Toaster Ovens Features Comparison
Budget toaster ovens are short on frills, but they do toast and bake and most also broil. The capacity of budget toaster ovens is indicated by the number of bread slices it can hold flat on the toasting rack, but consumers assert that most of these specs are overly optimistic. A crumb tray is essential for collecting the debris that can fall to the bottom and inadvertently start a fire. The timer counts down minutes when baking or broiling and generally shuts off automatically, for safety reasons, and must be reset if the item needs a longer cook time. One of the dials on a budget toaster oven also lets you choose how dark or light the toast should be.
|Black & Decker TRO480 estimated price $30||4 slice||Slide out||30 minutes; keep warm, stay on options||Three|
|Proctor Silex 31116Y/31118Y estimated price $25||4 slice||Drop down||15 minutes; auto shutoff||Two|
|Hamilton Beach 31508 estimated price $30||6 slice||Slide out||30 minutes; auto shutoff and stay-on override||Three|
|Hamilton Beach Toastation 22708 estimated price $37||2 slice||Drop down||NA; auto toaster shutoff||Two|