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Panasonic FlashXpress vs Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Panasonic FlashXpress vs Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven. Digital toaster ovens are not necessarily better than analog ones.

Panasonic FlashXpress vs Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven


Price at publication
L12.6 x W11.81 x H10.24 inchesL15.55 x W11.61 x H8.86 inches
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
Control Type
LCD + 14 buttons3 control knobs
250°F - 500°F150°F–450°F
1 minute - 25 minutes1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
Interior Dimensions
L11.2 x W9.84 x H9.05 inchesL10.83 x W8.66 x H6.69 inches
16.08 liters10 liters
Heating Elements
2 quartz2 quartz
Convection Fan


Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

The Panasonic NB-G110P has a high build quality which justifies its price. However, it has no noticeable additional design features compared to other less expensive small toaster ovens—including the Mueller MT-175—besides an interior light and an auto-pull rack.

Featuring a standard design of a small toaster oven, the Black+Decker TO1760SS has all the basic features, with no noticeable strengths and weaknesses. The quartz heating elements may appeal to you if you want to opt for energy-saving devices.

Usability Comparison

User Control
Ease of Use
Overall Usability Scoring

For what it’s worth, the Panasonic NB-G110P had respectable scores in terms of user control and cleanability. However, it lacks premium features of ease of use which can commonly be seen in units of this price range.

Due to its small size, the Black+Decker has some obvious limitations when it comes to features of usability, especially compared to our top choices. For example, it has no non-stick coating to help with cleaning, and the control panel has a lot of room for errors. Moreover, its advertised advanced technologies are more misses than hits.

Performance Test

Whole Roasted Chicken
Baked French Fries
Overall Performance Scoring

The Panasonic NB-G110P has very powerful heating elements so it could reduce the cooking time. However, the oven had a shortcoming that kept it from being a top contender: uneven heat distribution. Nonetheless, it was able to bake pizzas and roast a whole chicken well.

The Black+Decker TO1760SS performed to various degrees throughout our four tests. It was at its best toasting bread despite a minor inconvenience from the timer. With baking pizza, french fries, and roasting a whole chicken, however, the oven’s low power output affected the results by quite a lot.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

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
  • Lightweight and small size
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Quartz heating elements have safeguards
  • Energy-saving
  • 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


Comparing the Panasonic FlashXpress (NB-G110P) to the Black and Decker 4 Slice (TO1760SS) demonstrates that digital toaster ovens are not necessarily better than analog ones. The former has a slightly higher overall score, but we don’t deem it sufficient to warrant it being more than twice as expensive as the latter.

The Panasonic's auto-pull rack is a unique feature but it prevented us from utilizing the already small cooking chamber. We do appreciate the interior light which is something rare in a small unit.

The FlashXpress includes a number of cooking presets typical of Japanese appliances, but they are not particularly practical. In addition, the oven's timer and temperature range are not flexible enough to increase its score in our ‘user control’ criteria.

All things considered, the Panasonic isn’t more convenient to use than the Black+Decker. This is despite the fact that the Black+Decker simply has three analog control dials for the timer, temperature, and function.

Despite its relatively low power output, the Panasonic could reach and maintain a very high temperature, resulting in far shorter cooking times than its peers. This gave it a significant advantage over the Black+Decker in baking pizza, whole chicken, and frozen fries. However, when coupled with a limited toast setting, the result was significantly less desirable than the Black+Decker's.

Behind the Comparison

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Alan NguyenReviewer

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.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

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.

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Lap VoTest Lead

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.

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