Summary: I bought this toaster oven thinking it would only perform one simple task: toast bread. It fails miserably. The first round of toasting bread goes pretty well, if slow. I get two pieces (this thing does not come anywhere close to toasting 6 slices of bread) of nicely browned toast after about 5...
Summary: I chose this oven because the Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking (model 31230) was out of stock everywhere since Cooks Illustrated gave it such a high review. I decided to give this similar HB toaster oven a shot since we needed a new one pronto.
Summary: As mentioned in the other reviews, this is a small toaster. It's small, compact, does its job, has a "convection" option which is amazingly efficient (compared to my old 4-slice toaster oven) I picked it up for $40 on sale and, to me, its worth every penny.
Summary: PRO: Bought it from Bed Bath & Beyond and they have a no hassle return policy. Cons: The Grille is too close to the heating element even when it is at the highest level. The dial for light or dark toast is separated by a / so you can't actually make light or dark toast it burns everything.
Summary: I bought a Hamilton Beach toaster oven (model # 31407) from Wal-Mart on Dec 05, 2010. Not sure if it is the same. The oven exploded when the first time I plugged it in. I followed the provided instructions closely, was trying to preheat the oven to 375 degree. I didn't put any food in the oven yet.
Summary: Admittedly I have not put any research into toaster ovens. But I bought this one yesterday thinking that you could put 6 pieces of bread into a "6 slice oven" and unfortunately 4 fit perfectly.
Summary: I purchased this toaster a few months ago. We have a family of Six people so I hoped that the Large Capacity of this Oven would be useful. It replaced an old Black and Decker toaster oven. The First Issue is the claim that it is a six slice toaster.