Horrid controls and build quality, but actual toasting not bad!
Bill Jones, Amazon
19 October 2014
Summary: This toaster has a really cheap feel to it, very flimsy operation. The controls are poorly labeled and don't make sense, the "instructions", even though written in fluent English, don't tell you anything useful. And during first 10-20 minutes of use, it has a horrid burning smell. But once you know the arcane secrets of this machine, you can make quite good toast! Here are the instructions they should have packaged with the toaster: 1. Do not use indoors at first.
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: Could not recommend this more strongly for the family who needs to toast one slice of bread... ever. Nice high action for removing toast, sleek appearance on the counter top. And its electric too! Sadly though, for the dedicated toaster, looking to repeatedly use the appliance over - lets say - a two month interval, this may not be the right model. The lift mechanism broke within a month of use and now, at the two month mark, it is unusable.
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.