Product Review: No toast after 687 days! Amazon Basics 2 Slice, Extra-Wide Slot Toaster order screen shot of Amazon Basics 2 Slice Extra Wide Toaster product page

Small appliances, like a toaster, should last more than a few years.  Especially when only used once a month, at most. We don’t eat much toast and rarely use a toaster.  In fact, we went years without any toaster.  (We’ve been on the Whole 30 diet for many years now, which is similar to Keto. So we don’t eat much toast.)

A few years ago, March 3, 2019 according to our Amazon order history, we purchased this Amazon Basics 2 Slice, Extra-Wide Slot Toaster with 6 Shade Settings in black.  It always did okay, performed as expected.  Really not much to comment, we would plug in and turn on, it would toast, then I’d put toaster away for next time. It just worked.

Today, January 18, 2021, after not using the toaster for several months, we plugged it in, put our toast in, pushed down the lever, and nada.  Nothing.  No juice. Doesn’t work.  Our fine friends over at say this Amazon Basics toaster only lasted 687 days before failure.

1 star

Amazon Basics 2 Slice, Extra-Wide Slot Toaster with 6 Shade Settings, Black

It seems most small (and major!) appliances are designed to fail shortly after the warranty expires.  This isn’t our first failure in a relatively short time, it won’t be our last.  It’s just so disappointing that nothing seems to be made of a good quality any more.

If you’re looking for a new high quality toaster that lasts more than a few years, keep on looking, this Amazon Basics toaster isn’t for you.


Grown up in Cleveland, Ohio, USA., previously lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa, Florida areas, and recently co-located to Asheville, North Carolina area. Trained as an Army MP, but bit of a renegade career wise. Phil has owned successful businesses in insurance, private investigations, surety bail bond industries, and has experience in computer network engineering, hospitality advertising, asset recovery and repossession, and even a few years traveling most of the lower 48 states, Ontario and Northern Mexico as a commercial over the road truck driver. Career long entrepreneur, property investor and rental manager. Phil loves sharing his experiences of great food, travel, experiences and products.

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