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I can't tell you how many bad toasters I've owned in my lifetime. The latest is my Hamilton Beach "Toastation" which is kinda a toaster over/toaster combo. It works fine for heating up a slice of pizza (all that it will fit) but I don't do that all that often. Where it truly fails is in making toast. 2 slices of bread usually overlap or hang out the top and it never toasts evenly. And it takes FOREVER to work.

Anyone have a toaster that actually works? I can't imagine I have to spend something like $250 on one of those Dualit models to make a simple couple slices of toast or the occasional bagel. Thinking I should be able to find somthing in the $50-100 range that is a significant improvement over what I have now.
 

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Frog Whisperer
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mine does......25 bucks, two slots on the top, a bagel setting and it pops up when the toast is done.
 

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teh bagel's the problem. combo units sux. get 1 each of a regular bread toaster and a dedicated bagle toaster.
 

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Touch0Gray said:
mine does......25 bucks, two slots on the top, a bagel setting and it pops up when the toast is done.
Do I want to know why there is a rusted piece of metal on your countertop (k0d3)?
 

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Skip the Dualit. The timer on my Dualit died after only very little use. Williams Sonoma replaced it with a new one, but I'd save my money next time. The second one is still working, although the slots aren't really wide enough for typical big American bagels.

Cuisinart makes some nice ones.

Edited to add that the exchange at Williams Sonoma was completely painless. I didn't have a receipt. Looks like they carry models from Cuisiart and Breville now.
 

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We have an Oster that works pretty well. Does toast and bagels nicely, even frozen waffles etc. Cost less than $30.
 

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I have a 4 slice Dualit. Think about how many frustrating $50-100 toasters you burn through before settling on the AK-47 of toasters. Jorgy's experience surprises me, because the things are so damn simple. Mine has lasted ad infinatum.
 

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I'm sure Coop has something that could toast up a slice of bread in a hurry for you!
 

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I use my oven as a toaster. Put it on broil, wait about 5 minutes, put in bread, bagel, whatever... as long as i remember to flip the bread over after about 2 minutes, I get perfect toast. My kitchen is kinda in the dark ages. I don't have a microwave, (or toaster, or blender, or any other fun toys) and don't really want one.
 

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Room 1201 said:
Do I want to know why there is a rusted piece of metal on your countertop (k0d3)?
that is my 12 inch framing square.....my wife left it in the rain and the water got under the lacquer and it rusted and peeled.... I can still read it SO.....I use it
 

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jorgy said:
Skip the Dualit. The timer on my Dualit died after only very little use. Williams Sonoma replaced it with a new one, but I'd save my money next time. The second one is still working, although the slots aren't really wide enough for typical big American bagels.

Cuisinart makes some nice ones.

Edited to add that the exchange at Williams Sonoma was completely painless. I didn't have a receipt. Looks like they carry models from Cuisiart and Breville now.
Yes...I returned a $300 coffeemaker after a year with no box or receipt. WS is great that way which is why I may buy from them again knowing that it's like getting an unlimited warranty with the product.
 

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Kram said:
We have an Oster that works pretty well. Does toast and bagels nicely, even frozen waffles etc. Cost less than $30.
I had one of those Oster stainless models--lasted less than a year and the heating coild started breaking so the heat was really uneven when I threw it away.
 

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terry b said:
I have a 4 slice Dualit. Think about how many frustrating $50-100 toasters you burn through before settling on the AK-47 of toasters. Jorgy's experience surprises me, because the things are so damn simple. Mine has lasted ad infinatum.
I notice they now make a lower end one that retails for about $80...wonder how that would work?

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