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The Hamilton 31128 by Hamilton Beach is a solid toaster oven with a really convenient door; I haven’t seen this roll top door on any other toaster ovens on the market. Compare it to the other products on our Best Toaster Oven buyer’s guide. It doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as other brands, but if you just need a basic toaster oven, definitely give Hamilton Beach a look.

Why We Like It – Hamilton 31128

The Hamilton 31128 toaster oven has a really convenient roll top door and comes with a bake/broil rack, baking pan, and crumb tray. The inside rack can be positioned in 2 different ways depending on the height of what you’re cooking, and it has plenty of room inside for up to 6 pieces of toast or a 12-inch pizza. It’s perfect if you just need to make toast or heat up leftovers, without making them soggy like a microwave would.

Pros
  • Easy-open roll top door saves counter space and makes burns less likely
  • Includes convection oven
  • Very easy to clean
Cons
  • Buttons sometimes stick as the unit ages
  • Doesn’t always toast bread evenly
  • Outside of the unit gets hot

Performance

Make food easy with the Hamilton Beach 31128 toaster oven! The inside is spacious and fits 6 slices of toast or a 12-inch pizza. It’s also a digital convection toaster oven; the convection setting circulates hot air for faster, even cooking. You can adjust the inside rack to 2 different positions to suit whatever height food you’re cooking. There’s even a 60-minute timer with ready bell and auto shutoff, so you can set it and forget it, and ensure your food (and family!) are safe. Amazon reviews note that the inside doesn’t get consistently hot. The Hamilton Beach is not as high end as the Breville Smart Oven Pro model, but if you just need a basic convection oven for your countertop, you should still definitely consider it.

Design

The Hamilton 31128 is a Hamilton Beach Easy Reach toaster oven brand. “Easy Reach” means it has a roll top door, meaning you can swing it open all the way, and have easy access to reach in and grab your food when it’s done. You’re less likely to get burnt since the door and rack don’t swing towards you. The roll top door also saves countertop space. The oven does only have 5 cooking functions (convection, toast, bake, broil, and pizza), so if you’re looking for more utility, check out the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Toaster Oven. But, if you’re looking for a safe, basic toaster oven at a good price, Hamilton Beach is the way to go.

Value

The Hamilton Beach toaster oven comes with a bake pan, bake rack, and a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning; these additions definitely increase the value! It’s a better price than the Panasonic PAN-NB-G110PW, and can fit more food. The Hamilton 31128 is also one of the only toaster ovens with a roll top door. The price is comparable to other budget-friendly toaster ovens, so definitely do your research and read customer reviews before just settling on the Hamilton Beach model.

Hamilton 31128 Wrap Up

The Hamilton 31128 by Hamilton Beach makes cooking on your countertop easy. If you need a basic pizza convection oven, or something to quickly make toast in the mornings, the Hamilton Beach 31128 is a good choice. It comes with a baking pan, broil rack, and crumb tray, making it convenient and a good value. It’s a good middle of the line toaster oven option.

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Cassie Hottenstein

Cassie Hottenstein is a writer and editor from Denver, Colorado, who enjoys writing about a variety of subjects from tech to literature. She spends most of her free time performing at poetry open mic nights and playing video games.

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