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Not everyone has the space for a full-sized oven, nor the necessity. Countertop toaster ovens are compact and powerful. They also do far more than what their name implies. They can be an ideal solution for students, single people, couples, or even families for a fast cooking solution.
Hamilton Beach has a range of countertop ovens. We are going to focus on the Hamilton Beach 31126 vs 31127. We will focus on what they have in common and how they differ, covering all of their features and specifications. You will be able to find a comparison chart and some pros and cons of each model.
There is actually only one difference we have been able to find, but before we discuss this, let’s look at how the Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127 are similar.
Hamilton Beach 31126 vs 31127 – Similarities
|Name||Hamilton Beach 6-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven with Easy Reach Roll-Top Door, Bake Pan, Silver (31127D)||Hamilton Beach (31126) Toaster Oven, Convection Oven, Easy Reach,Silver|
|Size||16.75 x 10.76 x 19.76 inches||15.24 x 18.74 x 9.41 inches|
|Cooking Functions||Bake, Broil, Toast, Convection||Bake, Broil, Toast, Convection|
|Timer||Yes, up to 30 mins, optional stay-on setting||Yes, up to 30 mins, optional stay-on setting|
|Capacity||12” pizza/ 6 slices of toast||12” pizza/ 6 slices of toast|
|Door Design||Roll-top, saves space and easier to clean||Roll-top, saves space and easier to clean|
|Trays||9” x 11” baking tray and baking rack. Removable crumb tray||9” x 11” baking tray and baking rack. Removable crumb tray|
|Warranty||1-year warranty||1-year warranty|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
With the Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127, you will be able to bake, broil, toast and use the convection setting. Baking is ideal for cakes, broiling is perfect for meats, and the convection setting is perfect for when you need a crisp finish on food, reducing cooking time by up to 25%.
The minimum temperature is 150ºF, increasing by 50ºF settings up to 450ºF. The Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127 have top and bottom heating.
There is a timer with the Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127. You can set the timers for up to 30 minutes and a ready bell will sound when the time is up. Both have an auto-shutoff option for the timer.
There are 2 baking tray positions. You will be able to cook a 12” pizza. There is also enough space inside the Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127 for 6 slices of bread to toast.
With the design of the Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127, you will ever have to awkwardly balance baking trays while you check your food or add ingredients. The roll-top door allows for easy access and it means that you won’t spill food on your oven door. This design also saves countertop space.
Easy to clean
Because of the design of the door, the Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127 are very easy to clean. On top of this, the door is removable. There is a crumb tray that is removable and can be wiped clean.
Whether you choose the Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127, you will get a 9 x 11-inch baking tray and a 9 x 11-inch baking rack.
Value for Money
The price for a countertop convection oven will start at approximately $50, with top-end models costing around $240. The Hamilton Beach 31126 and the Hamilton Beach 31127 below the mid-range average price and there is only a couple of dollars difference between the two. They also come with a 1-year warranty.
There is only one difference between the specifications. It is fairly subtle and might not be enough to make affect your decision.
Differences Between Hamilton Beach 31126 and Hamilton Beach 31127
Looking at the two convection ovens, you wouldn’t see a noticeable difference. There are three dial knobs on the side to choose the settings, a power light, and a large handle on the roll-top door. They are also both stainless steel. They aren’t exactly the same in their size.
Hamilton Beach 31126
The overall measurements are 16.75 x 10.76 x 19.46 inches. It weighs only 5.99 pounds.
Hamilton Beach 31127
This is just a fraction smaller at 15.24 x 9.41 x 18.74 inches. It weighs more at 11.4 pounds.
The Winner Is- A Tie
Pros and Cons
The two products are so similar, at this point, there is very little to help choose one over the other. Let’s see if the following pros and cons shine more light.
Hamilton Beach 31126
- The oven heats up nice and quickly and cools down fast too
- It does a fantastic job on frozen and fresh pizzas
- There is an impressive amount of space inside
- The oven gets very hot and you need to be careful
Hamilton Beach 31127
- It’s a good size for motorhomes/RVs and kitchens
- All of the cooking functions work perfectly
- It’s very easy to use for all the recipes
- It’s a little loud, especially the timer
The Final Verdict
First of all, we must say have amazing the roll-top door is. The design makes them both so easy to use. There is space on the countertop in front of the oven for your plate and all you need to do is slide the food out. It’s much safer and it was easier to check the food while we were cooking.
We liked the versatility of both of the ovens. We tried baking cakes and cookies with success. Our toast was nicely colored without being dry, and the broiled steak had just the right tender texture. The convection oven made is quick and easy to cook frozen foods and reheat leftovers.
The decision came down to the weight. Usually, a lighter appliance would be a benefit. In this case, considering how hot the oven got on the outside, we thought the extra weight added stability, and so the winner was the Hamilton Beach 31127.