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May 30, 2013 02:20 PM

Best Toaster Oven under $50

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

any suggestions? and thanks

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    1. 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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      1. 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. 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. 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.