Product Type: Asda toasters
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Toaster for under £5!!
Asda White Toaster
Member Name: linzeelou
Asda White Toaster
Advantages: Extremely cheap
Disadvantages: Cant cope with bread that is really thick
So now that I'm a student again, I have to be very careful with my money and moving into a new flat meant having to buy quite a lot of new things. Living with two other people that I didn't know beforehand meant that we had to decide who already had what and what else we were going to need. I decided that I would buy the toaster because the other two had already brought a lot with them seeing as they are second years and already had so much.
I'm really not one for paying more than I need to for anything and living across the road for a massive Asda superstore meant that it was going to be the first place I looked for a toaster. I know Asda do their own range of electrical items at really good prices so I was determined to hunt one down and hope that other students hadn't already got there before me.
After spending quite a while looking for the toasters, I found the one I wanted. The Asda smart price two slice toaster is currently priced at £4.52 which if you think about it, is less than a pack of 20 cigarettes. Even though I have only had this toaster for a month, it has seen a fair amount of use so far. On the side of the toaster is a timer so that you can cook your product to a certain darkness and there is also a stop button so that you can cancel toasting before the time is up. I always turn the timer to as long as possible and check a couple of times throughout cooking.
So far I have toasted different thicknesses of breads and crumpets. If you are using any regular sized loaf of bread, you will find that the bread is too big for the slots and you will have to turn them over half way through cooking. I don't really mind doing this though as I check how my toast is doing half way through anyway. A half sized loaf of bread is the perfect size though. Thickness of bread is also a slight problem anything above thick, like Warburton's extra thick, wont fit in the slots and it will end up getting stuck if you try. The same can be said for crumpets which are far too thick for the slots, leaving me to dig parts of them out afterwards.
As for cooking time, somewhere between 3-4 seems to do the trick nicely for me, giving me toast that is neither black nor undercooked. My toast ends up nicely brown on this setting and is always lovely and hot. I can't imagine what having a toaster on the 1 setting would do apart from maybe just warm the bread up a little bit.
Overall, this toaster is just OK but I wasn't expecting anything amazing for under £5. So long as I don't buy extra thick bread or crumpets everything will be OK and I'll carry on using this toaster.
Summary: An ok toaster for the price
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