Summary: After years of purchasing items on Amazon, this is the first review I have ever written. The reason? This toaster is such a piece of junk that I wanted to warn others not to waste their money on it. My experience: 1) mechanical - the door is difficult to open and close as if it is not tracked correctly; 2) toaster - the toaster is missing an essential and common sense feature.
Summary: Perfect for what it claims to be: a toaster with a small toaster oven, nothing more, but nothing less either. The length is perfect to toast long slices of bread or thick bagels. In summer, I avoid turning on the kitchen oven just for a heating slice of pizza or a scone: this is the perfect alternative. It will not cook a meal for 2 or 4, but it is perfect for quick daily use, without invading the counter space.
Summary: Hamilton Beach 22708H Toastation Toaster
It's very nice looking and doesn't take up a lot of counter space, but the toaster part, my bread gets caught in it and I have to fish it out. I haven't used the oven yet. I'm so so about it, but for the price it's not bad.
Summary: Sorry to be so blunt, but it truly reflects my sentiments. It was my first Hamilton Beach product, afraid it will be my last.
I fell for the "cute" factor. Kept it for 6 months, mainly because I paid $40 for it and I was reluctant to spend money on another toaster for a while. I put up with it as long as I could. It burned EVERYTHING in the oven part, the heating element was too close to the rack. Nice, melty cheese on toast? Nope.
Summary: This toaster/oven is what it looks like, a nice compact toaster/oven. It is not very large, so don't expect to fit 6 pieces of bread in it, but if you have a small kitchen with small counters, it is a great buy. It toasts a bit unevenly, but I am not picky about that type of stuff. Also, it can get very hot, so you need to be careful not to burn the tops of items.