Product Type: Asda toasters
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Cheap and Cheerful Toaster
Member Name: fizzle2006
Date: 09/07/10, updated on 09/07/10 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Durable, Looks Good, Toasts Quickly
Disadvantages: Too Narrow to Toast Thick Bread
My fiancé and I received this toaster last Summer as a gift in respect of our recent engagement at the time. However, this particular toaster can be purchased from Asda for £8 at the moment (both instore and online).
** First Impressions **
Initially, I was very impressed with the appearance of this toaster. It is modern looking and silver in colour with two toasting slots. Its exterior is plastic but the toasting compartment is chrome, giving the product a sleek and more expensive look. In my opinion, as this product is silver, it should suit most kitchen interiors.
The toaster is light in weight, meaning that it can be moved around easily. I would also say that it is easy to clean, but I did cut my finger once on the chrome interior of the toasting slots, as the metal there is very sharp. Therefore, I would advise to be wary of this when cleaning the toaster.
** Features **
As I mentioned previously, this toaster is equipped with two toasting slots. Moreover, it has seven heat settings which can be easily adjusted by turning a very visible dial on the front of the product. This means that you can vary the heat to exactly suit your own preference.
Its power is 800 watts and all buttons that operate the toaster are on the front of it, making it very accessible and easy to use all round.
** My Overall Opinion of the Toaster **
I find that this toaster works perfectly and toasts quickly (this is when I use it at setting number 3). The fact that it looks so good is an added bonus and personally I don't think that you would guess from looking at it that it only cost £8.
However, despite being aesthetically appealing, this toaster lets me down when it comes to toasting thick sliced bread. As the toasting slots are very narrow, this means that thick sliced bread cannot fit and so with this model, you are restricted to medium sliced bread I'm afraid!
Nonetheless, considering that I got this toaster as a gift and therefore did not pay anything for it, I can't really knock it. For £8, I would say that it is brilliant value for money, as it does what it's supposed to do. It still works fine and looks brand new, despite me using it daily over the past year, so I feel that I have definitely got my money's worth from it.
If you are looking for an attractive, but most importantly cheap toaster, give this product a try. It is a great budget product in my view. Also, if anything goes wrong with it within the first six months from the date of purchase you can be assured that Asda will refund or replace the item, as this particular toaster comes with a free six month warranty. It must also be noted that this is additional to the manufacturer's own 1 year warranty on the toaster.
Overall though, 4 stars from me. It loses a star simply due to the fact that it cannot toast thicker sliced bread owing to its narrow slots.
For more information on this toaster or to purchase it online, visit: http://direct.asda.com/Asda-2-Slice-Silver-Toaster /001520853,default,pd.html
Catalogue Number: 152-0853
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Summary: Bag this toaster if you're on a budget
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