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Bella - Classics 2-Slice Wide-Slot Toaster - Stainless Steel-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 644 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    average

    Posted
    edidean
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    o far I'm loving this toaster. The size and shape of it remind me of something you might find in a diner from years past. The stainless steel casing is sharp looking and the rectangle bread-box shape has a fun 1950's feel to it. There are several toast settings/buttons on the side of the toaster and an adjustable nob that can be set for cooking time. The nob has a bit of resistance to it when turning it, so you don't accidentally lower or raise the toasting time because of a slight bump of the toaster. The inside of the toaster has gripping metal sections that close in around the bread when it's lowered down into the toaster, which is different than my old toaster that just lowered or raised bread as the lever is pressed. I've tried regular sandwich bread and full size bagels in the toaster and both toasted perfectly. So as of right now this Bella toaster is working wonderfully for us. As for longevity, I plan to update my review in the coming months with whether or not there have been any problems or concerns.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let me tell you about this toaster

    Posted
    ITGUY
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    This is a great toaster, I put in bagels and it comes out hot. I even tried slices of bread and it turned out toasted perfectly. In my opinion, this is the best toaster I ever bought and I will continue to toast slices of bread until this toaster will need to get replaced. It has a standard 2 prong power plug that connects to the wall and a switch to turn on the toaster. Comes with a standard warranty and instructions guide. I also tried to put flatbread into the toaster and it seemed to work perfectly, even though the toaster isn't designed to toast flatbreads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT PERFORM CORRECTLY

    Posted
    niftynina
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    This toaster looks sharp and expensive. But, alas, it does not work right! 1.Most importantly, it does not pop up the toast/bagel/muffin enough to retrieve it. I always need to use a knife or fork to pry the item out. ALWAYS. 2.Also, it does not toast the bagel correctly. It toasts both sides. ALWAYS. 3. Lastly, it toasts however it wants, not necessarily what you program. ALWAYS. All in all, a very unsatisfying product. I cannot recommend it except for its looks. I should have returned it, but I guess I was hoping I could live with it, and now it's too late.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average Toaster

    Posted
    Maggie
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    This is an average kitchen appliance. I like the look of it and functions as expected. You do have to play around with the toaster settings initially to get to the right shade of toast. There are two things I don't like, however. First, the toaster seems a bit flimsy in that it's not a solid appliance so I suspect it'll be easily damaged, if not careful. And two, the crumb tray is on the back of the toaster so you'll have to turn it around to remove. Not a big deal, but all toasters I've ever owned have it on the front for easy removal. Since it's so flimsy I guess it doesn't matter since you can turn it around with one finger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little toaster

    Posted
    Dandelion
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    This toaster has been wonderful. The openings are more than wide enough to fit bagels or english muffins in, without the toaster being bulky and taking over the counter. I have limited counter space so I needed a toaster that could do a good job without taking a lot of room and this one has fit the bill. It toasts consistently and pops the finished toast up high enough that you do not burn your hands. The one thing is to make sure to run the toaster empty on high a few times before you toast anything to burn off whatever it is they coated it with, and make sure you open a window.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Toaster!

    Posted
    Susna65
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    I almost didn't purchase this toaster, after reading a lot of the reviews. But it was on sale and I had Bonus Points to use, so it ended up costing around $10. I figured I'd give it a try! I love it! Regarding the initial smell, and there is a strong smell when you use it the first time. If you run it through a few cycles, the coating will burn off the wires inside. Also, I've had no issues with it toasting unevenly, as others have posted. It really is a great little toaster, and it's kind of cute too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Toasty Toasty Toasty

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    Jimbo
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    The best part about this unit is that the unit gradually compresses to adjust for bagel, English muffin, or smaller toast varieties. In addition to the the various settings for preference, the unit allows you to adjust for heat and has a one touch button to cancel. You also have a convenient removable tray at the bottom to empty crumbs with little obstruction in case you have to turn it over and dump from the top. The unit is extremely light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    IWishedIWorkedAtBBToGetDi
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    At first I wasn't getting even toasting on both sides, but I stuck with it. It now cooks evenly on both sides and after getting the settings down, it's pretty much great toaster. I'm not sure why it improved but hopefully it doesn't start to degrade. I bought it on sale that put it in the Walmart price range. It's a toaster. Good build, and pretty well does what it is supposed do, toast toast. I do wish it had a extra lift on the handle because with this toaster you do need to reach down into the gap to pull your toast out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good toaster

    Posted
    TruC
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    There's not really much to say of the toaster, but it does the job. The settings are quite simple and easy to use. The slots are wide enough to comfortably fit a bagel. It toasts evenly. The only one drawback to this item is that it does not have the ability to move the lever up past where the normal elevation of the automatic lift when the item is toasted. So, if you have an item that is a bit smaller (smaller round waffle) you have to reach in the slot carefully without having your fingers being burned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    hard to retrive toast big problem

    Posted
    Djohn
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    After reading all the great reviews I decided to purchase the Bella - Classics 2-Slice Wide-Slot Toaster. I have had it for a week and I'm feed up already. It's horrible it doesn't matter what you try to toast English muffin ,bagel ,or a slice of bread. It never pops up high enough to retrieve it. I have burned myself a few times already and have to dig out everything with a fork . I will be returning it to BestBuy .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toaster

    Posted
    dscip
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    There are a few things I appreciate. Sleek design, fits well with other stainless steel appliances. The outer housing does not get hot when the toaster has been on, it can be handled easily to move it back into place after use, before it cools down. The cancel button is immediate and very functional. I cannot comment on longevity, but very happy so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviews I read not accurate.

    Posted
    Disappointed
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    The toaster toasts, but that is about the only good thing I can say about it. The look is nice. Every single time you go to get your toast you have to dig for it. It never pops up above the line so you can just grab it, no matter what kind of bread you've put in it. I've gotten burned a few times fetching my toast. Have only had about 6 months and I need a new one because I'm over it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like the features of this modern toaster

    Posted
    BluePalmetto
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    Kind of hard to compare it to anything else since the last toaster I bought was almost 20 years ago. But this one is nice with all its modern features including a function to pop the toast early by pressing a button. I also like how if you immediately want to toast something again instead of waiting for it to cool off it uses the heat it has already generated before turning on again. Like I said, I haven't purchased a toaster in ages so maybe they all work like this now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Middle Heating Element Died

    Posted
    DoubleE
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    Less than a month into owning the middle heating element died, forcing my fiance and I to flip the bread in order to toast properly until we could buy a new one...which wasn't until after our wedding in June. We bought the toaster in February. It was very frustrating. We didn't feel right returning it since we had been using the toaster regularly up until that point and had trashed the receipt. I was very unhappy with the product and won't be buying this brand again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent toaster

    Posted
    lxl11300
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    I replaced an old toaster. I wasn't familiar with the brand name, Bella. After reading the reviews online, we decided to purchase it. It was recently priced and works well. I like the push button settings that allow for a bagel, defrost then thaw (only one button needed). and other settings. The lever that pushes the toast up a little further, if needed, is handy. I recommend this toaster to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    lasted three weeks

    Posted
    Krikri
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    I will never buy this again and only bought it because the brand is supposed to be good.. By the end of the second week the color of toast was inconsistent and the end of week three it smelled like something(plastic, not food) was burning and I had to fight to make the toast go down. It is now in the trash and was replaced by an $8 Rival toaster that works better than this one ever did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good so far

    Posted
    HappyMN
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    Great toaster for the price. Very wide slots to toast almost anything. Haven't used it that much yet so I can't vouch for longevity. The smell it puts off when you first use it is very strong. I doubled what the directions say to do before toasting something the first time. I still get the smell a little when I use it but nothing to the amount of effecting the taste of the food.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic buy!

    Posted
    anya17970
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    I had an oster toaster for years! I bought this thinking well I'm entitled to a better appliance even though it rarely gets used.Well I have to say it is very sturdy! I love the buttons on it! BUT I will say that it toasts much darker than I thought. I have the setting on 3.5 and toast is dark! But my last toaster was junk and had it for over a decade! So I say 4 stars only because of that but it may be because I have to get used to it! I would buy it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    CompanyOrder
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    Purchased on sale and used my reward certificates so ended up being just $10! A little more compact and nice stainless steel look. The slots could be a little longer and I wish you could make the lever bring the food further up. But for the price I can't complain. The other toaster I had previously purchased smelled everytime I used it...so I'm content with a simple toaster that has a modern look.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Toaster

    Posted
    HappyPurchase
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    I was looking for a inexpensive toaster for my parents and this was the only one I found that had very good reviews from other people. The toaster itself is nice looking and it works very well. I have only cooked toast in the unit but it cooks it very well. I liked it so much I bought one for myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend