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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.

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Toshiba AC25CEW-BS

Hamilton Beach 31127D

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Hamilton Beach 31127D Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Toshiba AC25CEW-BSHamilton Beach 31127D7.47.77.56.86.36.75.26.4
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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.

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

Key Specs

Dimensions
L18.98 x W15.59 x H10.78 inches
L18.5 x W15.56 x H9.41 inches
Weight
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Control Type
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
3 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
10
3

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$117.12
$76.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.7
6.7

Toast

7.2
7.3
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: Level 3; In the middle: Level 4; On the right: Level 5
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 stainless steel Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection 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
4/6
3/4 to Medium
Cooking Time
3m 55s
3m 30s
Second Batch
3m 55s
3m 30s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

9.1
6.6
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.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the crust. In the background is a pizza inside a baking tray.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, 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
Bake
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
5m 15s
9m 10s
Convection
Yes
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.8
6.3
A golden brown whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven inside a silver baking pan on a white background.
A golden brown whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven inside a silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken on a baking pan. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 207°F.
The chicken is carved into seven pieces including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
Two hands holding a piece of chicken breast roasted in a toaster oven. The skin is golden brown and the meat is cooked.
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
Rotisserie
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h
1h
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

6.1
5.1
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven on a grooved silver baking pan on a grey background.
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven on a grooved silver baking pan on a grey background.
A closeup of pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven on a grooved silver baking pan.
Six 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
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F
400°F.
Cooking Time
20m
27m 15s
Convection
Yes
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
5.2

In the Box

An oven rack, a baking pan, a rack clamp, a rotisserie kit and lifter, the Toshiba AC25CEW Oven, a user manual, and a box.
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

8.0
7.0
A closed front of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has air ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS both have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
On a grey background, the top of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven has air ventilation holes.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven has two black stands and air ventilation holes.
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
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Length
19.0" (48.2 cm)
18.5" (47.0 cm)
Width
15.6" (39.6 cm)
14.6" (37.0 cm)
Height
10.8" (27.4 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Black
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
Yes
No
Crumb Tray
Removable
Removable

Control Panel

The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS’s control panel has an LCD, an on/off button, and 3 control dials for function, time, temperature.
The control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer.
Type
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
3 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F timer
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 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
No
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The function knob of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven has 3 cooking functions including Bake, Broil, and Toast.

Interior

6.5
1.0
The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS’s cooking chamber has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, and a fan cavity.
The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS’s cooking chamber has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, and a fan cavity.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS has 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket, and a fan cavity.
The Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements and 2 guide rails.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
Yes
No
Lighting
No
No
Tray Levels
3
2
Rotisserie
Yes
No
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Toshiba AC25CEW-BSConvection 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
15.7" (39.9 cm)
35.0" (88.9 cm)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1500
1400 W
Rated Output
120
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.7 cm)
11.9" (30.2 cm)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
1.0" (2.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

8.0
7.0
The front of an opened Toshiba AC25CEW-BS with a crumb tray, oven rack, baking pan, lifter, rack clamp, and rotisserie kit.
The front of an opened Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.

Capacity

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Toshiba AC25CEW-BSConvection Toaster Oven.
An opened front of the Hamilton Beach 31127D 6-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
12.2" (31.0 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Height
9.3" (23.5 cm)
7.7" (19.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.8
6.4

User Control

9.0
6.0

Ease of Use

5.0
6.0
Toshiba Toaster Oven AC25CEW Ease of Use
Toshiba AC25CEW Ease of Use
Toshiba AC25CEW Ease of Use

Cleanability

8.0
8.0
Grease on the removable crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the removable crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained cooking chamber ceiling of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven with baking soda and water
The stained cooking chamber ceiling of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection 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 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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