Summary: Have had it now for a few years and have had no problem. Toasts great, looks great. I have not used the bagel setting yet, so no comment on that. I also love the pull out crumb tray and short cord.
Summary: This is a reasonable toaster. I especially like the cool-touch exterior. The bagel button does make a difference (I don't recommend toasting bread on the bagel setting). The only real flaw is the placement of the power cord. Maybe a bit spendy, but then I remember the days when toasters cost $10. If you don't need pretty and bells and whistles, this is a good choice.
Summary: This is a very good toaster; works well for bread, english muffins, and bagels; the tempature gage is easy to set, and accurate. It cleans well, and lightweight. The only problem I have is that the cord for the plug comes from the front of the toaster where the dials are. I don't understand that!?
Summary: I needed a toaster for the office. Saw Sunbeam and knew the name has been around for ages - I have a Sunbeam fan from the 1940's that works like a champ. Based on the good reputation, I chose the Sunbeam toaster over the rest of the cheap toasters. I used it maybe six times and it operated just fine. Then after a short time the silly thing won't "catch" when I push down on the handle.
Summary: I owned a sunbeam toaster many years ago it lasted for years and did a great job making toast. When it finally gave out I bought a different, that one didn't last long when it did work, the toast was only partly toasted .When my last toaster died I got on Sunbeams web sight and found just what I was looking for. When it arrived I tried it out and have been happy ever since.I'll never buy anything else..Looking forward for this one a very long time.
Summary: One of the first things I do when buying a product on Amazon is to take advantage of the customer reviews and I generally start with the 1 stars. If I see negative comments that raise questions as to whether the product will work beyond a couple of weeks or has some basic design flaws, I pass it up and find something else.
It eats Pop-Tarts & the cord is weird, but ok otherwise
Greg P. "Greg", Amazon
24 January 2013
Summary: Watch out if you're toasting Pop-Tarts. The tray that they (or toast) sit on is not solid, but rather a series of protrusions in alternate directions. It is very easy to put a Pop-Tart too far to the side, so it will go down but then only come partially up, and get eaten by the toaster. If you're even less careful, you can entirely miss the tray altogether so things go down but never come back up. As someone else said, it's weird that the cord is in the front.