Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ultramafic I don't like the toaster as much as I like the color.
OK, ok, I bought this toaster because I liked the color and I figured, "What could go wrong? It's a Toaster!" Well, it's an okay toaster. What I don't like is that (unlike on my KitchenAid toaster, which is still in storage while my kitchen's being remodeled) the "bagel" feature on the Hamilton Beach model leaves the bagel cold, as in totally unheated, except for a toasted cut surface (which also quickly cools down). Also, if you toast something and it doesn't get dark enough, and you put it down again, even when you adjust the dial to toast lighter, it seems to toast for the same length of time without regard for how hot/cooked/on-its-way-to-carbonized the bread is getting. So I'm kind of disappointed, even though (or perhaps even more because) it looks so pretty.
July 16, 2013