Excerpt: I've had it a few weeks. It's perfedct. the features and description were right on. Exactly accurate. It's beautiful and does the job perfectly. Love the settings, espectially th bagel setting, one side only. Just great.
Summary: Great toaster, especially at this price point. It looks really nice and toasts great. The only slight drawback is the sideways positioning. If you can make it work on your countertop, it's the perfect little toaster.
My walmart no name brand was better than this toaster
20 January 2014
Summary: We had a generic toaster before we bought this one. We've had it for a few months now. Hamilton beach is good company but this is a pretty terrible product. Pros: Defrost and bagel toast are great! Stainless steel looks great. Cons: 1. The toaster has a terrible spring. when a bagel is toasted, it will pop out just enough for me to burn my fingers by touching the top of the toaster when trying to take it out.
Summary: One thing annoys me most is that I have to lift the handle to take the toast out. The spring is not bouncing back to the original position after toasting. Worse if it is a bagel. Bagel setting on toaster is unreliable. I end up just using the toast settings for bagel. One thing I approve is that it toast without actually drying out the bread. I would still buy a better one next time.