Reviews and Problems with Hamilton Beach SmartToast 2 Slice Toaster
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my favourite toaster
Kirk Armstrong, Amazon
1 January 2014
Summary: I have had this toaster quite awhile and it works just fine. It was replaced after the first one wouldn't stay down after the first week. No problems with the replacement. Very fast and efficient. Some people may think it doesn't toast dark enough but it is OK for me.
Summary: Bought this from Amazon Canada and had it for maybe four months before it stopped working completely. No idea what caused it to stop working, it was under normal household use for a family of four. So I opened it up to see if I might be able to fix it. Turns out one of the heating elements detached and broke, causing a short. No way for me to repair it and of course, past the warranty so I was completely SOL. Complete and utter junk.
Summary: Our old long slot toaster gave up heating toast on one side. Sadly when we went looking for a replacement we found that B&D no longer makes that model. We also found that we didn't have much choice for long slot toasters under $100. I can say that this one does work well, but it's a little different. Firstly, it doesn't pop-up... it sounds an alarm. Yeah it's annoying. BUT! because it doesn't pop-up, it keeps your toast warm! Nice.
Summary: I purchased this product as a brand new product from Amazon.ca. I believe I got one that had been returned; the warranty papers were missing. There was also a hole that had been cut out of the box corner. Shipping time was excellent; so much for that. The toaster does one side more than the other and the slice needs to be redone. The toasting is not completely done and parts of the slice are not toasted.
Summary: Got this toaster because of a good look, and also multiple good feedbacks. Wanted a 2-slice toaster in a form of one long slot. It does look good. But after 1.5 years it lost its power (heating). Now, after 3 minutes of toasting, bread is barely warm. So, it worked just fine for 1 year (exactly the warranty period), and after 12 year - it is garbage. Fairly expensive garbage (comparing to other toasers). So, 4* for looks, 0* for longevity. Average score - 2*.
Summary: We got this toaster a few weeks ago. I was wary after all of the negative reviews about toasters. This one really works! It toasts stuff! The one long slot is handy for larger pieces or maybe 3 smaller pieces. It dings when the toast is done. Generally a good idea unless it's too early in the morning...