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Sunbeam Mini Bake & Grill BT2600

Sunbeam Mini Bake & Grill BT2600

2.8 from 48 reviews

Most used appliance in the kitchen

This little gem is used constantly!

Our other oven is far too big for day to day cooking (great for roasts and dinner parties though!). Grill, toast and bake, the 'on' feature (rather than timer) mean we can use this to slow cook too over the day.

I'll never be without one!

Purchased in February 2019 at Myer for $65.00.

1 comment
Hi FSRS, Thanks for the great review! Kind Regards Sunbeam

dissapointed

i had a mini grill 20yrs before i had to replace it,[wonderful little kitchen appliance, ] i then replaced it with a new mini grill,BT2600, 7mths ago i purchased a new mini grill, got it home plugged it in, dead on arrival, took it back, 35klm drive as i live in a small town, changed it for a new one, the store were great never quibbled, ive had the second one for 7mths and it has died , so ill move on to another brand, the comments here [ and my personal experience] lead me to believe that it is 'hit and miss' with this appliance.

Purchased in December 2018 at HOME HARDWARE.

1 comment
Hi pincarto, sorry to hear that, will pass your feedback on

Very Handy

I use this oven quite a lot, mainly for toasted sandwiches or English muffins and it heats up really quickly. It's easy to clean with the removable tray at the base. My son uses it to heat up sausage rolls as it's quicker to use instead of the big oven.

Purchased in May 2018 at The Good Guys Physical store for $44.00.

Excellent value for money though with some minor flaws

I wanted a very small oven for my kitchen benchtop for situations where using the main oven was complete overkill. For the most part then, my usage of the Sunbeam BT2600 has been for baking small "single serve" items and for keeping food warm (or re-heating).

I am very impressed with the BT2600 when the asking price is taken into consideration - $68 delivered was incredible value in my view for an item that does what it says on the tin, nothwithstanding some limitations which I will get to in a moment.

But the main plus point is simply what I just mentioned above - it works exactly as advertised and can indeed happily substitute for using a main oven so long as the food portion/s are small enough to fit. Of course that in itself might be a negative point for some people as the capacity really is quite small. You either need to be quite inventive at times as to how you place the food items on the shelf or you might consider getting something a little larger than this. It suits me perfectly fine as a single person but I'm not sure it might suit couples, for example, it they are cooking or re-heating for two.

Other plus points are that the temperature you set seems to be pretty accurate, it has a very loud and clear bell tone when the timer setting expires and it makes no discernible noise during operation. Now onto the not-so-good points:

Firstly, the door - when opened fully - falls naturally to a level even below the bottom of the unit's feet. This means if you have the unit placed on the edge of the benchtop, the front of door will hang down over (and below) the edge. It just doesn't seem very secure or robust when you see the door behave in this way - I always think it wants to break off it's hinges so I treat it very gingerly. I am not really sure why the door just doesn't have a precise "stop" position when it is horizontal rather than letting it hang down so far. For this reason I have the oven placed a few inches behind the benchtop edge so the door gently rests on the benchtop surface itself rather than having to support its own weight.

Secondly, although there is a warning annotation on the top of the oven cabinet stating that the surfaces get hot, I think this warning could be made a little more obvious (a much brighter colour for starters) and it should be printed at least twice on the cabinet rather than just once as it is now. I just think the relatively small black on dark grey warning might be missed by unfamiliar (or very young) users not paying adequate attention to the task at hand - a potentially significant issue given how hot the cabinet does actually get when you have the temperature wound up.

Thirdly (and this is admittedly pedantic), the temperature control knob has a rather "cheap" feel to it. Don't expect it to feel anything remotely like the temperature control on your main oven - instead it has a very unsatisfactory "scratchy" feel and does not really move very smoothly. Yes, it does the job just fine, but it is clear that is an an area where costs had to be cut in order to meet the price point. But then again, as I said at the outset, what can you reasonably expect for a $60 oven?

Overall though, I am really thrilled to own an appliance like this that does exactly what I hoped it would do at such an attractive price. Even if it only lasts 4 or 5 years, I would still be giving this item a very solid 4 star rating.

Purchased in June 2019 at Bing Lee Online store for $68.00.

1 comment
Hi Hillarys_Dad, Thank you for contacting Sunbeam. Thank you for the great feedback. Your suggestions regarding the door and the warning annotation especially noted and will be passed onto out product team. Kind Regards, Sunbeam

Don't Buy, it's junk.

I had an earlier model and was great until element failed. I got this new model and set as per instructions and it does not toast the bottom of the bread. I rang Sunbeam and they sent a replacement. Same thing. They sent me another one and the 3rd one did not toast properly either. Sunbeam have stopped answering my emails. I asked them to test the last one before shipping, but that did not happen.

Purchased in March 2019 at Amazon for $52.00.

2 comments
Hi u453902, So sorry to hear of your experience with this product and contact from our customer service team. Please contact us on 1300 881 861 for further assistance. Kind Regards, SunbeamWell I rang Sunbeam as suggested and they would like me to ship it back to them at my expense, so they can test it. Then they would probably say it worked OK. So I will get a further test done locally to back my claim.

Short lived

This is my third one from this same series. First one barely made it to 1 year before plastic handle melted and came off. 2nd one lasted just a bit longer than 1 year and stopped heating. 3rd one now has to go back for return as it keeps smoking and doesn't stop. This brand has very short life span. Very unhappy and will be last time I purchase another Sunbeam product again.

Date PurchasedJun 2018

Good product

I love this mini oven. I've had mine for almost 10 years and it still works perfectly. I first bought it when I moved into a rental properly and their oven didn't work. This mini oven did the job and cooked well. I still use it to this day cooking up my daughters food or smaller meals as opposed to heating up a big oven.

Date PurchasedJan 2008

Works Very Well

It grills my chops well. The temperature control does go on and off all the time. I suppose when it heats up to the required temperature then it turns itself off to avoid going over that temperature. It could have been made slightly larger as it is a little too small, but it is very convenient and I use it all the time. Don't even use my oven any more as I find I don't need it. Would buy one again if required.

Date PurchasedDec 2017

I would not recommend this one

The temperature control is shocking - when I turn the oven on, the heat light keep coming on and off. Not sure what’s going on , I set it at 90c and put my oven thermometer in it. Within 10 mins the temperature in the oven reached 120c and keep going up while the heat light keep turning on and off itself. There are smoke coming out from the oven , NOT from where the cooking tray / heat element are, but from the inside ( mechanical part) of the oven. And there is some burnt smell too . ( I only put the thermometer on the cooking tray in the oven and nothing else and my thermometer is not burnt. ) Worried that this may be a fire hazard I turned the oven off immediately. I think I will return the oven .....

Date PurchasedNov 2017

Good Oven

This little oven helps me a lot. I use it every day for warming my bread. I even used it to bake my favourite banana cake, muffins, pizza, lasagna, chicken dishes... it never made me disappointed. For such a little oven, can use to cook so many different dishes. It is amazing. Together with the perfect size and the economical price, I think it is worth to own one. As it is a small oven, the light goes on and off quite often. Once the temperature heat to the set level, it will be off to keep the temperature in that level. While the temperature drops, it will automatically on again. I think it is normal. I have been using it for over two years, never have any problems at all.

Date PurchasedApr 2015

Doesn't last

It's a good little oven and convenient to heat up food and toast bread. But similar to other users, the problem is it doesn't last. Always dies right after the one year mark. This is my second unit, thinking that maybe the the first was something QC might have missed. But didn't know they were so good at their job that it is perfectly timed to kick the bucket as soon as the warranty runs out.

Date PurchasedJun 2016

Ervery home must need one of the product like this.

Basically it works five times everyday since 8 months. It has not burned yet( the past 10 machines I use only last 6 months ).
The annoy thing is that you only have one choice, either grill or toast( cant turn the knob too much otherwise it won’t work the next morning ).
Another thing is that the heat is not consistent. With the same types of bread, exact same time, one day it is not crunchy and other days it burns, so we basically have to adjust by standing next to it.

Date PurchasedDec 2016

wish I'd bought one sooner

Excellent little oven which is perfect for 1 or 2 people....although could well be useful for side dishes, desserts etc. for families too. It is really great that because of the small size it heats up very quickly. (about 2-3 minutes to get to 180º) I find it good for toasting too, as you can actually see how brown the bread is getting.

Date PurchasedJul 2017
2 comments
18 months later I am still loving my little oven. Use it a lot for cooking meals, reheating, small batches of muffins, and making toast. Really great for cheese melts. One of the best kitchen appliance purchases I have made!Hi Lynbo, Thank you for reviewing. It is a perfect size for those not wanting to use a big oven....

good for 12 months then doesn't work properly lost top element

very good for it's function..ideal, cooks most meals to perfection, great for for pizzas, chips, nacho's, cakes ,even roasts just doesn't last very long, I would think at least 3years of service, less than 2, not long enough at all..20 months, come on hey, you would expect a little more than that wouldn't you
cheers

Date PurchasedSep 2015

Does the job.

This is the second one of these I've owned, the original one lasted about 3 years. It is adequate for toasting, but agree you must watch it carefully. It is excellent for grilling small things, eg tuna melts, roasted red peppers. It is also fine for reheating, but again I feel that it would not be good to walk away & forget! I use it every day, with no problems.

Date PurchasedNov 2016

Cheap product with a relatively short life span and a bit clunky construction

We had this toaster-oven about 5 years ago, and it did its job with certain limitations while it lasted. Some of the problems that we had were:
1. The timer dial did not work if it was turned to a short time setting of say about 2-3 minutes e.g. for toasting. It just would not unwind itself.
2. As someone else had pointed, the tray does not have a rack in it to allow the fat from meat to drip, which means its not exactly suitable for grilling.
3. Finally last week it developed a problem which we could not diagnose, but it kept tripping the safety switch in the main switchbox every time it was turned on.
4. When I tried to have a look at it, I realised the construction of the cover panel was extremely clunky, and as someone has mentioned, had at least 3 different types of screws, rivets etc! That was pretty shoddy design.
My mom has a toaster-oven made by National, and was bought in 1991, and still does a great job!
Having said all this, I will agree that at its price, it's quite cheap and does the job if it survives.

Date PurchasedJan 2011
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Hi Babs, I do apologise for the issues you encountered with one of our Sunbeam products. Your feedback is much appreciated and will be passed onto the product team. Please don't hesitate to contact our customer care team on 1300 881 861 and one of our friendly representatives will be more than happy to assist you with a discount offer off your next Sunbeam purchase. Kindest Regards Sunbeam

Didn't even last a year

Item gifted to me brand new. I used this 1-2 times a week, whether toasting or grilling/oven. The last 2 times I have used the oven, it has burnt the tops of my food to a crisp - like I have had the toast selected.

Item gifted to me brand new. I used this 1-2 times a week, whether toasting or grilling/oven. The last 2 times I have used the oven, it has burnt the tops of my food to a crisp - like I have had the toast selected.

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Dear ChezzaBee74, Thank you for your feedback! We wish to advised that all feedback, is passed onto the relevant departments. Please contact our Consumer Support Team on: 1300 881 861, for further assistance. Kind Regards Sunbeam

If you get one that works, they're brilliant

After reading the reviews, I was cautious about buying one. The price point is obviously bottom dollar, so you can't expect miracles, just something which is safe.
Mine turned out to be spot-on and works perfectly. Does everything it says in the manual! It's a low cost item and you might need to return it if it has a fault. Just bear that in mind.

2 comments
Hi Netmedic, Thank you for your great feedback on the Sunbeam BT5350! If you require any further advise or information on the unit, please don't hesitate to give our Customer Care Team a call on 1300 881 861 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to assist. Kind Regards SunbeamI think it's excellent value for money, but I do hope you've looked into the quality control issues which some people seem to be having.

a littel gem

i have been lucky; every 5 years, i purchase a replacement and have been using this oven for the over 15 years. i absolutely love it! it completely serves the purpose for us, takes up hardly any space and so easy to bake small lots. the only complaint is once the back gets splattered, you can't clean it and the stains remain forever.

sunbeam, will you produce once with a teflon lining so that it can all be easily wiped off? i really wouldn't mind paying extra for this feature.

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Hi Fanaticcook, Thank you for your great feedback on the Sunbeam BT2600! If you require any further advise or information on the unit, please don't hesitate to give our Customer Care Team a call on 1300 881 861 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to assist. Kind Regards Sunbeam

DIFFICULT TO SERVICE >>>PLANNED BY THE DESIGN TEAM???

DIFFICULT TO SERVICE >>>PLANNED BY THE DESIGN TEAM???
Trying to remove the casing to check a fault with the elements.....lots of Phillips Head screws which is good...but then I strike two screws needing an Allen Key ...annoying and there is no reason for these. THEN I strike two POP RIVETS !!!! ...these need to be drilled out.....once again there is no reason for these ....PH Screws would have worked just as well.
Who are the B@#$%s who design these things? Obviously they don't want us to try and repair /recycle these appliances ....do they think I would buy another one of these ? Peter Schuitemaker 18 May 2016

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Hi Peter, I do apologise for the issues you encountered with one of our Sunbeam products. Your feedback is much appreciated and will be passed onto the product team. Sunbeam

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Questions & Answers

Why does it not toast properly on the bottom and why does the window fog up with condensation? Unit is brand new.
2 answers
I don't know why it's not toasting equally on both sides. Maybe move your toast down one level or maybe your unit is faulty? Condensation is caused when moisture is released when food is heated up, especially in the case of frozen items. You cannot stop that.You need to ask engineers that question. All I can tell you is it took a lot longer to heat up on even the high settings on temperature knob than my previous model before this one. I had it on really high to heat up a meal that was in fridge ( not the ice freezer ) and after more than 45 minutes it was just barely luke warm. My older model was much better. But none of them lasted very long which was a complete waste of money. As far as condensation, it had smoke coming out of it for quite some time before even putting any food in it and also the following day. Maybe it was a faulty model, but after so many of them having issues and not lasting very long I will not be buying this brand again.

Where can I buy a reversible wire rack?
1 answer
Hi Guo L. You can purchase a reversible wire rack (BT26101) from Big Warehouse Spares @ www.bigwarehouse.com.au.

hi can i bake cupcakes on here? like will it fit a cupcake pan? thanks
2 answers
if the cup cake pan fits, sure, but cook on a shorter time and check as it is hotter than regular oven.Hi Kayla, the 12 cupcake pan I have fits in here - it is an old pan though, was my grandmothers. So I hope it fits for you

Details

Sunbeam Mini Bake & Grill BT2600
CategoryBenchtop / Toaster Ovens
Wattage1400W
Capacity9L
Price (RRP) $59.95
Release dateMar 2007

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