Hamilton Beach Set & Forget #31230 toaster

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$89.99 - $241.00
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Summary: This Hamilton Beach
  • 1400 watt toaster oven was Very Good in overall performance, and has
  • touchpad controls
  • a temperature range of 200-450
  • Digital display,
  • Convection Oven,
  • and the following additional functions: broil, bake, warm.
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About - Hamilton Beach Set & Forget #31230

The Hamilton Beach Set & Forget #31230 is part of the toaster test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toaster oven models like the Set & Forget #31230 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Reflects how evenly each model baked a batch of muffins and a pizza

Reflects how evenly each model broiled.

Ease of use:
Reflects how easy the controls are to set and how clear they are.
About This Brand

Among the market-share leaders, Hamilton Beach toasters tend to be more expensive than others. Styles vary from the contemporary look of the Eclectrics line to the retro look of the Classic models and the modern appearance of the long-slot model. Hamilton Beach products are widely available at department stores, Wal-Mart, Target, specialty stores, Bed Bath & Beyond, and regional outlets.

Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach Set & Forget #31230
info Convection oven Yes
info Controls Touchpad
info Wattage 1400
info Temperature range 200-450
info Digital display Yes
info Dimensions (HxWxD) 10x18x15
info Interior dimensions HxWxD 6x12x12
info Additional functions broil, bake, warm
info Warranty 1 yr
info Large oven No
info Low oven height No
info Number of slices 6
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User Reviews - Hamilton Beach Set & Forget #31230
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Stopped Working after 4th Use
Good size
Stopped working
Best Uses
Muffins Banana Bread
I loved everything about this oven and then after the 4th time it just stopped working. Less than 20 days and it's dead.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
6+ minutes for toast
Good controls
Toasting - Way Too Slow
Best Uses
Has the features I wanted. Especially an easy Toast choice that didn't include a dial that forces you to guess about how long to toast. This one has a toast button with color control. BUT - when I decide I would like a piece of toast it seems to take forever. I put 2 pieces of bread in and hit TOAST with Med+ darkness setting. Then I set a kitchen timer to 5 minutes. After 5 minutes there was still at least a minute or two before the toast was done (nice golden color - not too dark). The result is good, but this seems like way too long. If I had known I would have gone for a pricier unit (Breville type).
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
died after 6 months
Bakes And Toasts Well
Easy to use
Difficult to clean inside
Doesn't Last
Poor Fit Finish
Best Uses
I used this toaster oven for about 6 months. It got light use in a one-person home for this time. While baking one day it shut off on its own and would never turn back on. It died. Although I was able to exchange for a new one at the store, I am moving on to another brand now after receiving two of these that looked damaged upon taking them out of the box with dented panels and side panels that are not flush with the top of the unit, thus creating gaps and missing screws. I am not willing to take another chance on this product after having three damaged/defective units. I will say that I used it mainly for reheating, toasting, and baking and it performed as expected with these tasks until it quit unexpectedly.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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