Question about Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin 2-Slice Toaster

4 Answers

4-slice egg & muffin toaster

OK my toaster is fine .......But the egg cooking part is not working! Why?

Posted by on

  • 11 more comments 
  • cagey52 Jan 21, 2008

    Same problem. After only a few uses, the toaster continues to work, but absolutely no heat (or power apparently), goes to the egg cooker. How do I fix this?

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    my toaster works but the egg isnt heating at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    great idea but my egg part of it doesnt work anymore either after just a month of owning and only about a dozen uses

  • puffweat Mar 25, 2008

    I have back to basics two slice egg and muffin toaster for 1 year and 3 months now. Just love it but this morning found out that egg no longer heats and cooks. Just the toaster part works not the egg part. Does this mean it's headed for the garbage, or is there something that can fix it. Thanks

  • lauraholland Apr 14, 2008

    Toaster works, but egg cooker stopped working today. This is my SECOND egg and muffin toaster. The first one died the same way! I really liked the concept so I bought another one. (Stupid me)Two toasters failing within a short period of time means an inherent flaw in workmanship.

  • vbahstork Jul 16, 2008

    My toaster is working but the egg portion has stopped. I've had the unit for two years.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    It sounds like I'm not the only one who has there eggs not cooking. My egg cooker pan quit heating up.

    Bob P.

  • scottttt66 Jan 15, 2009

    I have only had mine for about 5 months. The two slice toaster. It now takes the egg part 10 plus minutes to eat up, then it will stop ... then heat up later and the egg may be cooked 25 minutes later. I cannot find the original receipt but i bought the product at target on a credit card so I can look up the purchase. Has anyone had such problems and what have you done??? scottttt66@yahoo thanks

  • KingCire Apr 14, 2009

    I also have the same problem and would like that 1800 number please.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I have the same issue what a rip off....

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    egg cup heats intermittantly

  • MF022 May 07, 2009

    I only used the egg maker a few times, but it no longer works. This is the second, and last, back to basics toaster I wll buy, I had problems with the previous one as well. Good idea; bad product.

  • julinn9 May 11, 2010

    I'm trying to find a parts supplier for the 4-slice TEM4500 anywhere in Canada. Mine is missing stuff on the egg cooker side.



4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

On my fourth one the idea, but the egg poacher keeps burning out.
The 800 number is 1-800-688-1989
Calling them now...this last one only lasted 3 weeks.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

We had and Egg and Muffin toaster for 2+ years and never had a problem with it. We got a new one because the old one wore out and the egg cooking portion only worked a couple of times and then quit. We returned it and got another one. Same thing with this one as week and the egg cooker will not heat at all. Wonder if they changed something in the way they make them but they seem "cheaper" now versus 2 years ago.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I've had the same problem. Could you give me the 800 number?

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

RE: my post from 4/14/08
I called the 800 number and told them of my problem with the egg poacher not working after 7 months of use. To my delight, they have promised to send me a new unit!!

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

The egg cooker does not work at all

On small baord near the poacher, viewing the bottom of board with plug at 6:00, the relay on the left may not be working. It may be getting 24 volts energization, but not operating. Cannot find part on i-net, less than 600 quantity.

Dec 05, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

1 Answer

Back ti Basics toaster the Egg portion does not get hot

Call the company. They will send you a new toaster -- at least they did for my neighbor.

May 10, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

1 Answer

The toaster does not work but the egg portion does

Call the company. They will send you a new one. At least they did for my neighbor.

Apr 22, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

1 Answer

Water leaking from egg cooker

sorry to say no parts made for this unit . happy shopping

Mar 16, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

1 Answer

The egg eliment doesn't work.

There is both a relay and a thermal fuse on the egg heater circuit. Could be either of them.

Jan 12, 2009 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

2 Answers

I have a tefal TT550015 toast 'n' Egg and have no instructions on how to use it. Please advise

To use the egg side only, fill the measuring cup with the correct amounts of water. (One side is for boiled eggs, one is for poached eggs.) Pour the water into the basin at the bottom. For boiled- Place 1-4 eggs in the tray with the four holes. Use the sharp thing at the bottom of the measuring cup to pierce the egg shell. Place the lid over top, and hit the 'egg' button. When the light on the button goes out, remove the lid. For poached, grease the pan. Spray/ butter, whatever. DO NOT rely on the non-stick. The thick black tray for boiling eggs goes on first. With the egg in the greased pan (scrambled or whole) place the pan into the unit. There are four plastic pieces in the boiling tray to show you where it goes, the handles aligned. The round tray, with the square holes in it, can be used to warm pre-cooked meat.This is optional, and that tray goes on top. Place the lid over the top, and press 'egg'.

WARNING: this cooks by steam, and any remainder can cause burns. Be careful when removing the lid. Same goes for the product. The boiled eggs should not be touched directly.

To make an egg sandwich, load the egg side and the bread/english muffin/bagel into the toaster. Press the 'egg/toast' button BEFORE starting the toaster. The toaster will start on a timer so that the egg and toast will be done at the same time. When the toast pops up, you are good to go.

Note: there should be no water afterwards, maybe a little oil if you cooked meat. Hard water residue is easily removed with vineger and a paper towel.

Dec 02, 2008 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin 2-Slice Toaster Logo

Related Topics:

1,070 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Back to Basics Kitchen Appliances - Others Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Greg Cann
Greg Cann

Level 3 Expert

1114 Answers

L Vincent Testa
L Vincent Testa

Level 3 Expert

584 Answers

Are you a Back to Basics Kitchen Appliances - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides