Reviews and Problems with Hamilton Beach 2 Slice Toaster
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Mystery of Toaster continues
3 weeks ago
Summary: Nice, easy to use. But the one expectation that I have with a toaster and I believe most people have when buying a toaster is that the bread is toasted evenly on both sides. The need to remove the bread and flip it and then re-toast is like a greek myth, an everyday activity that is meaningless use of precious life. And alas this toaster does not toast evenly. How is it possible that we can go to Mars but there is not a toaster that can toast both sides evenly.
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.
I found that this toaster hasn't lived up to its ...
Matthew S. Krauss, Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: I found that this toaster hasn't lived up to its positive reviews on consumer websites. It's a reasonable value for the price, but the coils have degraded substantially after the first couple months, so food toasts unevenly or not at all in certain spots.
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.