Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker T3550
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Piece O Junk
Toni Ford, Amazon
4 May 2011
Summary: This toaster is really bad and I should have thrown it out sooner. First the exterior.. It takes up a lot of space because it's big and bulky. Be careful how you clean the outside as the black plastic scratches easily. On to how it doesn't work as a toaster.. It takes forever to toast bread and doesn't toast evenly. I keep it up to the last setting on the dial just to get it to toast the bread. The slices don't fit down in it either.
Summary: I used this toaster for almost 3 years and it always stunk. It wasn't until I went on vacation recently and used a real toaster that I realized what I was missing. This toaster is a time waster and it takes forever to make toast, I can't wait to throw mine away.
Summary: We've had this about a couple of years. It stopped holding the bread down. We had to bang the handle down and change the settings willy-nilly to get it to finally stay down. It has never browned evenly.
Summary: I've used this toaster daily for a couple of weeks now, and the only thing it has going for it is looks and price. I read Amazon reviews for everything else, don't know why I didn't in this case. The first problem is that it doesn't toast evenly. Some of the "coils" don't seem to get hot (red), so there are bands in your toast that aren't browned. It has to be turned up very high to get the whole piece, then the rest is so hard it's unpleasant.
Summary: Had it for 3 years and never liked it. It never toasted even and one side always burned everything. It feels clunky, didn't pop toast up far enough, and the only way to cancel toasting (like if it was burning something) was to unplug it. Recently got a Hamilton Beach, costs $15 less than this toaster, and it works beautifully.
Summary: I should have read the reviews BEFORE buying it, but I was in a hurry. This is probably the worst toaster I've ever had. It takes forever to toast and it doesn't pop up enough after it's finished. I always have to stick my fingers down inside the toaster to try and pull out a regular size piece of bread. Also, I have trouble with the staying down in the "toast" mode sometimes. I'm trashing this and looking for a different brand.