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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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Community icon38 people have reviewed this model.
Type: 2-slice toasters
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
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.
The Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 is part of the Toasters test program at Consumer Reports. The Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 Toasters features and specs include One slot, Exterior material, Touchpad, Bagel setting. In our lab tests, Toasters models like the Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 are reviewed on Overall score, Color range, One slice, Successive batches, Ease of use, Full batch, Ease of cleaning. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Hamilton Beach Digital 22502 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Hamilton Beach Digital 22502.
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