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COMFEE CFO-BB101 vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

COMFEE CFO-BB101 vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven. A comparison between two simple and cheap toaster ovens, one small and the other medium-sized.

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COMFEE Toaster Oven

Hamilton Beach 31127D

COMFEE CFO-BB101 vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

The COMFEE CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven is slightly cheaper than the already inexpensive Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven. However, the former is smaller and has lower scores in every aspect including design, usability, and especially performance.

The Hamilton did better in baking pizza, french fries, and toasting bread. The oven’s higher power draw allowed it to better maintain high temperatures (≥ 400°F), and its four nichrome heating elements helped with the heat distribution.

The Comfee had only two quartz heating elements and a lower power draw, which normally wouldn’t result in its higher roasted whole chicken score. However, while it took longer to cook the chicken, the chicken was cooked all the way through, unlike the Hamilton’s. In an amusing turn of events, the Comfee’s chicken was so close to the upper heating element due to a lack of space and, thus, had better skin browning.

The Comfee has a neat detachable crumb tray. However, its casing didn’t have as thick stainless steel and its build wasn’t very sturdy compared to the Hamilton’s.

While both toaster ovens had simple analog control, the Hamilton’s dials were more precise. In addition, the Hamilton having a bigger cooking chamber reduced the chance of a mess when cooking and made it easier to clean.

Overall, the Comfee CFO-BB101 serves its functions, doesn’t use much energy, and saves kitchen space. Meanwhile, the Hamilton Beach 31127D is suitable for anyone looking for a sturdy, inexpensive, medium-sized unit.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityHamilton Beach 31127DCOMFEE Toaster Oven6.36.75.26.44.55.32.94.5
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Pros & Cons

  • Extra-small size
  • Energy-saving
  • Quartz heating elements have safeguards
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Stay-on feature
  • Detachable crumb tray
  • 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
L13.85 x W11.18 x H8 inches
L18.5 x W15.56 x H9.41 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Control Type
2 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
3
3

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$42.50
$76.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.3
6.7

Toast

4.5
7.3
COMFEE CFO-BB101 ToastFrom left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: 2m 45s; In the middle: 3m 50s; On the right: 4m 10s
COMFEE CFO-BB101 ToastFrom 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 white COMFEE CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop 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
Medium
3/4 to Medium
Cooking Time
3m 50s
3m 30s
Second Batch
3m 50s
3m 30s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

5.0
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.
The cross surface of a slice of toast oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers.
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
11m
9m 10s
Convection
No
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.1
6.3
A whole roasted chicken using the Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven on a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven on a grooved 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 183°F and 189°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 20m
1h
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

4.7
5.1
Pieces of baked french fries using the Comfee CFO-BB101 Toaster Oven on a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Comfee CFO-BB101 Toaster Oven on a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Comfee CFO-BB101 on a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
Four pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a grooved 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
35 m
27m 15s
Convection
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
2.9
5.2

In the Box

An oven rack, a user manual, a white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven, a box, and a grooved silver baking pan.
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

8.0
7.0
A closed front of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right side has holes.
The back and left sides of the Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven have holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Comfee CFO-BB101 Toaster Oven has a detachable crumb tray, 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
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Length
13.8" (35.2 cm)
18.5" (47.0 cm)
Width
11.2" (28.4 cm)
14.6" (37.0 cm)
Height
8.0" (20.3 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
White
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Detachable
Removable

Control Panel

The control panel of the Comfee CFO-BB101 Toaster Oven has a control dial for temperature/mode above and one for timer below.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
Type
 2 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 mode dial of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven has 3 cooking functions including Toast, Bake, and Broil.
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
The Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The bottom quartz heating element with guard and 2 guide rails on the left wall of the Comfee CFO-BB101’s cooking chamber.
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
2
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop 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
26.4" (67.0 cm)
35.0" (88.9 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1000 W
1400 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
10.2" (25.8 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.0 cm)
11.9" (30.2 cm)
Height
0.4" (1.1 cm)
1.0" (2.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

2.0
7.0
The front of an opened white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Toaster Oven with an oven rack and a grooved silver baking pan.
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 white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact 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
10.2" (25.8 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
9.6" (24.5 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Height
6.9" (17.5 cm)
7.7" (19.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.5
6.4

User Control

5.0
6.0

Ease of Use

4.0
6.0

Cleanability

5.0
8.0
Grease on the glass door of a closed white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven.
Grease on the glass door of a closed white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven.
Grease on the right wall of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber.
Grease and chicken skin stuck to the grooved silver baking pan of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven.
A cleaned grooved silver baking pan of the white Comfee CFO-BB101 Compact Countertop Toaster Oven with some discoloration.
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.

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