The Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster and Oven is an all-in-one appliance that doesn't take up much counter space. The top of the unit has an extra-wide slot for toasting two slices of bread or bagels, and the small oven is perfect for heating pizza slices, appetizers and more. Consumers warn of a bit of a learning curve; cooking instructions must be adjusted because the food cooks so close to the heating elements.
Space saver. If you have minimal kitchen countertop area, the Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster and Oven is a compact 2-in-1 option. The toaster has wide slots for bread, bagels and English muffins while the mini oven heats up baked potatoes, open-faced sandwiches and more. Most users say their toast browns evenly, but advise that the small oven cooks differently than a conventional oven because of the heating elements' location. It comes with a one-year warranty.
Getting used to it. Owners say you need to get used to the Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster and Oven and adjust temperatures accordingly, as well as watch food closely so it doesn't burn. The oven has no timer, but shuts off automatically after two hours.
Converting from toaster to oven is simple; just slide a lever and the toaster slot seals for baking. Two easily accessible knobs control oven temperature and toast shading. Cleanup is easy: Simply wipe everything down. The crumb tray pulls out for cleaning.
Smaller footprint. The Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster and Oven takes up less space on a kitchen counter than a conventional toaster oven plus toaster. Reviewers praise its sturdy build and sleek, attractive design, and like that it comes in a choice of red, silver and black fronts with stainless steel sides to match a variety of decor.
ConsumerReports.org editors test 21 toaster ovens and rate them on multiple criteria, such as how evenly they bake and broil, how easy the controls are to set and how intuitive they are to understand.
Review: Toaster Ovens, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
The Hamilton Beach Toastation ranks 10th out of 10 in this roundup of the top-rated toaster ovens of 2013, earning an overall score of 7.5 points out of 10. Rowland compiles the list by considering a variety of features that are crucial to a well-performing toaster oven.
Review: Best Toaster Ovens: Top 10 Rated Toaster Ovens 2013, Brittany Rowland, Not dated
The Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster and Oven gets 3.6 stars out of 5 after more than 600 user reviews. Some consumers say the oven is too small, but others say buyers need to realize that this is billed as a small appliance that isn't meant to cook large items.
Review: Hamilton Beach 22708 Toastation 2-Slice Toaster and Mini Oven, Black, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
The Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster and Oven receives 4 out of 5 stars from 23 user reviewers, making it one of the two top-selling toaster ovens at Cooking.com. A minimum average rating of 4 stars from 20 or more customers makes it a "best of the best" product.
Review: Top Rated Toaster Ovens, Contributors to Cooking.com, As of June 2013