Rating- this model has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars
Size– it measures approximately 20.1 x 16.3 x 12.6 inches
Features- This unit is equipped with bake, broil, and toast settings. The temperature is adjustable up to 450 degrees F. It is equipped with a 60 minute timer.
Overall Review- 66% of the toaster oven reviews for the Black & Decker CTO4500S are very favorable and paired with a 4 or 5 star rating. The majority of reviewers found this model to be very affordable and quite versatile. They liked having an alternative to their full-sized oven for small meals and snacks. They enjoy the more even baking that comes with the convection feature. This is one of Black & Decker's more expensive models, yet is is still inexpensive for a unit that has convection baking.
32% of the reviews were written by users that were not nearly as pleased with the performance of this Black and Decker unit. The complaints were varied. Many people feel the settings are difficult to see and the knobs are hard to turn. The exterior gets very hot while the unit is in use, leading to frequent burns when not being careful. This is a common complaint with cheaper units; they are not as well-insulated as the more expensive models. All toaster ovens get hot, but unless you move up to a more expensive model, like the Breville Smart Oven, the exterior will get very hot.
Many people feel the convection fan is excessively loud. This is another common complaint that is not limited to this particular unit. There is a level of noise associated with any appliance that uses a fan to move air around and achieve convection baking. This is another instance of something that ought to be expected unless you move up to a more expensive appliance.
This is a very small unit; even with the "pizza bump" it can only accommodate a 9 inch round pizza. Some see this as a pro (takes up less counter space) while others are disappointed. Think about your space needs before deciding on this model. Measure the items you regularly cook and see how this unit stacks up.
Overall, this is a very economical appliance. It works well for it's price. If you want a high quality toaster oven that can work as well as your main oven only on a smaller scale, you will need to spend more.
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