Reviews and Problems with Hamilton Beach Eclectrics Sterling All-Metal Toaster
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Scott Mathes, Amazon
23 April 2012
Summary: I have had this toaster since January/2012 and the first problem is that it does not toast evenly over the complete surface of the toast. Now starting less then two months ago, the middle setting burns my toast and now it does not pop up and it has almost caught fire.
Summary: The toaster broke after less than three months of use. The handle would not stay at the lower position, so we had to hold it there for two or three minutes to toast our bread. We will contact Hamilton Beach, but this kind of defect is unacceptable.
Summary: Attracted by the all-metal construction, and my past experience with Hamilton Beach toasters, I purchased this model in early December 2011. It is, indeed, solidly constructed, if a bit bulky. But lets cut to the chase -- a toaster really only needs to do one thing -- toast sliced bread.
Summary: We had a terrible time choosing a toaster to replace our 20+ years old Kenmore that finally burned out. As others have noted, there seem to be no perfect toasters out there -- at any price. We considered everything from $19.99 to $299.99.
Summary: We really loved the look of it and it did the job (albeit slower than our 20+ year old not-so-pretty toaster), but in its last months alive, the spring that keeps the food in the toaster stopped working and you had to hold it down continuously. Then it just stopped working all together.
Summary: I have been looking for a new toaster for over a year - Last time consumer reports published their findings I checked all the top ones out and gave up based on the reveiws I saw nothing was better than what I had.
Summary: I've had this toaster for about a month. I bought it to replace a toaster oven that took up a lot more space but made inadequate toast. The Hamilton Beach is very good -- it toasts fairly evenly. I do find that I have to put it on setting 4 to get the desired darkness, though.
Summary: Well I admit I fell for the 3 - 5 star reviews and ordered one thinking that it would be fantastic. I was replacing a $15 toaster that didn't have wide enough slots and never toasted the same way twice. I took it out of the box and put an english muffin in it and waited for it to knock my socks off.
Summary: I purchased this toaster because there were two five-star reviews and I was not going to bring anything less than a five-star toaster into my home again-I have had it with the cheap, bad ones. This toaster lives up to my expectations.
Summary: We went through so many toasters, looking for one that actually did what it promised. We love this toaster! It is fast and the toast is the color it should be for the setting. We used the reheat this morning after the toast sat for 5 minutes and it was perfect.