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Breville BOV450XL vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Breville BOV450XL vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven. The comparison between a mini smart countertop toaster oven and a budget medium-sized unit.

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Breville BOV450XL vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven

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The Breville BOV450XL and the Hamilton Beach 31127D went toe to toe in the battle of performance. The latter won in baking pizza but the former regained some ground in baking french fries. In the end, the Breville came out on top with a slight edge on making toast and roasting a whole chicken.

Both ovens have some disadvantages that can help us speculate on some problems in their overall performance. To start with, neither has a convection system.

The Breville has a small capacity but a higher power of 1800 W and four efficient quartz heating elements. However, the oven’s smart heating algorithms sometimes cause inconsistencies in the heating of the elements.

Meanwhile, the Hamilton has a bigger capacity but a lower 1400 Watts of power. The fact that it uses four nichrome heating elements doesn’t help in this case. 

Both have a sturdy design and a few nice touches of their own. The Breville has a slide-out crumb tray and an interior coating while the Hamilton has a roll-top door. However, the Hamilton’s simple control dials pale in comparison to the Breville’s extra cooking functions and unique features.

Although neither is perfect, each of these two toaster ovens is a decent choice on its own. The Breville BOV450XL is a well-constructed, small-sized, smart countertop toaster oven while the Hamilton Beach 31127D is an inexpensive, medium-sized unit.

Pros & Cons

  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Roll-top door
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Spacious interior
  • Unique feature buttons
  • Non-stick interior
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Sturdy construction
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No interior lighting
  • No convection fan
  • Inconsistent heating elements

Key Specs

Dimensions
L18.5 x W15.56 x H9.41 inches
L15.74 x W14.17 x H8.86 inches
Weight
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs
LCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 2 hours
Cooking Functions
3
8

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$76.70
$154.13

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.7
6.8

Toast

7.3
7.8
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.
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 Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart 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
4/7
Cooking Time
3m 30s
3m
Second Batch
3m 30s
2m 36s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.6
5.5
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.
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
9m 10s
10m 30s
Convection
No
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

6.3
6.6
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.
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 168°F and 171°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The chicken thigh is slightly pink near the bone. 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 5m
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

5.1
6.5
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.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on an enamel baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F.
400°F.
Cooking Time
27m 15s
25 m
Convection
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.2
6.4

In the Box

An oven rack, a user manual, the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven, a box, and a baking pan.
An oven rack, 5 pieces of document, the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven, a box, and an enamel baking pan.

Exterior

7.0
6.0
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.
A closed front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background
A closed front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background
The front of a closed stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Breville BOV450XL Toaster Oven have holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven has four stands and holes.
View from the top onto a slide-out crumb tray of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Weight
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
Length
18.5" (47.0 cm)
15.7" (40.0 cm)
Width
14.6" (37.0 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Height
9.4" (24.0 cm)
8.9" (22.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
Yes
Crumb Tray
Removable
Slide-out

Control Panel

The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
The Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s control panel has an LCD, 1 cooking functions’ control dial, and 8 buttons
Type
3 control knobs
 LCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 2 hours
Indicator Light
Yes
No
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
No
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
Yes
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

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

Interior

1.0
4.0
The Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements and 2 guide rails.
The Breville BOV450XL ’s cooking chamber is black and has 4 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The Breville BOV450XL ’s cooking chamber is black and has 4 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Breville BOV450XL has 2 guide rails.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
4 quartz
Convection Fan
No
No
Lighting
No
No
Tray Levels
2
3
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Door Toaster Oven.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
Length
35.0" (88.9 cm)
40.9" (104.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1400 W
1800 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
110 V - 120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
13.0" (33.0 cm)
11.5" (29.2 cm)
Width
11.9" (30.2 cm)
10.3" (26.3 cm)
Height
1.0" (2.5 cm)
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

7.0
8.0
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.
The front of an opened stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with a baking rack and a baking pan.

Capacity

An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
13.0" (33.0 cm)
11.5" (29.2 cm)
Width
12.2" (31.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Height
7.7" (19.5 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.4
6.2

User Control

6.0
8.0

Ease of Use

6.0
4.0

Cleanability

8.0
9.0
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.
Grease on the back of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Grease on the back of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Brushing the upper heating element’s guards of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Grease and chicken skin stuck on the enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.