West Bend TEM4500W Toaster Review

Editor rating

4.2/5 on October 5, 2018

User's rating

1,110 reviews

PROS

Multi-function appliance in one unit
Great space-saver for kitchen counter
Easy clean up
Cooks eggs and toasts bread simultaneously
Can all be done in under 10 minutes

CONS

Trays lose their teflon which leads to flakes found in your food
Can leak water onto your counter affecting egg cook time

VERDICT

The West Bend TEM 4500 W Quick Egg Bagel and Muffin Wide Slot Toaster is one of the best four slice toasters. It is your one-stop appliance for making a healthy breakfast every morning. It’s a multi-function appliance allowing you to cook eggs, heat pre-cooked meats and toast bagels, croissants, waffles or hearty whole grain breads simultaneously.

From breakfast sandwich to mini-omelets, the possibilities are endless. This toaster has a full range of capabilities from a dual-toasting oven, an egg scramble and poaching station, to a meat tray that lets you warm up your pre-cooked meats. You can prepare a nourishing, healthy meal in under 10 minutes.

West Bend TEM4500W Toaster Review

Capacity

Counter space is a prized asset which is why this appliance is ideal for any kitchen surface. This toaster allows you to do multiple functions at once with a size that stands at 12.4 x 19.5 x 10 inches. The size of your typical toaster oven with the added benefits of an egg and meat station. That’s like having three appliances in one.

Wide Toasting Slots

The days of toasting thin-sliced bread are a thing of the past. These days, you want a toaster that can heat up bagels, waffles and croissants. The four wide toasting slots featured on this appliance do just that making it easy to cycle through a hungry household in just one or two sittings.

It features a High-Toast Lift, allowing you to easily grab your piece of toast without burning your fingers. It’s perfect for heating your smaller bread items.

Multiple Shade Selectors

This toaster also comes equipped with a full range of light and dark heat settings allowing you to customize your toast to your exact specifications. A personalized shade setting dial from one to eight lets you control how dark or light your toast will be.

The West Bend TEM 4500 W Toaster includes a Bagel Setting that allows you to get that perfect level of crispiness each and every time. It heats the outer portion of your bagel while lightly warming the inner side. It has a shade selector for each side of the toaster making it two toasters in one. Toast a bagel in one side while defrosting a frozen waffle in the other.

A Defrost Setting, Auto Shut-Off and Cancel buttons are also included with this toaster.

You no longer need to thaw out your bread before toasting as the West Bend does it for you. In case you forget to turn off your toaster, the auto shut-off will switch your toaster off when no longer in use, preventing any possible damages from an appliance that’s been left on. Pushing the cancel button stops use of your West Bend immediately.

Egg Cooker

West Bend TEM4500W Review

The folks at West Bend know there are a variety of ways to cook an egg. This is why the TEM 4500 W features an egg station that can poach, steam or scramble two eggs in minutes. An egg basket is also included allowing you to hard or soft boil up to eight eggs at a time. The egg control button lights up when in use, warming the trays for you. Keep in mind that the water level dictates how the egg will cook and do not rely on the buttons to tell you.

Two Meat Warming Trays

West Bend TEM4500W

The West Bend TEM 4500 W lets you heat pre-cooked meats, sliced fruits such as pineapple or tomato in two easy-to-use meat warming trays. A perfect accompaniment to your toast and eggs.

When cooking eggs and toast together, use the egg/toast control button. This button lights up when engaged, will toast your bread just the way you like it and keep it warm until your eggs finish cooking. Learn more about what a toaster can be used for.

Additional Benefits

The concealed storage cord can be found at the bottom of the appliance. It reduces the length of exposed cord while in use making storage of it easy and convenient.

The Slide-Out Crumb Tray makes cleaning this toaster a breeze. All you need to do is slide out the tray, wash it off and dry it down. Simple and convenient for the on-the-go lifestyle. Learn more about how to clean a toaster.

There is a one-year warranty that comes with this appliance should you encounter any issues with this product’s performance. Technical support can be reached through West Bend’s website.

Conclusion

There is no stopping the West Bend TEM 4500 W when it comes to preparing you a complete and nutritious breakfast in a matter of minutes. This unit, with clearly marked control settings, is perfect for the busy household that needs their breakfast done quick and easy.

Even if you don’t live in a busy home and are just looking for a one-stop appliance that can cook you a delicious breakfast sandwich in a matter of minutes, the West Bend TEM 4500 W does it all.

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