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Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven. Comparing a high-value, medium-sized toaster oven to a run-off-the-mill, small one.

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Toshiba AC25CEW-BS

Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slice

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Toshiba AC25CEW-BSHamilton Beach Easy...7.47.77.56.85.86.35.15.5
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Comparing a high-value toaster oven like the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS to a run-off-the-mill one like Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slices really brings out the common weaknesses of a small unit. Of course the Toshiba costs a bit more, but it’s our best value pick because it brings a worthy trade-off.

The Hamilton, similar to many other same-sized units, lacks features that enhance the design, usability, and most importantly, performance. It only has two control dials for timer and temperature, two quartz heating elements, and a low power draw. We do appreciate the roll-top door that moves out of the way to save some counter space and to make it easy to bring food in and out of the oven.

On the other hand, the Toshiba has a digital control panel with an LCD,  three smooth control knobs for accurately adjusting its cooking function, timer, and temperature. Besides the standard oven rack and baking pan, the oven also comes with three additional accessories.

The Hamilton’s performance wasn’t too shabby but it just couldn’t compete with the Toshiba. The Toshiba had a high power draw to win in toasting bread, a convection system for baking pizza and fries, and a rotisserie kit for roasting whole chickens.

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
  • 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 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
L15.75 x W11.93 x H8.39 inches
Weight
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Control Type
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
2 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
10
Not available

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$117.12
$53.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.7
6.3

Toast

7.2
6.7
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.
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
3m 55s
5m
Second Batch
3m 55s
5m
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.
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
Bake
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
5m 15s
6m
Convection
Yes
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.8
6.6
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.
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
Rotisserie
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h
1h 20m
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

6.1
3.6
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.
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
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F
400°F
Cooking Time
20m
26m
Convection
Yes
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
5.1

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.
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
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 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
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Length
19.0" (48.2 cm)
15.8" (40.0 cm)
Width
15.6" (39.6 cm)
11.9" (30.3 cm)
Height
10.8" (27.4 cm)
8.4" (21.3 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 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.
Type
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
2 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F timer
200°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 control panel of the Hamilton Beach 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven has 2 control knobs for temperature and timer.

Interior

6.5
2.0
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.
 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
4 nichrome
2 quartz
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 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven.
Length
15.7" (39.9 cm)
34.6" (88.0 cm)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1500
1200
Rated Output
120
120

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 31344DA 4-Slice Easy Reach Roll Top Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.7 cm)
9.3" (23.5 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 31344DA 4-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 31344DA 4-Slice Roll Top Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width
12.2" (31.0 cm)
9.84
Height
9.3" (23.5 cm)
7.5" (19.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.8
5.5

User Control

9.0
6.0

Ease of Use

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

Cleanability

8.0
6.0
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.
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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