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Ninja Foodi XL Pro vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Ninja Foodi XL Pro vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven. A comparison between a large digital model and a basic roll-top door toaster oven.

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Ninja Foodi XL Pro

Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slice

Ninja Foodi XL Pro vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

The battle between the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Fryer Toaster Oven (DT201) and the Hamilton Beach 4 Slices Easy Reach Toaster Oven (31344DA) is one between David and Goliath. Only in this situation, the outcome is the opposite of what happened in the tale.

The Ninja, as our best large pick, simply outclasses the Hamilton in every aspects. The 31344DA has a neat roll-top door which can save some space for maneuvering but it’s still just a basic, analog model with not much else. On the other hand, the DT201 has an intricate control panel encompassing a good digital display, toggle switches, and other convenient features.

Performance-wise, the Hamilton lacks the high power output, convection system, and large cooking chamber to help with the results like the Ninja. Looking at the score, the unit actually managed to keep up with the Ninja in our pizza test. However, the score wasn’t actually high and we thought the Ninja’s score was affected by the tested food.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityNinja Foodi XL ProHamilton Beach Easy...8.68.08.89.55.86.35.15.5
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Pros & Cons

  • Straightforward and informative control panel
  • Tailored cooking functions
  • Family-sized capacity
  • Tray-level suggestions
  • Sturdy construction
  • Well-designed accessories
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • 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
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Faulty interior light upon received
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L16.93 x W20.28 x H13.34 inches
L15.75 x W11.93 x H8.39 inches
Weight
26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Control Type
Digital display + 10 buttons
2 control knobs
Temperature
85°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 4 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
10
Not available

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$299.99
$53.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
6.3

Toast

8.3
6.7
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Toast Test
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air 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 Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection 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.
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.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
5/7
Medium
Cooking Time
5m 15s
5m
Second Batch
4m
5m
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.5
6.6
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Pizza Test
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air 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.
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.
Function
Pizza
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
5m
6m
Convection
Low
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

9.0
6.6
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted chicken using the Ninja DT201 backside up inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Ninja DT201 belly up inside an air fryer basket 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 194°F and 199°F.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
A hand holding a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background are an air fryer basket and baking pan.
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.
Function
Air Roast
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
40m
1h 20m
Convection
Maximum
No

Baked French Fries

7.8
3.6
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Baked French Fries Test
Pieces of baked french fries using the Ninja DT201 Oven inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Ninja DT201 inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
Four pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
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.
Function
Air Fry
Bake
Temperature
400°F
400°F
Cooking Time
19m
26m
Convection
Maximum
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
5.1

In the Box

A box, the Ninja DT201, 2 baking pans, an air fryer basket, 2 oven racks, a broiling rack, user manual, and recipe booklet.
A box, the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven, a user manual, an oven rack, and a baking pan.

Exterior

7.0
5.0
A closed front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has air ventilation holes.
The Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s back and left sides have air ventilation holes. The back has two buffers.
The top, front, and left sides of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven has air ventilation holes and four stands.
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.
Weight
26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Length
16.9" (43.0 cm)
15.8" (40.0 cm)
Width
20.3" (51.5 cm)
11.9" (30.3 cm)
Height
13.4" (34.0 cm)
8.4" (21.3 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 Ninja DT201 has a digital display and 10 buttons for power, 2-level, light, functions, time, temperature, and start/stop.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.
Type
Digital display + 10 buttons
2 control knobs
Temperature
85°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 4 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
Yes
No
Light Toggle
Yes
No
Convection Toggle
Yes
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
Yes
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.

Interior

9.5
2.0
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 6 heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 6 heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light.
The Ninja DT201 has 6 quartz heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light on the cooking chamber’s right wall.
The door hinge of an opened stainless steel Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
 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.
Heating Elements
5 quartz + 1 nichrome
2 quartz
Convection Fan
Yes
No
Lighting
Yes
No
Tray Levels
4
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven.
Length
3.2 ft (1.0 m)
34.6" (88.0 cm)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1200
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
14.5" (36.8 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
11.5" (29.3 cm)
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Height
0.3" (0.7 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 Ninja DT201 with a removable crumb tray, broiling rack, air fryer basket, 2 oven racks, 2 baking pans.
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.

Capacity

An opened front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
14.5" (36.8 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
11.8" (30.0 cm)
9.84
Height
11.0" (27.9 cm)
7.5" (19.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.5
5.5

User Control

9.9
6.0

Ease of Use

9.9
5.0

Cleanability

8.0
6.0
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned cooking chamber of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned cooking chamber of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned bottom heating elements with guards of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
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.

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