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THE HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES THE BEST WIDE MOUTH FOUR SLICE TOASTER.

New York, NY, September 1st, 2008 - Hammacher Schlemmer announces the selection of The Best Wide Mouth Four Slice Toaster chosen by the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute over other models after rigorous testing of toasting ability, consistency, ease of use, and features.

"Since its inception in 1983, the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute has been committed to testing consumer products and determining which are the best," explained Tara-Ann Dugan, Product Research Manager.

While lesser models toasted bread unevenly, the Best Wide Mouth Four Slice Toaster consistently browned bread slices to a uniform golden hue. The unit has a bagel setting that produced the "perfect bagel," as one panelist stated, toasting the cut side while gently warming the crust.

The Best Wide Mouth Four Slice Toaster's defrost setting thawed frozen waffles and pastries until they were heated throughout, while competing models left cold spots. The dual control panels regulate the temperature on two slots, allowing you to achieve different levels of browning to accommodate unique tastes.

"The Best Wide Mouth Four Slice Toaster had features that panelists really preferred," stated Tara-Ann Dugan, Product Research Manager. "The 'Lift and Look' button lets you check toasting progress in mid-cycle and the 'A Bit More' button extends the toasting without starting a new cycle."

The Best Wide Mouth Four Slice Toaster has 1½" x 5" slots that accommodate artisanal bread slices and Texas toast, an LED display that tracks time in a cycle, and a brushed, die-cast metal housing. It is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $179.95. For more information, please visit www.hammacher.com or call 1-800-543-3366.

About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, and backs its products by a rather famous Lifetime Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, online at www.hammacher.com, and at its landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.

About The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute
The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute is an independent, affiliated, testing organization that was started in 1983 to test products to determine those items that are superior in a given category. The Institute regularly conducts rigorous product tests in laboratory and home settings, in consultation with technicians, experts, and consumer panels.

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