This is a side-by-side comparison of the Hamilton Beach (24810) and Oster (TSSTTRJB30) 4-slice long slot toasters.
By checking out Hamilton Beach’s website (hamiltonbeach.com) and Linkedin page you’ll learn that it is a subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. and is associated with these other brands: Electrics, Proctor Silex, Whole House (WH), TrueAir, Weston.
Instead of using the toaster’s model number 24810 you have to use its “Type” number “t97*” as a keyword in UL lookup form. You either found the “Type” number by looking at bottom of the product box or on the last page of the users manual. From there we find the manufacturer to be:
ELEC-TECH INTERNATIONAL CO LTD., located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
TradeName(s) noted: Wal-mart
PROS: The Hamilton has more even toasting relative to the Bella and Oster. Also it has “cool to the touch” sidewalls.
CONS: The Hamilton is taller (8″), has thinner grille/grates, uses a smaller crumb catcher opening (vs Oster), and power cord placement in front.
For the current Amazon price of the Hamilton Beach Toaster click on the toaster here:
Research Nugget: Sometimes model numbers are not helpful in UL or ETL lookups. Look for alternative numbering/marking scheme that may be unique.