My seven-year-old son is obsessed by toast, so much so that my toasters do not seem to get the life span they really should. Hence, four days ago my latest toaster finally decided it had done its duty and made the number of slices of toast it was told to, so it quit on me. Unusually really, as toasters usually go bang on me and give off a lovely burnt out smell, but not my old one. It just stopped on me with no warning and at first, I thought it was the fuse in the plug, but even after I changed the fuse, it still would not work for me.
This caused my son to get very upset about the thought of no more toast until I made him some under the grill, then he was happy again. Next on the shopping list was a toaster, as I seem to have the knack for burning toast under the grill, so when my partner came home from work the next day, off we went to Argos to collect the new toaster I had reserved online.
The Cookworks KT800 2 slice toaster is sold in Argos for £4.48 and can reserved online for store collection or ordered for home delivery, although I chose to opt for store collection, as it is the only item I needed from Argos on this particular occasion.
The Toaster/ My Opinion ----------------------------------------- The toaster comes in a cardboard box with pictures of the product on it and is keep in place in the box by cardboard supports to prevent damage in transit. The product is supplied with a plug as required by law and the plug has plastic covers to prevent damage and it damaging the toaster in transit.
The toaster itself is rectangular and measures 9.75inches/25cms wide, 5.25inches/13.5cms depth and 7.2inches/18cms height with a 1-meter cable. The toaster is 230V~50Hz/800W power readings and comes with a 13amp fuse, which is fitted, and the required amp by the toaster by law.
The toaster is white as is the cord and there are special fittings on the base of the toaster to allow you to store the excess cable of the appliance and store it all out of sight when the toaster is not in use. There is a single dial on the right hand side of the toaster which has numbered settings from 1-7 marked clearly on it. There is an arrow to allow you to clearly choose the number setting you require and the numbers are there to allow you to choose the amount of toaster cooking time you want.
Also on the right hand side of the toaster is a single small white stop button to allow you to stop the toaster during the cooking time and check your toast. As with all toasters the internal unit is spring loaded to drop the toast into the toaster to cook. There is a crumb tray on the base of the toaster, which is held in place by a single screw to keep it secure, but also make it easy to clean.
There is a simple and easy to follow instruction manual supplied with the toaster, which gives clear and detailed instructions on the toaster and cleaning method as well as health and safety facts.
I have to be honest, this toaster is a bargain. It is good, sturdy and does everything required from a toaster. It is less than £5 and yet is full of quality. Cooking time on this toaster is not exceptionally fast, but on saying that, it does cook the toast reasonably fast and is very quiet on a noise level. I recommend this toaster to everyone who is looking for a bargain appliance, which is good quality. 9.9/10 so far on this product.