Product Type: Asda toasters
Newest Review: ... would do the job as the other previous products I had bought from asda had been by reliable. I got this for around £6 and in the colour... more
Popping my toast on the cheap and cheerful!
Asda Smart Price Toaster
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Asda Smart Price Toaster
Advantages: Cheap, nice style, make my toast with ease
Disadvantages: Short power lead (that could be an advantage for some people mind you!)
Not so long back I owned a toaster from Asda (Please see my review on Asda White Toaster on this site if interested). Although it wasn't anything amazing I used it daily and we got by until it blew it up and died on me. At the time I had a flatmate who then bought a posh toaster and we were back firing on all cylinders. Then my flatmate moved out and once again I was left with no toaster and so out came my Step Fathers credit card and off we went shopping. He bought me so much new stuff that when I spotted this toaster only costing £9.97 and looking rather nice and what I had in mind to own we opted for it and I'm mighty glad I did!
The toaster comes in a box which clearly shows us a photograph of the toaster and we are told that it is Asda White toaster (TA8120) and that it has variable browning control, that you can toast from frozen, that it has a removable crumb tray and has variable width slots. Contact details for Asda are also stated on the box and inside the toaster is well packaged in a foam like substance and there is an instruction booklet.
The Toaster Itself:
The toaster itself is white plastic and not too heavy and is of a decent size and of course toasts two slices of bread a time. To one end of the toaster there is a small sort of control pad consisting of buttons and a dial. From the top of that you have a defrost button so when you push that in the red light next to the button comes on, under that a reheat button and a cancel button is under that with a small red light there indicating when the toaster is on. The dial is numbered one to five with one being lightly toasted to five being really brown and rather well done. The crumb tray is situated to the under rear end of the toaster and that simply slides in and out with a white handle to grab and the tray being stainless steel though not too big and then to the top of the toaster you have a stainless steal area to pop your bread into and then back to where the control panel is a lever to push down to secure the bread in place which pops safely back up when toast is produced.
Style wise this Is a nice, plain and simple design. Although a basic toaster it doesn't scream cheap and it isn't branded on the toaster either!
The little legs to the bottom of the toaster keep it in place and this really does take different width slices of bread but only really standard in overall size otherwise you will need to toast bread a while and then turn it upside down to ensure even toasting which is rather annoying.
Its easy to use and wipe clean and the controls are really simple to use. I like my toast lightly toasted so I pop it on to 2 on the dial and it goes lovely and golden. If I want to reheat it because I've been delayed from eating it I simply then hit the reheat button which gives it about a minute and half extra to warm it up and the defrost button gives it an extra about three minutes before going on to toasting which again is adequate. The cancel button gets hit only when I haven't realised I've nudged the dial over by mistake to get my toast out fast and really, well this does everything I personally need from a toaster. Style wise I like it and although not the speediest of toasters it does the job and does it well...and quietly. The only negative with this is that the power lead is rather short so I need to be rather near a plug socket....apart from that at £9.97 this offers great value for money.
Only available from Asda stores and from Argosdirect.com
Summary: Great, value product!
|Ease of use:|