Summary: Please read the reviews on this product carefully before making a purchase. I did not and purchased this product because it was a Hamilton Beach like my old 16 year old toaster. Each and every complaint that someone has written here, I find to be true while using this product. It is now, as apparently are many others, in the trash. If I could give it zero starts I would. My husband has demanded a new toaster and this time I will pay careful attention to the reviews.
Summary: After only two weeks the inside wires in both slots discontinued to heat. In my opinion you should be able to make two slices of toast per day and have it last more than two weeks. We will try something else.
If I could give this 0 stars, I would. Never worked properly/broke quickly.
10 January 2014
Summary: I owned this toaster for less than 3 months. From the initial use, the handle was flaky and required some manipulation to get it to stay down. The bread usually stuck out of the top at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch, which meant that some of the bread went untoasted. The toaster did not toast evenly and often burned the toast on the medium setting of 3.