Black+Decker CTO6335S vs Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Side-by-Side Comparison

Alan Nguyen
Alan Nguyen
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 5, 2022
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Black+Decker CTO6335S Toaster Oven Review
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven Review
Power
1500W
1300W

Our Verdict

6.7
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    7.0/10
  • Design (25%)
    6.6/10
  • Usability (25%)
    6.1/10
6.7
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    7.0/10
  • Design (25%)
    6.2/10
  • Usability (25%)
    6.6/10

The Black+Decker CTO6335S and the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 are quite evenly matched as large countertop convection toaster ovens. Thus, we can only pick a winner based on minute details.

Concerning our performance tests, the Black+Decker had a minor advantage when making toast while the Oster won hard in the pizza-baking test. They then proceeded to go toe to toe roasting a whole chicken and baking french fries with a slight edge going to the Oster on both occasions.

The Black+Decker has more efficient heating elements and runs at a higher power output than the Oster. However, it’s hard to identify how these aspects affect their respective performance.

Both ovens are simple and robust in design and come with similar accessories. The Black+Decker, however, gained some points with its tamper-resistant casing. Its raised buttons are also more responsive than the Oster’s flat buttons. But the Oster makes up some of that lost ground in the usability ranking thanks to its togglable interior light.

Based on the score, the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 earned a narrow victory with slightly better performance and ease of use. Nonetheless, the Black+Decker CTO6335S is its worthy adversary at a cheaper price.

Performance

7.0
Performance Scores
  • Toast (40%)
    7.0/10
  • Pizza (25%)
    6.8/10
  • Whole Roasted Chicken (25%)
    7.7/10
  • Baked French Fries (10%)
    5.6/10
7.0
Performance Scores
  • Toast (40%)
    6.2/10
  • Pizza (25%)
    8.0/10
  • Whole Roasted Chicken (25%)
    7.8/10
  • Baked French Fries (10%)
    6.0/10
7.0

Toast

6.2
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Toast
On the left: Level 3; In the middle: Level 4; On the right: Level 5
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Toast 1
Best level: Level 4
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Toast 2
The first batch vs the second batch
Taste: 7.5
50% * 7.5 = 3.8
Even Surface Color: 7
20% * 7 = 1.4
Consecutive Usability: 6
30% * 6 = 1.8
  • Function: Toast
  • Number Of Slices: 4
  • Toast Level: 4/7
  • Cooking Time: 5m 10s
  • Second Batch: 3m
  • Convection: No

With our Toast test, we were able to determine that level 4—5 minutes 10 seconds on the timer—was the best option scoring a 7/10. Levels 3 and 5 respectively had a lighter and darker than ideal, although even, surface color.

The toast level 4 of the Black+Decker scored a 7/10 for color. The four pieces had areas of different colors ranging from golden brown to just slightly golden. This was probably due to uneven heating of the elements and the convection fan not running.

Despite the color, the first batch was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside so we gave it a 7.5/10 for taste. Our head chef Tuyet Pham determined that it would go great with eggs benedict and omelet.

Even with the automatic toast time adjustment feature, the quality of the second batch was reduced in every aspect. The color was lighter and the texture was less crispy so we had to give it a 6/10 for consecutive usability. If you want the second batch to be the same as the first, lower the toast level by one.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toast
On the left: Level 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toast 1
Best level: Level 2
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toast 2
The first batch vs the second batch
Taste: 7
50% * 7 = 3.5
Even Surface Color: 6
20% * 6 = 1.2
Consecutive Usability: 5
30% * 5 = 1.5
  • Function: Toast
  • Number Of Slices: 4
  • Toast Level: 2/6
  • Cooking Time: 6m 43s
  • Second Batch: 4m18
  • Convection: No

Using the steps of our Toast test, we determined that level 2—6 minutes 43 seconds on the timer—was the best option, scoring a 6.2/10. In comparison, the toast at level 1 had a very light color, and the toast at level 3 had a dark brown color, with some dark patches.

The Toast Level 2 of the Oster produced four pieces with a golden brown color on the top. However, due to the unideal tray position, the toast was dark brown on the bottom. Even though the color was even, the big difference between the top and bottom resulted in a 6/10.

Due to the long cooking time, the first batch of toast was crispy outside but a bit dry inside, so it got a 7/10 for taste. Our head chef, Tuyet Pham, determined they would go well with eggs benedict, omelet, and soup, in particular, but not with sandwiches.

Even though this oven automatically deducted the toast timer to 4m 18s, the second batch was still significantly darker and drier. The color was also uneven, ranging from golden brown to dark, so it got a 5/10 for consecutive usability.

6.8

Pizza

8.0
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Pizza
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Pizza 1
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Pizza 2
Cooking Time: 7.5
20% * 7.5 = 1.5
Crust: 7
20% * 7 = 1.4
Toppings: 6.5
30% * 6.5 = 1.9
Taste: 6.5
30% * 6.5 = 1.9
  • Function: Bake
  • Temperature: 450°F
  • Cooking Time: 7m 30s
  • Convection: Yes

The Black+Decker did an ok job of baking a 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza earning it a 6.8/10.

Compared to the recommended 10 minutes on the label, it took 7m 30s to bake the pizza, which was fairly solid. However, after comparing it to other toaster ovens in our Pizza test, we could only give it a 7.5/10.

The crust had a good golden brown color but was soft and a little dry — possibly due to the longer cooking time. Thus, it could only get a 7/10.

The toppings were mostly dry with an uneven coloring, plus the cheese wasn’t melty so it got a 6.5/10.

In the end, our chef gave the pizza a 6.5/10 for taste.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Pizza
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Pizza 1
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Pizza 2
Cooking Time: 8.2
20% * 8.2 = 1.6
Crust: 8
20% * 8 = 1.6
Toppings: 8
30% * 8 = 2.4
Taste: 8
30% * 8 = 2.4
  • Function: Bake
  • Temperature: 450°F
  • Cooking Time: 6m 50s
  • Convection: Yes

The Oster did very well in baking a 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza, but the evenness in caramelization could be improved. Thus, it received an 8/10 in total.

It only took 6m 50s to bake the pizza as opposed to 10 minutes on the label. In comparison to other toaster ovens in our Pizza test, it got a solid 8.2/10.

The crust had a nice golden brown color and since it was neither too soft nor too dry, it scored an 8/10. The cheese was melty and the toppings’ caramelization was about 80% even, so we gave it another 8/10. For its taste, our chef gave the pizza one final 8/10.

7.7

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.8
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Roasted Whole Chicken
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Roasted Whole Chicken 1
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Roasted Whole Chicken 2
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Roasted Whole Chicken 3
Cooking Time: 8
20% * 8 = 1.6
Skin: 6.5
20% * 6.5 = 1.3
Doneness: 8.8
20% * 8.8 = 1.8
Taste: 7.5
40% * 7.5 = 3.0
  • Function: Bake
  • Temperature: 350°F
  • Cooking Time: 1h
  • Convection: Yes

Following our Whole Roasted Chicken test guidelines, we placed a 3 lb chicken on a broiling rack on a baking pan of the Black+Decker with plenty of space to spare. Overall, the Black+Decker received a 7.7/10 for this test.

It took the oven 1 hour, the standard amount of time, to roast the chicken to a desirable color so we gave it an 8/10. The skin came out a light golden color but it was uneven despite being flipped after the first 40 minutes. In addition, it was soft, so it got a 6.5/10.

The chicken was thoroughly cooked but the internal temperature was a tad bit high at 189°F-192°F compared to the USDA recommended 165°F-180°F so we gave it an 8.8/10. The meat was very juicy but the lack of roasted aroma and crispy skin resulted in a 7.5/10 for taste from our chef.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Whole Roasted Chicken
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Whole Roasted Chicken 1
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Whole Roasted Chicken 2
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Whole Roasted Chicken 3
Cooking Time: 8
20% * 8 = 1.6
Skin: 7
20% * 7 = 1.4
Doneness: 8.8
20% * 8.8 = 1.8
Taste: 7.5
40% * 7.5 = 3.0
  • Function: Bake
  • Temperature:
  • Cooking Time: 1h
  • Convection: Yes

Thanks to the Oster’s large capacity, we placed a 3 lb chicken on top of its broiling rack which is then set on top of the baking pan before we perform our Whole Roasted Chicken test. The overall score was 7.8/10.

The oven was able to roast the chicken in 1 hour, which was the standard amount of time needed, and deserved an 8/10. Thanks to the broiling rack and the oven’s convection system, the skin got an even golden color throughout. However, even with those advantages, the skin wasn’t able to crisp up much, so it got a 7/10. 

The chicken was fully cooked, but its internal temperature was a tad high at 190-192°F, so we gave it an 8.8/10. The meat was soft and juicy throughout, so it earned a 7.5/10 for taste from our chef.

5.6

Baked French Fries

6.0
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Baked French Fries
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Baked French Fries 1
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Baked French Fries 2
Cooking Time: 0
20% * 0 = 0.0
Color: 7
20% * 7 = 1.4
Texture: 6.8
20% * 6.8 = 1.4
Taste: 7
40% * 7 = 2.8
  • Function: Bake
  • Temperature: 400°F.
  • Cooking Time: 25m 50s
  • Convection: Yes

With a score of 5.6/10, the Black+Decker left a lot to be desired in the Baked French Fries test.

This oven took 25m 50s to bake 12 oz of fries which was just a bit too long over the limit of our Baked French Fries test. Thus, it failed our cooking time section. Coloring was uneven among the fries ranging from nicely golden to almost none so they could only get a 7/10.

The textures were also uneven and, worse, none was particularly good. The golden fries were only a little crispy and the ones that lacked color were soft. Overall, it was a 6.8/10 for this test.

Our chef gave the resulting fries a 7/10 for taste.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Baked French Fries
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Baked French Fries 1
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Baked French Fries 2
Cooking Time: 7.3
20% * 7.3 = 1.5
Color: 6.8
20% * 6.8 = 1.4
Texture: 6
20% * 6 = 1.2
Taste: 5
40% * 5 = 2.0
  • Function: Bake
  • Temperature: 400°F
  • Cooking Time: 20 m
  • Convection: Yes

The Oster left a lot to be desired in baking french fries, thus scoring a 6/10.

The oven took 20 minutes to bake 12 oz of french fries. In comparison to other toaster ovens in our Baked French Fries test, it scored a 7.3/10.

The fries had an uneven color, ranging from almost none to golden and brown on the ends, so they got a 6.8/10. The fries were very soft so they could only get a 6/10 for texture. Our chef gave the fries a 5/10 for taste.

Design

6.6
design Scores
  • Exterior (20%)
    5.0/10
  • Interior (30%)
    7.0/10
  • Build Quality (50%)
    7.0/10
6.2
design Scores
  • Exterior (20%)
    7.0/10
  • Interior (30%)
    6.0/10
  • Build Quality (50%)
    6.0/10

In the Box

BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S In the Box
  • Model: CTO6335S
  • Warranty: 2-year limited (not applicable in Latin America)
  • User Manual
  • Baking Rack
  • Baking Pan
  • Broiling Rack

The packaging has some eye-catching illustrations and information as well as was able to keep the oven and its three accessories in place. However, there are only two foam pads on the sides to cushion the oven while the accessories are positioned with duct tape.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 In the Box
  • Model: TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2
  • Warranty: 1-year limited (US and Canada only)
  • User Manual
  • Baking Rack
  • Baking Pan
  • Rack Clamp
  • Removable Crumb Tray
  • Rotisserie Kit and Lifter
  • Air Fryer Basket

The packaging includes two foam pads to keep the oven firmly in place and the three accessories are wrapped in carton sheets to avoid scratches during transportation. The oven also comes with a user manual.

5.0

Exterior

7.0
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Exterior
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Exterior 1
  • Weight:
    12.9 lbs (5.8 kg)
  • Length:
    19.29 inches
  • Width:
    13.38 inches
  • Height:
    10.62 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Color:
    Silver
  • Door Handle:
    cool-touch
  • Tray Indicators:
    No
  • Crumb Tray:
    Slide-out

Despite its large size, the Black+Decker only has air ventilation holes around the side where the convection fan is. The two buffers on the back to keep the oven from being too close to the walls are quite sturdy. Also, a slide-out crumb tray is always a nice touch.

Our measurements of the oven’s footprint were 19.29" x 13.38" x 10.62" which were a lot different in terms of length and height compared to the manufacturer’s 22.8" x 13.4" x 15.5".

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Exterior
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Exterior 1
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Exterior 2
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Exterior 3
  • Weight:
    12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
  • Length:
    19.68 inches
  • Width:
    15.19 inches
  • Height:
    11.61 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Color:
    Black
  • Door Handle:
    cool-touch
  • Tray Indicators:
    No
  • Crumb Tray:
    Slide-out

The Oster has air ventilation holes on all sides of the convection system, which is a plus. In addition, having a slide-out tray is always helpful because it makes it easier to clean the oven.

Although the back buffers aren’t very sturdy, the bottom stands are and they also act as oven-carrying handles. Our measurements of the oven’s footprints were 19. 68" x 15.19" x 11.61" which were only slightly different in terms of width to the manufacturer’s provided  19.72" x 16.29" x 11.33".

Control Panel

BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Control Panel
  • Type:
    LCD display + 13 buttons
  • Temperature:
    200°F - 450°F
  • Timer:
    1 minute - 2 hours
  • Indicator Light:
    Yes
  • Status Bar:
    No
  • Light Toggle:
    No
  • Convection Toggle:
    Yes
  • Rotation Toggle:
    No
  • Automatic Preheat:
    Yes
  • Audio Cues:
    No

The control panel consists of an LCD digital display, two buttons to adjust time and temperature, a timer toggle, a convection toggle, eight buttons for functions, and a start/stop button.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Control Panel
  • Type:
    LCD display + 15 buttons
  • Temperature:
    150°F - 450°F
  • Timer:
    1 minute - 90 minutes
  • Indicator Light:
    Yes
  • Status Bar:
    No
  • Light Toggle:
    Yes
  • Convection Toggle:
    No
  • Rotation Toggle:
    No
  • Automatic Preheat:
    No
  • Audio Cues:
    No

The Oster has an LCD digital display and 15 buttons, including 8 functions, 2 to adjust time, 2 to adjust temperature, a light toggle, a clock feature, a stop and a start button. The built-in clock is something you rarely see in a toaster oven, but we’ve seen some comments about it, usually pointing out that the clock is ahead of time by 5 minutes.

Cooking Functions

Black+Decker CTO6335S Cooking Functions
  • Cookies
  • Pizza
  • Frozen snacks
  • Potato
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Toast
  • Bagel

The 8 cooking functions are useful for beginners and experienced cooks can freely adjust the time and temperature of each to their liking.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Cooking Functions
  • Toast
  • Bake
  • Convection Bake
  • Broil
  • Warm
  • Defrost (150°F)
  • Pizza (400°F)

You can only adjust the temperature on the Bake and Convection Bake functions, which should be good enough for experienced cooks. Other functions have their temperature predetermined by the manufacturer, which can be useful for beginners in the kitchen. 

For some reason, the user manual doesn’t specify the predetermined temperature for the Warm function. Nonetheless, we were able to measure it to be around 180°F, which was unfortunately quite high for its purpose. Other toaster ovens with the Warm function usually maintain around 80°F-100°F.

7.0

Interior

6.0
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Interior
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Interior 1
  • Heating Elements:
    4 quartz
  • Convection Fan:
    Yes
  • Lighting:
    No
  • Tray Levels:
    2
  • Rotisserie:
    No
  • Safety Hook:
    No

Capacity: 23 liters - 6 slices of toast - 12-inch pizza

The Black+Decker only has two tray levels but you can make use of the flippable rack to effectively create two more levels. While the manufacturer didn’t state the oven’s capacity, we measured the cooking chamber’s volume to be around 23 liters. The oven has a convection system but no internal lighting which can be an inconvenience considering the interior is black.

The oven has quartz heating elements that use infrared light to cook. They have their own safety guards to prevent direct contact with baking pans and trays.

Compared to the more common nichrome heating elements, they produce more heat and cool down faster. They are also more energy-efficient and easier to clean but don’t last as long in terms of durability. However, if grease splashes onto the heating elements while cooking, it’ll leave permanent stains.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Interior
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Interior 1
  • Heating Elements:
    4 nichrome
  • Convection Fan:
    Yes
  • Lighting:
    Yes
  • Tray Levels:
    2
  • Rotisserie:
    No
  • Safety Hook:
    No

Capacity: 28 liters - 6 slices of toast - 12-inch pizza

The Oster has four standard nichrome heating elements but only two tray levels. Its spacious interior can accommodate 6 slices of toast, a 12-inch pizza, and more than a 3 lb chicken. In addition to a convection system, it has internal lighting which is always useful, especially when you can choose when to turn it on and off.

Power Cord

BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Power Cord
  • Length:
    24.8 inches
  • Type:
    3-prong plug
  • Power:
    1500 W
  • Rated Output:
    120 V ~ 60 Hz

Even though the length of 24.8" is enough for household use, the power cord protrudes from the bottom of the oven reducing the usable length. In addition, it’s not long enough to wrap around the two back buffers.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Power Cord
  • Length:
    25.98 inches
  • Type:
    2-prong plug
  • Power:
    1300 W
  • Rated Output:
    120 V ~ 60 Hz

Since the power cord is positioned at the bottom of the oven, it may have some inconvenient bends. The length of roughly 25.98" is adequate for household use but not enough to wrap around the back buffers.

Baking Rack

Accessories

Baking Rack
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Accessories: Baking Rack
  • Length:
    14.17 inches
  • Width:
    10 inches
  • Height:
    0.86 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The baking rack can be placed in the oven either way up, effectively adding two more tray levels for the oven.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Accessories: Baking Rack
  • Length:
    14.21 inches
  • Width:
    15 inches
  • Height:
    0.19 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The rack fits perfectly with the guide rails and helps reduce the chance of an accident when you put food in the oven.

Baking Pan

Accessories

Baking Pan
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Accessories: Baking Pan
  • Length:
    13.3 inches
  • Width:
    10.15 inches
  • Height:
    1.18 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The baking pan is large and, being 100% compatible with the broiling rack, it catches all the drippings. This prevents any hot mess from dirtying the heating elements thus mitigating that potential fire hazard. However, it’s not 100% non-stick so you may have some stubborn stains to deal with after a heavy roasting session.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Accessories: Baking Pan
  • Length:
    12.87 inches
  • Width:
    10.51 inches
  • Height:
    1.18 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel with enamel coating
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Not advisable

The baking pan goes hand-in-hand with the broiling rack to catch the drippings and meat juice. Its enamel coating makes it more resistant to stains and caramelized bits but it is not advisable to put the baking pan in the dishwasher.

However, it’s slightly smaller than the oven’s capacity and therefore, does not make the most of the space. Nonetheless, it still does the job of preventing any hot mess from dirtying the heating elements which can lead to fire danger.

Broiling Rack

Accessories

Broiling Rack
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Accessories: Broiling Rack
  • Length:
    11.69 inches
  • Width:
    8.66 inches
  • Height:
    0.74 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Not advisable

The broiling rack is designed to fit the baking pan perfectly while the holes are there to help with air circulation around the food. It doesn’t have a coating though so it may be prone to stains, caramelized bits of food, and discoloration.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Accessories: Broiling Rack
  • Length:
    10.9 inches
  • Width:
    8.54 inches
  • Height:
    1.22 inches
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Not advisable

The broiling rack has an elevation from the baking pan to allow for heat circulation around the food. However, it’s not firmly attached to the baking pan, so be careful when you move this combo around. In addition, the rack doesn’t have a coating, which may make it prone to caramelized bits, stains, and discoloration.

7.0

Build Quality

6.0
Black+Decker CTO6335S Build Quality

The Black+Decker CTO6335S is equipped with a tamper-resistant screw to prevent removal of the outer cover. However, the bottom tray can easily slide out and the door can also open if you tilt the oven.

Throughout our tests, we noticed that the oven’s large capacity is somewhat counteracted by its power output of 1500 W. We speculated on its ability to perform more efficiently if it were 1800 W.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Build Quality

Though it is made from durable materials and has a sturdy build, the Oster isn’t heavy for its size. The digital display is clear, but the flat buttons can be irresponsive at times.

Throughout the testing procedure, we found that the oven’s power output of 1300 W may have offset its large capacity. Our speculation was that its performance efficiency could increase with 1800 W.

Usability

6.1
usability Scores
  • User Control (30%)
    8.0/10
  • Ease of Use (50%)
    5.0/10
  • Cleanability (20%)
    6.0/10
6.6
usability Scores
  • User Control (30%)
    6.0/10
  • Ease of Use (50%)
    6.0/10
  • Cleanability (20%)
    9.0/10
8.0

User Control

6.0

The Black+Decker has 8 functions but the convection toggle is only applicable to Bake. There’s an indicator light for when a function starts and stops — which are two separate buttons on the control panel.

For all functions except Toast and Bagel, you can push the increment buttons once to change the temperature in increments of 5°F and hold to change in increments of 25°F. After pressing the Timer button, the same goes for cooking time but in increments of 1 minute and 10 minutes. For Toast and Bagel, simply choose a level from 1 to 7.

Unfortunately, even though the label shows a stay-on function, we couldn’t find it in the control panel or the user manual. A small thing we didn’t like about the buttons was that they sometimes didn’t respond well.

For the Oster, the temperature can be adjusted in increments of 10°F. The timer can be adjusted in increments of 30 seconds when it’s below 10 minutes and in increments of 1 minute after 10 minutes. The convection fan isn’t all-applicable, but you can adjust time and temperature according to your preference on Convection Bake.

5.0

Ease of Use

6.0

For all functions except for Toast and Bagel, the Black+Decker has an automatic preheat feature. This will always heat the heating elements to 350°F, which takes around 4m 20s, before starting the actual timer. Then, the internal temperature will gradually stabilize around your input temperature.

One thing to note is that you cannot change the temperature or time during the automatic preheat cycle. You can only do so once the oven reaches the selected temperature.

Keep in mind that the oven’s exterior gets hot to the touch quite quickly. In addition, it doesn’t turn off upon opening the door, unlike some others. The door also can’t be opened partially.

This oven beeps with each push of a button and does so three times when it finishes cooking. The oven always remembers the last selected setting until it’s unplugged. It’s advised to unplug the oven after you finish using it as the digital display doesn’t turn off after a period of no interaction.

The Oster doesn’t beep with each press of a button which isn’t normally an issue. However, because the buttons weren’t always responsive, we had to check the display with each press and this required us to do so more than once.

One thing to keep in mind is that the oven requires you to press Cancel before changing the cooking function. After the cooking cycle finishes, the digital display will show END and the oven will sound 4 beeps 3 times. You’ll then need to press Cancel before performing further inputs.

The oven’s exterior only gets hot to the touch after a long period of cooking at a high temperature (> 400°F). The door can easily be kept partially open, but it doesn’t stop the cooking process, unlike some other ovens.

The built-in clock will keep ticking as long as the oven’s plugged in, but the power consumption should be minimal. Thus, it’s up to you to keep the oven plugged in or to remove it.

6.0

Cleanability

9.0
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Cleanability
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Cleanability 1
BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S Cleanability 2

We cleaned the Black+Decker following our toaster oven cleaning guide. With the oven having an internal and external coating, cleaning was quite straightforward.

However, even with the slide-out crumb tray, we still had to tilt the oven to get all of the crumbs out. In addition, some of them got stuck inside the heating element safeguards and we had no way of getting them out.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Cleanability
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Cleanability 1
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Cleanability 2
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Cleanability 3

The Oster has an internal and external coating. There are no tricky nooks and crannies. The slide-out crumb tray made cleaning up the crumbs very easy but we still had to tilt the oven to remove all of them.

Although some grease splashed inside the oven during our Whole Roasted Chicken test, we could easily clean it up using the instructions in our toaster oven cleaning guide. The baking pan, even with the enamel coating, sustained some stubborn burnt bits and stains that required brushing with a paste of baking soda and water.