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The West Bend TEMPR100 Toaster Oven Product Review

Product Name:Breakfast Station Egg and Muffin Toaster Oven
Brand:West Bend
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Dimensions (WxDxH):19.7 x 12.7 x 10.4
Capacity (Slices):4
The West Bend TEMPR100 Toaster Oven Product Review
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The West Bend TEMPR100 Breakfast Station Egg and Muffin Toaster Oven is the product for someone looking for a kitchen appliance that will take the stress out of making a quick breakfast during the weekday. You can get this unit in either silver or black. In this unit, you get a 4 slice toaster. In the side warmer you can reheat different types of meat such as chicken, turkey, fish, or beef. The unit is equipped with a steaming tray that you can use to cook hardboiled eggs. It also has 2 poaching trays.

The West Bend TEMPR100 is equipped with features that allow you to toast and brown different types of foods including eggs and bagel. You can also toast and defrost frozen foods. The knobs that control the browning process enable you to manage your toast time allowing you to get slices browned just the way you like them.

The toasting slots are designed in a manner that the different types of bread will fit and self-align. The aim of this is to deliver slices that are evenly toasted. Once the toast is ready, the toaster lifts it up so that you can remove it safely and easily.

Features

The West Bend TEMPR100 Toaster Oven is equipped with a few class leading features which we list below.

  • The body is made from stainless steel
  • Equipped with 4 slots for toasting
  • A side warmer is included to help you warm different types of meats
  • The unit has 2 poaching trays and a tray for steaming hard boiled eggs
  • Equipped with control knobs to help you manage the browning process
  • The removable trays are dishwasher safe
  • Equipped with a storage tray for the items you are not using
  • Measures¬†19.7 x 12.7 x 10.4 inches
  • The product weight is 10.2 pounds

Pros

  • Stainless steel is hygienic, durable and looks great on the kitchen counter
  • Compact enough to save space on the kitchen counter while allowing you to do a number of things including steaming eggs, toasting bread and heating meats
  • The toasting slots are designed to fit in different slice sizes
  • 2 crumb trays allow for easy cleaning
  • Allows you to make a breakfast sandwich in one place within a short period of time
  • You can stack the meat and eggs so that they cook at the same time

Cons

  • The Teflon coated pans on do not seem to be well made, on some units the coating will start peeling after a few uses

Summary

When you look at the West Bend TEMPR100 Oven, it is easy to dismiss the product because it looks too small to do the kind of stuff that it does. However, when you give it a try you will be glad you did. The main advantage of this product is that it allows you to do your whole breakfast on the same station. You can heat the meat, toast the bread and steam the eggs at the same time. You can make up to 8 hardboiled eggs within a matter of minutes.

We complained that the cast-iron pans start peeling off after a few uses but we have since been informed that these pans should always be sprayed every time before they are used.  This is a great product for someone counting calories.

Another advantage of this machine is that it is light enough to be carried around if you are planning to go on a road trip. If you are going to live in a hotel where you have to pay for the breakfast, you can save some money by taking this unit with you and doing your own breakfast. The unit is easy to clean up as the removable trays are dishwasher safe.

Comparison

We checked around the market to see if there are any products that we could compare the West Bend TEMPR100 Toaster Oven to and found the Back to Basics TEM4500 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toaster.

This toaster does most of the things that are done by the Bend TEMPR100. It would be an ideal solution for someone who wants to save every single cent they can. It does not look as solid as the Bend TEMPR100. The unit is equipped with a function that allows you to do either hard or soft boil eggs.

Another product currently in the market which you can look at to compare is the Nostalgia BSET300RETRORED Retro Series 3-in-1 Breakfast Station. You will notice that this one is quite expensive. This is understandable as you will notice that it is truly a breakfast station.

Apart from allowing you to toast, it will also give you a chance to bake, and reheat food. However, when you compare it to the West Bend TEMPR100 you will notice that it does not have the option to hard boil eggs. If you are selecting your breakfast station based on having too little space in your kitchen, then this one will be too big for you.

Verdict

After looking at all the features of the West Bend TEMPR100 Toaster Oven, we find it easy to recommend it. The first thing we love is that you save space in your kitchen. We also love the fact that you can make everything you need for a breakfast sandwich in one station. You do not want to be running many appliances in the morning while at the same time you are trying to get to work or get the kids prepared for school.

When you look at the slots for toasting, you will notice that they are wide enough for the different thickness of bread and bagels. The self-aligning feature ensures that whatever you are toasting comes out evenly toasted. We also loved the fact that it comes with a drawer where you can keep the stuff that you are not using.

To wash the trays, just throw them into the dishwasher. Just remember that the Teflon coated pans can easily start peeling if you do not spray them every time before you use them. This is the only thing that we found and did not like about this product.

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