I asked for a toaster oven for Christmas this year. I had recently read an article in Bon Appetit that rated the Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Convection Oven as the best toaster oven. This $50 oven beat out competitors that cost $250 or more! I love it, and here is why.
Bon Appetit rated this oven highly for several reasons.
“This value model scorched the higher-priced competition. It was one of the fastest to heat up and didn’t have huge swings above and below the set temperature (a surprisingly rare feat): When it was set at 350 degrees, it really was 350 degrees. The convection feature was comparable to ovens three times its price, yielding evenly browned chicken skin. This was the only oven with a rolltop door, which everyone in the BA Test Kitchen loved because it saved counter space and kept the oven door clean. We weren’t crazy about the old-school analog controls, but with such stellar performance and the low price point, we got over it.”
After using this oven for the last month, I must say that it is great! The rolltop door truly gives you easy access and better visibility to the inside of the oven .
And, like the Bon Appetit article said, this oven does heat up very quickly. Something I also like about this oven is the fact that it will hold an 11 x 9 inch pan or a 12-inch pizza. All things considered, I highly recommend this oven.