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Panasonic FlashXpress Digital vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Countertop Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Panasonic FlashXpress Digital vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Countertop. The first contender was dragged down by its own design flaws and lost.

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Panasonic Flashxpress

Hamilton Beach 31127D

Panasonic FlashXpress Digital vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Countertop Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Hamilton Beach 31127DPanasonic Flashxpress6.36.75.26.46.06.66.04.9
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Although both are countertop toaster ovens, the Panasonic FlashXpress (NB-G110P) is a small digital unit while the Hamilton Beach 31127D is a medium-sized analog unit. Digital units tend to have higher scores than analog but in this case, the first contender was dragged down by its own design flaws.

The Panasonic has an auto-pull rack which is quite unique. However, we didn’t find it any particularly more convenient than the Hamilton’s standard rack. Moreover, its rack limited the available space of an already-small cooking chamber.

Meanwhile, the Hamilton has a roll-top door that moves out of the way to bring food in and out of the oven more easily. Its analog control dials, however, made it difficult for us to precisely adjust the timer and temperature more precisely.

Too bad for the Panasonic, its timer and temperature adjustment is quite limited—only in increments of 0.5 minutes and 35°F respectively. The oven does have internal lighting which is rare in small units but that’s not enough to justify its higher price.

The two toaster ovens actually tied in terms of average performance. The Panasonic could reach and maintain quite a higher temperature despite its lower power draw, which is the main reason we chose it as our best energy-saving pick for the small category. 

As a result, it scored slightly better than the Hamilton in all most all of the tests, including baking pizza, roasting whole chicken, and baking fries. However, its limited toast settings caused it to score too much lower than the Hamilton in toasting bread—our most prominent test.

Pros & Cons

  • Energy-efficient quartz and ceramic heating elements
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Internal lighting available
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Roll-top door
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Spacious interior
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Having only one tray level
  • Not particularly budget-friendly
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L12.6 x W11.81 x H10.24 inches
L18.5 x W15.56 x H9.41 inches
Weight
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Control Type
LCD + 14 buttons
3 control knobs
Temperature
250°F - 500°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 25 minutes
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
6
3

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$153.64
$76.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
6.7

Toast

6.0
7.3
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Toast Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven ToastFrom left to right, 16 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of two toast levels including medium and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact 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
1/5
3/4 to Medium
Cooking Time
2m 20s
3m 30s
Second Batch
2m 11s
3m 30s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

7.3
6.6
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Pizza Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small 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.
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
None
Bake
Temperature
460°F
450°F
Cooking Time
3m
9m 10s
Convection
No
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.1
6.3
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Whole Roasted ChickenA whole roasted chicken using the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven backside up on a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven belly up on a grooved 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 196°F and 198°F.
A hand holding a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background is the chicken on a grooved silver baking pan.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
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
None
Bake
Temperature
355°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 10m
1h
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

6.1
5.1
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Baked French Fries Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Baked French FriesPieces of baked french fries using the Panasonic NB-G110P Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Twelve pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a grooved silver baking pan.
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
None
Bake
Temperature
425°F
400°F.
Cooking Time
25 m
27m 15s
Convection
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.0
5.2

In the Box

A box, the silver Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven, a user manual, an oven rack, and a 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

5.0
7.0
A closed front of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed silver Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven has a control panel and the left has holes.
The back and right sides of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven have holes. The back has two buffers.
The top, front, and right sides of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Toaster Oven has a slide-out crumb tray and 4 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
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
18.5" (47.0 cm)
Width
11.8" (30.0 cm)
14.6" (37.0 cm)
Height
10.2" (26.0 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
Cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Removable

Control Panel

The Panasonic NB-G110P’s control has an LCD and 14 buttons for temperature, timer, shade, 6 functions, light, and power.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
Type
LCD + 14 buttons
3 control knobs
Temperature
250°F - 500°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 25 minutes
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
Yes
No
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

Panasonic NB-G110P has 6 functions: Toast, Frozen Waffle, Reheat Roll, Frozen Pizza, Quick Reheat, and Frozen Hash Brown.
The function knob of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 cooking functions including Bake, Broil, and Toast.

Interior

5.0
1.0
The upper quartz ceramic heating element inside the Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Express Compact Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber.
The upper quartz ceramic heating element inside the Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Express Compact Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber.
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven InteriorThe shining interior light on the cooking chamber ceiling of the Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Express Compact Toaster Oven.
The rack-pulling mechanism and bottom quartz ceramic heating element inside the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven’s cooking chamber.
The Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements and 2 guide rails.
Heating Elements
2 quartz
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
No
No
Lighting
Yes
No
Tray Levels
1
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
Yes
No

Power Cord

 A two-pronged plug power cord of the silver stainless steel Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact 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
3.1 ft (0.9 m)
35.0" (88.9 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1300
1400 W
Rated Output
120
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the silver Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
10.6" (27.0 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
9.4" (24.0 cm)
11.9" (30.2 cm)
Height
1.2" (3.0 cm)
1.0" (2.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

7.0
7.0
The front of an opened Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Toaster Oven with a slide-out crumb tray, oven rack, and baking pan.
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 Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact 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
11.0" (28.0 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
9.8" (25.0 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Height
9.1" (23.0 cm)
7.7" (19.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.9
6.4

User Control

7.0
6.0

Ease of Use

3.0
6.0
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Ease of Use
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Ease of Use 1

Cleanability

6.5
8.0
The cleaned upper quartz ceramic heating element with a permanent black stain of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress 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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