Bought this toaster 5 months ago. I chose it for it’s wide slots to toast sour dough sliced bread. It burns the edges of the bread, even on the lowest setting of ‘1’ but consistently fails to toast either side of the bread. It sets off the smoke alarm even on the lowest setting despite not adequately toasting the body of the bread, just burning the crust/edges.
I’m extremely disappointed with and frustrated by this product and cannot recommend it.
Purchased in November 2020.
Purposely purchased a Sunbeam because “Sunbeam used to be quality at an affordable price” but sadly this product has tarnished the name.
The toaster burns some pieces of toast and not others (even though they are being toasted at the same time on the lowest setting). The toast can sometimes fall down and get stuck against the element so then the toast catches fire. The spring is so tight, the toast shoots out into the floor. Even though there is a crumb tray, there are always crumbs under the toaster.
The handle to push the toast down is very tight and of very poor quality.
Yet another product made in the Orient, with no quality control checks carried out.
It irks me even more that I paid $40 for landfill & have only had it for a month!
Purchased in November 2020 at The Good Guys for $40.00.
Only toasts one side
We have had two of these toasters & both within a couple of months stop toasting on one side so you need to flip your bread to toast both sides - every time. Very annoying. They replaced the first one but the second one has been exactly the same. I do not recommend this toaster at all.
Purchased in April 2019 at Big W for $50.00.
Not fit for purpose - dangerous
We initially purchased the product due to design & well known brand. Sunbeam was always a preference for 3 generations. We initially purchased in 2018 and just shy of the warranty, it caught on fire with a high flume flame shooting through the slots. Luckily, I was standing in the kitchen and was able to deal with it before our kitchen caught on fire. Sunbeam reluctantly replaced it - on the basis of they found fault. Today, just over one year since the replacement was received, it shorted out when cooking. A large bang was heard and our safety switch was triggered. I would be very very reluctant to recommend purchasing this product to anyone as I believe it is dangerous and not fit for purpose.
Purchased for $60.00.
Waste of money
I wish I had someone read the reviews before I got this, as I am legally blind I couldn’t. Put some toast on this morning on setting 1, thought nothing of it, next minute the house is full of smoke, burnt smell throughout the house.
Definitely will not buy another
Purchased in June 2020 at Big W for $44.00.
Purchased one from the good guys in April 2019 died yesterday 25/5/20, 13 months old and not even used that much, would steer clear of these especially for the price
Purchased in April 2019 at The Good Guys for $54.00.
Rubbish, returned under warranty
Purchased from Target and never worked properly from day one. Cheap push down handle. Springs on slots threw bread onto the floor. Elements were so poorly constructed you had to remove and flip bread for 2nd toast. Took it back and got a Target toaster which works so much better.
Purchased in July 2019 at Target Australia for $38.00.
I am kicking myself, bought this toaster because I liked the look of it and thought, because of the brand name, would be at least reasonable. I'ts AWFUL. Apart from it's terrible performance, most times I use it, when I lower the bread, it sparks at the bottom and blows the fuse. The 2 slicer equivalent I had before did the same thing so I binned it, not expecting the same problem, Obviously a design fault. The product should be removed from the shelves.
Purchased in November 2018 at Big W for $85.00.
- Verified purchase
Great long slots, but only lasts 2 years
I've bought this toaster twice as I really like the long and wide slots, however, both times the toaster has only lasted 2 years. Is this normal? I'm a bit nervous about getting it again and only lasting 2 years. There doesn't seem to be much else on the market in long slots. It seems to have cut out our electricity. When we turned power back on, everything worked but the toaster. We did nothing other than put in 4 slices of toast.
Purchased in August 2017 at The Good Guys for $48.00.
Its a breadwarmer, not a toaster
We had this toaster for about 6-months before I retired it to the hallway cupboard, only to be used in emergencies or if our new Toaster dies. I will probably never use it again.
It either only warms the bread up or burns it to an inedible state.
Also, all of the markings and button labels rubbed off very quickly, so its tough to work out what setting you are putting it on.
Stay away from this toaster - waste of money.
Purchased in February 2019 for $65.00.
Looks good, but just OK
Good looking toaster. Unfortunately it cooks one side perfectly and the other side not so good. Good toaster for large and thick sliced bread. Controls are easy to use and see.
Purchased in July 2019 at The Good Guys for $32.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Not Worth the Money
My husband purchased this toaster for our accommodation business with the idea of purchasing more if suitable. Unfortunately setting control above level 3 is uneven toasting/burning and I found the controls to be very cheap and nasty. Not a long term option at all.
Purchased in January 2019 at Harvey Norman for $129.00.
Was good while it toasted
I wanted this because it was well priced and would toast those abnormally shaped loaves. It did that so long as you don’t put the setting at 3 or above. Not always evenly, but the person cutting the bread didn’t help. It looked great in the kitchen and matched our decor very well. However when it did go wrong Sunbeam were very supportive and quickly helped us out even though the warranty had expired.
Sunbeam clearly stand by their customers. The new toaster is even better!
Purchased in March 2017 at Big W Retail Stores for $59.00.
WORST TOASTER EVER
This is the worsted toater i ha e ever owned. The only thing it has going for it is that it looks good. Even when this on the lowest setting your have stay with the toaster and manually stop it so your toast spent burn. It also cook unevenly. Real disappointed with this product.
Pile of junk.
Thought we’d update our old toaster and hubby bought the sunbeam 4 slice. Teaching my 4 yr old to cook toast, used setting number 4 (thinking usually pretty safe option) before long smoke is pouring out toaster. Turn it off at wall and astounded to see this amazing brand new toaster has skillfully burnt the right hand side of the toast and left the rest under done. Good job sunbeam. Never occurred to me to have to review a toaster as you would think in this day and age we’d know how to make them properly by now! Piece of junk, returning it tomorrow.
The worst toaster we have ever owned
This is a truely terrible toaster. It hasn't worked properly from day 1 and I really regret buying it.
It cooks one side only and burns it very quickly, then burns all the crusts. All the numbers on the dial rubbed off and it springs the toast up so quickly when done that sometimes they land on the floor.
It makes me grumpy every morning and I can't wait to get rid of it!
Very disappointed , My toaster lasted 2 weeks before the outer elements stopped working and my toast was only cooked on one side. Thankfully I listened to the lady at the register from where I purchased it and kept all my packaging and receipt, I was able to get a quick refund.
- Verified purchase
Bought Sunbeam long slot 4 slice toaster and used it on 2 setting (of 6) and got burnt toast. Then tried between 1 and 2 and now after using it only 2 weeks get one side very brown and other not toasted at all.
Very disappointed in Sunbeam as we have always bought their toasters. Never again!
We bought this toaster about 6 months ago, and honestly we believe it to be one of our worst purchases ever. How on earth can the toaster burn just half of one side and half burn the other half. The opposite side is similar. We bought it from Harvey Norman at a low price compared to the others on show, however I suppose you only get what you pay for.
- Verified purchase
works ok but wouldn't buy again
We have used this toaster for about a year and I am looking forward to it breaking so we can buy a new one. We only use it for multi-grain toast or crumpets and to get an even brown we have to stop it halfway and flip the items. If we don't then one side is always much darker and even burnt.
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