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.
This toaster stopped staying down to toast. It has served me well for several years. However, I have loved this toaster. It has done a great job with great features. I'm going to look but likely will buy same toaster. Today I held the lever down to toast my bread and it still did a great job of toasting.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Los Angeles, CA
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Why open the box
The highest rated toaster received a 77 score. This one received a 74, so I thought it would be good and purchased one yesterday. After reading these reviews, I am scared to open the box and am returning it today. I appreciate Consumer Reports reviews, but wonder how the appliance achieved a 74 score in the first place.