Hamilton Beach 22502 Digital 2-Slice Toaster – Toasty Toast

Excellent toaster that i am very happy with.

Have only had this toaster for a couple of weeks, but so far, so good. It toasts nicely, and the price was a real incentive. This is the first pop-up toaster we’ve owned after several years of malfunctioning toaster ovens (5 or 6) that die totally or partially after a few months. Hope this simple toaster lasts .

This is a great toaster for our needs, going from 4 slice to two slice. Find the the toasting is accurate and fairly fast. The unit itself is sleek and stylish. Here are the specifications for the Hamilton Beach 22502 Digital 2-Slice Toaster:

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  • Smudgeproof brushed finish
  • Digital display shows toast shade setting at a glance
  • Bagel, defrost & cancel functions
  • Slide-out crumb tray
  • Automatic shutoff
  • Smudge proof brushed finish
  • Digital display shows toast shade setting at a glance
  • Bagel, defrost and cancel functions
  • Slide-out crumb tray
  • Automatic shutoff

I like the features like the wide slots and the ease in changing the toasting time.

I love the controls on the front instead of on the side where they are hardly visible. The toaster very accurately toasts the items and i’ve had no problem with over or under toasting. It is a solid, well-made product with easy to read controls.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Hamilton beach
  • love design & look of toaster – this is the second one i have purchased
  • Great toaster for the price

I just received it and i’m in love. It’s compact and is perfect for a small space. I have their waffle maker and i’m pleased. Will give update when i start using it.

Consumer’s report was checked before hand. It looks great and it toasts beautifully 🙂 easy to set the level of toasting and good quality for a great price.

We purchased it as a replacement for the same model we had for several years. I had thrown out the original toaster before the new one arrived but it appears that the new one is a little bit smaller than the original one.

The toaster works ok, but it doesn’t toast english muffins well at all even on the bagel setting. It arrived looking fine, but when i opened the box, the toaster was dented across the front. Didn’t return it only because our old toaster had died a week ago, and i didn’t want to be without a toaster.

I got this toaster for christmas 4 years ago, never have had a problem with it, light still works, i did notice it didn’t toast enough on one setting, so i just upped the number & it toasted perfect. Minor thing, i don’t like how the logo on the front, if you clean it with say windex,it comes off pretty quick, so only part of the logo ‘ hamilton beach is missing’ other then that, i love this toaster, clean look, like the light up blue numbers, and settings for bagels and for defrost. I even will toast those texas toast garlic bread, instead of heating up the oven, i just pop 2 in set on defrost, then switch totoast. I went to toast and nothing, no lights on it worked, i had to hold the handle down in order for it to toast. It did last at least 4 years. I’m not sure how long toasters are suppose to last, but i’ve been married for almost 18 years and this was our 3rd toaster.

This toaster corrects the faults that previous reviews had mentioned – that the blue light is always on and therefore becomes warm, or burns out, or uses energy. Now, the light goes off when the toast is finished. The shell does not heat up to burn you, like other metal toasters often do. I only give this toaster three stars because it does not toast evenly. Most times, one side of the bread is toasted more than the other, so i have to turn the bread around & re-toast, monitoring it so it won’t burn.

This is the best toaster we’ve had in a very long time. It toasts exactly right and the choice for light or dark can be made digitally. Very easy to use, and easy to clean. The crumb tray slides in and out easily and the stainless steel body is wipe clean with no streaks.

Once again it was chosen by consumer reports write up on it. The outside doesn’t get hot, you can see the toaster setting and will heat a bagle or muffin without toasting it. Doesn’t dry out the bread or bagle when toasting.

I like the fact the you can turn it facing you rater than sideways.

I owned the exact same toaster for approx 10 years with no issues with evenness of toasting or buttons resetting themselves. When that old toaster wore out, i specifically went looking for similar model. I love the sleek compact look & location of the buttons. I found the 2nd one at amazon. This second one is not as good as the older model, in that the temp control resets itself every time to 5 and each side of bread is toasted unevenly/differently (burns at 6). Still glad i purchased it, but don’t expect the 2nd toaster to last as long as the older model did at approx 8-10 years.

This toaster is attractive and easy to use. One drawback is that it tends to toast one side a little more that the other. Once i figured that out, i just set it for half the time that i want and flip it for another cycle. It does have a bagel setting that works well.

It fails to completely toast around the edges of each slice for about a quarter inch to 1/8th inch top and bottom of the slices. One complete side of each slice comes out darker or lighter than the opposing side, with the darker and lighter sides being uneven in their coloring appearance. I attempt to correct these problems by manipulating the slices and changing the timing numbers. This uneven toasting problem was the reason i got rid of my last toaster. However, i don’t think toasters have improved much, aside from wider slots, since the very first automatics from my earliest experience and i’m 86 years old.

My husband wanted this toaster because he was tired of uneven toasting from our previous toaster. Now we just set the desired number for english muffins or toast & we always get consistent browning to our expectations . We have been using our digital toaster for about 1 month now.

After reading consumer reports, this toaster lives up to the report. It does everything well, including the bagel function which justs toasts one side of the bagel.

We tried several toasters (from average price to more expensive) and they only toasted one side. This toaster was recommended to us and we are quite pleased with it. It was a good price and toasts both sides better than any other toaster we triedl. We have used this toaster for about 3 months. It doesn’t do as god’s of a job on muffins.

Works very well and i love the custom darkness buttons and the fact you can use a button to pop up the toast at any time without forcing the handle up. Only problem i see: i like my toast on the darker side, but even and not black so i set it to 7 or 8. The unit tends to burn the very outside ‘hills’ of the bread surface while the bread surface flats and valleys are still white. T’s like the elements are too hot in an effort to toast real fast.

ROCK SPACE Ninja Kitchen System Pulse, Love the Ninja!

I rarely sit down and write a product review, but the ninja deserves a shoutout. I am a daily smoothie drinker, and my old blender just wasn’t cutting it- no power, needed too much liquid to blend everything together, etc. I wasn’t willing to shell out the money for a vitamix, so i did some product research and decided to go with the ninja. The ninja truly ‘ninija chops’ anything you put in those cups, blending quickly and evenly- the 750 watts really makes a difference. The plastic is extremely durable, and the unit is very easy to clean. I can’t believe this blender is under $100.

For me, this is just the right size. It fits on the counter without taking up too much space. It makes fast work of ice when i make frozen coffee drinks. It works better than a commercial drink mixer.

I did a lot of searching for the perfect blender under $100. I am so glad i found this one. It makes the best smoothies in seconds. The 3 beverage blending cups in addition to the regular pitcher really come in handy if you need to make a few different frozen drinks or smoothies. You can even make cookie, pizza or pie dough.

Key specs for Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL204):

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  • 700 Watts of Professional Power
  • Frozen Blending to create resort style frozen cocktails
  • Food Processing for consistent, evenly processed ingredients
  • Knead fresh cookie and pizza dough
  • Single Serve Blending for drinks on the go

Comments from buyers

“Worth Every Penny
, Love the Ninja!
, Not bad for the price!

Got this to replace our blender that died. We make baby food by processing fruits, vegetables, and chicken for our six month old son. The ninja is an effective tool for making smoothies with protein powder and lots of fruits and yogurt. This is a tough machine and in the six months or so that we’ve had it, no problems at all. Easy to clean in the dishwasher, too.

My wife and i spend lots of $$ each week at our local health food shake store and decided to try and make our own at home. The blender we had at the time could not blend our ice so the smoothies turned out to be chunkies. So i did my usual research on amazon and other sites and concluded that the ninja pulse was our saving grace. This thing takes a load of full size hard ice cubes and turns them into snowflakes in no time. We love it and love the single serving size containers because we both grab and go before work. If you are looking to make frozen drinks or smoothies with ice, especially full size hard ice cubes then look no further.

I am a smoothie aficionado, and subsequently i’ve owned many high end blenders. I have to say that i was quite surprised at how well the ninja performed. I purchased it solely based on the reviews. Really good power, tackles frozen fruit with aplomb. Absolutely love the individual smoothie cups for everyday use. In fact i prefer it to the cuisinart, oster, and black and decker models that i’ve owned. I just hope it’s built to last for everyday use unlike so many others today.

This is awesome, especially using the single portion containers for quick banana/mango smoothies. They are easy to clean and it comes with the lid for taking them on the road. I used to make some morning smooth and take them on my ride to work.

I love my ninja, i make morning nutricious smoothies that feed every cell in my body. No more processed sugar and preservative loaded breakfasts for me. The individual cups with to-go lids make it so i can drink my breakfast or whichever meal i choose a smoothie for along in the car or out to mow the yard.

The single-serve container makes a great green smoothie ( today’s had kale, apple chunks, blackberries, half banana, scoop soy nutrition powder, cranberry juice, yogurt ). I usually pulse the kale and fruit first with half the liquids then add the rest. The larger container does not pulverize the kale. The plastic containers are easy to wash. I’ve been making smoothies every day for a few weeks. I spent a week reading all the comments before choosing this blender. It had the most reviews and the most positive ratings. I am happy with it and still have my 30-year old blender with the glass pitcher in case i need it.

After a few years of heavy use, i thought the motor was giving out but it’s still working great. The bullet size is so handy. Even though i bought an expensive high powered blender since, i still use the bullet containers constantly in the kitchen – very handy. It isn’t the same as a high powered blender – you still get some seeds if you try to do raspberries or blueberries in it but the small size is very handy for making your own salad dressings, banana smoothies, whipping up eggs, etc.

I’ve had this blender for at least 2 years and i love it. I chose it primarily because of the personal jars and the number it comes with (3). It makes the smoothie routine and clean up so much easier and quicker. If you are wondering about the power and it’s ability to make a smooth drink, it will not disappoint. Yes, it is no vitamix but if you balk at the thought of dropping $450+ on a blender, this is a great alternative. The trick is to give it enough time to mix everything well. I’ve posted pictures of a smoothie i just made that had; kale, frozen fruit, chia seeds, raw meal powder and a banana. You can see the smoothness of the drink once blended (all those different textures blended well). I also use it as a food processor and it does a great job. Most notably, i process cauliflower to make cauliflower rice and it does that very well.

The quintessential blender for individual smoothie making. Love that it comes with a blending lid for the individual cups; so you can just screw it on, blend it up, swap it for a drinking lid, and head out the door. Great investment, recommended.

Arrived just before my 2nd smoothi of the day. Pulled out of box, rinsed and put the ninja to work with the individual cups. I usually use ‘crused’ ice option as my old blender was awful at chopping ice. I decided to try full ice cubes to put it to the test. Within seconds ice was completely crushed and smoothie complete. No residue on glass full mix in just few pulses. The to go cups are fanastic and love that came with three. We have more than one family members walking out door in a. I only wish the individual glasses were a bit higher to allow for more ingrediants. The large container looks a bit small, but, overall after one mix, i’m super impressed and excited that i purchased. My mix took so much less time and clean up is a breeze.

All i’ve used it for is making fruit-based alcoholic drinks with ice but it does a terrific job on those. It’s also very easy to clean, so i am happy with it after a couple weeks of use. What i am not sure of is how durable it is going to be, especially since you have to use a fair amount of force to take the lid off after you are done blending as it has an extremely tight fit, so you are pulling on the activation handle. That doesn’t seem like a great idea, but i’ll wait to see. Otherwise i would say it’s the best blender i’ve ever used and truly in a class by itself. I haven’t used the paddles or the single-serve units, just the main bowl and the blade. Be careful with that blade, since it is sharp enough to cut you and i did cut myself reaching in to try to take a piece of fruit out that i didn’t want to include.

Many years ago i purchased a ninja that had a pitcher where you put the motor on top. Well that one stopped crushing ice efficiently so i decided to purchase this ninja kitchen system pulse. The main reason i chose this over other products out there was the price. I also liked that the motor on this model was actually larger then on other products that are being sold. I wanted this particular model mainly to make smoothies. I like the individual cups and i can quickly make a smoothie for myself and another for my husband. It blends ice, yogurt and other fruits and frozen fruits along with my almond milk and hemp powder or green superfood quickly and smoothly. The unit is small and does not take up much counter space. I do wish that the individual cups came with lids that could be closed for transport. Would i buy this this ninja again if i had the chance?.

For the price (under 100) it is a very good blender. The blades are sharper than razors so watch your self. I bought it to make hummus and margarita’s and it didnt disappoint. The bread paddle takes a little getting used to. First time i overheated the unit even though i was pulsing and not running it full blast. I think it was because my dough had shifted to one side and the unit was out of balance, i have made dough 4 times since and haven’t had a problem. The individual blenders make great smoothies. The whole unit is very easy to clean which is a big plus in my mind. But like i mentioned earlier, watch out for that ’15th century torture device’ they call a blade and you will be just fine.

Easy to use, i do wish the cord was a foot longer to pull it further away from the wall on the counter. My plug is in the corner of the counter. That’s my own personal drawback.

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like the ninja food systems. Only giving it four stars because the time it takes to create smoothies is too long, and i have to take off the top 2-3 times to scrape the sides. The smaller container is especially slow at crushing ice. However, this being said, the job eventually gets done and when it finally does get going, it makes a superior product. For the money, it’s a great little system, and i’d recommend it.

I’ve used it at least 5 days a week to make my morning juice using the single serve cup. Having the cup upside down to blend can sometimes cause accidents (spillage) into the motor if you don’t have the lid tight. Last week it would not stop even when i disengage it. The workaround is to plug it into a power strip with a switch and use the switch to turn on/off the unit. I’m looking for a replacement but won’t be buying this again.

Definitely does a good job of breaking down things. I use it for my monster green smoothies every morning; blends up my spinach, carrots, frozen cucumbers, blueberries, apples, and spinach with no problem. I would have loved it if there was just a bit more punch of power to it. It blends and breaks all that stuff down, but if it did that just a bit faster i’d truly love it. The cups are great and super convenient. I’d also love it better if the openings where you drink out of the cups had some type of cover or lid. I usually put my cup in my bag to commute to work and i have to put a paper towel with rubber band on top to keep debris out. Since these were designed with travel in mind it would have been nice if the openings could close somehow. Overall it’s a great device. Small details would make it fantastic.

I bought this for my husband because he makes a smoothie every morning. Our old one that i bought from costco not the same brand didn’t last that long, cleanup is easy and to have the large pitcher is great. I have used it many times and this has been a great purchase.

I’ve gone through too many blenders in the past to count. I finally wised up and bought this product. I can now make my protien shakes without having the blades bend and the blender bouncing all over the counter.It’s easy to use and light weight and very easy to clean.

Bought one for my college son and he is actually using it (victory). I mainly make fruit smoothies, but i occasionally mix a bit of meat with water to make my dog drink (she has bladder issues). Usually only use the individual cups, but occasionally make cocktails with the large one.

No opening the top and tamping down contents with a long spoon numerous times, as with other blenders. Grinds ice cubes and frozen fruit like nobody’s business in a matter of seconds. Don’t know why i’d need a $400+ blender. One caution: large blade is extremely sharp. I unpacked all the parts when they arrived, tossed in dishwasher, and went to work. When i got home, i unloaded the dishwasher, barely touching the large blade as i pulled it out of the top rack. Nevertheless, i had to go to urgent care for four stitches in my finger. I now keep that blade in its own ‘blade of death’ container so no one will even think about touching it.

Nesco T1000-13 Two Slice Toaster Wide Slot : Like the retro look

My husband and i are very satisfied with the purchase of this lovely toaster. We have had it for over a year and use it frequently and it still performs great.

I went with other reviewers and bought the unheard of brand because it is 1000 watt. Toasts faster and more evenly than other toasters that i’ve had. Very lightweight so it gets put away after use, saves counterparts space. Easy to use, indexed toasting, wide openings and such. Just do not put too thick bread slices in, and best to stand by because it does get hot. I really like this toaster, it’s all we need, will probably last too.

NESCO T1000-13 Two Slice Toaster Wide Slot, 2, Grey/Stainless Steel

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  • Toast 1 or 2 slices at a time
  • Extra-wide 1.375 Inch bread slots with self-adjusting guides
  • User-friendly control panel / Shade control dial with (6) shade settings
  • Bagel, Defrost and Cancel functions with blue indicator lights
  • Lift & Look lever for checking the toasting progress

Works great and toast fits in slots well.

Wide openings and variable settings for toasting. Took a little getting used to but now get perfect toast and english muffins every time.

Pros: consistently perfect toast. Basket holds artisan breads in place. I freeze some breads and the defrost and toast feature provides a crisp outside and warm inside. Cons: outside of toaster can get hot. Wish the lift-up-to-see feature lifted the toast a little higher.

NESCO T1000-13 Two Slice Toaster Wide Slot, 2, Grey/Stainless Steel : It’s bigger than i expected, but it still fits in my cupboard for storage. I recommend you set it on 4 or 5, don’t put bread in, and let it run a cycle before using. Turn your stove fan on and/or open the doors and windows. But, after that, it is good to go. I used it to make rice bread toast and it did well. It’s 1000 watts and wow, does it get with the program. It doesn’t get hot underneath and not much on the sides, mainly on top, so be careful not to put it underneath cupboards when toasting. I love the checking feature, where you pull the handle up and look at it if you want without canceling the toasting. I wouldn’t say it’s the most handsome toaster, but it appears to be very functional. It says black, but mine is dark gray and highly polished chrome, much shinier than the pictures. I’m quite happy with it, so far. Update:i changed it to 4 stars, only because it does not brown evenly. I have been using flourless bread now, not just the rice bread, so thought i should update.

This is the first toaster i’ve had in 5 years that i haven’t wanted to throw out the window after 2 days. I can make several sets of toast and have them all come out pretty much the same color. It works great with my heavy homemade bread, haven’t tried bagels yet. I really, really like the ‘lift up and check’ feature.

Nice looking toaster and works well. Love the different heat levels and how easy it is to use. Looks great on my counter and the small footprint.

Fully meet our expectations. Great to get a toaster that works like one should. We have purchased several and returned them allover several months trying to replace our old one that stopped working. After researching and reading consumer reviews, decided onthe nesco and could not be happier. The wattage difference and quality of build makes this an outstanding choice. Would recommendto anyone looking for a new toaster.

When i was reading reviews about other toasters everyone was saying how the toasters they bought wouldn’t toast the bread equally on both sides. That is not a problem with this toaster. I’ve actually never seen a toaster toast bread equally on both sides ad this one does. All the ones i’ve had i would have to flip it half way through. It may cost a bit more, but the saying of ‘you get what you pay for’ is a great example here. Best toaster i’ve had by far and i’ve had many.

Absolutely wonderful toaster. I am real fussy, like most savvy buyers, did all my homework researching, and decided on this one. Finally a toaster that works like you want it to.It toasts well consistently to the darkness we like (medium) on slightly over the 2-setting (goes up to 5), and quickly (around two minutes). It is made wide enough to toast bagels, and looks great on the counter top. It also has a well constructed look and feel. We like the convenient toast crumbs clean-out tray.

Nice even color and works very fast.

I was not familiar with this brand but was pleased with the outstanding reviews so took the chance. The design is exactly what we wanted to replace our ‘vintage’ russell hobbs as we leave the toaster out on the counter. It toasts beautifully, has an icon by the slots so you know how to position bagels properly and includes a very useful defrost feature. We also appreciate that it has the ‘lift and look’ feature which does not override the actual toasting function. The only drawback, for us, is that it has a short cord. I love this as a safety feature but our outlets are under the cabinet and so the toaster has to be plugged, unplugged and repositioned for use and storage. But that is the ‘fault’ of our upper cabinet placement, and my own preferences, since i don’t want the appliance placed directly beneath the cabinets or to use an extension cord. Though not enough to deduct a star, our instruction book is incomplete in english.Particularly strange for an american made product.

The nesco t1000 i bought was made in usa. Powerful and pretty versatile. Heated it full blast first time empty to burn off the filaments.

Slots could be widder but toast comes out good.

Buy this one after purchasing and returning 4 different toasters over the last year — toasters that either didn’t toast evenly, stopped working, or fell apart, including two very expensive models — we are in love with this beauty of a toaster. It is solidly made out of metal. The bagel function actually works. The controls are simple and functional. The doneness dial produces consistent results even when doing multiple batches. Thank you nesco for making our mornings toasty and happy.

Best toast so far that we’ve ever had.

What can be said about a metal box with elements to brown bread other than it works as described and without fail. Hopefully it will hold up like the toasters of old.

It’s great to have toast again.

I love the retro vibe of this toaster. Toast is not quite as crispy as i would like, but better than other toasters i’ve had. Not crazy about the crumb tray as it is small and shallow, but it’s ok. Overall, a good purchase and i’m happy with it.

Very cool, retro looking toaster. It is supposed to be black but is actually a dark gunmetal gray, which looks even better than black.

Baby Cakes Babycakes Cupcake Maker, Great

Constantly making jalapeno corn bread for dinner. Also make bite size brownies and muffins to share at work.

Wonderful color and the coolest auntee award given for the best birthday gift everrr.

It makes 6 cupcakes in 5-6 mins. It comes with the maker, cupcake liners, and a fork like thing. If you buy this, i would recomend getting the wilton desert decorator plus. This really helps when you frost the cupcakes:).

Key specs for Babycakes Cupcake Maker (Purple):

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  • Makes 6 mini-size cupcakes in just 5 to 8 minutes
  • Non-stick coated cavities make cleanup super easy
  • Power/Ready Lights lets you know when your cakes are done and Locking Latch for safety
  • Includes a Fork Tool and cupcake liners
  • Portable and stores in case

Comments from buyers

“Bring on the frosting
, but I’m so glad I got this
, OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!

This came without an outer shipping box which almost ruined a christmas surprise. It’s what you’d expect from a one trick pony. We followed the recipe in the enclosed book and they were very dry even with following the directions. The cupcakes are smaller than average.

I had fun cooking with this product.

Our 11 year and 8 year old girls enjoy making a batches of cupcakes with maker. Easy cleanup and not having to turn on the oven are a great plus.

I was surprised that my babycakes maker was not what i expected. The babycakes people solved my questions promptly. I plan to make these babycakes with my 2 grandsons because they really like chocolate cake and there’s more than chocolate cake recipes babycakes pop maker: cp-94lv – purple, makes 12 cake pop’sin the babycakes mini cupcake cook book.

My 10 year old daughter loves it and has used it many times. We also got the babycakes recipe book and we made mini tostadas. The cupcake maker is easy to use and clean and i highly recommend it.

This was a gift for my 9 year old for christmas. She loves iti don’t feel that all the cupcakes cooked evenly in it but it wasn’t a huge deal. For a quick snack it is perfect. Just take it out of the box and it’s ready to go.

This was a gift for my 8 yr old granddaughter who enjoys cupcakes. This darling cupcake maker is safe for her to use and they come out great. She’s happy with the purple machine and the fact that they are ‘mini’.

Honestly i got this as a gift i use it to make pancakes cupcakes mini pies cornbread sometimes eggs its sooo great i would get more things from them the best thing ive put in my kitchen in a while.

This is a xmas gift for my youngest niece who is getting into the baking thing. Thought this is better than having to turn on the oven. Won’t know how it performs until she tries it.

Great mini cupcake maker for the little kids.

I bought this locally in the purple color, and have used it three times now. I love not having to turn on the oven during the summer to make cupcakes, and i also love how easy this is to useit does make mini-cupcakes, and so just be aware that this takes a lot more time to use than just putting them in the oven. That being said, it’s fun to make snack-size cupcakes. I’ve been making all my cupcakes in the included liners, which means that clean-up is a breeze. Also, i got this on sale for about fifteen dollars. If it helps anyone else, i also wanted to add that i’ve been making vegan cupcakes, using the book vegan cupcakes take over the world: 75 dairy-free recipes for cupcakes that rule. I was worried that the lack of dairy and eggs would cause problems, but the three recipes i’ve made have all been delicious.

Very easy and fun item to use. My daughter and i used it to make mini-muffins using the martha white blueberry muffins pouch found in the baking section of our local grocery store. So easy to make and clean up was a breeze. This item can get very hot so make sure to supervise/help your young daughter / son to not get burned. All in all a fun and easy item to own.

It takes a loooong time to use up a box of cake mix in batches of 6 mini cupcakes. Purchased as gift for a 10 year old girl. 10 year olds don’t have the best cake batter aim. The paper baking cups seem to be a non-standard size. Purchased the smaller baking cups from the local grocery store. They work, but it’s not a snug fit. So much easier to just bake in the oven, but you miss out on the novelty of doing the activity with a child.

This is sooooo cute and it works just fine. I saw the purple and fell in love. But it is quite efficient and gives great cupcakes and muffin. Much easier than firing up the oven. Great idea that works terrific for me.

I didn’t know if i should get yet another kitchen toy, i mean tool, but i’m so glad i got this. It is really fun and fast to make cupcakes or whatever. I make mini cornbread in there using jiffy mix and they turn out great.

Can’t really review this as it was given as a gift.

Bought for my granddaughter and she loves it.

St. Gobain 24450 Japanese-Style 1000/4000 Grit Combination Waterstone, Aluminum Oxide, 8″ x 3″ x 1″ – A Great Sharpening Tool

Bought this for my son to use while away at school. It works as intended, and seems to be holding up well after about a year of use. Using it on carbon steel blades such as a morakniv (mora brand) makes quick work of returning the edge to razor-sharp. Stainless kitchen knives take a little more work, but you get the same results. This stone isn’t the quality of the finer japanese waterstones, but then it isn’t nearly as price either. If you are not a fanatic about sharpening you won’t be able to tell the difference. If you are a sharpening snob and have the money to spare you are not seriously considering this stone anyway. Good first waterstone or introduction to waterstone sharpening.

My husband is a woodworker and was looking for something to sharpen his chisels and this is just what he was looking for.

We had several knives that we had given up on. We got this waterstone due to a review i saw on a knife forum. My husband watched a you tube video and then took one of our cheapest knives and started to practice. I now use that old knife a lot . It takes a little time and practice to get the technique down but after that you will have all your friends asking you to sharpen their knives too.

Outstanding value and very good sharpening media. Having both 1000 and 4000 grit in one package is super handy.

Works great when i take the time to use it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Cuts fast and leaves a clean finish!
  • It Makes My Knives Cut!
  • Nice stones for achieving a sharp edge on chisels and handplanes.

Excellent combination water stone. Remember that water stones are different (softer in my opinion) so you use them a little differently. I guess that’s a subtle distinction but this definitely puts a super sharp edge on all my knives.

I use this stone on my misono ux-10 knives. The 4000 grit does a quick job of putting an edge on these knives, and i would recommend purchasing a higher grit stone for finishing the edge,would have given it 5 stars but it arrived with numerous chips on its various corners and edges.

I am able to achieve very sharp edges on my hand planes and chisels. The product was very nice quality and hasn’t had any issue with dry storage. I flatten the stones periodically with a 400 grit diamond stone. Otherwise there isn’t any care. They work well with water and the subsequent slurry. There really isn’t much more to say. I would purchase this product again if i needed to.

The first one i got was chipped; returned to amazon and the 2nd was perfect. A couple of my knives had nicks. But it took a lot of patience. I’d get a courser grit (in addition to this stone) next time i work on knives that need tlc. Best advice was a) watch a few howto videos on youtube about using a waterstone; and b) get an angle guide. Holding the knife at a consistent angle is essential (and tough in the beginning).

Very easy to flatten with a coarse diamond plate and allows me to get all the way to 4000 grit on my plane blades which seems to be plenty sharp for what i do.

This wasn’t exactly want i wanted. I had intended on ordering the higher grits, 4k and 8k. However, this one was great and the wide area has allowed me to hone faster and more accurate blades. I will probably be ordering the higher one in the next few weeks anyway.

While i like the size of the stone and it arrived in good shape, both sides were not level and required lapping before use. In hindsight i could have ordered other cheaper stones with the same grit and saved $30.

This little stone is awesome and it takes a bit to get use to but once i did i was able to put a pretty good edge on all my knives. Just take your time try to keep the same angle and dont put a lot of pressure just let the stone do the work.

Stone works well and is a bargain compared to other stones. I like the way the coarse and smooth stones are glued together.

Bought these primarily to keep my sushi knives sharp but use it for all of my kitchen knives. Well made stones, reasonable price, and the case works great as a stand. Would highly recommend these to any one who likes to keep their knives sharp.

This stone cuts pretty aggressively for the finish that it leaves. This water stone doesn’t cut as fast as a diamond plate, but since the grit is finer it leaves a smoother finish. It cuts faster than a ceramic stone of equal grit, so you can remove small chips with the 1000 grit side and still have a relatively smooth finish. Take care that you don’t gouge the stone because it is softer and more prone to damage than just about anything else i’ve used, including arkansas natural stones and the previously mentioned ceramic stones and diamond plates. The 4000 grit side builds up quite a bit of slurry while you sharpen but cleans up quite easily and even after heavy use the surface rinses almost completely clean. After finishing with this stone i was able to achieve a polished edge fairly quickly using a loaded strop. Overall i am very pleased with results using this combination stone.

The stone is first rate, or would be if not for someone at amazon throwing it into an oversized box without any padding. After first use, the stone showed a series of hairline cracks from being banged around. Someone needs to explain to the shipping clerk the difference between a rock and a precision tool.

I suggest getting lower grit for shaping heavily miss shaped knives (really dull). But if you want to just get one stone this is a good buy. The carrying case doubles as a platform, that is a big plus.

This stone works very well in sharpening knives without taking a lot of metal off of the knife.

Perfect fit sharpening high end japanese knives.

I’m just learning how to sharpen on stones, so i wanted an affordable but decent stone set. This one was recommended to me by some chefs, and i’m really happy with it. There’s a learning curve, but i watched a lot of youtube videos, and now my knives (from a certain swedish warehouse) are super sharp. I’ve heard it’s easier to sharpen better knives, so i’m happy this stone was able to get a good edge on a cheaper blade. I maintain the edge on a ceramic honing rod, and it’s still good after two months.