Rating- This model has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars
Size– it measures approximately 12-2/5 by 18-8/9 by 15 inches
Features- This model (TRO480BS) features bake, broil, toast and keep warm settings. The temperature on this unit is adjustable up to 450 degrees F. It also has a 30 minute timer. A baking pan is included.
Overall Review- 65% of the toaster oven reviews for this Black & Decker model (TRO480BS) are very positive and paired with a 4 or 5 star rating. The majority of users found this toaster oven to be a very affordable and functional countertop appliance. The authors of those positive reviews enjoy the versatility of the four settings and adjustable temperature of this Black & Decker model. They also love that the toaster oven comes ready to use with a compatible baking pan.
The other 35% of the reviews for this Black & Decker model (TRO480BS) were not so generous. Before addressing those issues, it is important to realize this is one of the cheapest toaster ovens available on the market today. It is less than $40 and free shipping is available in most situations. That is very inexpensive and as such you should not expect this to be the best possible toaster oven money can buy. It is far from the best available, and at this price point it ought to be.the best available,
One of the biggest complaints found in the negative reviews for this model is a perceived fire hazard. Although no reviewers reported actual fires, many people felt they were at risk. This is due to two problems. First, the toaster oven gets very hot while in use. This is very common with cheaper models since they are not as well insulated as the more expensive units. You need to be careful not to leave anything on top of or right next to the toaster oven while it is in use. The second issue involves the toaster oven timer/off dial. If you decide to stop the toaster oven before the timer goes off, you turn the dial to "off." The problem is, right next to the "off" setting is a setting that allows the unit to run constantly; it is easy to make a mistake and leave the toaster oven on.
Many reviews said the toast setting on this unit is prone to burning rather quickly. This may be a pro if you want your toast in a hurry. Other complaints found within the reviews involved the toaster oven's small size and an overall "cheap" feel to it. Many reviewers were unhappy with the uneven heating; this is a common problem in any oven other than a convection oven (where the air is moved around to keep the temperature constant and even.) The complaints are all things you would expect to hear about in an appliance that costs so little. The upside is, this model has a much higher percentage of positive reviews when compared to other models in the same price range.
This is a fairly large unit that boasts 1200 watts of power. All in all, the TRO480BS may be a good value if you are looking for a cheap toaster oven. If you expect it to perform like a high-end $250 model, you will likely be disappointed.
There are 649 toaster oven reviews for this Black & Decker model (TRO480BS,) written by real people who have used this appliance. See All 649 Customer Reviews