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Oster French Door vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Oster French Door vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven. It may surprise you that their scores don’t differ as much as sizes.

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Oster French Door

Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slice

Oster French Door vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

6.5
Overall Score
5.8
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)6.4
  • Design (25%)6.7
  • Usability (25%)6.4
  • Performance (50%)6.3
  • Design (25%)5.1
  • Usability (25%)5.5

The extra large Oster French Door Digital Convection Toaster Oven (TSSTTVFDDG) has higher scores than the Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven (31344DA). However, it may surprise you that their scores don’t differ as much as their sizes.

Both units have an interesting design quirk of their own. The Oster has a sleek brush stainless steel casing and a single-pull French door. Meanwhile, the Hamilton has a roll-top door that saves some more space on top of its small footprint.

Other than that, the Hamilton has only the standard features similar to many other small toaster ovens, such as two quartz heating elements and analog control dials. On the other hand, the Oster has digital controls, internal lighting, a convection system, and more heating elements.

Thanks to its higher power draw, the Oster scored higher in roasting whole chicken and baking fries. The Hamilton won in toasting bread and baking pizza, although not by much.

Pros & Cons

  • Large capacity
  • Interior lighting available
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Sturdy build
  • Air-ventilation holes on all sides
  • Cool-touch door handles
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • 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 convection toggle
  • Buttons not reliably responsive
  • Not very budget-friendly
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L21.53 x W19.96 x H12.79 inches
L15.75 x W11.93 x H8.39 inches
Weight
16.8 lbs (7.6 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Control Type
LCD + 15 buttons
2 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 6 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
8
Not available

Where to Buy?

Price at publication
$191.53
$53.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.4
6.3

Toast

6.0
6.7
Oster French Door Toaster Oven Toast Test
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides of the toast.
The best four pieces of toast from the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven. On the left are the top sides, and on the right are the bottom sides of the toast.
On the left are four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides.
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
4/6
Medium
Cooking Time
7m 25s
5m
Second Batch
5m 31s
5m
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.3
6.6
Oster French Door Toaster Oven Pizza Test
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top. The pizza is inside a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
Two slices of toaster oven baked pizza on top of one another. It’s a 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top. The pizza is inside a grooved silver baking pan.
On a white background, two hands break apart a slice of baked pizza using a toaster oven with cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top.
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
Turbo Convection
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
6m
6m
Convection
Yes
No

Roasted Whole Chicken

8.1
6.6
Oster French Door Toaster Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on a white background. The chicken is belly up on a baking rack with a silver baking pan below.
A whole chicken roasted using a toaster oven on a baking rack with a silver baking pan below. The thermometer displays the same temperature of 181°F from two probes inserted into the right and left thighs of the chicken.
The roasted chicken is carved into ten pieces on a baking rack with a silver baking pan below. There are three pieces of the carcass, two wings, two thighs, two breast pieces, one drumstick, and two fallen leg bones.
Two hands pulling apart a juicy chicken thigh roasted in a toaster oven. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking rack with a silver baking pan below.
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
Turbo Convection
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 10m
1h 20m
Convection
Yes
No

Baked French Fries

4.1
3.6
Oster French Door Toaster Baked French Fries Test
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a silver grooved baking pan on a white background.
A closeup of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a silver grooved baking pan.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven. Eight pieces of broken-up fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside a silver grooved baking pan.
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
Turbo Convection
Bake
Temperature
400°F
400°F
Cooking Time
30 m
26m
Convection
Yes
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.7
5.1

In The Box

Top to bottom and left to right are a blue box, the Oster TSSTTVFDDG Toaster Oven, one baking rack, one baking rack with supports, a user manual, and a silver grooved baking pan on a white background.
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

8.0
5.0
An closed front of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven on a white background. The exterior is 16.75 inches long, 21.53 inches wide, and 12.79 inches high.
An closed front of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven on a white background. The exterior is 16.75 inches long, 21.53 inches wide, and 12.79 inches high.
The front and the right sides of a closed Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven on a white background. The control panel is in the front. The right side has air ventilation holes.
On a white background, the back and the left sides of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven both have air ventilation holes. The back side has a black buffer.
On a white background, the top and the right sides of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven both have air ventilation holes. The control panel is in the front.
On a white background, the bottom of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven has four base stands and ventilation holes. The control panel is in the front.
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
16.8 lbs (7.6 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Length
21.5" (54.7 cm)
15.8" (40.0 cm)
Width
20.0" (50.7 cm)
11.9" (30.3 cm)
Height
12.8" (32.5 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 control panel of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG Toaster Oven has an LCD and 15 flat buttons for Toast, Bake, Broil, Turbo Convection, Pizza, Warm, Defrost, Dehydrate, Timer, Temp, Clock, Stop/Cancel, and Start.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.
Type
LCD + 15 buttons
2 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 6 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Indicator Light
No
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
No
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
Yes
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The eight cooking functions of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG Toaster Oven are in the center of the control panel. They include Toast, Bake, Broil, Turbo Convection, Pizza, Warm, Defrost, and Dehydrate. The oven’s right side has air ventilation holes.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.

Interior

7.0
2.0
The cooking chamber of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG Toaster Oven has one nichrome heating element on top and two on the bottom, two rack levels, a shining light, and a fan cavity on the right wall.
The cooking chamber of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG Toaster Oven has one nichrome heating element on top and two on the bottom, two rack levels, a shining light, and a fan cavity on the right wall.
The cooking chamber of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG Toaster Oven has one bent nichrome heating element on top and two straight ones on the bottom, two rack levels, a light, and a fan cavity on the right wall.
Two assembled guide rails on the right side of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber. A fan cavity is in between the two 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.
 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
3 nichrome
2 quartz
Convection Fan
Yes
No
Lighting
Yes
No
Tray Levels
2
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection 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
25.8" (65.5 cm)
34.6" (88.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1500 W
1200
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack with two supports below of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack with two supports below of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection 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
15.7" (39.8 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
16.1" (41.0 cm)
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Height
0.7" (1.8 cm)
1.0" (2.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

6.0
7.0
An opened Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Toaster Oven on a white background. Inside the cooking chamber, from the bottom up are one removable crumb tray, one baking rack, and one baking pan under another baking rack.
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 Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven on a white background. The cooking chamber is 15.75 inches long, 16.53 inches wide, and 10.04 inches high.
An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
15.8" (40.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
16.5" (42.0 cm)
9.84
Height
10.0" (25.5 cm)
7.5" (19.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.4
5.5

User Control

8.0
6.0

Easeof Use

5.0
5.0

Cleanability

7.5
6.0
A silver baking pan of the Oster TSSTTVFDDG XL Digital French Door Convection Toaster Oven with some stains on it on a white background.
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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