We love countertop toaster ovens. They’re small, taking up minimal space in your kitchen, and they’re super energy efficient, usually using half as much energy as a conventional oven - very good for the environment. Plus, they're great for times when you don't what to heat up your big oven. Thus saving time and keeping your kitchen cooler!
And that’s not all - these countertop ovens often don’t need any preheating, or it's very minimal. With shorter cooking times you can get your yummy food ready to eat that much quicker. And you can do a lot more with them than just make your grilled cheese if you like.
And we’re quite impressed with Black and Decker’s range of toaster ovens. Black and Decker has been around since 1910, and while the company tends to be better known for power tools and such, it's actually really taken to small home appliances just as well as it took to power tools.
In this article, we’re going to look at some of Black and Decker’s toaster ovens, and more specifically ones that can accommodate 4 or more slices. We will of course look at some of their more popular ones, but we’ll also show you some hidden gems we happened to have come across too.
OUR TOP PICK
This particular has earned itself the title of Amazon’s Choice for “black and decker 4 slice toaster oven".
Now, Amazon Choice is a title only given when a product is of very good quality and is available at a very fair and reasonable price.
It’s a great little toaster oven all round. It can accommodate 4 slices of bread at any one time, or a 9 inch pizza (mmm!) And it’s really powerful, with a wattage of 1150 watts.
The controls are very intuitive to use. There are just 3 dials to consider. One for the temperature, which is in degrees Fahrenheit, one to choose the function, and then a final one to set how you’d like toast, which also doubles as a timer dial.
And it does a lot more than just toast. You can use it to warm up a dinner plate that has been left in the refrigerator, or you can do some baking, or you can use it to broil your foods.
What we love about the TO1760SS is just how evenly it does your toast. In fact, it’s considered to offer up to 30% more even toasting than it’s other Black and Decker counterparts.
There’s a rack, a pan, and a removable crumb tray included in the price, designed to fit in there perfectly.
It has a smart stainless steel exterior that would look great against any kitchen decor.
And it has an extra wide viewing window in the door, so you can keep an eye on your food as it cooks.
Amazon sometimes has great deals on this toaster oven - worth a look.
Now, this toaster oven is one of the biggest current best sellers with online retailers. And it’s available at a bargain price too!
But despite the more affordable price, it really does have a lot going for it, and actually has quite a lot in common with the TO1760SS, such as the high wattage of 1150 watts, and the same dimensions, and how much food you can fit inside.
It even has the same 30% more even heating than most other Black and Decker toaster ovens!
The controls are also pretty much the same, with the exact same settings on each dial. And you get the same free inclusions, such as the rack, the pan, and the removable crumb tray
OK, so now you’re wondering, “Are there any differences at all?”
Well, there are some differences, and they revolve around the toaster oven’s appearance.
Whereas the TO1760SS is stainless steel all over, the TO1750SB is black all over, save for the front, which is still stainless steel.
And the dials, while they do have the same settings differ in how they look and how you hold them.
Whereas the TO1760SS features knobs to turn, the TO1750SB has a cuboid for you to grab hold of to turn the dial.
At first, we thought that the feature of two different rack positions was exclusive to the TO1750SB, but it turns out that the TO1760SS has that too.
So, it really is the case that the only difference between these two different Black and Decker toaster ovens is solely the appearance.
So if you’re not particularly vain when it comes to your smaller kitchen appliances it would make sense to save yourself about $10 and go for the TO1750SB.
Now, this is a toaster oven with a difference - and that’s because as well as being a great toaster oven it’s also an air fryer too! It’s like getting two small appliances for the price of one!
And if you don’t have an air fryer in your kitchen, it’s certainly worth considering.
Anything that you would normally deep fry, whether it’s fries, or chicken nuggets, or whatever, you can fry in the TO1785SG, and all without all that messy grease and extra needless calories.
And you’d probably think that with it being an air fryer as well as being an air fryer that it would be a little more complicated to use. But, thankfully, that’s not actually the case at all.
Instead of having 3 dials, like most Black and Decker toaster ovens, this beauty has just two dials. There’s one dial you can use to set how you’d like toast, which also doubles as a timer dial.
And then the temperature dial allows you to select your chosen cooking function at the higher end of the temperature range. From there, you can select broil, toast, or air fry.
In terms of dimensions and capacity, again it’s very similar to the TO1750SB and TO1785SG and is able to accommodate 4 slices of toast or one 9 inch pizza.
Of course, you get everything you need with the toaster, including the rack, the pan, and an air frying mesh basket.
There is one potential drawback to this toaster oven, however. There are markings on the upper dial to choose which cooking function you want to use for broiling, toasting, and air frying but there is no visible option to choose baking.
This is the case even though the product description clearly states that you can bake in this toaster oven. Presumably, this baking function can be carried out at the lower range of the temperature dial.
Sure it doesn’t really sell quite as well as some of the more heavily marketed Black and Decker toaster ovens, but that’s mostly just because it hasn’t been around quite as long.
However it’s still a best seller with online retailers in their toaster oven category, and customer feedback on the device has been very positive. On the Amazon page, for example, it has already earned 4 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
OK, so strictly speaking this is not a 4 slice toaster oven - it’s better.
It can accommodate 6 slices of bread for toasting, but is still very compact for your kitchen, taking up very little extra space.
And, better yet, it’s available for around the same price as a 6-slice Black and Decker toaster oven.
So, to be clear on the dimensions, it measures 15.9 inches in length, and is 9.7 inches high, and is 11.75 inches deep. Quite compact, hey?
There are just 3 dials to be concerned about. There’s one for the temperature, which is displayed in both degrees Fahrenheit and in degrees Centigrade. Then there’s one to select the function, and then a final one to set how you’d like toast, which also doubles as a timer dial.
When the box arrives, you will also receive an accompanying bake pan, broil rack, and removable crumb tray.
What we will say is that the controls on this model appear unnecessarily busy, seeing as the settings are printed in both English and French. We’d prefer if it just had the English on there, but of course, this does not affect how well the toaster oven performs in its just various functions.
With Black and Decker, you can rest assured that you’re going to get a very good quality product at a price that you can afford.
If budget is a concern for you, then the TO1750SB is one of the cheapest ones around without at all compromising on quality or capability.
Some Black and Decker toaster ovens have more functionality than others, like the TO1785SG, which also doubles as a neat little air fryer.
And before you buy yourself a 4 slice toaster oven, it’s worth considering first whether you actually have room for a slightly larger toaster oven.
A 6 slice toaster oven is only slightly larger than the 4 slice variety, and it’s always better to have a larger capacity than a smaller one - you never know when you’ll be joined by an unexpected guest.