Hamilton Beach 22703 Toastation

Editor rating

4.0/5 on November 15, 2016

User's rating

1,791 reviews

PROS

  • 2-in-1 toaster and oven
  • Fast, efficient toasting and reheating
  • Energy efficient
  • Generous space for food items
  • Heats evenly
  • Affordable
  • 6-setting toaster

CONS

  • Toaster gets too hot too fast

VERDICT

The  22703 impresses with its basic features and dependable performance, offering a great balance between practical functions and price.

The Hamilton Beach 22703 is your basic toaster and oven in one, able to toast bread and reheat leftovers! This is the perfect breakfast maker for those who are always pressed for time but can’t miss breakfast. The 22703’s top slot is your average 2-slice toaster, with space big enough to toast halved bagels and then some. The bottom is a roomy oven that reheats food evenly. The oven is big enough to fit two slices of leftover pizza.

This 2-in-1 appliance shines in energy efficiency. Apart from being able to toast 24% faster and reheat 28% faster, the 22703 is 73% more energy efficient than most breakfast makers and that will translate to a lower monthly electric bill! The toast shade selector features 6 settings, allowing for customized toasting. It also features an automatic toaster shutoff to prevent burnt toasts. What’s more, the toaster and oven are large so you can whip up breakfast for several people, saving you time in the morning!

Overall, the 22703 impresses with its basic features and dependable performance. As for the negatives, the toaster is prone to burning toasts, especially round ones like halved muffins or bagels because the heating component sits too close to the food. Some users are also complaining that the toaster gets too hot too fast.

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