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84 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
Bought this at Christmas for my mother- in- law who is 87 yrs. old. She loves it!!! She says its very easy to read the dials, loves the tongs, the pull- out crumb tray, and the style. She loves the bagel feature too! She uses it daily and it has a prominent place on her counter top, not in the cupboard like her old one! When I am ready for a new toaster this is the one I will buy!
We have only had this for a week, so I didn't rate durability - assume it is excellent.
It has met every expectation and performs well. The only caveat is, if the one we got
is an example of the average, the instruction manual gives suggested settings that
have been very inaccurate. Toast and bagel settings were between 4 and 5. In actual
use that results in a "burnt offering". We found through trial and error that a setting
of 2 does quite well and results in optimum toasting. Your results may well vary. We
don't care because our toast is done quickly. When toasting is complete, the product
being toasted pops up high enough that you never need to use the included tongs.
Good product and very well built.
we purchased this toaster to replace a new, more expensive one that got too hot on the sides after toasting a couple of cycles. we have limited counter space and decided to try one that advertises "cool touch". the sides of this toaster will get warm after several cycles but never hot (beware the top tho - they all get hot on the top). it is also slimmer and we love the plastic tongs for grabbing smaller pieces. love the black color but if any criticism, i would have preferred a brushed steel finish on the top rather than the bright finish. other than that, it works very well, even toasting, looks nice, doesn't get hot on the sides, great price. can't find this one in stores - Walmart ships to the store free, love that!
design defect...a transparent barrier exists between the heating elements and the bread(a safety feature), making the toasting take waaaaay too long...intolerably long. fail we returned it and will now use the old, much better, 15 yrold betty crocker toaster. betty crocker got it right 15 yrs ago. other toasters tried and failed:
kenmore elite was way too uneven in the right slot. fail
cuisinart cpt-120 burnt EVERYTHING put in it, even at the lowest setting. fail
if the slots were a little longer for rye bread it would be perfect!
Toasts whole slice of bread not just partial. Uniform in color. I've not tried bagels yet. Very happy with my purchase. I highly recommend.
The bottom line for me is, "Does the product do the job it was designed to do?" The answer for this toaster is, "Yes, it does." It toasts well with no fuss or unnecessary muss. The tongs work great. For me, the highest praise of a tool is that it does what it's supposed to do. Now, if it will do this job for several years, it will bring me even more joy.
I have only had it a short while but is is great so far.
This is a reasonably priced toaster that adequately toasts bread and bagels - the slots are deep and wide enough to accommodate various sizes. We have used it daily without any problems - good choice for our home.
I was looking of reasonably priced toaster with very good reviews. I purchased this toaster after reading the reviews and its low price. So far I've been satisfied with its performance. Very simple to use. I've toasted different sizes and thicknesses of bread and hamburger buns. I had to adjust the darkness a little for each different bread but now I have found the proper settings. I like the bagel and cancel features which can be very useful. The cool surface feature is nice but it does make the toaster a bit larger than most.
looks great . works fast, press button to end toasting. to retreve toast press and toast that is short is elevated. best toaster we ever had
Stay cool sides, even toasting! Love the look! Just a great toaster and very happy with my purchase!
I am impressed with the design and appearance of my new toaster. However, we toast English Muffins regularly and the toaster doesn't, even on the special bagel setting and a 5, adequately toast the bread. By putting it on twice, bagel and regular, it becomes a bit overdone. I wish I could toast my English Muffins appropriately, because then this toaster would be a 4+, and were it more sturdy, even a 5 star toaster.
I recently puchased the toaster, therfore I could only rate it fair for durabiliy. Oherwise , this toaster is terrific. Not only is great to look at, it toasts perfectly. You won't be disappointed.
Have only had it for 2 weeks, so can't comment on durability. I really like the way it works, and the built in tongs. I bought this toaster because Hamilton Beach knows how to build toasters that work well. Love the sliding control. It does a fantastic job on muffins and I am sure it will do the same on bagels.
apparently my definition of toasted and the manufacturers is totally different. Warm bread is not toasted, toasted constitutes surface darkening! Be prepared to do a double down on this product.
I haven't had this toaster but 2 weeks, but, so far, it seems to be a great toaster. I like my toast lightly toasted, so, I set it at about 1.5 and it comes out perfect every time. There is one minor con though, it doesn't seem to like the heels. After toasting a heel, it ejected the toast and scraped off part of the outer heel during ejection. I didn't see this and proceeded to toast a couple more slices. The part of the heel was still in the toaster and burned. I do like the toaster tongs though too.
Overall, this is a good toaster and I'd buy it again.
P.S. This toaster has safety features that increases toasting time. This is not a big issue as far as I'm concerned. Steve
It looks great toasts nice have no complaints at this time. delivery was quick. Friendly associate at the store made everything a good experience
so far so good!
Looks great in my kitchen but I still have not found the right setting for my toast where I do not have to push the toast down for the second time. I like the fact that one can choose the kind of bread to toast i.e. bagel however, my toast still comes not evenly brown. I have some burnt parts after the second run.