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Back to Basics TEM500 Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher

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  • Innovative 3-in-1 appliance functions as toaster, egg cooker, and meat warmer
  • Makes a breakfast sandwich in 4 minutes; wide toaster slots; light to dark toast settings
  • Automatic shut-off for individual toasting and poaching functions; cancel button
  • Easy-to-clean control touchpad; removable crumb tray; cord storage; measuring cup included
  • Measures 7-1/5 by 15-1/4 by 8-1/6 inches; 1-year warranty
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Product Description

And you thought the drive-thru was fast! Make your favorite breakfast sandwiches --- at home -- in minutes. The Egg & Muffin Toaster brings innovation to the toaster category by combining the functions of a toaster and an egg poacher into one easy-to-use appliance. It even heats your breakfast sausage or bacon! The Egg & Muffin can be used solely as a full functioning toaster or poacher or can be used simultaneously to make the ultimate breakfast sandwich in just 4 minutes!. Simply add the necessary ingredients and start the machine.

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  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000B18P96
  • Item model number: TEM500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,006 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

It's fast, simple, easy to use, and makes great egg sandwiches for breakfast.
ak
It poaches eggs perfectly, and the steamed hard boiled eggs are a breeze to peel and are done in minutes.
Marybeth Clark
In the first time, the egg poacher stopped working shortly after a month of use.
Miss Sunshine

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

892 of 902 people found the following review helpful By Hey Mo!! VINE VOICE on September 28, 2005
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I have only had this lovely toaster for a brief time, but I am very pleased. It does everything as advertised and it does it well.

I already have a great Black & Decker toaster-broiler that I continue to use. I consider this item in a different class. They have different strengths.

*First Impressions:
It smells like new plastic and chemicals out of the box. Up close it's easy to see that the pretty shell is made of black plastic, but it's not cheap-looking. After thoroughly wiping down the main unit, running the removable pieces through the dishwasher (top-shelf) and running the toast-cycle a few times, the odors went away. I wasn't sure whether the little measuring cup was going to be much use.

*First Cooking Trials:
I made hard boiled eggs. The eggs weren't boiled so much as steamed in the shell, but that's being picky. The eggs came out perfect on the first try. The little measuring cup was very useful as the amounts of water needed for different yolk-hardness were clearly marked on it. The process was almost idiot-proof.

The eggs went from refrigerator to sandwich in around 10 minutes and cleanup took another minute or so, consisting of rinsing the steamer tray and lid and wiping the heating tray with a damp paper towel.

A poached egg sandwich takes about 5 minutes from fridge to plate. It's a simple matter of placing the food on the appropriate tray (with a good bit of oil for the egg or else it will stick), pressing the right buttons and then coming back when you hear the toast pop up. The tray for heating sausage is more than large enough for a Garden Burger veggie patty if that's what you prefer and if you don't mind it soft and steamed. The toaster-slots can fit a wide range of breads, but perhaps not a thick bagel.
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96 of 98 people found the following review helpful By MBK on November 9, 2005
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I am so in love with this product!! My 13 year old son has been conducting demonstrations in my kitchen. A must have for everyone on your Holiday shopping list. Perfect for a fresh hot breakfast on demand. Took about 4 tries to get the hang of it but we have experienced perfect egg muffins every time. The boiled eggs are just right, if you have family members that each like a different style of boiled egg this is for you. Hard boiled eggs for that chef or cobb salad ready while you assemble the other ingredients. After school snacks and those dinners on the run also covered with this product. Set it up with your choice, poached or boiled, select your bread push the button and by the time you get your dishes and beverage breakfast is ready. Perfect for singles, families with children and your aging parental units. Easy to use, easy to clean, delivers a quality product. Only makes one at a time but not a problem for us as it allows each of us to eat when we are ready in the morning. This is the one item that I will purchase for everyone on my Holiday shopping list this year.......and if I order another one I can make 2 at a time......
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188 of 205 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 16, 2005
Breakfast time at our house was usually a bit of a scramble (and I don't just mean the eggs). My fantasy envisioned a trusty maid who would have hot toast, eggs and sausage waiting for us, while we greeted the day with smiles instead of "hurry-hurry" admonitions.

Turns out my fantasy wasn't so far off after all when I found this Back To Basics Egg & Muffin Toaster. This is the coolest electric I've ever seen. Would you believe this mini marvel toasts two slices of bread (or English muffin or croissant), cooks an egg, and warms sausage all at the same time? Well, it does, from a push of the start button to done in four minutes!

Wide toasting slots accommodate the bread of your choice, and it's equipped with an automatic shut-off. It can be used for all three of the functions or simply one (but what's egg without sausage?)

It's sleek and black measuring some 8" high and 15" wide with a detachable crumb tray, indicator light, plus meat warming tray. Not only that, but it's fun to use. Now, kids can get breakfast for me - that, friends, is really a good morning!
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184 of 205 people found the following review helpful By David J. Ward on February 21, 2006
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This thing worked great, exactly as advertised. But it only did it twice. Then the non-stick coating on the egg-poaching cup started to peel off. "Oh, that's not a big deal," you say. Well, it's actually a rather big deal indeed. The teflon stuff doesn't just peel off all at once, and you can't just scrape off the "iffy" part and then be done with it. No, every time you make eggs, from now until eternity, little chunks of teflon will come off and attach themselves to your otherwise-perfect egg.

This is a very serious design flaw. I tried a workaround (putting in a piece of foil in the cup) but it doesn't work (the eggs don't cook through, if you're wondering, and there's no way to adjust for it).

I'm going to call the company and see if they have functional replacements. I note that a number of other reviews have complained about this problem -- perhaps they've taken notice. If so, I'll gladly come back and give this thing the rating it would otherwise deserve.
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77 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Hey Mo!! VINE VOICE on September 29, 2005
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I have only had this lovely toaster for a brief time, but I am very pleased. It does everything as advertised and it does it well.

I already have a great Black & Decker toaster-broiler that I continue to use. I consider this item in a different class. They have different strengths.

*First Impressions: It smells like new plastic and chemicals out of the box. Up close it's easy to see that the pretty shell is made of black plastic, but it's not cheap-looking. After thoroughly wiping down the main unit, running the removable pieces through the dishwasher (top-shelf) and running the toast-cycle a few times, the odors went away. I wasn't sure whether the little measuring cup was going to be much use.

*First Cooking Trials: I made hard boiled eggs. The eggs weren't boiled so much as steamed in the shell, but that's being picky. The eggs came out perfect on the first try. The little measuring cup was very useful as the amounts of water needed for different yolk-hardness were clearly marked on it. The process was almost idiot-proof.

The eggs went from refrigerator to sandwich in around 10 minutes and cleanup took another minute or so, consisting of rinsing the steamer tray and lid and wiping the heating tray with a damp paper towel.

A poached egg sandwich takes about 5 minutes from fridge to plate. It's a simple matter of placing the food on the appropriate tray (with a good bit of oil for the egg or else it will stick), pressing the right buttons and then coming back when you hear the toast pop up. The tray for heating sausage is more than large enough for a Garden Burger veggie patty if that's what you prefer and if you don't mind it soft and steamed. The toaster-slots can fit a wide range of breads, but perhaps not a thick bagel.
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