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Instant Omni Plus 18L vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Instant Omni Plus 18L vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven. A comparison between two countertop toaster ovens with no similarities other than their size.

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Instant Omni Plus 18L

Hamilton Beach 31127D

Instant Omni Plus 18L vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Instant Omni Plus 18LHamilton Beach 31127D8.58.29.38.46.36.75.26.4
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In our performance tests, the Instant Omni Plus 18L consistently produced great results while the Hamilton Beach 31127D’s scores were so-so. On the bright side, the Hamilton did well in making toast where it tied with the Instant.

The Instant has four quartz heating elements and one swirl nichrome heating element which are sufficiently supplied with 1800 Watts of power. Meanwhile, the Hamilton only has four nichrome heating elements and uses 1400 W.

Both ovens have a sturdy build and are made from durable materials. The Instant is equipped with a convection system and interior light. Although the Hamilton has a neat roll-top door, it still has a fairly simple design.

Moreover, the Instant’s LCD touchscreen offers a status bar, automatic features, and unique cooking presets which are all useful. To give credit where credit’s due, the stay-on feature is a nice addition to the simple control dials of the Hamilton.

The Instant Omni Plus 18L, being a smart kitchen gadget, scored a massive victory against the Hamilton Beach 31127D in all aspects. Nonetheless, taking into account the price on top of everything else, the Hamilton is still a solid choice.

Pros & Cons

  • Informative and eye-catching package
  • Smart Programs and cooking status bar
  • Electrical safety feature for the door
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Safeguards for all heating elements
  • Complimentary app with detailed instructions and numerous recipes
  • Helpful toggles
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Roll-top door
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Spacious interior
  • Touchscreen digital displays need more contrast
  • The master-control knob can be confusing
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L16.54 x W15.75 x H13.90 inches
L18.5 x W15.56 x H9.41 inches
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Control Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
3 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
8
3

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$233.55
$76.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
6.7

Toast

7.5
7.3
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 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
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 Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 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.
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
2/5
3/4 to Medium
Cooking Time
5m 25s
3m 30s
Second Batch
4m 1s
3m 30s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

8.6
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-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the crust. In the background is a pizza inside a baking tray.
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
3m 50s
9m 10s
Convection
High
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

8.4
6.3
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie 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 178°F and 190°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The close-up of a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a tray.
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
Roast
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
50 minutes
1h
Convection
Yes
No

Baked French Fries

9.3
5.1
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Ten pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
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
Air Fry
Bake
Temperature
400°F.
400°F.
Cooking Time
15m
27m 15s
Convection
High
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
5.2

In the Box

An oven rack, air fryer basket, rotisserie kit, lifter, the Instant Omni Plus 18L, user manual, box, and enamel 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

9.5
7.0
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Instant Omni Plus 18L have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven has two stands.
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
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Length
16.5" (42.0 cm)
18.5" (47.0 cm)
Width
15.8" (40.0 cm)
14.6" (37.0 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
Yes
No
Crumb Tray
Yes
Removable

Control Panel

The black touchscreen LCD of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven has 15 features and a master-control knob.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
3 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
Yes
No
Convection Toggle
Yes
No
Rotation Toggle
Yes
No
Automatic Preheat
Yes
No
Audio Cues
Yes
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

9.5
1.0
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The 2 bottom quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven have guards.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven has two quartz and one swirl nichrome heating element.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Instant Omni Plus 18L has four guide rails, a rotisserie socket, and a shining light.
The Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements and 2 guide rails.
Heating Elements
4 quartz and 1 nichrome
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
Yes
No
Lighting
Yes
No
Tray Levels
4
2
Rotisserie
Yes
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer 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
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
35.0" (88.9 cm)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1400 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer 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
12.4" (31.5 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
11.4" (29.0 cm)
11.9" (30.2 cm)
Height
0.9" (2.4 cm)
1.0" (2.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
An oxidized slide-out crumb tray of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
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 Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer 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
13.8" (35.0 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
12.6" (32.0 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Height
8.7" (22.0 cm)
7.7" (19.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
6.4

User Control

9.9
6.0

Ease of Use

8.0
6.0

Cleanability

7.0
8.0
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned cooking chamber floor and 2 bottom heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained upper quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer 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 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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