Nostalgia RHDT800RETRORED Retro Series 4-Slot Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster Review

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When we hear the word “Toaster”, we typically think of an appliance which browns our bread for breakfast or prepare bagels. However, Nostalgia brand has come up with a little innovation. The Nostalgia RHDT800RETRORED Retro Series 4-Slot Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is a perfect appliance to prepare 4 hot dogs and 4 buns at a time.

This improvises new ideas and adds variety to everyday breakfasts and munches on meals. It is a durable and a useful kitchen appliance, a must have in every kitchen. Detailed specs and features are discussed as below.

Quick four hot dogs and four bun toasting

The Nostalgia Retro Series 4-Slot Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster has a total of 8 slots. 4 are designed to toast or warm up the sausages, the other four toasts the buns. The toaster leaves grill marks on the buns, which look pleasantly appealing. This means that this appliance can prepare 4 hot dogs at a time, which may be a complete meal for 4 people. It saves time and energy and can especially serve in busy hours or to satisfy midnight cravings.

What’s more, the hot dog baskets are easily removable, and the toaster also comes with a mini tongs to safely take out the toasted hotdogs.

Adjustable cooking timer

The Nostalgia Retro Series Toaster has adjustable cooking timer to make customized meals. It also has a stop cooking button to stop all the ongoing operations anytime you want. It also has a dial for 3 different browning levels; the desired one can be selected easily.

Even with the plastic housing, the appliance remains cool to touch and does not render smoke or overheats. It is also suitable for office use where quick lunches need to be preparing during lunch times. A flap and tray is also provided at the bottom to clean the grill parts for any stuck up residues.

Specs and features

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Item Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Capacity: up to 4 hot dogs
  • Origin: China
  • Color: Red
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Material: Plastic
  • Additional accessories: Small tongs

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  • Especial hot dog toaster
  • Can prepare up to 4 hot dog at a time
  • Fully adjustable timer and stop cooking button
  • Comes with mini tongs to easily remove the hot dogs
  • Includes a crumb catcher to keep toaster clean
  • Stylish and elegant design in bright red color


  • Slight bun burning from edges


The Nostalgia RHDT800RETRORED Retro Series 4-Slot Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is a new and innovative type of specialized toaster and is a high performing kitchen appliance. Until now, almost all the users are quite happy with their choice and the hot dogs they are getting from this toaster. It does smoke for a first 2 to 3 times of use, but after that, all is good and there is no smell or rendering of smoke.

For a good toasted hot dog, try running the toaster on the 5th setting. It can also simply warm up your meal on lower settings. It is a highly recommended product for regular home use.

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