Reviews and Problems with Proctor Silex Extra-Large Toaster Oven Broiler
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Great compact toaster / broiler
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is working out great for us. We wanted something small for defrosting, toasting and broiling. It fits two big pieces of bread easily and the depth seems plenty roomy for bagels, muffins etc. I suspect the reviewers who complain it burns one side probably don't have the rack in the correct position. Because I'm finding it toasts extremely well. I love the look of it -- has kind of a sleek, commercial kitchen feel to it.
Summary: This cute, little toaster oven has so far (5 weeks) been perfect for my needs. I love the simple design, materials and small size. It has done well with baking and making toast. One needs to read the directions, so that you insert the rack correctly for properly toasted bread. It's more user-friendly for my needs than a dozen other models viewed at multiple retail stores: it maintains its "Toast" setting from use to use, so that all I need do is to set the timer (one...
Summary: The good: * The toaster is compact and perfectly fits in my small New York City kitchen. * There is a cleaning tray on the bottom that collects the crumbs - easy to clean * It comes with 2 racks: the usual metal rack for bread/bagel toasting and a broil pan (I use it for sandwitches or other food that might leak - very useful so the cheese or sauce doesn't drip on the heating element).
Summary: Great little toaster oven. Almost did not purchase due to complaints of one-side toasting only. We find it toasts both side quite well. It may be that the setting on the toaster was mistakenly incorrect in those cases. There is a setting for toasting the top only, and another that allows both top and bottom elements to heat thereby toasting evenly. We did it wrong the first time.
I'm the first one?! I am very happy with this little toaster oven.
N. McDonough, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I have never had a toaster oven before so my review might affected by having nothing previous to compare to, but here goes: I wanted a small, 2 slice toaster oven, because I am a 1 person family. There were only a couple choices on Amazon and the other choice seemed to be rated as too small by other buyers. So I chose this Proctor Silex(at that time)unrated model. It takes up only a little more space on my counter than my old 2 slice toaster did.
Summary: After weeks of searching for a 2 slice toaster oven (most are 4 or even 6 slice) this is exactly what I was looking for. I have very little counter space and it fits perfect in the space where I wanted to put it. I read a lot of reviews and have to say that it meets all expectations. Cooks more evenly than my old 4 slice. If you're looking for a toaster oven that doesn't take up much space and works great, this is the one.
Summary: I figured, for $16, I'd give it a shot. The toaster oven arrived in just three days and it is beautiful. It has an industrial design look to it, which fits any decor. It also has the Procter Silex label. It reminds me of something people would have designed back in the 'seventies before they started covering over metal with painted finishes. (The top has an embossed "HOT SURFACE / SURFACE CHAUDE" that evokes the aesthetics of the Bauhaus.
Summary: We've used this for about a week now and so far, it's been great -- especially considering that it's one of the least expensive toaster ovens out there. First thing you'll notice is that it's almost all metal -- very little plastic unlike some more popular models. Yes, it looks a little utilitarian but that's part of its charm I think. Second, it is very small; not much bigger than a regular toaster but big enough for two standard slices of bread.
Summary: I love this. Its small, but perfect for my own use. Holds 2 slices of bread just fine. Toasts evenly on both sides. True to the dial - it toasts 'light' when you set it on light,etc. And that tick..tick..tick..ding (as another reviewer says) is a delight. It fits right in with hearing the coffee perk and the bacon sizzle. I've used it for a month now and hope it lasts forever.
Summary: You know what's awesome about this toaster oven? It's not trying to kill me. My Black and Decker Toast-r-Oven was basically a flame thrower, which would be awesome in ANY other place except my kitchen and maybe a pre-school. So I got this Proctor-Silex/Hamilton Beach Compact Toaster oven as a replacement because the fire thing was starting to concern me, for some reason. So far this has not caught on fire. Therefore I am happy. You know what else makes me happy? Toast.