I received this toaster as a present for Christmas, there wasn't really anything wrong with our previous one, but we have had it a few years so we decided to keep this toaster and use it instead of our old one.
This toaster is not like one I have seen before, it is a shiny black, which looks really nice in my kitchen, although I have had to swap some of my appliances round to accommodate this toaster as it is massive! It is a lot bigger than my previous 4 slice toaster, but I do like how it looks better. It still goes with all my other stainless steel appliances, it doesn't look odd, even though it is a different colour.
This is a four slice toaster by breville, and I am quite impressed with it so far. The toast fits in perfectly with plenty of room, and it has never burnt it so far. It toasts really well, and even has a warming function, which just warms up your toast if you need to do something before eating it, which I have found really handy quite a few mornings so far. I have never seen a toaster with this function before.
The crumb tray at the bottom is really easy to take out and empty, and also it has a tab on the side to lift the toast up a bit to get it out, as the toast is never high enough for me to get out. I do find the cord a little on the short side, but it isn't a problem for where I have it plugged it, it is right by the switch and at least there is less wire showing.
This toaster also has LED indicator lights which warn you how long the toaster has got left, which is really handy, if you want to know if you have got time to run upstairs for something etc before it is done.
The only thing I don't like about this toaster is that it is hard to get to crumpets and potato cakes, it doesn't lift them high enough to get them out easy enough without burning your fingers. Other than that, this toaster is perfect. It makes perfect toast, looks stylish in my kitchen and it is so handy knowing how long it has left, and using the warming function!
This toaster includes a stainless steel trim and extra long and wide bread slots (so you can toast those all round bigger slices) / With the toasting status indicator lights it means your toast will never get burnt! It's one of the larger models that Breville make meaning it can hold 4 pieces of bread at one session which means you'll never go hungry! Stainless steel trim Extra long and variable width bread slots Toasting status indicator lights shine through the plastic Slices: 4 Black Finish Defrost Option Removable Crum Tray Cancel Button Re-Heat Button Cord Storage Non-slip feet / Short name: Breville PT49