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Nostalgia Electrics RWT500RETRORED Retro Series Window Toaster, Red

1.8 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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  • 2-Slice capacity
  • Unique window viewing of toast while cooking
  • See-through glass housing
  • Slide-out removable crumb tray
  • Cancel button
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
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Product Description

The Nostalgia Electrics RWT500RETRORED Retro Series Window Toaster has a unique viewing window so you can watch your toast being browned. Features a browing dial and cancel button. Toasting bread has never been more fun.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 7.6 x 8.9 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B008YE2HFA
  • Item model number: RWT500RETRORED
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,517 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

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I originally considered accusing the Company of selling a defective product, until I realized that this toaster was accurately named and advertised.

Back in the 1940s and 50s toasters were notorious

- Burning bread;

- Uneven toasting;

- Nothing toasted, on the first try.

- Bread getting stuck inside the toasting mechanism;

- Inaccurate controls (the dials being better named "Press Here for Mystery Toast");

- Confirming the maxim "where there's smoke there's fire." In fact, with this toaster the slogan on the box should declare "With This Toaster When There's Smoke, There Will Be Fire."

So you see, the manufacturer (some Chinese peasant working for $10 a month) has correctly advertised this toaster. It is truly a retro toaster. With it you can travel back to the 1950s and experience exactly what people put up with back then. (See above.)

Bonus Tip: For the maximum retro experience disconnect your smoke detector. Back then they did not have smoke detectors. You will ruin your "retro ride on the Nostalgia Electrics train to the 1950s and all stops in-between" if your smoke alarm starts wailing like a speared Medusa's head.
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The toaster looks great and that is where the great stops. It is a flawed system by which the bread slowly lowers and then cycles back up. The other issue is that it toasts uneven and inconsistently every time (basic toaster function). Plus, if the thing starts to burn the toast forget hitting stop it has to slowly cycle up!
After we used it about five times it starts smoking with a burning plastic or such smell. We had to return it. Buyer beware there are better options at this price point other than this poorly made counter decoration.
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I Love the way the toaster look but... Even on the darkest setting my bread goes down then come right back up. If i had a chance to rebuy this product I would not.
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I have never before written a review but feel I must now. This nostalgia toaster is cute but that's as far as it goes. We have had trouble with bread falling through the slot and retrieving it is a real problem! It didn't toast very well at first but now doesn't work at all.
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I mostly use this for split English muffins. Takes some time to get used to what settings work for toast, muffins etc., but once achieved this works very well. Love the auto up and down, just make sure that the item is in the middle, as it may catch on the sides as it is going up and down. Love that it tells me when it is through. Just like this cute little simple toy. Great color. Probably won't work for bagels, not thick enough.
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2nd nostalgia electrics product i purchased, 2nd one to fail after just a few uses.
looked great on counter, window was cool until toast would not rise out of toaster after just a few uses
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Very cool looking, like the see through design to see your item toast. But-the first one I ordered was missing a foot and it would not sit right on counter, so I got a replacement. Second one I got had one of the elements short and burn with the first piece of bread in the unit. Very cheap construction. I would be scared to own another one, i think it's a hazard. Spent about $15 more for a Hamilton Beach one that was red and it works great!
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I really like this product- it takes its time to toast your items and it beeps when the bread is toasted. one downfall it takes awhile to get the setting correct, its manual and when you turn it to the middle which you would think would be medium toast its very light, if you turn it up just a slight notch it gets a little well done. Other than that my mom loves it and thats a good thing.
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