Advantages Simple and Effective
Disadvantages Needs regular cleaning of the exterior
About 4 months ago my toaster packed in. It was a Tesco value toaster, which I actually reviewed at the time, and I only gave it a 2 star rating, as it was not very good, but I was actually surprised at how long it lasted in the end - for the price I paid for it!
When it came to purchasing a replacement, I decided that it was worth paying a little more this time around, and getting a decent toaster that would last me longer, and give better results!
The Breville TT58 toaster is a modern looking piece of kit. It is finished in brushed stainless steel, and is therefore silver / grey in colour.It is just a two slice toaster which is exactly what I wanted because there are only the 2 of us in our house, and it is rare that we eat together, and as such it would be a waste of electricity if I was to buy a 4 slice toaster, and have the elements burning away each time I wanted to toast 1 or 2 rounds of bread. The good thing about this 2 slice toaster though is that it is capable of holding 2 very large slices of toast, so there is no issue with having to keep turning the toast around to get it to cook evenly at all ends of the slice.
As the toaster is just capable of holding 2 slices of bread it is pretty small and compact. The dimensions of: height 22.5cm, depth 23cm and width 35cm means that it fits easily into my tiny kitchen, and doesn't take up too much of my valuable space on the kitchen counter.As with most toasters, the Breville TT58 comes with an adjustable cooking control, which is a simple black coloured plastic dial at the front which can be turned from 1 - 6 with 1 being the shortest time, and 6 being the longest. The dial is easy to use, and feels firm and solid, as do all of the buttons, levers and dials on the toaster.
The toaster also comes with most of the standard facilities that toasters tend to come with nowadays, such as electrical cable storage, and non slip feet, along with a removable crumb tray, which I tend to empty every month or so.
In addition to the common modern facilities of most toasters, this toaster has what is referred to as 'high rise facility'. This means that once the toast is cooked and the racks pop up, they will pop up nice and high, making it very easy to retrieve the toast from the toaster. This is very usefull and something that I have never had before, and have often had to disconnect the toaster from the electricity supply, and use a knife to lift the hot toast from the toaster.
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