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You Can't Even Find A Decent Toaster Anymore!
on March 5, 2011
I bought this toaster because I though buying an expensive toaster would actually produce good toast! What a joke! The first toaster I bought was a Black & Decker model for about $40. It was so terrible at making toast I returned it instantly and got this KitchenAid model.
First of all, the design is nice. It's solid and looks good. It 'works' nicely. However it does NOT toast toast evenly. It ALWAYS toasts one side more than the other no matter what slot you put it into. The different setting do make a noticeable change in toasting, but still, the uneven cooking is present. The other annoying thing about this toaster is it beeps 3 times when the toast pops up. Why 3 times? It's so loud and high pitched it actually hurts your ears! You can't disable it, or even muffle it. I returned the thing and got another to make sure I didn't get a lemon. Same thing exactly. So I returned that one too.
Hey KitchenAid and all other toaster makers. If you can't make a toaster that ACTUALLY toasts CORRECTLY, then maybe you shouldn't be making toasters! OR, is it you fail to have any quality control on these items that are being pumped out of China? Toast doesn't take rocket science to make. a $15 toaster should make great toast. A $70 toaster should make PERFECT toast! I'm tired of buying junk products that these companies put out. My old GE toaster that was 30 years old and I think it only cost about $20, but it made PERFECT toast and it looked nice. Simple but nice. Thank goodness Amazon allows reviews so people can tell the truth about these issues.