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

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4-slice egg & muffin toaster

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

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  • 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

  • Anonymous 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??? [email protected] 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

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  • 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.

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On my fourth one now...love 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

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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 well...one 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.

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

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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!!

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I took it apart but haven't completed testing yet -- but it's not going to be simple. I think it's the relay for the egg cooker. It's soldered in a circuit board -- most likely will need replacing.

Unless you have experience with appliance repair, you should probably take it to a shop.

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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'.

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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.

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My egg cooker stopped working, so I took the unit apart. To answer your question, I did not see a fuse inside. One way to tell if it is a power problem to the mother board is to observe whether the LEDs light up or not after pressing the switches. If the LEDs don't light, there could be something wrong with either a power component or a power connection.

In my case, the toaster worked fine. Usually these problems are caused by loose connections. Sometimes it is not obvious where the loose connection is. All I did was loosen and re-connect the wires to the egg cooker and also to the board they came from. I also shined up the toast slide button copper connections with a nail file. This was just a precaution, since the toast slide button had to be working (i.e. it still toasted, just didn't cook an egg).

So far, it seems to be working, but time will tell. If the problem was due to something other than a loose connection, it will happen again.

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NEED EGG POACHER TRAY


http://www.focuselectrics.com/catalog.cfm?dest=itempg&itemid=4155&secid=53&linkon=category&linkid=98

$5.00 plus shipping or somewhere around $10. How much is a new toaster? I just scrubbed the remaining coating off my replacement pan that also peeled and it works fine. $10 is too much money for something that will peel just like the original. Too bad they won't make them available in stores that sell the toasters and at least save the consumer shipping.

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