has 1 bottom heating element with a guard and 2 guide rails on its right cooking chamber wall.
The opened roll top door and upper heating element with a guard of the silver Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven.
Heating Elements
4 quartz
2 quartz
Convection Fan
Yes
No
Lighting
No
No
Tray Levels
2
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the stainless steel BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven.
A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven.
Length
24.8" (63.0 cm)
34.6" (88.0 cm)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1500 W
1200
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the stainless steel BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
14.2" (36.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
10.0" (25.4 cm)
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Height
0.9" (2.2 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 CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven with a baking rack, a baking pan, and a broiling rack
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.

Capacity

An opened front of the BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
14.2" (36.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
12.6" (32.0 cm)
9.84
Height
7.9" (20.0 cm)
7.5" (19.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.1
5.5

User Control

8.0
6.0

Ease of Use

5.0
5.0

Cleanability

6.0
6.0
Grease on the broiling rack of the stainless steel BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the broiling rack of the stainless steel BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the baking pan of the stainless steel BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven.
The cleaned broiling rack and baking pan of the stainless steel BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Convection Toaster Oven.
Permanent stains on the Hamilton Beach 31344DA’s upper heating element guard, cooking chamber’s ceiling, and casing’s top.
Permanent stains on the Hamilton Beach 31344DA’s upper heating element guard, cooking chamber’s ceiling, and casing’s top.
The cleaned baking pan of the silver Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach with Roll Top Door Toaster Oven.

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