Hi Guys, today I’m reviewing the Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven. LINK TO Black & Decker Toaster Oven Newer Version: https://amzn.to/2HVKod8 . It can bake, broil, toast or warm food. It’s 8.5 inches tall, 15 inches wide and 10 inches deep. The cord is 21 inches long. The unit is stainless steel with a glass door and the handle is comfortable.
This unit is compact and great for smaller kitchens. It works well for toasting and reheating food that would turn soggy in the microwave. I’ll make toast, reheat leftovers and bake frozen food to test the unit.
I’ll toast 2 slices of wheat bread. You can fit 4 slices horizontally. I’m using the lightest setting. When your food is done, you’ll hear a ding and the indicator light will go off. It’s been 3 minutes and this is what the toast looks like. It’s lightly toasted and pretty even. This is the other side and as you can see the bottom is more brown than the top. The lightest toast setting works best for regular bread. Now I’ll toast an everything bagel that was frozen. I defrosted it in the microwave for 20 seconds and cut it in half. I’m toasting the bagel using the medium setting which is half shaded in. This is after 3.5 minutes. It is brown so if you like it this way, use the medium setting. For me, I’ll stick with the lightest setting. Frozen waffles. After 2 minutes 30 seconds on the lightest toast setting, there’s not much color but it is toasted, it’s crispy and it’s done. So this is a good setting for waffles. Corn muffins on the medium toast setting. They’re toasted pretty evenly. These are leftover meatballs and french fries. You do not want to heat up fries in the microwave because they will be soft. Do not use foil on any part of this unit. I’ll heat it up at 200 degrees. After 5 minutes, the fries are hot. If you’re heating up a large piece of fried chicken or any large food, cut it in half and separate it so the inside heats up as well as the outside. The meatballs are warm outside but not hot inside, they will take a few more minutes. If I had cut them in half, they would be done at the same time as the fries. The fries are crispy on the outside and very hot and soft inside. 5 minutes is really quick to have crispy hot food that would otherwise taste awful from the microwave. Next I’ll bake frozen fish fillets and frozen mozzarella sticks. 425 degrees, bake, 20 mins. The glass is hot and the handles are cool. The top of the unit is hot. Many of us store a loaf of bread on top of the toaster and forget about it. I’ve done that and had melted plastic, so it’s a good idea not to store anything on top of the toaster oven. After 20 minutes, nice and golden brown. The mozzarella sticks are bursting so they could’ve been taken out a few minutes earlier. The tray will get stained very quickly especially if you don’t wash it frequently. A good scrubbing will get it clean.
The Black and Decker toaster oven did a good job of quickly toasting, baking and reheating. The food was crispy and hot. It’s compact, efficient and affordable. I hope you found this review helpful. Please subscribe and I’ll see you next time. Thanks for watching.