Reviews and Problems with Hamilton Beach 2 Slice Toaster
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Good value & works well
3 weeks ago
Summary: This toaster works very well. My only complaint ,as with every other toaster I have had, is that for whole grain breads, it doesn't toast dark enough. Otherwise,it is fine. I like the wide slots also.
Summary: I bought this because the toaster oven just doesn't make great toast. A toaster just makes better toast - closer elements make the bread toasty without drying it out. This toaster got decent reviews and had a small footprint to reduce countertop clutter - just what I hoped for. It makes decent toast. Perhaps a bit uneven, and requires the temperature to be cranked up to the far end of the dial for effective toasting beyond warm bread.
Summary: Its attractive to look at and works as a basic run of the mill restaurant standard toast. However when set on the highest toasting position it will only do a medium or light toast. I like a heavily toasted bread and want a toaster that I can set for that even to the point of burning the bread and then can back off the setting from that to get a good toast. This one will not do that even at the highest settings.
Summary: My ancient, cheap-o Proctor-Silex finally died. It could no longer get the toast up and out but it now excels in producing bread-sized chunks of fresh charcoal ideal for the Hamster with a Hibachi in your life. Time for a new one. The range of choices is insane but this one won out for value and looks. (Does anyone *really* need a $150 toaster with motorized bread-lift? I make a dense whole grain bread myself but not *that* dense.
Summary: when I first used this toaster it seemed to take extra time to toast properly and I had to toast things twice sometimes on rather high settings. after about a week I no longer had to re-toast anything and it now works just fine and I am happy with it.
Summary: Centers toast automatically via the way the "griddle" holder things move when you depress the toast lever. This was a problem with previous Hamilton Beach toasters (like 5 years ago) that would burn toast or make the sides uneven. Very attractive on the counter and easy to clean. You can also lift the handle a little to push the toast out a bit extra if you don't want to use a toast grabber.