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Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven. The differences between a budget medium-sized toaster oven versus our best-value medium-sized unit.

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven


Price at publication
L18.98 x W15.59 x H10.78 inchesL18.5 x W15.56 x H9.41 inches
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Control Type
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button3 control knobs
150°F - 450°F100°F - 450°F
1 minute - 2 hours1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
Interior Dimensions
L12.60 x W12.20 x H9.25 inchesL12.99 x W12.2 x H7.67 inches
23.3 liters19.92 liters
Heating Elements
4 nichrome4 nichrome
Convection Fan


Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

The Toshiba Toaster Oven AC25CEW is light, sturdy, and boasts a good design that encompasses its accessories. Features that stand out for us are its many ventilation holes, sturdy stands, and lightweight structure.

The design of the Hamilton Beach 31127D is basic with a simple stainless steel exterior. The oven has a similar capacity as other medium-sized toaster ovens, with greater length and width but less height. Its roll-top door is a unique feature that we found useful.

Usability Comparison

User Control
Ease of Use
Overall Usability Scoring

The Toshiba AC25CEW Toaster Oven isn’t difficult to use but it’s not particularly convenient either. The accessories show signs of attention to detail but not so much the user interaction.

Although the Hamilton Beach 31127D doesn’t invest much in convenience, it also doesn't pose any problems. You may not be able to select an exact time and temperature with the analog control knobs, but realistically, you don’t lose much precision.

Performance Test

Whole Roasted Chicken
Baked French Fries
Overall Performance Scoring

The Toshiba Toaster Oven AC25CEW did well in all of our performance tests, mainly thanks to its convection system. It also got plus points for the convenient accessories, putting it above many of the same-sized units, e.g., the Hamilton Beach 31127D.

We thought its results in toasting bread, roasting a whole chicken, and baking french fries could have been better with a higher power output though. Surprisingly, it was excellent at baking pizza despite its 1500 W of power.

The Hamilton Beach 31127D did a good job at making toast but struggled with french fries. We suspect its 1400 W power draw isn’t sufficient for its capacity, so it couldn’t quite maintain high temperatures. Of course, the lack of a convection system didn’t help either. A more preferable but still affordable choice could be the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • Highly affordable
  • Good value in terms of functionality and accessories
  • Lightweight but sturdy design
  • Easy-to-turn knobs
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • 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
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable
  • No internal lighting
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door


Although both use four nichrome heating elements, the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS was the winner in all of our performance tests, probably due to its higher wattage. In addition, the Hamilton Beach 31127D stands out with its neat roll-top door but nothing changes the fact that it doesn’t have a convection system like the Toshiba.

While the Toshiba’s digital display allows for more unique cooking functions, the Hamilton’s analog control has a stay-on feature. Both are very simple to operate.

The two ovens are similar in size but the Hamilton is a lot lighter. Not necessarily due to the height difference, the Toshiba has three tray levels while the Hamilton only has two.

Both have the standard baking rack and pan but the Toshiba further comes with a rotisserie kit and rack clamp. However, none of the two has an interior light or any of the other usual convenient features.

As medium-sized countertop toaster ovens go, the Hamilton Beach 31127D and the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS both feature sturdy construction and durable material. While the first one is considerably cheaper, the second one is our best-value choice for a number of reasons.

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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