Summary: I have a hamilton beach toaster that i just bought,not from amazon from chinamart aka wallmart number 22604R and i wanted to let everyone no this toaser is total junk if you put a bagel in this toaster the spring is so weak that it will not pop up the bagle fire HAZARD total junk hamilton beach has recalled "482,000 toasters world wide",and thats just there toaster line many many more recalls on there other products some starting fires, BEWARE GO TO THERE WEB SITE AND...
Summary: This toaster does what it is supposed to do, toasts bread of all thicknesses, evenly on both sides, even when the bread is frozen. It is easy to operate, and very consistent. Previously I had an expensive super whiz-bang toaster from a fancy European manufacturer with all kinds of fancy controls and it produced the worst toast ever. This one, at a quarter of the price, is far superior. I love it!
Summary: I've tried several toasters that were substantially more expensive and have determined that this basic, no frills Proctor Silex does a much better job of toasting bread. In fact I've done lots of research and have learned that all of the button functions on more expensive toasters are actually not necessary. For example: Cancel Button - not necessary, you simply lift up the lever to stop the toasting.
Summary: For Everyone Looking for Toasters Based on Reviews.. If you are using this Toaster for a big family... I would give it 3 stars. Takea about 60-90 seconds for a Bagel.. Which I think is Fine. Its golden brown the way I like it and taste great. Easy clean.. BUT, I honestly Don't think this toaster Can handle Work over and over.. Why i have it 5 stars. I use this toaster For MYSELF only. 1-3 times a day. Works GREAT. No issues what so ever.
Summary: Tired of living with toasters that won't fit a slice of Jewish rye bread, I went in search of an affordable toaster with longer slots. Most toasters these days have slots that are wide enough to handle bagels, but in order to toast rye bread, you have to toast it sideways, toasting one half and then flipping it over to toast the other half. The result is usually overdone in the middle, underdone on both ends.
Summary: This does a pretty good job of toasting. The only thing I don't like about it is there is no release button to pop-up your toast early. And because of the way it is designed, it is hard to push up on the arm without touching a hot part of the metal.