Summary: Looks well constructed, nice design and backed by what I thought was a good brand name. I unpacked the first one and the handle fell off (glued to glass door with a heat resistant glue.) I exchanged it for another one. The timer would not turn off. Regardless of the setting, the timer would tick down to the "light" toast setting and stop. It could not automatically turn off.
Perfect for arsonists, pyromaniacs, and general fire enthusiasts
23 October 2011
Summary: I take toast very, very seriously. It is my favorite food. I have been looking for a toaster oven that can toast exotic items like bread. Turns out, the people at Black & Decker do not want me to make or eat toast. This toaster oven toasts incredibly well. Incredibly. Well. In fact, it will toast your entire kitchen. With fire. This toaster oven actually takes bread and turns it into fire. It is a magical machine, full of mystery and wonder.
Summary: We purchased this toaster for the name of Black and Decker,and its solid reputation! This toaster oven was purchased almost 2 years ago. The knob fell off, and the rubber feet on the underside also fell out. We simply replaced it for the same model. No problems whatsoever with the new one, except the rubber feet kept falling off. About 6 months ago, the top heating element stopped working.
Summary: I was disappointed that it already began to break down after 1 year of use. The indicator light fell out and the knob is loose. It also is anoying that the crumb tray does not come out - it just swings down on hinges so you have to pick up the entire oven to empty it. I expected better from Black & Decker, which I had thought was a reputable brand.
Summary: Complete waste of money. I bought this at my local Target, having been attracted to it by the relatively small design, clean looks and simplicity of function. I just wanted a basic toaster oven without the bells and whistles that might otherwise go haywire. Figured I'd keep it simple and avoid disappointment. Fat chance. Even the door doesn't open right.
Summary: I had a B&D toaster oven for years and therefore decided to stay with the brand. WHAT A MISTAKE. Purchased from Target. This is the worst thing I have ever purchased. I've used it twice and it's going back today. Baked fine but the toast is an issue. I first set the bagel to "Stay Warm" at 150 degrees. Because the knob is evenly shaped at both ends I was set at 450 degrees. Almost a fire.
Summary: My dad worked for GE, and in 1957 brought home the first "Toast-R-Oven". Unlike modern toaster-ovens, in which the toasting and baking are performed in the same cavity, it was a conventional toaster with a tray underneath where items could be inserted for cooking or light grilling. (You can see a picture of it in the 12/2009 or 1/2010 issue of Consumer Reports -- I don't remember which.
Summary: Purchased the product based on previous B & D product experience, liked the design,size,functionality and price. Timer wouldn't turn off, ticker would stop, but unit would continue to heat, in my opinion this is an extreme fire hazard and product should be recalled. However, mine proved to be defective before a recall could happen. The bottom heating element just broke in half and fell to the bottom of the crumb tray after being used for less than 6 months.