Back to Basics first started as a company that dealt in canned and processed foods in Utah, after a few years they began growing and began producing kitchen appliances, they started to be very inventive and also experimental with their products and now they have come up with what we know as the Back to Basics Egg and Muffin toaster.

This amazing Back to Basics toaster is a toaster, an Egg poacher and a meat warmer all in one, many have regarded it to be the marvel of homemade breakfast. Back to Basics egg toasters really monopolized the market with this very handy kitchen appliance, never again did people have to toast their bread and fry their eggs individually.

These toasters are made of plastic but do not feel cheap at all (they even act as a heat shield), they look surprisingly durable, the only problem with these Back to Basics toasters and many other multipurpose appliances is that they do not last long because they can’t handle the pressure of everyday use well and will break if they are not well maintained.

They have 2 versions of this: a regular 2 slice version and 4 slice version.

Back to Basics TEM500 Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher

Back to Basics TEM500 Egg and Muffin 2 Slice Toaster

An all in one “egg MC muffin” maker, ideal for someone who has no time to prepare breakfast for themselves, because a complete meal can be made in just less than 4 minutes. The boiling end has removable and stackable 4 parts, the see trough lid to cover it, an egg tray to hold up to 4 eggs, a pan to poach an egg, and a multipurpose grill for warming up anything. A measuring cup with the levels marked for different hardness of yolk when you are boiling the eggs is a definite blessing, as it removes the need to guess how much water is needed to boil the egg to your favorite level.

Clean up is easy thanks to a removable crumb tray and parts, all you have to do is put minimal effort in washing them by hand, just like how you would wash regular pots and pans. The downside is that this only allow you to make one egg muffin at a time.

With such a low price tag you may be out of your mind not to consider this Back to Basics egg and muffin toaster.

Manufacturer Product Description

  • Innovative 3-in-1 appliance functions as toaster, egg cooker, and meat warmer
  • Makes a breakfast sandwich in 4 minutes; wide toaster slots; light to dark toast settings
  • Automatic shut-off for individual toasting and poaching functions; cancel button
  • Easy-to-clean control touchpad; removable crumb tray; cord storage; measuring cup included
  • Measures 7-1/5 by 15-1/4 by 8-1/6 inches;
  • 1-year warranty

User Feedback

Well, this back to basic TEM500 toaster have received a lot of 5 stars recommendation from all the 370 feedbacks of amazon owner.

Here are couple of user comments that I found it’s helpful:

“I have had this item for about 3 weeks and absolutely love it! Making Eggs Benedict is so easy! The English Muffin, poached egg and Canadian Bacon are all cooked perfectly and all ready at the same time. What could be easier? If you love Eggs Benedict, this product is for you. I use a little less water than where the line on the measuring cup suggests for poaching an egg. Purchase this product for yourself or as a gift…..I think you will love it!”
Ronna D. Riley from user feedback.

“This thing makes great egg McMuffins. The only downside is that you can only make one at a time, and once I get started with this thing everybody wants one and I end up having to make 4 or 5 egg McMuffins which takes a lot of time. I think I would opt for the model that lets you do two at time.”
David from user feedback.

“This product really is great for on the go people or those if us to lazy to accully cook. It works just like it says it will. The eggs come out perfect just like McD’s and the toaster toasts without the muffin getting stuck in there. I was worried the “warming tray” wouldn’t get the meat hot enough but it does. Pre-cooked meat only, like ham, bacon, ect. But, be cautious of the steam- it is really hot and CAN burn! Overall it’s a really cool gadget- worth the $40.”
Alavrenz from review

“My hubby used it everyday to make breakfast and he loves it!!! It is really easy to prepare egg and toast with it in less than 5 minutes, which is super. And it is easy to clean too. To avoid the egg pan peeling problem mentioned by other people, we used a foil on top of it! Hope this little thing will last.”
bf2006001 user review from

Back to Basics TEM4500 4 Slot Egg and Muffin Toaster

Back to Basics TEM4500 4 Slot Egg and Muffin Toaster

This big breakfast machine allows you to make up to 2 egg muffins at a time, so instead of buying the regular 2 slot one go ahead and grab this, the price difference is not that high.

It is entirely similar to the smaller 2 slot version; it has all the functions needed to toast bread, muffins, bagels and croissants.

Start having homemade breakfast more often with this Back to Basics toaster, entirely affordable you may find yourself tossing out your old toasters.

The hustle of having to balance the ever hectic life and the need for a decent breakfast is pretty frustrating. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but sadly, career demands get in the way and there goes breakfast. Fortunately, Back to Basics has put its brilliant brains together, offering consumers the Back to Basics TEM4500 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toasterwhich, I would call in my own words, the perfect breakfast maker on planet Earth.

Not only can you toast up to four slices of bread, bagels or muffins, but you can do so while steam-poaching eggs or warming pre-cooked meat. This isn’t just a “wow” factor in words but it’s beyond that, justified by customer testimonials. They have been amazed by the simultaneity which is not only possible but yields scrumptious meals as well. All that can be prepared in just about four minutes.

If you are in the mood for a sandwich, the Back to Basics TEM4500 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toaster is the perfect maker. In addition to its various functions, the product comes with two meat trays with which you can slice your desired add-ons while having the other ingredients cooked. I would slice fresh cucumbers and tomatoes while experiencing the aroma of my toast bread. That’s a really good start for the day.

Need customizations? The dual panel enables you to select the different functions; egg and toast or either one of them. It has bagel and defrost settings and on top of that, light to dark shade control.

Ever experienced one of your toasted slices getting stuck in the toaster? Well, that certainly won’t happen with this product. The installation of a high-lift function ensures safe removing of breads which are smaller in size. Plus, as much as your breakfast is served hot and steamy, you do not need to be afraid of getting your fingers burned because the cool-touch exterior keeps all harm at bay.

Seriously, this Back to Basics TEM4500 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toaster really is about the experience of preparing an easy but delicious breakfast.

Check out on Amazon today!