Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler : Didn’t last a full two years, but company has good customer service

I’ve had black & decker toaster ovens for many years. Since i loved the last one i had, and used it to death, it made sense to me to buy another. The family has gotten smaller over the years so i got this model, definitely smaller than the last one. It’s a perfect size for 1 or 2 people. It heats up extremely fast and does an excellent job, even on toast, which was the only shortcoming of my old b&d toaster oven.

This is a nice, more reasonable sized toaster oven, that does a very good job of grilling and broiling. I wish you didn’t have to reset the toaster settings every single time you make toast, though. That kept it from being 5 stars, as i like every thing else about it. The crumb tray is nice and big, and the styling is attractive. It doesn’t get blazing hot on the exterior, and has a nice big glass door. But if you are a toast person 90% of the time, i might keep looking.

Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler with Removable Crumb Tray, Black

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  • 1200 watts of power with variable temperature control, toast shade control and cooking functions to bake, broil, toast and keep warm
  • Extra-deep curved interior fits 4 slices of toast or a medium pizza or casserole
  • 30-minute countdown timer features ready signal bell and stay on function
  • Removable crumb tray and dishwasher-safe accessories offer quick and easy cleanup
  • Measures 10-3/4 high by 18-1/10 long by 13-1/3 inch wide; 9-4/5 pounds; 2-year limited warranty

The toaster oven is really nice in appearance it works well has a good variety of settings and we are very pleased with the product.

My only criticism is that the door just flings itself down in a clumsy way and hits the counter top hard. The heating is somewhat even but for a cheaper oven this works quite well. It looks decent but it was much bigger than i anticipated.

I was looking for a black toaster oven and this one was perfect for my needs. However, one complaint i have is the door. It just flops open, there is no restraint on it. I prefer my old one that didn’t allow the door to fall to the cabinet but had a little spring to prevent that. Otherwise, it works just as well.

Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler with Removable Crumb Tray, Black : We love toaster ovens in our house, and this one serves the purpose better than the last one. It doesn’t take up much counter space–we toast in it, and also bake in it. It’s just large enough to bake fish, corn muffins, etc.

I got this a few months back for my first apartment to save space and time (rather than a plain toaster and having to use the oven to heat things) and was a little skeptical because of the low price. However, this has worked out fantastically and i’ve been using it to heat up lots of things easily and quickly. I’m not a huge toast person but my roommate used it for that a lot and it was quick.

I’m not thrilled with this toaster oven for a few reasons, most of which were not discernible online. The text on the dials is small and hard to read. In the dark kitchen making toast in the morning they are impossible to read. The bottom knob, the timer, requires being turned past 10 minutes to get the whole toaster going, then you can wind it back the the correct spot. Annoying and inefficient, plus the act of winding the dial back will lead to breakage at some point. And it toasts very unevenly. I’ll use it until it breaks, but after this i’ll spend a little more.

I’ve been using black & decker toaster ovens for the past 15 years, and there’s a reason why i’ve stuck with the brand. Reasonably priced, the countertop oven does everything you could want it to–toast, bake, broil, etc. It seems pretty kid-friendly too, as it won’t work unless you set the temperature and the time (older models, you could just set the timer and function). It’s been a few weeks and i’m happy with this toaster oven so faredit: i have been using this particular model for 3 years (at least 10x a week) and it is still working fine.

I got this black & decker tro49b 1200 watt toaster after reading some of the good reviews, but i am not at all satisfied with the product. Within 3 months, the timer dial of the toaster was behaving erratically. Soon enough, the dial was completely fixed to one position. Since there was a 1 year warranty on the product, i called up black & decker. After calling multiple times, i was asked to send a check of $7. 5 to canada along with the power cord of the toaster. Note that i had to cut the power cord of the toaster rendering it completely useless. And, basically i have to spend almost $25 for a product that i got for $30. And that is for an untracked mail, i won’t even know if the power cut reached canada. For tracked package, i would need to spend more.

I liked this so much i got the same model for my daughter. It is small enough to fit in the corner. It’s easy to use and attractive with my black and stainless appliances.

I just recently purchased this toater oven to avoid using the conventional oven. It works well for a small toaster oven. Sits perferctly on top of the microwave. So far made french bread pizza, frozen beef patties with cheese & pepperoni, french fries, onion rings, fish sticks, haven’t toasted any bread yet. The settings are easy to manage, at this point the dials other than the timer have been at the same setting. Comes with a baking pan, but i like to also use aluminum foil for easier clean up with or without the pan. I’m looking forward to cooking other foods like burgers and fish. The instructions are simple. I say good product for the price. I didn’t give it five stars because i only had for a short time.

I have a full size oven, but do not need one as i only cook for me, and to heat a full oven is a waste of electricity. I love grilled brats, and i don’t think a outdoor grill is worth the money because i cannot use it in the winter. With this countertop oven i can use the broiler to get the same thing all year round.

I have had this toaster/oven for several months and it does everything well. The toasting is adjustable and it browns both sides nicely. It heats up very quick, which i like. I did not give it 5 stars because the numbering and letters at the control knobs are (and, i am not kidding) impossible to read at a normal distance sometimes. They blend in with background and are so tiny. I literally have to use a flashlight sometimes to read thembut, still, i would buy it again and recommend it because, mechanically, it is very good.

This toaster oven is perfect for its size. Not huge, but plenty big enough, fitting small personal pizza, small plate to hear items, a tortilla w/melting cheese or 4 pieces of med/size bread to toast.

This is a good little space saving oven, i do not use it for ‘toast’, i use it to make biscuits and other stuff and it has been very good. Not to mention that it has the right price.

When this arrived, there was a very small screw missing from the door handle which was in a very tight space, luckily, i had a pair of tiny needlenosed pliers and a ton of patience. It took some doing, but i finally got it fixed. I will say the picture is very misleading as this is very small. It is a fair toaster though.

First off let me point out that the 3 star rating does not mean anything is ‘wrong’ with the oven. I bought it hoping for better toast. My toaster was not producing even toasting so i thought that maybe a toaster oven was the way to go. There are no bells and whistles on this entry level oven. I wish i had gotten the next size bigger occasionally but not enough to purchase another one. The toasting of bread was fairly even and bagels were also acceptable. The outside of this oven get very hot and can cause a burn if one is careless. I am using it in place of my microwave for frozen dinners and the taste of those, though not gourmet related, is improved with the slower oven cooking. Also as i only have electricity, not gas, i am looking forward to being able to bake in the summer without overly affecting the ac.

We purchased this in april of 2012. For some time now half of the top element barely works. We’ve been limited to toasting on one side of the oven. The toaster oven we had before this lasted much, much longer–over ten years. It seems that everything is made to be very temporary and disposable these days. It’s still under warranty, and black and decker informs me that for $7. 50 i can have a new one shipped to me. But to do that i have to cut off two inches of the cord with the plug, send it in, and be without any toaster for 4-6 weeks because the item is on backorder. The two year warranty sounds great, but the process isn’t very convenient. If i had to buy again, i would look for something else.

This toaster oven was smaller than expected. I won’t be able to bake a frozen pizza in this, but i can put in two french bread pizzas. When i first toasted bread with it, only one side got taosted. I had the metal wire rack on the top level. So then i placed the rack on the bottom level and it toasted evenly. The timer has an annoying old fashioned clicking sound as it ticks away time. This can be solved by turning the timer to always on and using a different timer to time the cooking. That’s about it, it does what it does and it is small which is disappointing but that’s why it is so inexpensive. I’m hoping that using this to bake fries, or french bread pizzas or other small dishes will save on energy costs and be more efficient than my larger electric oven.

I bought this small ‘toaster oven’ to bake my polymer clay beads or any other object i needed it for. I have found it to true to the temp and easy to use. Wish i had put it in my kitchen.

This b&d countertop oven is a great addition to your kitchen. Normally mostother brands just have temperatures at low, medium and high. This unit actuallyhas 150 to 450 and broil. Its settings are at keep warm, broil, bake or toast. The timer is from light toast, dark toast, and up to 30 minutes, with an actualkeep on setting for baking or broiling. It will hold up to 2 good sized steaksor easily 4 muffins, toasts or bagels. It cooks evenly and unlike most other units,it has some great cleaning features, the back and lower tray are completely removable. So, no more holding your kitchen top oven upside down and shaking your crumbsout. This is a great oven for the money.

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Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler with Removable Crumb Tray, Black
4.8 of 5 stars, based on 300 reviews