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Hamilton Beach 31401 vs Breville Smart Oven Pro Side-by-Side Comparison

Hamilton Beach 31401 vs Breville Smart Oven Pro. A comparison between a standard small unit and an elaborate large convection toaster oven.

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Hamilton Beach 31401 vs Breville Smart Oven Pro

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The Hamilton Beach 31401 is a very standard small toaster oven while the Breville Smart Oven Pro is quite an elaborate large convection toaster oven. As a result, it’s no surprise that the latter is the winner.

The Hamilton has three basic analog control dials and no interior light to help with convenience. Meanwhile, the Smart Oven Pro has numerous cooking presets and additional toggle switches including internal lighting, convection, temperature conversion, and frozen foods. It also has a non-stick interior for easy cleaning which is a rare feature.

The Breville didn’t score the highest in terms of performance—all above average. It’s not as good as other same-sized units with the same power output but enough to win against the Hamilton’s below-average scores. Give credits where credits due, the Hamilton has a higher score in toasting bread than the Breville–one of the best for a small unit.

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
  • Useful toggles
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Non-stick interior
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • In need of an additional oven rack
  • Not very budget-friendly

Key Specs

Dimensions
L14.96 x W12.2 x H8.5 inches
L18.39 x W15.94 x H10.78 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
18.1 lbs (8.2 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs
LCD + 3 control knobs + 5 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 10 hours
Cooking Functions
3
10

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$58.77
$259.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.1
6.9

Toast

7.7
6.8
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: 2m 30s; In the middle: 4m 15s; On the right: 5m 55s
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 31401 4-Slice Capacity 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.
Breville Smart Oven Pro 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 Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro 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.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
Medium
5/7
Cooking Time
4m 15s
5m 13s
Second Batch
4m 15s
3m 42s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

5.5
6.8
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.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Pizza
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with cheese, meat, onions, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
 450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
10m 30s
4m
Convection
 No
Yes

Whole Roasted Chicken

1.0
7.5
A whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31401 Toaster Oven on a baking rack and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31401 Toaster Oven on a baking 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 both display 176°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
The chicken thigh meat is still pink. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Whole Roasted ChickenA whole roasted chicken using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven backside up on an enamel broiling rack and baking pan.
A whole roasted chicken using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven belly up on an enamel broiling rack and baking pan.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and both display 198°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 from the carcass. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken.
Function
Rotisserie
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 30m
1h
Convection
No
Yes

Baked French Fries

4.0
6.1
Pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31401 Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31401 Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31401 Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a silver baking pan.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Baked French Fries
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Baked French FriesPieces of baked french fries using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Eight 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
30 m
24m
Convection
No
Yes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
3.6
9.3

In the Box

An oven rack, a user manual, the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Capacity Countertop Toaster Oven, a box, and a baking pan.
A box, the Breville BOV845BSSUSC, a pizza pan, a broiling rack, a warranty, a user manual, an oven rack, and a baking pan.

Exterior

4.0
9.5
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Hamilton Beach 31401 have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and one buffer.
The top of the stainless steel Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Capacity Countertop Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven has four stands and holes.
A closed front of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Breville BOV845BSSUSC Convection Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven have air ventilation holes. The back has two buffers.
The top, front, and right sides of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the Breville BOV845BSSUSC’s bottom has four stands and two carrying handles with ventilation holes.
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
18.1 lbs (8.2 kg)
Length
15.0" (38.0 cm)
18.4" (46.7 cm)
Width
12.2" (31.0 cm)
15.9" (40.5 cm)
Height
8.5" (21.6 cm)
10.8" (27.4 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 31401 4-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
The Breville BOV845BSSUSC’s control panel has an LCD, 5 buttons, and 3 control knobs for function, temperature, and time.
Type
3 control knobs
LCD + 3 control knobs + 5 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 10 hours
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
Yes
Light Toggle
No
Yes
Convection Toggle
No
Yes
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
Yes
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The function knob of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 cooking functions including Broil, Toast, and Bake.
Breville BOV845BSSUSC has 10 cooking functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat, Warm, Slow Cook.

Interior

1.0
9.5
The Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice 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 rails on the left wall of the Hamilton Beach 31401’s cooking chamber.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven InteriorBreville BOV845BSSUSC has 4 quartz heating elements with guards, 3 guide rails with safety hooks, a light, and a fan cavity.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven InteriorBreville BOV845BSSUSC has 4 quartz heating elements with guards, 3 guide rails with safety hooks, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Breville BOV845BSSUSC has 2 upper heating elements, a shining light, and 3 guide rails on its left cooking chamber wall.
The Breville BOV845BSSUSC has 4 quartz heating elements, a fan cavity, and 3 guide rails on its right cooking chamber wall.
Heating Elements
2 quartz
5 quartz
Convection Fan
No
Yes
Lighting
No
Yes
Tray Levels
2
3
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
All three levels

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Capacity Countertop Toaster Oven.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.
Length
29.9" (76.0 cm)
3.3 ft (1.0 m)
Type
2-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1200 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 31401 4-Slice Capacity Countertop Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Capacity Countertop Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Some burnt bits on the stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
10.9" (27.8 cm)
14.1" (35.8 cm)
Width
8.8" (22.3 cm)
11.6" (29.5 cm)
Height
0.9" (2.3 cm)
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

5.0
9.0
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Toaster Oven with a silver baking pan and a stainless steel oven rack.
The front of an opened Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven with a pizza pan, oven rack, enamel baking pan, and broiling rack.

Capacity

An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
10.9" (27.8 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width
9.4" (24.0 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
8.0

User Control

7.0
9.5

Ease of Use

3.0
7.0

Cleanability

5.0
8.0
Caramelized bits on the upper heating element’s guard and stains on the cooking chamber ceiling of the Hamilton Beach 31401.
Caramelized bits on the upper heating element’s guard and stains on the cooking chamber ceiling of the Hamilton Beach 31401.
Washing the cooking chamber of the stainless steel Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven with dish soap.
Grease and chicken skin stuck to the silver baking pan of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Capacity Countertop Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained silver baking pan of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Toaster Oven with a bowl of baking soda and water.
The cleaned enamel broiling rack of the stainless steel Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel broiling rack of the stainless steel Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.