Reviews and Problems with West Bend 78004 - 4 Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel
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Does not toast well
David Mason, Amazon
29 January 2013
Summary: This simply does not toast very well. I was very disappointed that this West Bend appliance, despite its nice construction, good design (the controls are right on top) takes a very long time - on the highest setting - to only half way toast whole grain bread, which I must then re-toast.
Summary: We've had this for about 6 months - no failures yet. Works great, excellent product. The only negative is we can still smell that "new toaster smell" when we use it, even after 6 months. It has faded considerably, and is nearly gone. Even so, we would buy this one again.
Summary: Do I like toast? You're darn tootin' I do! Who wouldn't love to own this baby? Works fast and has just the right amount of choices to manage all your breading needs & eating habits any time during the day or night. This toaster isn't just for the 'office clones' who have quit smoking.
Summary: Love this toaster! I like to make 'breakfast' for dinner but hate having to wait for the 'second' round of toast for my eggs. Bought the 4 slice toaster so that everyone gets at least one piece of toast and love the fact that we can have it light or dark and that the conrols are separate.
Summary: The toaster emits a terrible odor when used. It smells like an old machine shop where metal is being cut/ground. It is sickening - it permeates the house. We had to open all our windows to breathe. We returned it the next day.
Summary: Lasted just over a year using it maybe twice a month before the center heating element wire melted. That's really poor even considering the $25 i paid for it. While it was working it performed ok, a tad slow at times.
Summary: I was looking for a Toaster made in U.S.A. and I know West-Bend had a decent reputation. I was doped by Google. They included another product made by West-Bend and it was made in the U.S.A. I gave the rating a 3 because it does not entirely meet my expectations.
Summary: Was a gift and am not sure about it. It toasts one side of the bread more than the other. Cord is difficult to wrap underneath the toaster. It seems I have to wipe the surface too often and then it tends to streak. The toast does not pop up high enough to reach without tongs.