I purchased this oven and within two uses it malfunctioned and nearly caught fire. Black & decker sent a new one as soon as i registered the product and filled out form explaining what happened. The whole process was easier than returning something at a storethe new one i received has been perfect. The crumb tray makes for easy cleaning and the toast feature is a quick way to make a nice toasted sandwich. I use it every day and it has held up well. If you are looking for a quality toaster oven built by a brand that will stand by their product and effortlessly replace bad unit, then buy this toaster oven.
I do not like the timer function on this toaster oven. It’s very hard to adjust for toast. I prefer when you can select how brown you want your toast and then push a button or pull a lever. Otherwise i like this oven especially the extra space in the rear (pizza bump) for when i’m heating up leftover pizza.
When i purchased the b & d oven i was replacing a similar b & d oven that had ‘bit the dust’. There were features that the old one had that this one doesn’t. You could set the toast to a specific level and just turn on ‘toast’ etc. Not turn a knob that needs to be reversed back. Also the other one was slightly larger. Other than that this new one bakes, toasts, and does everything i need it to do very well. I suppose that i just need to adjust to using the knobs instead of buttons. Also the paint was slightly chipped on the handle when we opened the box. But i got out my silver metallic sharpie and no one will know the difference. Not worth the hassle to have another one shipped.
I gave it 4 stars because it works well and looks good for the price. This second purchase is a gift. However, i deplore the quality ofthe separate aluminum tray – it is flimsy and impossible to clean;mine came slightly bent and would not sit flat on the grill. I wish,b&d would either include a spare tray, or produce one of betterquality.
It toasts and bakes just as one would expect. I thought the toast function was a bit slow, but perhaps i am impatient. The hooks on the doors (which are designed to pull the rack in and out if the rack is in the appropriate position) are a bit annoying. They seem to keep the door from closing completely. This can be fixed by moving the rack to the upper position, or i suppose i could bend or remove the hooks.
I’ve used this model almost daily for just over 5 years now. Some internal fuse or breaker is starting to act squirrelly, and shuts it off unpredictably now, and i’m going to replace it. 5 years is longer than any other has lasted for me since my original, made in md, usa, b&d toaster ovens. This oven has toasted, baked, and broiled (reasonable items. ) evenly, predictably, and reliably for me. It has two limitations, to my mind. One is the limited interior height,. 5′ from rack to the top element shield. The other is that the 12′ rack is made of light enough gauge steel that it deforms, and unseats, with heavier pans. Forget about using your cast iron.
- I had this toaster oven it caught on fire! Spectrum replaced the unit at no charge.
- I loved it and used it daily for about 4 years
- Worth every penny
The only complaint is that a 9×13 pan will not fit. One of the reviews said it would. We bought some aluminum ones that are close to size and they do fit. The convection part is very good and does cook things quite a bit faster. . A great oven and is very attractive.
I got this to replace my old toaster oven which was the same model. I loved it and used it daily for about 4 years and just wore it out. There a few reasons i only gave 3 stars on the one i just purchased. The appearance – i don’t like the beige trim or the clear viewing window (my old oven had grey trim and a tinted window) 2. The rack does not automatically move forward/backward when you open/close the door. My previous oven did so it was very convenient. This oven does not cook evenly.
It cooks small meals for two or three without heating up my large oven, and my whole kitchenso easy to use. Cook anything in it for great results. Convection feature keeps food moist.
Good product at a good price.
Very good toaster oven (good features and usability). I’ve been using it daily for toasting and cooking small dishes and reheating food. However, within the first year, one of the 2 bottom heating elements is starting to fail, which reduces the cooking temperature. I had the same problem with the prior b&d toaster oven. The short life-span seem unreasonable.
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This was a christmas gift for our son whose cooking skills are rudimentary at best. It fits his needs perfectly. Great for pizza, a sandwich, even small dinners he may prepare. It has been working well for over 9 months and we are please with the quality.
This is more than a basic toaster oven. Yes, it makes perfect toast. The plus is the convection oven which bakes like a standard oven. It’s perfect for that little thing, like a frozen pizza.
B&d is putting out some very poor quality toaster ovens. The first one we got was missing the crumb tray. I called amazon and they quickly sent out another oven. This one had the crumb tray but it didn’t fit very well, i. It looked crooked when inserted fully. So, i thought, why not put the crumb tray in the first oven that i received. Great idea, in theory, but no luck because the first oven wasn’t manufactured properly. The space for the tray was far too small to accommodate the tray. So, i called amazon for yet another oven and they got one to me in one day. Well, i wasn’t at all surprised when the third oven was also defective. The crumb tray had a noticeable dent on the front edge. I decided to keep the second oven since it was the best of the 3. My only complaints are that the knobs are difficult to turn and setting the toast time is almost impossible.
I have read the reviews about smells, fires, burns etc. I know that there are defective equipment every once in awhile, but most good companies do rigorus tests before selling to the public. The smells are just new metals and plastics getting hot, usually. If you see alot of smoke, and if a fire starts you may want to turn it off. I have seen reviews of burning toast until on fire. If you leave toast unatteneded with a new appliance and aren’t ‘use’ to it at the least, then you really shouldn’t be using any type of appliance like this. If you leave any appliance of this type unattended, you do run risks. Not hard to figure out, if an item is hundreds of watts of electricity trying to cook something, there may be safety issues. Even a regular toaster or oven may catch fire leaving it unattended, especially not knowing how the settings work. If you know how to toast bread at all, you would know that you probably have to put closer to an element then in the middle of the oven, like most regular toasters are. If you put it in the middle, your toast will definitly take longer to toast.
About five years ago we shelled out a hundred or more bucks for a ‘countertop convection oven,’ complete with rotisserie; it claimed to be able to roast a whole chicken. Well it was pure overkill, hogged the kitchen counter and used more power than we liked, since it had a lot of volume to heat – not much better than our condo unit’s built in oven. Then we found out that black & decker was adding fans to their original toaster ovens and turning them into truly ‘mini’ convection ovens. Plus they were a fraction of the price we paid for the big one (even though we got it from costco). We only made one mistake with our last black and deck convection toaster oven – we used it to broil chicken (thighs, legs, wings). Don’t get me wrong, it did a great job at that – the convection feature made sure the chicken got cooked all the way through and not just singed on the outside – but eventually all those spatters and neglected drip tray caught up with us, and there was no way we could clean it up anymore. So we replaced the old b&d with two new ones – the one i am reviewing here, plus this one for less than 30 bucks black & decker tro480bs toast-r-oven 4-slice toaster oven. The cheapie will get reserved for hazardous service, i. Broiling chicken, and this fancy pants edition will at last let our kids join the ranks of pizza loving kids everywhere – we already tried this convection oven edition with mini pizzas, and it is great.
I got this oven to replace an old oven which still worked but the glass over the temperature setting display had bubbled and was hard to read. I would have preferred to get a digital oven like the one i replaced, but the cost was quite a bit more. This oven has knobs that turn. They are approximate but fairly accurate. The metal in this oven seems quite thin. It is what i would call light duty. Still, after about three months of use, it has done everything the old oven did. If you want a really good quality, sturdy oven, get something else. Otherwise, if your purpose is to cook and save money on a perfectly adequate appliance, this is fine. The vendor, the country butler, seems to be a first rate family business anxious to please.
Extra-Large Capacity holds up to a 12″ pizza
I’ve been using this oven to cook small meals for one. Good, even heat, and no burning of food. I use it exclusively on the convection bake mode – i have not toasted bread with it, so i can’t comment on that. The timer function is nice but it does make a quiet tick-tick-tick sound while in use. I usually use the ‘stay on’ feature which makes no noise. The top of the unit does get very hot, while in use. However, the back of the unit stays cool enough to keep it 2 inches from my wall with no problems. I strongly recommend this oven.
We ‘love’ our toaster oven, we have had it for a week now and i have hardly used my regular oven. It is quiet and works wonderfully. The pizza bump is wonderful for space, it fits 12 inch pizzas and tortillas perfectly, the size is very roomy. We have cooked numerous dishes in it already; veggies are very yummy cooked with a terrific grilled/toasted flavor. The chrome/brushed chrome finish is really attractive sitting on our counters. I can’t say enough great things about it, toast, bagels, buns and english muffins are amazing tasting after baking in this unit. The timer knob is very easy to use just follow the directions. We just sent one to my sisters family for christmas today so that should tell you how great it is for the fact that we ordered another one.
My thoughts are that no one should be without a toaster oven. And if you are going to purchase one this is the one. It fits well on the counter even though it is ‘extra big’. Best of all it even fits my 11′ dinner plates. Nice to warm them before serving hot food. Think i will order another one. Got someone in mind that would love one. This would be my third purchase of the same oven.
Update: i got this jan 2012. It is now oct 2018 and it’s still going strong. Still love it, still have it out 24/7 in my tiny kitchen. Now i have two children, and i have to say – this thing is just my favorite thing in my kitchen. It’s fun doing things like baking small batches of muffins or cupcakes, or being able to quickly toast up some nuggets. Reheating pizza is always best in an oven, but who really wants to preheat a full oven for a slice or two?. I cannot recommend this enough. I seriously don’t have a single bad thing to say about this thing (maybe just that it takes up a lot of counter space?). I bake bread, muffins, full-sized pizza, chicken parmesan. Anything you need an oven for, this can handle. I got one of those ‘toaster oven baking sets’; which is nice. The ones i got are actually smaller than what this can handle. It is so nice to not have to turn on a full-sized oven and waste gas and energy and making my tiny house all stuffy just to bake something for two people.
I had this toaster oven for about a year then it caught on fire. Luckily we were able to unplug it throw it in the sink and use the fire extinguisher to put out the fire. I do not recommend this product. Update: spectrum contacted me right away and said they would replace the unit. So black and decker’s customer service is surprisingly a++. Will update more once unit is received and i give it a try. Really hope i just got a defective unit and new one will be safer. This review is rising fast in customer satisfaction maybe it will end up a 4 or 5 star. I am completely wowed by their excellent and prompt customer service response to my bad toaster oven experience.
Having this unit is so much better than a microwave. My wife often toasts bread in it too. I highly recommend this unit.
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We bought this toaster oven after deciding that our oven was never going to be fixed. We don’t do a lot with our oven, but there were many things that really required a reliable, functioning over. This one has worked well for us. The timer knob, as others have said, is rather annoying. But every other thing about the toaster oven is simple and straightforward, and we’ve used it for a variety of things: baking cake, toasting bread, finishing parmesan chicken, heating pizza and broiling several dishes. Of these, my only complaint is that toasting bread is really inconsistent. It’s very hard to get it evenly toasted or to get it toasted well without burning it. After some time, we’ve gotten the hang of it and just know when toast is ready enough to be taken out but not yet burnt, but it is still sometimes unpredictable. Overall, i’m very satisfied with this. It does everything we need it to, and even if our toast comes out a little blacker than usual, at least we can have a homemade birthday carrot cake.
I looked up over a lot of reviews,and came to the conclusion that i would go aheadwith this convection oven. Well it did not disappointme as of yet, i have had it for about 6 months. Its helps me bake biscuits, fries,cake n my great apple pies. I just need it for the basics. N its a perfect handy convection oven.
I have been using this oven for about a month now and i absolutely love it. I cook everything in there from casseroles to fish to leftovers. It saves a lot if time and money not having to heat up a huge oven all the time. I don’t understand why some people had problems with it catching on fire. As long as you read the instructions and use it properly as with anything it will be fine. This is a great deal i would highly recommend.
For college a few months back and was very limited in space and lacked any cooking hardware. Therefore, i knew a toaster oven would be a must-buy for me. After reading that this b&d toaster oven had a pizza bump, my inner-bachelor told me that this was the proverbial one. It arrived three days later, and boy has it been a lifesaver since. The unit is larger, but not terribly big (it sits on my mini-fridge). However, it fully utilizes the shell it’s housed in. When pull down the gate and peer inside, you’ll realize just how roomy this oven is. I’ve since used it to make many totino’s pizzas and hungry man meals and have not even come close to stretching the limits of the interiors.
I purchased this convection toaster oven because it was cheap and came from a recognizable brand name at a sizable discount. I’ll say first off that i’m very pleased with the purchase. These items look like glitzy toys, and in a way they are. They get hot, really hot because like a toy they aren’t expected to have the amenities of a ‘real’ oven, such as substantial insulated construction. I stick in the oven cavity of my gas stove as the oven there is non functional while the stovetop is just fine. This is for me a super combination. The heat is contained in the oven cavity. The black and decker runs intuitively, save for the quirk that requires you to set the cooking time at over 20 minutes then adjust to the time you wish. Aside from that quirk, it runs well.
Great for those little jobs, rolls, etc reheats pizza to near perfect condition. Worth the price in that alone. Has pullout tray from rear to clean out crumbs etc.
I got this toaster that does it all on cyber monday (free shipping). It heats really fast and i prefer to use it instead of my conventional oven since it’s cheaper to run. I’ve toasted, baked, broiled and reheated a variety of meals with it with no complaints. My microwave died recently and i don’t even miss it. The ‘keep warm’ setting has been quite handy and reheats anything in my refrigerator in about 10 minutes.
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Not the greatest for toasting. The toast timer dial broke after a few months. However, it works extremely well as a mini-oven.
I bought this to replace my old toaster oven and couldn’t be happier. I read many reviews on many toaster ovens and this one really caught my interest. As a mom i love this because it heats up much quicker than your regular oven, so less wait time for my kids. We also eat quite a bit of pizza and cooking pizzas in here is great. The only part that gets me is you have to turn the pizza half way thru cooking it in order to get it to cook perfectly even all around. The bump in the back of the oven made for the pizza does not have the warmers underneaath it. It’s easy to clean with the pull out tray at the bottom which i love. And the stainless look is so sharp and can match just about any theme/coloration in any kitchen. I would highly reccomend this toaster oven to anyone in the market for one.
I have had this for almost 1 year and i love it. Great alternative to using the big oven due to its size, especially in the summer months. My two observations are that items in the front need a little extra time to cook, so if you can push them away from the door a bit it is helpful. Also, the knobs can be difficult to turn if your hands don’t work quite right, like if someone has arthritis. Otherwise i am so glad i got this toaster oven.
This product does what it’s supposed to do. It does a great job of baking a small batch of rolls or cookies, a couple of potatoes, or a pie. What makes this do these jobs better than most toaster/ovens is that it is a true convection oven. While it takes longer to reheat pizza than a microwave, the few extra minutes is worth it as the pizza comes out with a crispy crust and melted cheese. Microwaving pizza is great if you like a soggy mess. I saw one poster complained about the noise of the convection fan. Yes, you can hear it but compared to my microwave or my vent hood it is the quietest of the three and the benefits of the convection make it worth it. Style wise it is attractive although the gray plastic is kind of tacky looking they should have either gone to black or white. Like all toaster/ovens it is not the quickest for toasting, a regular toaster is better for a couple of slices, but if you’re doing four slices and want them to come out at the same time the browning is uniform, actually better than my krups two slice toaster. It claims to be a six slice toaster, but only if they are smaller than average slices.
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I bought this in june 2011 and it still works great. I use it for making toast, broiling salmon and chicken, and baking small amounts of cookies. My favorite use for it is reheating pizza. When you do that in the microwave, it doesn’t heat evenly and the crust gets rubbery. I put a slice or two straight in my toaster oven and it comes out just as good as when it was delivered.
Convection Bake, Broil, Toast and Keep Warm
The bottom part in the photo looks light green but the entire appliance is stainless steel. I have toasted, broiled and baked in it and everything came out good. The top had some lines (not scratches but like a vague discoloration) on the stainless. I have not tried to get them off yet.
This is a review of the cto4500s’s appearance. This review does not take into account the performance of the oven. My old black and decker toaster oven worked great. I used it for a good 8 years before getting rid of it during a move. So i decided to stick to b&d when shopping for a new one that i would use in my newly remodeled kitchen. I was specifically looking for a 6 slice, stainless steel unit, and the cto4500s seemed to fit the bill. The photo that’s used on amazon (and other sites) depict this unit as being a very neutral stainless and gray color. However, the unit i received had goldish-champagne colors on the bottom section (legs/feet), the door handle, and the control panel (the panel behind the knobs). The gold-champagne color was not at all subtle — it was quite warm in tone, similar to what a champange-colored car looks like. I contacted amazon and they promplty sent another one out.
For years i’ve owned and used the black and decker 6 slices, convection, countertop oven in white. I could bake a cake (9 x 13 pan) in the pan that was furnished with the previous ovens. I received my new oven and i am unable to fit the old pans in this oven. I don’t mind the new controls and the fact that you no longer have the option to use the oven without the convection. This oven is so much smaller. 6 slices of bread will not fit in this toaster. This is no larger than the 4 slice of yester year. My biggest problem is the fact i bought 3 of these, 1 for myself, 1 for my daughter and 1 for a wedding present. I had bragged so about the ability to cook larger items and now i only get to eat my words. Very little fits in this oven. Please look at the measurements — 17 x 14 11 — not true. I have measured and this is not so. I cannot return due to already giving these as gifts.
This is a great looking toaster and amazon had a great price on it. It was also a best pick several times from consumer reports, if you didn’t want to get their #1 pick which was about $175. This little guy was so inexpensive on amazon and works great. Beacause of the location of outlets in our kitchen, the plug hits the pizza bump in back so the toaster protrudes on the counter a bit, but no big deal. I wish that i had done it sooner since our old toaster was clunky, out of date, and the wrong color for our kitchen. This made a big difference in the appearance of our kitchen for such a small cost.
Am happy with the toaster/convection oven is great. Smaller than my previous one but it fits my need.