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Best Toaster Oven under $50

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madeliner May 30, 2013 02:20 PM

Hi I need a new one, don't need anything 'upscale' just something inexpensive and reliable.

any suggestions? and thanks

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    madeliner RE: madeliner Jun 6, 2013 03:56 PM

    *bump*

    help? :)

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      daeira RE: madeliner Jun 7, 2013 08:31 AM

      I don't have any particular brand that I can suggest for under $50, but have you considered visiting some thrift shops for toaster ovens? You can often find top of the line toaster ovens at a fraction of the price. This might give you more bang for your buck. I always see toaster ovens at thrift stores from Black and Decker, Cuisinart, Breville etc. You'd just have to test it and put in a little elbow grease to clean it up.

      The other day, I saw a Breville Mini (the same kind I have that I love) priced at $15 at a thrift store. They retail for over $150. I'm not sure why it was donated as it still looked pretty shiny and new. I was seriously contemplating purchasing it for a relative, but elected not to as she'd just think it was more "clutter".

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        madeliner RE: daeira Jun 7, 2013 08:44 AM

        Great idea thanks!

      2. Antilope RE: madeliner Jun 7, 2013 07:42 PM

        Most toasters don't work well. This is just speculation, but could this be because most toasters are designed and manufactured in a country and culture that doesn't consume that much toast? China.

        1. rmarisco RE: madeliner Jun 8, 2013 01:56 PM

          I've been researching this for a couple weeks - my daughter needed one.

          my best answer: looks like anything cheap is just that - cheap.

          1. Atomic76 RE: madeliner Jun 8, 2013 06:25 PM

            I lucked out and got an $80 Oster toaster oven for only $39 once at Walmart because they had the wrong price on it.

            It worked really well, but was impossible to get it clean once I had it for a while. I tried using oven cleaner on it, and it marred the inside surface making it look even worse.

            1. Antilope RE: madeliner Jun 8, 2013 07:06 PM

              Cook's Country Magazine for Jun/Jul 2013 lists this model as a Best Buy and recommends it with reservations:

              KitchenAid 2 Slice Manual High-Lift Lever Toaster with LCD Display, Model KMT222OB list $89. Amazon has it for $59. They mentioned it had spotty, uneven toasting at first, but this improved with use. Even after that the toaster occasionally didn't toast or burnt a slice.

              http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KMT2...

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