Dear Crissy

TRU Eco 2 Slice Toaster review

I’m pretty sure that we could win an Ugliest Toaster Award if we entered ours. We’ve been sporting a bottom-of-the-line, been using it since I was living in a dorm room, toaster for way too long. Most of our other appliances are black, so receiving the hip, conveniently black TRU Eco 2 Slice Toaster from Select Brands this week was a dream come true. I’m sure you question me when I use words like “dream come true” in reference to toasters, well, scoff if you must, but once you get a look at the TRU Eco Toaster, I think you’ll be dreaming of everything bagels and cream cheese too.

Eco Frienly Toaster

I could tell even from the packaging that I was going to love this baby! Upon closer examination of the box, I immediately learned several key points about the TRU Eco. Wondering what makes this toaster eco-friendly? I was too, and then I read this:

The True Eco is RoHS compliant. It meets or exceeds the RoHS (reduction of hazardous substances) standard by containing less than the permitted levels of potentially harmful materials.

The packaging for this toaster uses environmentally-friendly, natural, water-based late adhesives rather than potentially harmful petroleum-based glue.

This Carton consists of over 85%, post-consumer recycled materials, while the full color brand is compromized of 75-85% post-consumer recycled materials.

By closing the heat-insulating sealing slots of this toaster, one can achieve a twenty percent energy savings versus toasting without the slots sealed.

All components of this packaging are 100% recyclable. Please prolong the life of these materials by recycling when you are ready to discard them.

This packaging was printed using less harsh, soy-based inks rather than petroleum-based printing products.

Eco Frienly Toaster

Using the TRU Eco 2 Slice Toaster is actually quite fun! There are a series of green lights on the front of the device that act as a visual timer, and the dots dim as your toasting cycle draws to a close. I also love the fact that I can not only close the top of the toaster to harness energy when toasting, but also to keep dust and cat hair out of the toaster when it’s not in use.

Toaster Giveaway

And, to answer perhaps the most significant question, how it toasts, I was pleased to find two perfectly browned and crispy wheat thins just begging for cream cheese! I’m very happy with this unique toaster, and the fact that it is eco-friendly, for me, is a great perk!

Disclosure: Select Brands provided me with a Tru Eco Toaster for review. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. No additional compensation was received for this review.

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  1. Ellen Beck — May 18, 2010 @ 12:14 am (#)

    Ya had to send me there:) They have some really neat things- what I had never seen before is It makes 8 mini cupcakes plus it gives you icing tips and everything else. Very neat!


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  3. Ellen Beck — May 18, 2010 @ 12:17 am (#)

    I am an email subscriber-same addy you can see.


  4. Ellen Beck — May 18, 2010 @ 12:17 am (#)

    I follow you on Twitter- just saw you tweet this! @tannawings


  5. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:32 am (#)

    Why did you have to send me there? Now I have kitchen envy! I’d love to have one of their slow cookers!


  6. Ellen Beck — May 18, 2010 @ 12:33 am (#)
  7. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:33 am (#)

    I’m already following your blog!


  8. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:33 am (#)

    I already get email updates!


  9. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:34 am (#)

    I’m already subscribed!


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    I already like you! Haha.


  11. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:34 am (#)

    I liked them, too.


  12. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:35 am (#)

    I shared on facebook!


  13. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:36 am (#)

    I’m already following you on Twitter!


  14. Jenna Wood — May 18, 2010 @ 12:36 am (#)

    I’d love to have the Select Brands Eco Induction Cooker.
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  15. Echo — May 18, 2010 @ 12:36 am (#)

    I’m following them on Twitter!


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you are beautiful. hope to see you soon!