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Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven

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 Rating- The Black & Decker TRO480BS has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars

Size- this appliance measures approximately 12-2/5 by 18-8/9 by 15 inches

Watts- 1200

Convection- No

Features- This unit features bake, broil, toast and keep warm settings. The temperature is adjustable up to 450 degrees F.  It also has a 30 minute timer. A baking pan is included with this product.

Overall Review- 65% of the toaster oven reviews for this model were very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Most users found this unit to be a very affordable and functional appliance. The majority of reviewers enjoy the versatility of the four settings and adjustable temperature of this Black & Decker model. They also loved that the toaster oven comes ready to use with a compatible baking pan.

The other 35% of the toaster oven reviews for the Black & Decker 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 model money can buy. It is important to have realistic expectations based on your budget, e 

One of the biggest complaints found in the toaster oven reviews for this model is a perceived fire hazard. Although no users 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 toaster ovens. You need to be careful not to leave anything on top of or right next to the unit while it is in use. The second issue involves the  timer/off dial. If you decide to stop the cooking cycle 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 people say the toast setting on this model is prone to burning rather quickly. This may be a pro if you want 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 reviews 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.)

All in all, this may be a good value if you are looking for a cheap toaster oven. People who expect it to perform like a high-end $250 model will likely be disappointed. There are 650 toaster oven reviews available, written by real people who have used this appliance. See All 650 Customer Reviews

 


Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler with Removable Crumb Tray

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Rating- the Black & Decker TRO490B has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars

Size- it measures approximately 11 by 19 by 12-inch

Watts- 1200

Convection- No

Features- Bake, broil, and toast settings are all available on this unit. The temperature is adjustable up to 450 degrees F. It has a 30 minute timer.

Overall Review- Only 54% of the toaster oven reviews for the TRO490B are very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Overall, the reviews paint a picture of a poorly made, cheap toaster oven. Even those reviews accompanied by an okay rating were not entirely pleased with this appliance. Black and Decker does also make a similar model for about the same price with a much higher approval rating(TRO480BS,) you'll find it at the top of this page. See All 59 Toaster Oven Reviews


 

Hamilton Beach 22708 Toastation 2-Slice Toaster and Mini Oven, Black

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Rating- The Toastation has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars

Size- it measures approximately 17 by 9 by 9 inches

Convection- No

Features- Electronic toast-shade and oven-temperature controls on this toaster oven ensure consistent results. It features a 2-slice toaster with 1-1/2-inch slot; the oven fits up to 2 16-inch pizza slices.

Overall Review- 61% of the toaster oven reviews for this 2-slice Toastation are very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. That may not be that high of an approval rating, but this is an inexpensive 2 in 1 combo appliance. The positive reviews tell of a handy 2 in 1 appliance that gets the job done without devouring large amounts of counter space. Hamilton Beach separating two functions (baking and toasting) in hopes of making each function better. The majority of reviewers feel that Hamilton Beach succeeded,

The authors of the other 39% of the reviews feel that this combo appliance falls short in both the toasting and oven functions. Toast is sometimes able to fall through to the oven portion of this appliance; you can't toast and bake at the same time. Both the oven and toaster are prone to "hot spots" that burn portions of the food before the rest is done. Hot spots are a common complaint with inexpensive models. See 390 Toaster Oven Reviews

 

 

 


Proctor Silex Extra-Large Toaster Oven Broiler, White

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Rating- this Proctor Silex model has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars

Size- it measures approximately 16.2 x 13.6 x 9.7 inches

Convection- No

Features- It features an adjustable temperature. It bakes, broils and toasts; the unit oven comes equipped with a 15-minute timer with auto shut off.

Overall Review- 65% of the toaster oven reviews for this Proctor-Silex model are very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Those positive reviews feel this inexpensive appliance is a good value for the money; it is one of the cheapest toaster ovens available today. Although this is called an "extra large" toaster oven by Proctor Silex, it is quite small compared to most modern models. Many of the negative reviews felt this was deceptive advertising. The outer dimensions are listed above; be sure to check those before deciding on this unit. The smaller size does make this countertop appliance very limited in its use. It is suitable for small items, such as leftovers or side dishes. See 52 customer reviews for this Proctor Silex toaster oven


Proctor-Silex 31120 Pizza Oven

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Rating- This model has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Size- it measures approximately 17 x 16.2 x 11.5 inches

Convection- No

Features- This Proctor-Silex model offers adjustable temperature. It bakes, broils and toasts; it has a 30-minute timer with auto shut off.

Overall Review- 78% of the toaster oven reviews for this Proctor-Silex pizza oven are very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Most people find this to be a very versatile addition to their kitchen, capable of becoming the oven primarily used in a two person household. It cooks quickly and evenly and many of the reviews are from customers who have been using this toaster oven for many years and find it still works perfectly. A crumb tray located in the front of the unit makes clean up easy.

So what did the other 22% of consumer reviews say soured them on this toaster oven? There were a few units that were defective out of the box. One way to circumvent that problem is by buying through this site. We have partnered with Amazon and all sales go through them. Amazon allows returns for defective products within 30 days with no cost to the consumer. So as soon as you get your new appliance out of the box, make sure all the functions work properly. Return the toaster oven immediately for a refund or replacement if something does not work properly.

There was also a singular complaint within the reviews that stated the glass door exploded. While there is no excuse for this to happen, it does appear to be an isolated event. The glass is tempered on this unit so that injury will not result in the rare case that it breaks.

There were a few negative reviews based on the external heat of this unit. Unfortunately, any of the cheaper models (less than $100) are not well insulated, leading to hotter surfaces. The only way around this is to buy a more expensive toaster oven, such as the Breville Smart Oven. Some reviewers feel this model has an overall cheap feel to it, while the majority of users did not share this opinion. Overall, this is a good value at just under $50. As long as you don't buy it expecting the same quality as a $250 appliance, you are not likely to be disappointed. See 35 Customer Reviews




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