Nostalgia RTOS200 Retro Series 2-Slice Bagel Toaster Review

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Nostalgia manufacturers produce several kitchen appliances, and have been doing so since more than a decade. The notable kitchen appliances include programmable coffee makers, microwave oven, food processors and toasters. Toasters are extremely useful tools to prepare breakfast or any other snack item quickly and easily.

The Nostalgia RTOS200 Retro Series 2-Slice Bagel Toaster is especially designed for regular home or office use. Prepare the perfect toast or bagels desired for your breakfast with this new and innovative toaster.

Larger than usual slots

The Nostalgia Retro Series 2-Slice Bagel Toaster features larger than usual slots. These can house bagel halves, larger artisan breads, toaster pastries, frozen breads etc. This introduces variety and uniqueness to your regular breakfasts. In offices, it can be helpful to produce a quick snack during tea break. The operations become easier through illuminating buttons with which various settings can be selected. These include the bagel, toast, defrost and cancel.

The defrost button especially comes in handy when you need to quickly defrost any frozen items before toasting them. Bagel setting enables you to toast only upper half of your bread, keeping the lower one soft and chewy.

Varied browning levels

The Nostalgia Retro Series 2-Slice Toaster has a convenient dial to select from 5 different browning options. This feature allows preparing desired level of browned toast as per liking of every member of the family. For added convenience, there is a storage place beneath the unit for the cord.

There is also a provision made for a convenient slide out tray, which allows for easy cleaning and regular maintenance of the toaster. The size and appearance I compact and stylish. It comes in a bright retro red color to impart an aesthetic appeal to the place it has been kept.

Specs and features

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 15.3 x 11.3 inches
  • Item Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Color: Retro Red
  • Origin: China
  • Material type: Plastic
  • Capacity: 2 slices
  • Voltage: 120 V, 750 Watts, 60 Hz
  • Cord Length: 34″

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  • Comparatively larger toast slots
  • Illuminating control buttons
  • 3 settings including bagel, defrost and cancel options
  • Cord storage area at the bottom of the unit
  • 5 different browning levels
  • Slide out crumb tray for easy cleaning


  • Burns the toast sometimes
  • not a very high quality toaster


Although the Nostalgia RTOS200 Retro Series 2-Slice Bagel Toaster comes with a great many features, its performance is somehow reported to be unsatisfactory. The toaster’s plastic material tends to burn and gives an off smell. The appliance tends to burn the toast, and sometimes results in an inconsistent browning. The toast sometimes gets stuck inside and becomes difficult to remove.

It is also not very durable; therefore, it is not recommended for a regular use. However, if someone wants a toaster for a small period or just for a trip, this can work well enough. This is because for few days immediately after purchase, it can yield good brown toast for breakfast or a snack. Users rate it 2 out of 5 stars, and readers must consider other brands before purchasing this one.