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Hamilton Beach 31401 vs Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Hamilton Beach 31401 vs Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven. The latter is the clear winner since the former has a below-average overall score.

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Hamilton Beach 31401

Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Hamilton Beach 31401 vs Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

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Between the Hamilton Beach 31401 Toaster Oven and the Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven (CO130-AO), the latter is the clear winner. The former has a below-average overall score due to it having all the common weaknesses of a small unit.

The Hamilton only has a barebone control panel and no interior light to help with convenience. In contrast, the Cosori has an intricate control panel with informative digital display, intuitive buttons, and toggle switches for lighting, temperature conversion, and convection settings.

The Hamilton has a low power output and no convection system to help with its cooking performance like the Cosori. However, it actually has a very good score in toasting bread, especially in the second consecutive batch of toast. We speculated the reason to be the oven not heating up too fast, and thus avoided burning the toast.

Nonetheless, the Cosori is just at good at making the same amount of toast, if not more thanks to its larger capacity. It also has a rotisserie kit to help with roasting whole chicken and an air fryer basket for air frying fries.

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
  • Great value in terms of functionality and accessories
  • Straightforward controls
  • Useful toggles
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Spacious cooking chamber
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable

Key Specs

Dimensions
L14.96 x W12.2 x H8.5 inches
Cosori
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Control Type
3 control knobs
19.96 x 17.32 x 12.6 inches
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
15.65 lbs
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
LED display + 2 control knobs + 3 buttons
Cooking Functions
3
80°F - 450°F

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$58.77
$189.66

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.1
8.0

Toast

7.7
7.6
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.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Toast test
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven 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 Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Air Fryer 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
2/7
Cooking Time
4m 15s
5m 49s
Second Batch
4m 15s
3m 50s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

5.5
7.6
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.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Pizza test
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven 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
10m 30s
3m 30s
Convection
 No
Yes

Whole Roasted Chicken

1.0
8.9
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.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using the Cosori CO130-AO Oven backside up on a grey baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using the Cosori CO130-AO Oven belly up on a grey baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 178°F and 181°F.
Two hands pulling apart a roasted chicken thigh from the carcass. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
Function
Rotisserie
Rotisserie
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 30m
40m
Convection
No
Yes

Baked French Fries

4.0
8.1
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.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Baked French Fries test
Pieces of baked french fries using the Cosori CO130-AO inside an air fryer basket on a grey baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Cosori CO130-AO inside an air fryer basket on a grey baking pan.
Eight pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F
400°F
Cooking Time
30 m
17m
Convection
No
Yes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
3.6
9.4

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 Cosori CO130-AO, rotisserie kit and lifter, air fryer basket, baking pan, oven rack, and 6 pieces of documents.

Exterior

4.0
9.0
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.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Toaster Oven have air ventilation holes. The back has a buffer.
On a white background, the top, front, and right sides of the Cosori CO130-AO Toaster Oven have air ventilation holes.
On a white background, the bottom of the Cosori CO130-AO Oven has a power cord, four stands, and air ventilation holes.
A closed front of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
15.7 lbs (7.1 kg)
Length
15.0" (38.0 cm)
20.0" (50.7 cm)
Width
12.2" (31.0 cm)
17.3" (44.0 cm)
Height
8.5" (21.6 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Removable
Removable

Control Panel

The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31401 4-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Control Panel
Type
3 control knobs
LED display + 2 control knobs + 3 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
80°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 6 hours + 12 hours + 24 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.

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.
The Cosori CO130-AO’s interior has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Cosori CO130-AO’s interior has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Cosori CO130-AO Oven has 4 heating elements, 3 guide rails, and a rotisserie socket on its left cooking chamber wall.
The Cosori CO130-AO has 3 guide rails, a light, a rotisserie bracket, and a fan cavity on its right cooking chamber wall.
Heating Elements
2 quartz
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
No
Yes
Lighting
No
Yes
Tray Levels
2
3
Rotisserie
No
Yes
Safety Hook
No
No

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 Cosori CO130-AO 30L Dehydrator Air Fryer Rotisserie Toaster Oven.
Length
29.9" (76.0 cm)
40.9" (104.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1200 W
1800 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
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 Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Rotisserie Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
10.9" (27.8 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width
8.8" (22.3 cm)
13.4" (34.0 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
9.5
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 Cosori CO130-AO Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, oven rack, baking pan, and air fryer basket.

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 Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Rotisserie 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)
13.8" (35.0 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
9.8" (25.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
8.3

User Control

7.0
9.5

Ease of Use

3.0
8.0

Cleanability

5.0
7.5
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.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven CleanabilityGrease on the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Air Fryer Rotisserie Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber ceiling.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven CleanabilityGrease on the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Air Fryer Rotisserie Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber ceiling.
The cleaned cooking chamber’s right wall of the Cosori CO130-AO Toaster Oven with some stains behind the rotisserie bracket.
The cleaned grooved grey baking pan of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with some stubborn stains.
The cleaned rotisserie forks of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Air Fryer Toaster Oven with some stubborn stains.

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