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Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 Toaster

 
Approximate retail price:
$35
Summary: This Hamilton Beach toaster has:
  • Bagel setting.
  • Defrost setting.
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Type: 2-slice toasters
About - Hamilton Beach Digital 22502

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.


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 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
info Touchpad No
info One slot No
info Bagel setting Yes
info Exterior material Metal
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User Reviews - Hamilton Beach Digital 22502
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1.0
Quit after two years.
1/20/2015
Pros
Easy To Clean
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
After making one piece of toast a day for two years, it suddenly went into permanent bagel mode. That is only the inner elements heat up. Who wants bread toasted on only one side? I can still make it work but it is now a two step process. HMilton Beach offered me a 50% discount on a new one but I don' think I want to take a chance again. The freight will add another $10. I suppose it could be a manufacturing fluke but I am disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
I would not buy this product again
1/4/2015
Pros
Easy To Clean
Even Heating
Cons
Lasted Less Than 6 Months
Best Uses
Kitchen
Comment:
I bought this toaster based on the best buy recommendation of Consumer Reports. It did a nice job of toasting English muffins. The stainless steel case made for an attractive kitchen counter top item. However in less than 6 months of use it no longer worked. Just could not get the English muffins or bread to stay down in the toaster. In addition to the CR's recommendation I should have read the negative reviews as well. Will not buy this model again.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Disappointed with longevity
12/7/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Precise Controls
Cons
Doesn't Heat Evenly
Best Uses
Kitchen
Comment:
Bought this toaster after reading the great CR rating. Used for breakfast toast about every other day. After less than 6 months of use, the pop up lever would not stay down and blue light would not come on unless I would unplug to reset, sometimes 2-3 times before it would work again. Although a very nice looking counter appliance, it also did not toast evenly. Some obvious flaws after reading user reviews
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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