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This is a bit of a beast when it comes to the world of toaster, having four wide sections that, due to the retractable inner wiring, can take several thicknesses of bread in order to toast them.
The control panel, or area, sits at the front and repeats itself for each two slice section. What I mean by that is that one of the control areas is the same as the other side. Each one has a slider, which lifts higher up that it pops up so that you can get the toast out without burning your fingers.
To the side of the lever is the four buttons, 'cancel', 'reheat', “defrost' and 'on'. With each option having a little neon light next to it, except for the 'cancel' button, which is at the bottom of the column.
There's also a little control function that helps you control the browning of the toast, from just about toasted to as black as a chunk of coal.
There are two removable crumb trays which slide out of the base so that they can be emptied, then slotted back into the machine.
It has a 1800w heating system with easy to used controls so that the toast lovers can feed their toast loving family.
The one I had was a lovely black colour, shiny, sort of, which fitting quite well sat on the black worktops.
This lasted a long time, for me and toaster anyway, but the elements began to go after a while which meant that one half of he bread was not as brown as the others.
This toaster sells for about £60, which seems a lot of money for something that makes bread into toast, but, if you want a nice, shiny toaster to fit into a nice shiny kitchen then this one is something worth looking into .
I am a big fan of night time snacks which drives my girlfriend crazy. However I needed a good quality toaster so she wouldnt go too mad about burnt smells or crumbs going everywhere. I made good on the first promise.
Looks wise, the toaster is excellent, its body is a nice matte black colour, the pictures make it look quite shiny but I think it looks slightly more matte. The chrome silver parts looks slick and give the toaster a rather grandiose look about it. I absolutely love the small windows for each two slice that gives you the option of how much you want your items toasted. It also has some buttons that are for different items which look pretty good.
The Delonghi does what it is supposed to, it creates good quality toast in a timely fashion. I find that the toast is evenly distributed as with some other cheaper options you can get bits that are over and underdone. I like the option to choose your toast colour as some people like it to only be slightly toasted and other's burnt. My also love the fact it has some buttons that say things like bagel on it.I'm still not entirely sure the difference that it makes, however my bagels always come out looking and tasting pretty good!
I have found that cleaning toasters is always a bit of a bother and this is no exception. Crumbs get everywhere! The best way to clean this is to turn it upside down a shake to get crumbs out. It sounds so old fashioned but it still is the easiest way of cleaning it.
We bought our Delonghi from Argos for £45. I think this is a pretty reasonable price for this toaster, it seems the same price everywhere else. Yes you can get cheaper toasters however I would recommend this.
The Delonghi CTOV4003BK 4-Slice toaster cleverly combines futuristic and vintage design elements to make a truly iconic toaster / Control is fully variable so you can crisp your toast as you like it and you can operate 2 slots independently of the others / It also adjusts automatically to the thickness of your bread and also offers a frozen setting, perfect for when you discover that emergency loaf at the back of the freezer!The reheat facility lets you warm up any excess toast you may have prepared / 2 crumb trays make cleaning a breeze and the whole thing won't move around at inopportune moments thanks to non-slip feet. / Black / Short name: Delonghi CTOV4003BK