I received an Easy Reach 4 Slice Toaster Oven from Hamilton Beach for this review. All opinions are my own.
Hamilton Beach sent me this Easy Reach 4 Slice Toaster Oven in April, but things have been extra crazy around here, and the box just sat there by the front door since it arrived. I have tried to find time to at least open the box so many times! Today, I had company coming for dinner, and I was planning to make a Raspberry Trifle for dessert. I was cooking the meat outside on the grill, and the company was bringing the baked sweet potatoes, slaw and lima beans, so Igot the Easy Reach 4 Slice Toaster Oven out of the box, and used it to bake the cake. That way, I didn’t have to light up my big oven, and it wouldn’t be hot in the kitchen when company arrived.
When I got the Easy Reach Toaster Oven out of the box, I couldn’t believe I waited so long! This toaster oven is smaller than the one I owned before, so it takes up way less space on my counter top. As a matter of fact, it takes up so much less space that I can now keep my Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer on the counter, too! This is the only toaster oven with a roll top door. Because it rolls up, instead of opening down, food can’t spill on it. Let me repeat that: Food. Can’t. Spill. On. It. Because food can’t spill on it, it is easier to clean up. Oh, AND, the roll top door comes off! You can take the door off, and wash it in the sink (not in the dishwasher). And, since you can take the door off, it is much easier to reach the inside which makes for easier cleaning there, too.
Even though this oven is small, it is big enough to hold an 8″ X 8″ baking pan, or a 9″pizza. I baked the cake for my Raspberry Trifle in it today.
The only thing I did not like was that it browned unevenly. I had to rotate the pan 180 degrees halfway through the baking time for it to brown fully on the top.
Other than that, the cake was baked evenly done at the end. Although this photo looks like the cake burned a little on the top, it did not. It was browned beautifully in real life.
Just look at how my Raspberry Trifle turned out!
Here are the features of the Easy Reach 4 Slice Toaster Oven With Roll Top Door from Hamilton Beach:
- Unique roll-top door
- Easy access to food
- Easy access to countertop
- Easy to keep clean—food can’t spill on door
- Fits 4 slices or a 9” pizza
- Bake, broil and toast functions
- Removable door for easy cleanup
- 30 minute timer with automatic shutoff or optional stay on
- Includes bake pan and rack with 2 positions
- Front-access crumb tray slides out for easy cleanup
- Dimensions (inches): 8.97 H x 16.12 W x 11.93 D
The Hamilton Beach Easy Reach 4 Slice Toaster Oven is available at Target.com for $34.99 and at HamiltonBeach.com.