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A poacher that's good!

bybobbf Jan 11, 2012
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros not messy, easy to use, not a bulky appliance, works every time.
Cons can't cook meat in warmer, clean water part of egg poacher once in a while.
Recommended it? Yes

If you're like me in the morning  you want a warm breakfast that is quick and easy with minimal clean up. This toaster will give you exactly that! With only a few easy steps you'll be enjoying your McDonald's like breakfast sandwich. It wins my friends over every time I use it!
Just put... Read full review »


Meet all my needs.

byscanssystems Apr 13, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to Use, Simple Assembly, toasts evenly
Cons Bulky
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this toaster because of unusual design. It is very convenient device can do much more, than just make toasts. I make the whole sandwiches for lunch with one machine only! No pans, microwave and other cooking stuff. Just one all-in-one toaster! Simple and easy for every day use. Read full review »


Breakfast for dinner or anytime in a jiffy!

byindigoscot Apr 7, 2010
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Value, Easy to Use, Durable
Cons can be hard to clean
Recommended it? Yes

The Back to Basics toaster/egg cooker is fantastic.  We are on our second one.  The first one was retired because of a minor design issue (the water chamber was teflon and began to peel after a year or so) that was corrected in version 2.0.  We use this product often to make both... Read full review »


Just a toaster

bysinginghope Mar 25, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Simple Assembly
Cons Poorly Quality, Bulky
Recommended it? No

This toaster works great as a toaster.  After using this for a month, the egg/bacon cooker stopped working at all.  The toaster still works great after 3 years, but if you're only looking for a toaster then it's not worth the money you pay for it. Read full review »


not bad

bydp140 Dec 29, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Value, Great Design, Durable
Recommended it? Yes

i bought the back to basics egg and muffin 2 slice toaster for my mom --last time i went to visit she needed a toaster and i say this and thought this would be nice for her--so of coarse we tried it out and it works real nice just pop you egg in and its down when your toast is ready and you dont... Read full review »


I love this !

bysec2009 Dec 23, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Value, Great Design, Durable
Recommended it? Yes

I was so excited to get this! I Absolutely LOVE IT ! I love sausage muffins with egg in the morning ! While I am getting ready for work I just pop in precooked sausage an egg in the tray put the muffin in push a button finish getting ready to go out the door . And viola muffin is toasted perfectly... Read full review »


Fun at first, but not all it's cracked up to be

byevery1_has1 Dec 14, 2009
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fun, quick and easy.
Cons Tempermatal toasting and egg cooking.  Pan doesn't last long.
Recommended it? No

I love breakfast sandwiches.  I love kitchen gadgets.  So the Back to Basics Egg & Muffin toaster was something I couldn't pass up.  However, the love I initially felt faded pretty fast.  Looking back to the beginning I'll try to remember the good.  It's easy, it's quick... Read full review »


Great while it lasts

bycorkymcclellan Nov 18, 2009
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great breakfast while it's working right.
Cons Breaks too often and customer service is way too slow.
Recommended it? No

Got this last Christmas...loved it from the get go. Cooks everything very well. They give you a small spoon with the unit to get the right water amount in the steamer. We lost that and were able to use a spoon but we had to learn how much to put in it. The first 'egg pan' that came with it started... Read full review »


Great idea, poor quality

bydemon340 Apr 16, 2009
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great concept and work well at first.
Cons If you want to buy a new one every few months go for it!
Recommended it? No

After owning this unit for just over a year the toaster section is only toasting items on one side (both slots). The non-stick coating started peeling off the egg poaching pan, sometimes into your egg, at about 4 months of use. It was a neat idea at first but now it's just a poor performing toaster... Read full review »


Another toaster.. dead

bybilldacat Feb 13, 2009
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great device if it was reliable
Cons reliability
Recommended it? Yes

W ehave had 2 of these toasters and we love the function of them.  Unfortunately, they do not last very long at all.  This is the second one and it's now dead.

The first one quit working entirely.  The second one no longer cooks eggs Read full review »


Nifty little appliance, takes little counter space

bywarrenator Dec 6, 2008
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Makes pretty good toast, and pretty good eggs.  Easy to use.
Cons Ahem.  It could be more durable.   
Recommended it? Yes

My wife loves, and I mean loves, this nifty little toaster.  She actually calls people into the kitchen and fixes them a poached egg just to show off.   I wonder about her sometimes.
We are very sad though because after about a year it stopped doing eggs.  The toast part is fine, but the egg... Read full review »


Gem of an oddball appliance!

byrsmg Nov 12, 2008
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Reasonable size. Simple operation. Easy cleaning. Quality toast and egg production...
Cons Tabs for each tray could be longer for safety and easy of use. That's it!
Recommended it? Yes

My wife rolled her eyes, (again), when I delivered my latest kitchen gadget find to her at Target, I believe. It was on sale. We had low hopes but now agree that we are totally surprised and quite pleased with this latest kitchen gadget! It actually takes, by my count, about three minutes of actual... Read full review »


Piece of junk!

bydseigel Mar 9, 2008
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Sounds good in theory.
Cons The product does not hold up to light use. Do not waste your money.
Recommended it? No

I was really excited to get one of these and even bought one for my in-laws as a Christmas present. For my self, I have purchased two of these. When the first one stopped working after two weeks, I figured I just got a bad one. However, the second one died quickly as well. Neither lasted more than... Read full review »


McDonald's McMuffins on your counter!

bymme6342 Mar 6, 2008
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Compact, concise machine delivers delicious, consistent food.
Cons Could easily gain lots o weight from these delicious treats
Recommended it? Yes

This thing is awesome!.........now. I bought one of the first Back to Basics Egg & Muffin 2-Slice toasters when they first came out. It was a great idea then and is a great idea today. However, in the beginning they had numerous quality issues from the non-stick coating peeling off the mini... Read full review »


Value Added Feature:Auto Egg cooker turn on

byggribble Jan 17, 2008
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Worked good for 8 months
Cons Did not pay extra for auto turn on feature.
Recommended it? No

I've had the Back to Basics Egg&Muffin toaster for about
8 months. Haven't used it that often during this period
of time, but this past weekend it decided to turn on the
egg cooker with no water in the basin and started a melt
down of the plastic parts stinking up the kitchen... Read full review »


Great Breakfast with little effort

bylibbyt Dec 27, 2007
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Just a little larger then a regular toaster, very convenient and a great time saver.
Cons The plastic water cup is hard to read, I use a tablespoon.
Recommended it? Yes

My husband came across on the Internet, sounded interesting. We both like a good breakfast and usually eat eggs and bacon. We had switched to Turkey Bacon which was okay. The write ups he found were most part positive in reviewing the product. We live far from a large shopping area, so our next... Read full review »


Quick and easy!

bylessa1 Dec 18, 2007
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy to use, fast cleanup
Cons have to be careful about the amount of water
Recommended it? Yes

I am a big fan of breakfast. I love breakfast food at any time of day. But I especially love eating a good breakfast before rushing out the door to work in the morning. A bowl of cereal just leaves me hungry, and I quickly discovered that eggs were the perfect thing to tide me over. But while eggs... Read full review »


Fast Food Breakfast at home and just with a toaster

byteanna3 Nov 30, 2007
21 Helpfuls 22 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Its nice looking all in one cooking and saves counter space and reasonable cost
Cons Just cannot find anything wrong with a toaster that does toast and eggs
Recommended it? Yes

I got a telephone call from my sister telling me she just came home from Kmart and she bought a new toaster and you will not believe its just not an old toaster. This toaster you can have that morning Micky D's Egg McMuffin right from your toaster.

Now you might thing is she kidding total... Read full review »


One year guarantee not long enough

byepinions13145 Nov 11, 2007
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It toasts and poaches at the same time.
Cons Poor reliability. I never had a toaster before that didn't last years and years.
Recommended it? No

I've had a very different experience than others.I would only reluctantly ever purchase a "Back to Basics" product again. [West Bend has purchased the company now and I predict they are going to have a lot of problems.]

The first unit I purchased broke down within 17 months. The... Read full review »


Great Product!

byjrona33 Jul 1, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros quick, healthy, soft/hard boil options, eggs turn out great, easy cleanup
Cons Only makes 1 egg at a time; no "done" alarm when using egg only option
Recommended it? Yes

I am dieting and also have ADD so a high protein low fat breakfast is a must! I am always running behind and often have to grab something and run out the door only to be hungry a couple of hours later.
After reading all of the reviews online I invested in this nifty little thing. I love it!... Read full review »

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