Product Type: Asda toasters
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Fantastic value toaster with some pleasant surprises to boot!
Asda White Toaster
Member Name: litangmu
Asda White Toaster
Date: 17/09/10, updated on 19/09/10 (24 review reads)
Advantages: Cool walled toaster, removable crumb tray, cord storage hooks underneath
Disadvantages: Average build quality, flimsy crumb tray, tiny 'stop' button
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On an extremely tight budget and requiring a new toaster after the last one went to 'the great big toaster graveyard in the sky', I was thrilled to find a toaster selling for less than £5! In my view, the toaster has features that I wouldn't have expected for such a low price, or maybe such features have become the norm: I remember when there was no such thing as a cool walled toaster!
This toaster is of a white plastic design that varies slightly from the image shown, it is more rectangular and chunky in appearance, but is still very lightweight. I'd suggest that despite its size, the weight means it would be very handy for taking away when caravanning etc. The thoughtful designers have even included two hooks under the toaster which you can wind the fairly lengthy power cord around!
As I have already alluded to, the toaster is cool walled, meaning there won't be any nasty burns if you accidentally touch the side, but I think the nicest feature is the removable crumb tray, although it is so thin that I don't think it would survive any amount of mishandling. The toaster has 7 browning settings and, I'm not sure whether this feature is peculiar to my toaster or not, but as you increase the browning setting, the resistance on the dial tends to increase. It almost seems like a safeguard from setting the toaster at the practically useless setting of '7' which, I must confess, all toasters seem to have. Even with a frozen slice of extra thick bread, the toaster did not need to be set any higher than 5 1/2, and for a thin piece of bread at room temperature, 3 1/2 more than did the trick. The 'stop' button is rather small, but with the lack of any other buttons on this particular model, this isn't really much of an issue. The general build quality of the toaster is relatively sturdy, but you can depress the side walls and a hefty whack would probably cause some damage to the item.
All in all, for toasting bread, I am extremely happy with my purchase, and I still wonder why I have spent so much money in the past on other more expensive toasters which, in all reality, do exactly the same thing!
Summary: An absolute bargain for what it is, with unexpected features and pleasant, relatively sturdy shape
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