What's this? Based on performance, convenience, cleaning, and safety. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Ratings order may differ from earlier reports because of a new scoring method.
The Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 is part of the toaster
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toaster
models like the Digital 22502 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
How well the toasters or toaster ovens produced both very light toast and very dark toast.
Reflects color evenness among all slices in a batch.
Represents color consistency in consecutive batches.
About This Brand
Among the market-share leaders, Hamilton Beach toasters tend to be more expensive than others. Styles vary from the contemporary look of the Eclectrics line to the retro look of the Classic models and the modern appearance of the long-slot model. Hamilton Beach products are widely available at department stores, Wal-Mart, Target, specialty stores, Bed Bath & Beyond, and regional outlets.
Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach Digital 22502
Touchpad Has electronic touchpad controls.
One slot A long slot that holds two pieces of bread side-by-side.
Bagel setting Provides the option to toast on just one side, such as the cut side of a bagel.
Exterior material Some toasters housing are all plastic, some are all metal or a combination of the two. Typical metal surfaces are chrome and stainless steel.
I bought this because of CR high ratings and good price point; however, besides the toaster not performing well with uneven toasting, the controls are on the side, making it inconvenient to change a setting - one surprise is that after adjusting the setting, it resets to the default for the next toasting, requiring a setting change every time we toast - not convenient.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Stud Muffin
Worked fine for 1 year, then died
Bought based on CR rating. This thing did its job, it toasted bread and did that reasonably well. After 1 year of use about twice a week, it will not pop up when toast is done and it will not turn off. Happened overnight. Will not buy again. My parents had a toaster that lasted over 30 years. I have owned at least 10 in the same time.