This four slice sandwich toaster from Breville has non-stick hot plates making it easy for you to remove melted cheese, crumbs and any burnt on fillin...
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Review of "Breville VST005"
House-proud mum, mature student, reader & writer. Thanks so much for my ratings, I promise to return the favour! x
I love toasted sandwiches. For some reason a cheese toastie always tastes so much better than cheese on toast, so I was excited when I decided to traet myself to a toated sandwich maker. The Breville didn’t disappoint.They do two machines the same, one is simply larger than the other, making 4 sandwiches rather than 2. I went for the larger one of the two; in hindsight, I should have got the smaller one simply because it is a smaller machine and easier to store. I got confused when I bought it, thinking the larger one used 4 slices of bread (2 sandwiches) rather than 8 slices of bread (4 sandwiches). Not to worry though, it means I never have to use the machine twice.
Although it is quite difficult to store because of its size, it is a smart looking product, so looks attractive enough to be left out neatly in the kitchen. It is made of stainless steel so, kept clean, it always looks neat and smart. It has a lockable clasp to the front which keeps the unit closed tight and locked during cooking to ensure the sandwich binds together well.
It is a simple unit to work, with or without referring to the clear instruction manual that it is supplied with. The toaster is switched on to warm up; a light indicating when the product is the right temperature to begin cooking. The top is then lifted open, bread and filling are added, and the machine is closed and locked. A light indicates when the toastie should be ready, and then the lid can simply be lifted and the perfect toastie taken out and eaten – yum. I was impressed with the outcome of the sandwiches. The bread and filling were cooked evenly, with no burning or sogginess, and the sides were binded together well so there were no leakages. I am always careful not to overfill the sandwiches though as I think this is what can lead to messy leakages. It also produces a perfect seal down the middle of the bread so that the toastie can be neatly cut in half. The only thing is that there is not an automatic cut off on the machine that stops the cooking when it is ready. For this reason you need to keep an eye on when the toastie is ready to prevent overcooking or burning.
At a price of £25 from Argos I believe I have got very good value out of this unit. It is regularly used, I am pleased with the results, and it doesn’t take much cleaning or maintenance. A recommended buy.
Product Information : Breville VST005
Manufacturer's product descriptionThis four slice sandwich toaster from Breville has non-stick hot plates making it easy for you to remove melted cheese, crumbs and any burnt on fillings. A cut and seal system allows you to toast with large or small slices depending on your preference. Finished in smart brushed stainless steel and silver, this sandwich toaster has integrated cord storage and can even be stored upright, so it will look attractive on your worktop even when not in use.
EAN: 5011773032797, 5011773032803
Type: Sandwich Maker
Number of detachable Plates: 2
Number of Slices: 2
Floating Hinges: No
Sloping Plate: No
Housing Material: Metal
Maximum Wattage: -1
Number of Plates: 2
Listed on Ciao since: 14/08/2008