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Black & Decker TR1400SB toaster

Price range:
$31.38 - $62.52
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Summary: This Black & Decker
  • 4-slice toasters has
  • Dial, touchbutton controls.
  • bagel settings.
  • 2 yr waranty.
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Type: 4-slice toasters
About - Black & Decker TR1400SB

The Black & Decker TR1400SB is part of the toaster test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toaster models like the TR1400SB are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Color range:
How well the toasters or toaster ovens produced both very light toast and very dark toast.

Full batch:
Reflects color evenness among all slices in a batch.

Successive batches:
Represents color consistency in consecutive batches.
About This Brand

Among the leaders in market share, Black & Decker products are available nationally at a wide range of retailers including Target, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, and Electronic models include features such as frozen pastry one-touch function button and LCD indicator lighting.

Features & Specs - Black & Decker TR1400SB
info Controls dial, touchbutton
info Exterior material Metal
info One slot No
info Bagel setting Yes
info Additional features Reheat, frozen and cancel buttons, retractable cord storage
info Warranty 2 yr
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User Reviews - Black & Decker TR1400SB
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Decent price
Easy-to-clean Crumb Trays
Good Looking
Many settings
Retractable cord
Doesn't Toast Entire Slic
Plastic odor
Best Uses
Bought this during Amazon's Prime Day sale. Received this a.m., and we tested it out right away. <br />First off, we eat a lot of homemade bread -- breadmaker bread. My machine makes a loaf that slices to 5x5 slices. They fit in the slot, but don't go down all the way, so about 3/4 of each slice doesn't toast at the top. If we cut the slices in half, they fit but then they have to be fished out when the toasting is finished. We decided to try slices of store-bought bread also, and same thing -- about 1/2 of top didn't toast. This might be a deal-breaker for us.<br />The knobs didn't stay down some times on the first try. May be defective toaster.<br />The toaster looks good, and there are plenty of settings. It gives off a melting plastic odor when toasting, but doesn't seem to affect the bread itself. Like the retractable cord.<br />All in all, I think we'll continue the quest to replace our 25-yr-old toaster. This one is a return.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Must have got a bad one
Best Uses
I have an expectation of a toaster: to toast evenly and consistently. This does neither. The bottom front corner will be charred, the upper left corner raw. The first run of toast will be the color selected, the second run will be much more charred on the same setting.<br /> <br />When we first got it, it would emit this horrible burning plastic smell. I had to plug it in outside and continuously make it heat up (no bread) for about a dozen cycles before the smell went away. Not very appetizing.<br /><br />I am not crazy about the levers you push down to start the toast - they have a squishy feel that makes it hard to know when you have fully depressed the lever. Other than those complaints, the toaster is easy to use, and it looks nice. But who cares if it looks nice but can't properly toast bread???
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Ugly, but good!
Cancel button
Good control of browning
Retractable cord
Slots a little small
Best Uses
Overall, I like this toaster. We have used it almost for a year. Works the same now as it did at first. I hate cords, and this has a retractable cord, love that. For me it browns very well; my daughter likes her toast almost black, and I like mine barely toasted, and it does well on both. Bagels, english muffins, buns are also used in this toaster and it does very well, when they fit! That would be my biggest complaint, slots are a little small, but probably not if you don't use it for odd shaped things. After researching for a nicer-looking toaster, (and that is totally subjective!) I am going to keep this one, it seems they all have drawbacks, and I can live with a little bit of ugly!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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