I have had my Breville TT27 toaster for over a year now. It is not one that I would have personally chosen, but it was given to me as a very generous gift. I had previously owned a Russell Hobbs copper kettle and toaster but they had both broken within a couple of months of each other. I had managed to buy myself a lovely new cream coloured Morphy Richards kettle and had planned to buy a matching toaster at a later date, but my sister in law bet me to it.
The only thing I do not like about my Breville toaster is the brushed stainless steel finish. It does look great but is impossible to keep clean. You can see every mark on it and as I am not that careful when it comes to cleaning, you can see every scratch I have inflicted on it too!
What I do love though are the beech levers, which give this product a quality look and feel. Of course in the long run, the most important thing is how well it does the job it was created for and I am pleased to say it does it perfectly well.
The Breville TT27 makes great toast, which for me is the most important thing, as I eat toast every morning for breakfast. It will take quite a long slice of bread and also very thick slices, which many toasters don't do. You can control how dark your toast gets by choosing a browning level between 1 and 9. My personal choice is level 6, which gives me deep golden brown toast. I have never tried 9 but I imagine it would be like charcoal!
If at any point, you want to get your toast out, there is a cancel button and when you press this your toast pops up immediately.
The other brilliant thing about this toaster is that it gives you a count down to when your toast is ready. There are five little red lights that come on as soon as your bread starts to toast. These go off one at a time the closer your toast gets to being ready and gives you time to prepare your toppings, cup of tea etc.
I tend to grab my toast as soon as it's ready, but if you can't do this there is a re-heat facility which will give your toast a quick warm through, without browning it any further.
The other functions this toaster provides are a defrost facilty. I haven't had to use this yet but it sounds simple enough. Just pop your frozen bread in and press the defrost button. The toaster will defrost your bread without browning it.
I did mention that it had beech levers, one for pushing your bread into the toaster and the other for raising the bun warming rack. You can heat other bakery produce on here i.e. scones, crumpets, croissants etc. I have used this once for croissants and it did warm them through nicely but it does only hold a couple at a time. I therefore prefer to heat them in the oven.
The Breville TT27 also has a removeable crumb tray, which is very handy.
All in all this Breville toaster is an excelllent product. It does exactly the job you'd expect it to and quite a few more as a bonus. It also looks like a quality product and is very stylish and even though it doesn't go with my kettle, I'm very glad to have recieved this excellent gift.
Beech carriage and bun warming rack levers Extra long variable width bread slots Variable browning control and reheat facility Toasting status indicator High lift mechanism Frozen bread setting and mid cycle cancel Brushed Stainless steel finish Removable crumb tray Cord storage Non-slip feet / Short name: Breville TT27