Reviews and Problems with Hamilton Beach SmartToast 2 Slice Toaster - Black
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A Real Lemon
J. T. Keith, Amazon
10 September 2015
Summary: One star is being generous this is the worst toaster I ever had. To get a bagel to toast(using bagel feature) take one toast cycle on 5 and another toast cycle on 3. To use this toaster you best not be in a hurry it is very slow.
Summary: When I first received it one of the wire grates that are on either side of the bread (that squeeze together when the toast is started) was sticking in the little slot it's supposed to slide along. So I bent the offending wire with some pliers, and now it slides smoothly.
Summary: Our not too old Kitchenaid toaster started to fall apart (literally) forcing us to find a new toaster. Reading the reviews of other toasters it seems more costly toasters did not deliver better or more reliable toasting. So we decided to go with a cheaper unit.
Summary: I've only had this a few days but I'm very impressed. It toasts evenly , which is the main thing for me. I make a lot of frozen waffles and there's a setting for frozen items, which is one reason I got it.
Summary: I have had this toaster for a few months now, and I am not happy with it. I bought the 4 slice, but the bread in the middle does not heat correctly (at all) so the bread is not even when it pops out.
Summary: Works well. It really does give my toast a pretty even browning on both sides. I would say I am not picky about toast, but our old toaster was not near as good as this one. I have never noticed toast quality before until I got this toaster, so take that for what it is worth.
Summary: Don't buy. The wires on the bottom that goes up and down are so spread out, if you drop bread in, it'll lay cockeyed. You have to straighten it, and if you have something crubmly like poptarts, they'll fall apart.
Summary: I really love this toaster. The frozen toast setting for waffles is perfect. On 3, the bagel setting is perfect. The only minor, minor issue I have is that occasionally the waffles can get a little stuck and don't pop up.
Summary: We've been using this daily, and it works well. It isn't super fancy, but for an inexpensive toaster, it does the trick. It is cool to the touch, and toasts consistently. I wish the slots were a tad bit longer, we buy bread from Panera and some of the big pieces don't fit in it.
Summary: This is a terrible toaster. We've had it less than 6 months and it already isn't working. It never worked very well in the first place. It would either burn or not toast anything, bagels would stay cold in the middle, one side would toast dark, the other wouldn't toast at all.