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Bella - Pro Series 2-Slice Extra-Wide-Slot Toaster - Black stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 391 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality control

    Posted
    cw507
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    This toaster looks nice but that is the only good thing about it. I went through three of these and they all had issues. the first one lasted a month and would burn the toast no matter where you had the selector, the second one the cheap plastic flimsy selector broke first time used. this should be made of metal not plastic. check this on the demo at the store, it is really bad. third one will not pop the toast up after its done. it just shuts off. and is very uneven at toasting. one side will be just right and the other still untoasted. this is true of all three i tried. this is a throw away toaster and for $49.99 completely not worth it. how these pass quality control is beyond me, just junk that looks nice. is it really to much to ask for a quality toaster that is built to last? how about put in a metal selector for adjusting the browning level or use a knob, use a quality circuit to control even heating and a spring that is strong enough to lift the toast up after its done. it shouldn't be that hard. this is a $10 toaster at most.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good toaster

    Posted
    cw507
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    We tried three of these and none worked right, the first lasted a month and then would only burn the bread no matter where you put the selector. second one the flimsy plastic selector broke the first time used. i can't believe how flimsy that selector is. it should be a piece of metal. the third one wouldn't pop up after it finished toasting also doesn't evenly toast the bread, one side is just right and the other is barely toasted. this toaster looks great but is extremely poorly built. absolutely stay away from this toaster, especially for the $49 asking price. i paid $25 and thats way to much, maybe $10 at most if you can get one that works. would be a great product if they used higher quality parts. change the plastic selector to metal and use a better spring to pop the toast up. and reliable circuits to make even toasting. where is quality control? not only this brand but every brand lately is having the same kind of problems. is there a decent even toasting toaster made?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bread burned on one side every time

    Posted
    Matt

    Style over substance. This toaster looks incredible, but performs terribly. It has six settings for toasting. At the 2 setting tiny streams of smoke and the smell of burning bread came out of it on my first uses. One side of the toast is always PERFECT, but the other side (interior of toaster) is charred. I wanted to see how low I could turn it and still produce these same results, so I attached the below screenshots of the toast on the 1 setting. I ruined three perfectly good pieces of bread trying out both slots and trying to find the sweet spot on the toast dial before deciding this thing has no place in my house. **DO NOT PURCHASE**

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Toaster

    Posted
    MarkinMi
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    This toaster was highly recommended by Consumer Reports, and for good reason. It had most of the features that a small family needs. Toast, bagels, pastries, muffins, etc. Good, and easy controls to get the perfect shade of toasting. Nice size for the kitchen counter so as not to take up too much room. The cord can be set to come out of the side or the rear. The black stainless metal housing isn't hot to the touch, and it toasts everything pretty quickly. There is one feature that I would like that isn't on this model; It is sometimes difficult to hear the toast pop up, and there isn't any buzzer or bell to let you know it's done. Other than that, I really like this toaster, and the low price gives you a lot of value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does not pop the toast up when done

    Posted
    Paul
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    The toaster does a good job toasting. The bagel and gluten free modes are nice and work well. I have a person who avoids gluten in the house. The gluten free mode does make a difference when they toast to get the results they expect from the same number value selected. Bagel mode it great for bagels and toaster pastries where it heats one side more than the other. There is a little bagel image on the toaster to help you make sure you’re putting the bagel in “correctly” for the mode. There is also an on light so you know when it is toasting. You don’t really hear it when it stops as it doesn’t have a strong spring return. This also means it doesn’t really pop up, but you do see the light(s) go out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    If It Weren't for the Sale...

    Posted
    Connor
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    I bought this toaster when it was featured as the deal of the day. It was a great price... or so I had thought. This toaster MUST be kept on the lowest settings in order to function. It is like the hot water dial in the shower, you can only turn it slightly or it will burn your bread. Also, the knob that you pull down doesn't like to stay down. You have to throw it down with some force like you are Lebron dunking when an ESPN reporter is around. (Who are we kidding; everyone who works at ESPN is around Lebron. Anyway... this toaster sucks, but it was a great deal, so I'm going to stick it out until it breaks in the next couple of days

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Looks great: stop

    Posted
    Gary
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    This toaster is going back. It looks great and matches our other black chrome but that’s about it. First toast it burned on #3 setting. #1 setting barely toasted. Higher back to #3 now and barely done. If your bread is anything except white or light wheat bread it won’t pop up. The spring is so weak that a dense 9 grain wheat bread won’t come out when the timer expires. You have to manually lift the lever to get the bread out. Most toasters today chime when the toaster is done. This one doesn’t. All show and no go! Big disappointment. No wonder it was on sale for a great deal. Don’t buy or you will be completely disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful toaster with GF failed in 10 months

    Posted
    ray01890
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    Bought this toaster July 2018 for the GF setting and great sale price. Worked great until last week when the lever would not stay down. Cleaned out crumbs, still nothing. Still heats up if the lever is held down. Took many tries calling Sensio/Bella Housewares - put on hold for 10 minutes then disconnected each time. Eventually got through to a person. Sent documentation via email, was told refund check would be sent in 4-6 weeks. Of course I won't be able to buy a new Bella at the sale price so i will get another brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toaster

    Posted
    Leelee
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    I threw my old toaster away before getting a new one. Most of those I looked at at the stores were plastic. Took one home and the bread didn't even fit in the slots. (Too tall). Went to Best Buy and saw this one on the shelf, picked it up and took it home. What a great toaster. Perfect toast bread every time, have used it for extra thin bagels and they turn out perfect also. Love this new Bella-Pro Series 2-Slice Toaster with Extra Wide Slots. The Black stainless steel looks great in my little kitchen!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $49.99

    Posted
    xerophytic
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    I only bought this toaster because it was $25, AND I had an additional $10 rewards certificate, making the final price $15+tax. That's what I would call a fair price for this toaster, there is nothing special or fancy about it making it worth $49.99. At first, my toast would not spring up after done toasting. I then Realized the toaster was warped, preventing the knob from jumping back up. I fixed the warped-ness by simply squeezing the toaster to bend it back into it's proper shape.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work properly from the start, got worse

    Posted
    Golbez

    From the very first use, this toaster didn't work properly. It burnt food on the lowest setting, because it did not pop up without me having to cancel it myself. I later learned that it would stop on its own if only one slot was filled, but not if both were, but that didn't last. Within less than a week of use the lever wouldn't stick down, so in order to toast anything, I have to stand there and manually hold down the lever the whole time. I ended up paying almost $40 after shipping for this garbage? What a ripoff.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Functional toaster, awesome!

    Posted
    Bran
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    This toaster is amazing, it really does have the capability to toast your food products thoroughly. It's good looking, well built, and functional. The reason I do not give it 5 stars is because it has the ability to turn your toast into coal with no warning. Also, I thought I broke the little lever it has to adjust the toast level because it has a swivel to the lever and it seems like it's broken, but I guess that's the design to not allow for accidental adjustments. Overall, I am satisfied with my toaster!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the 'Best Buy" Rating

    Posted
    FritzK
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    We selected this toaster because it was a consumer reports "Best Buy" and were very satisfied with the product. It is FAR superior to the previous one we were replacing even when that one was new. The wires are closer together so the toasting is more uniform on both sides of the bread/Bagel, it is attractive, and when coupled with the sales price from Best Buy and the quick shipping, I could not recommend this more highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It Toasts Bread

    Posted
    OneManArmy
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    Does the job it’s designed to do. The reason it didn’t get 5 stars is because the dark setting. Anything over 1 begins to burn the toast. It would be nice to have a setting that just warms toast up. Burnt the first piece of toast pretty bad and it was set on 3. I still ate it though... didn’t want to be wasteful. That experience wasn’t fun. Now that I think about it... not cool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    There is no perfect toaster

    Posted
    VeteranPCgamer
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    I bought this one because my discover card had a $15 off coupon on this brand plus the black looks nice. Like other reviews stated, it sometimes cooks one side more than the other but honestly it's not that big of a deal to me. Seems that really good toasters are now like a $100 or more which is ridiculous. I just bought the extended warranty for $5 in case it ever breaks or messes up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Needs recall

    Posted
    Bear
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    I bought this toaster for my fiancé as a Christmas gift. First time she used it the cancel button broke. She liked the look of it so returned it and bought another on, thinking it was just a fluke. My mistake. The second one had the same problem. Cancel button doesn’t work and the only way to turn it off is to unplug it. Don’t recommend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bought For $20.00 On Sale. Barely Worth it.

    Posted
    FunHuman
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    I read the reviews and hoped for the best since the toaster was on sale for $19.95. The reviews are accurate, uneven toasting or toasting one side only. There is a bagel selection that does toast one side. that is not the problem I have it set correctly. You never know how toast, waffles etc. are going to come out. Do not buy. I kept it since it's a $20.00 throw away. It's functioning just well enough to not throw away....YET.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multi functional decoration

    Posted
    Cyborg
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    I was looking for a decoration to place on the counter in our new kitchen and ran across this at the local store. The color is a good match for our kitchen which has black stainless steel appliances and dark cabinets so I bought it. Someone has told me that if I place bread in it and depress the lever it will produce toast but I haven't tried that yet. It may come in handy one day but I wouldn't want to get it dirty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brillant Toaster!

    Posted
    Kimberlee
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    After 28 years of marriage and using the same toaster from wedding presents, it was time to buy a new one. This BELLA was on sale at my local store, and I picked it up. Now I am extremely thrilled with my purchase! It's new and shiny! Mostly it's quiet, (our old one had a ding when the toast was done), toasts perfectly, even for wide bagels, and ever so quick! Even if it hadn't been on sale, it's a perfect purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toaster.

    Posted
    ucslaj00
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    Well designed toaster, compact and practical. Slots are wide for a variety of bread and bagel sizes. Small footprint so it doesn't occupy a large amount of counter space. Looks very modern and stylish and is perfect for my husband and I. So far it has been a terrific investment as a deal of the day purchase. Love my Best Buy Deal of the Day selections.

    I would recommend this to a friend