Expert and consumer reviewers give the Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster TR1400SB very high ratings. It has dual independent controls, browning-control settings and extra-wide, self-centering slots. This toaster also has bagel, defrost, reheat and cancel functions as well as a high-carriage bread lifter. Owners especially like its retractable power cord and auto-eject crumb tray. Reviews on toasting evenness are mixed, and some say part of the toaster stopped working after a short time.
Mixed reviews on browning consistency. The browning consistency of the Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster TR1400SB receives mixed reviews, which is not unusual for all toaster reviews. Some say it's slow and doesn't toast evenly; others say it works just great. The TR1400SB has bagel, defrost, reheat and cancel functions along with browning-control settings numbering 1 to 7. Its extra-wide, self-centering slots can handle bagels, Texas toast and artisan breads. Though the toaster has dual independent control panels, some consumer reviewers say part of the controls stop working after a relatively short time. This toaster has a two-year warranty.
Auto-eject crumb trays. The Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster's auto-eject crumb trays in the front of the appliance make cleaning up crumbs easy. Cleaning the toaster's exterior involves just wiping it with a damp cloth or sponge and then drying it. The toaster's controls are easy to use and access. The bagel, defrost, reheat and cancel settings are marked with icons or words (models vary) around the lightness/darkness dial on the front of the toaster. To make it easy to retrieve small toasted items, this toaster has a high-lift carriage that brings breads above the top of the toaster.
Retractable cord. Made of brushed stainless steel with black accents, reviewers say the Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster TR1400SB is a sturdy, attractive appliance that easily fits into a kitchen's décor. It measures 12.6 by 11.8 by 8.7 inches, and several reviewers say it has a smaller footprint than other four-slice toasters, making it a good choice for those with less counter space. The toaster's retractable cord is a favorite feature among consumer reviewers.
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The Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster TR1400SB is one of five toasters Bestcovery.com names to its Best Four-Slice Toaster category, receiving a rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars. The review is brief and there is no mention of testing, but Arlen says it's a great standard model for less than $50.
Review: Best Toaster, Jerry Arlen, April 16, 2013
The Black & Decker TR1400SB is the top choice in this roundup of the top 10 toasters, with an overall score of 9.5 out of 10. Rowland says its toasting functions work reliably and satisfactorily, but there is no mention of testing and no negatives are mentioned.
Review: Best 4-Slice Toaster: Top 10 Rated 4-Slice Toasters 2013, Brittany Rowland, Not dated
Amazon.com lists the Black & Decker TR1400SB 4-Slice Stainless-Steel Toaster as its best-selling toaster. It receives 4 out of 5 stars based on more than 300 consumer reviews. Owners' feedback on the evenness of toasting varies, but they love the retractable cord and auto-eject crumb trays in the front.
Review: Black & Decker TR1400SB 4-Slice Stainless-Steel Toaster, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2013
Target.com consumer reviewers give the Black & Decker TR1400SB 3.5 out of 5 stars based on about 23 reviews. Some rave above the evenness of toasting while others say toasting is uneven. Reviewers especially like the retractable cord. Some reviewers say part of the toaster stopped working after a short time.
Review: Black & Decker Four-Slice Retractable Cord Toaster, Contributors to Target.com, As of July 2013