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Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices vs Oster 6 Slice Convection Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices vs Oster 6 Slice Convection Oven. The main differences between a small toaster oven and a large one.

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Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slice

Oster 6 Slice Convection Oven

Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices vs Oster 6 Slice Convection Oven

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Oster 6 Slice Conve...Hamilton Beach Easy...6.77.06.26.65.86.35.15.5
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The battle between the Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices (31344DA) and the Oster 6 Slice Convection Oven (TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2) is an easy one. It showcases the main differences between a small toaster oven and a large one; and why the latter usually wins. While it’s true that the Oster is at nearly double the price of the Hamilton, it provides more practical value.

The larger size of the Oster allows for more cooking space, a convection system, an interior light, a slide-out crumb tray, and a digital control panel. Meanwhile, the Hamilton simply has two analog control dials and a roll-top door that makes it slightly easier to maneuver food in and out.

Both toaster ovens have similar power outputs, so their results in toasting bread didn’t differ much from one another. However, the Oster’s convection fan brought up advantages in getting the right color and texture when baking pizza, whole chicken, and fries.

Pros & Cons

  • Lightweight and small size
  • Durable alloy steel casing
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Quartz heating elements with safeguards
  • Energy-saving
  • Large capacity
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Internal lighting available
  • Extra functions
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Buttons not reliably responsive

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.75 x W11.93 x H8.39 inches
L19. 68 x W15.19 x H11.61 inches
Weight
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Control Type
2 control knobs
LCD + 15 buttons
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 90 minutes
Cooking Functions
Not available
7

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$53.49
$99.39

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
7.0

Toast

6.7
6.2
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Toast Test
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster 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 Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-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.
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 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: Level 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Digital 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
2/6
Cooking Time
5m
6m 43s
Second Batch
5m
4m18
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.6
8.0
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Pizza Test
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster 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.
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
6m
6m 50s
Convection
No
Yes

Whole Roasted Chicken

6.6
7.8
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven Whole Roasted ChickenA whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA backside up on an oven rack and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA belly up on an oven 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 displays 174°F and 183°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. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
A whole roasted chicken using the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 on a broiling rack and enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 on a broiling rack and 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 190°F and 192°F.
Seven pieces of carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a broiling rack and 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.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F.
Cooking Time
1h 20m
1h
Convection
No
Yes

Baked French Fries

3.6
6.0
Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Baked French Fries Test
Pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Hamilton Beach 31344DA on a silver baking pan on a white background.
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 the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 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
26m
20 m
Convection
No
Yes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.1
6.2

In the Box

A box, the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven, a user manual, an oven rack, and a baking pan.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 has 7 cooking functions including Toast, Bake, Convection Bake, Broil, Warm, Defrost, and Pizza.

Exterior

5.0
7.0
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven has a power cord, two buffers, and holes.
The top, front, and right sides of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA has four stands, holes, and carrying handles on the sides.
A closed front of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Countertop Convection Toaster Oven
The back and left sides of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Toaster Oven. The back has a power cord, two buffers, and holes.
On a grey background, the top of the stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Convection Toaster Oven has holes.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Toaster Oven has a power cord, four stands, and holes.
Weight
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Length
15.8" (40.0 cm)
19.7" (50.0 cm)
Width
11.9" (30.3 cm)
15.2" (38.6 cm)
Height
8.4" (21.3 cm)
11.6" (29.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Black
Door Handle
Cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Removable
Slide-out

Control Panel

The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Convection Toaster Oven has an LCD and 15 flat buttons for 7 cooking functions and 8 features.
Type
2 control knobs
LCD display + 15 buttons
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
1 minute - 90 minutes
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
Yes
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 has 7 cooking functions including Toast, Bake, Convection Bake, Broil, Warm, Defrost, and Pizza.

Interior

2.0
6.0
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven InteriorThe Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guars and 2 guide rails.
 Hamilton Beach easy reach 4 slices toaster Oven InteriorThe Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guars and 2 guide rails.
The Hamilton Beach 31344DA has 1 bottom heating element with a guard and 2 guide rails on its right cooking chamber wall.
The opened roll top door and upper heating element with a guard of the silver Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, a light, and a fan cavity.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven has 2 guide rails, a light, and a fan cavity.
Heating Elements
2 quartz
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
No
Yes
Lighting
No
Yes
Tray Levels
2
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven.
A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
Length
34.6" (88.0 cm)
26.0" (66.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1200
1300 W
Rated Output
120
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Digital Convection Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
11.0" (27.9 cm)
14.2" (36.1 cm)
Width
9.3" (23.5 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Height
1.0" (2.5 cm)
0.2" (0.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

7.0
6.0
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.
The front of an opened Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with an oven rack, baking pan, and broiling rack.

Capacity

An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
11.0" (27.9 cm)
14.2" (36.1 cm)
Width
9.84
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Height
7.5" (19.0 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.5
6.6

User Control

6.0
6.0

Ease of Use

5.0
6.0

Cleanability

6.0
9.0
Permanent stains on the Hamilton Beach 31344DA’s upper heating element guard, cooking chamber’s ceiling, and casing’s top.
Permanent stains on the Hamilton Beach 31344DA’s upper heating element guard, cooking chamber’s ceiling, and casing’s top.
The cleaned baking pan of the silver Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach with Roll Top Door Toaster Oven.
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber wall.
Grease and chicken skin stuck to the enamel baking pan of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.

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