This is a practical entry-level toaster that you can use to prepare thick buns, bagels, and homemade bread.
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Pro It's very affordable
For what it costs, this toaster provides very good value. Although it can sometimes toast the bread somewhat unevenly, overall it's reliable and convenient to use.
Pro You can use it to toast small slices
The problem with toasting smaller bagels or slices of bread is that they're hard to get out of the toaster. Hamilton Beach solved this problem by making ready toasts be lifted much higher than with an average toaster.
Pro The design is neat and practical
The housing of the toaster is made out of stain-proof stainless steel that makes it easy to wipe off fingerprints. There's also a small removable tray embedded at the bottom that collects all the crumbs and makes it much easier to keep the toaster neat and clean.
Pro You can fit thick bagels and buns
The slots of the toasters are made extra wide, so you can fit not only bread slices but also buns and bagels.
Pro There is a 4-slice option for families
If you want to cook more than two toasts at a time, you can get the 4-slice option; it will cost around $10 more.
Con It heats up significantly
You should avoid touching the toaster when it's on because the stainless steel housing gets really hot.
Con It may toast unevenly
Sometimes one side of the piece of bread or bagel is undercooked.
Con There is no signal for when the toasts are ready
There is no beep that would notify you that the toasts are done, so you will have to keep an eye on them.
Con The handles get hot
The handles are made out of aluminum and so, get hot during use. You should be careful not to burn your fingers and avoid preparing the next portion of toasts immediately after the previous.