Are you really short on space but need a toaster oven and a pop up toaster too, but afraid you don’t have the counter space for both? This Hamilton Beach 2-in-1 Countertop Oven and Long Slot Toaster may be just the thing for you. It is a very small toaster oven and will only hold one slice of pizza, but it also doubles as a pop up toaster for bagels and toast. It takes up the same amount of space as a regular four slice pop up toaster, but gives you the added benefit of having a quick little oven to heat up left overs.
- 2 in 1 model small toaster oven and 2 slice toaster
- Toast shade selector
- Adjustable oven temperature
- Slide lever
- Auto shut-off
Sometimes you don’t need a large appliance to get a job done or take up your precious counter space. This little item seems like a novelty product, but it’s very functional and gets the job done for small re-heating or toasting jobs. It’s cute and stylish and will look great in your kitchen or your camper if you spend a lot of time on the road traveling and need a really small appliance.
The majority of customers really enjoy this little appliance. The one main complaint was heat escaping the top where the sliced toast fits, but this was an easy fix by placing some over the holes, such as a cake pan with some kitchen towels inside the pan. Here’s what others have said:
- I use this every morning to toast bagels or bread and I love it.
- I have had no problems with this toaster. It does what I want it to do.
- The only challenges I’ve found so far is the settings on the toaster seem to be a little lighter than I’m used to.
- There is very little clearance if you do toast on the inside rack, as the toasting contraption comes down very near a typical slice of bread.
- It’s barely bigger than a four slice toaster, so it’s easy on a small kitchen.
Like with any appliance you will need to adjust the settings until you discover the ones that suit your needs. For a product like this it’s always best to use a lower setting than you think you need. This way you can make adjustments if cooking times are too long, but it could prevent you from burning the first couple of items you try to cook.
Who is Hamilton Beach 2-in-1 Countertop Oven and Long Slot Toaster best suited for?
This is a rather small appliance and it perfect for RVs, college dorms and one room studio apartments that have very limited kitchen and counter space. However, it’s also the perfect appliance for people who have small or general toasting needs and don’t need a big toaster oven for reheating pizza slices or hot sandwiches.
If you’re looking for a small pop up toaster and toaster oven combination, this is the ideal product. It’s compact, holds two bagels in the pop up toaster area and will come in very handy for making toast, frozen waffles and bagels in the morning. Kids will enjoy the fact that it works as a pop up toaster and parents can appreciate being able to brown a pizza slice or a melted cheese sandwich in the compact oven part.