- Performance (50%)8.2
- Design (25%)9.3
- Usability (25%)8.4
- Performance (50%)6.3
- Design (25%)5.1
- Usability (25%)5.5
The Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven (31344DA) couldn’t hold a candle to the Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven in all aspects.
While itself isn’t bad, the Hamilton didn’t even make it to our top list for small units. Besides a neat roll-top door that can save some counter space, the oven only has the standard features for a small unit, including two heating elements and analog control dials.
On the other hand, the Instant firmly holds the title of our best air fryer toaster oven. It has a slide-out crumb tray and a touchscreen LCD that allows you to precisely input the timer and temperature as well as keep track of the cooking status.
The Instant has tray position indicators on its glass door and various accessories including a rotisserie kit and air fryer basket, all to accommodate its numerous cooking functions. Coupled with its convection system is a high power output to deliver the utmost performance in every dish, especially when it comes to air frying.
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
- Lightweight and small size
- Durable alloy steel casing
- Cool-touch door handle
- Simple control knobs
- Stay-on feature
- Quartz heating elements with safeguards
- 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
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Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at HealthyKitchen101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.