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Kenwood TT450 Disney Mickey Mouse Toaster

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Also known as the "Disney TT450 2 Slice Toaster" to those in the action-packed world of the bread-toasting industry.

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      04.08.2009 03:02
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      Mickey Mouse will destroy your toast

      The mickey mouse toaster is nice looking and plays an excerpt from the mickey mouse march when the toast is ready.

      When I first bought my mickey mouse toaster from argos and i was really pleased and excited to use it. At first it was great it produced toast with mickey mouse faces on and a catchy tune played when the toast was ready. However it started to stop working, the bread would not stay down when you put it in and therefore you could not toast it. I returned the toaster and received a replacement one.

      The new toaster worked fine for quite some time. However now the tune no longer plays and toasting bread has become really hard. When you first switch the toaster on the bread will be lightly toasted when using the 2 setting. However a few slices later using the 2 setting can result in rather burnt toast.

      Overall i would have to say the toaster is unreliable and i wouldn't whole heartedly recommend purchasing it.

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        31.07.2009 21:07
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        Fab for the kids and the Disney Generation

        When we moved into our first house, we realised we did not own a toaster. Rather than paying £30 for something dull and boring, I had seen a silver and red Disney "Ariete" Mickey Mouse toaster (made by Kenwood) and subsequently spent about a month trying to find this online. I found one on Ebay but was outbid at the last moment and then searched on Amazon where I was able to eventually buy one. By this time, being a huge Disney fan I had set my heart on it and any other toaster just seemed dull in comparison! The more I read about this, the more appealing it sounded.

        *Product*
        The toaster is a simple two slice toaster and you just op the bread in and lower the level as on a standard toaster. It has silver exterior walls with red plastic sides. It has a Mickey Mouse plastic head as the level arm and I was very impressed with its red plastic "feet"- I thought that was very nice attention to detail. The toaster has the word "Mornin'" printed on the front and the back in black and white letters.

        *Features*
        The selling point for me is that when your bread toasts it toasts a Mickey Mouse face on to both sides of the bread! And when your toast is ready, the toaster plays the "Mickey Mouse" march theme song! (Doo dee doo di doo dee do dee doo dee doo dee doo- you have to hear it, I can't type how it sounds...you will know it when you hear it).

        There is an eject button on the side to stop the toaster mid-toast and there is a crumb tray. There are four toast settings. It is as easy to use as any other normal two slice toaster.

        *Advantages*
        Novelty appeal of having a picture of Mickey Mouse on your toast.
        Easy to use
        Four settings
        Crumb tray
        Looks great (silver and red)

        *Disadvantages*
        The toast slots are quite narrow so there is no way you will be able to toast buns (cut in half) or anything thicker than standard bread.
        I have had toasters like this before and their internal elements seem to slowly stop working as the odd bit of bread touches the elements- so I am wary with this one the elements will probably slowly stop lighting up when this is on.
        The Mickey Mouse theme song sounds a bit tired after a few toasts! As if it's battery is wearing down (it does NOT take batteries- this is just how it sounds).

        Performance
        It can take a few attempts to get the Mickey Mouse face on your bread. If you put the toaster on a low setting you cannot see anything, on a high setting the bread burns and you just get a burned outline of Mickey's face! To get the perfect Mouse face you need to watch the toaster and might have to eject it mid- toast.

        This is a Kenwood product and overall, for the price of £25 I would definitely buy one again as I bought it purely for how it looks in the kitchen. I rarely eat toast (I have IBS and bread can trigger this) but for Mr Norton and any guests we have, I wanted a toaster in the house and a pretty toaster at that! I would not trust this to last for multiple toasts every day for a big family for a long time as the theme tune will get on your nerves. But if you want a decent, Kenwood toaster that just looks BRILLIANT- then you can ignore its potential shortcomings and just enjoy the spectacle.

        I do not have children, but I can imagine this would be a great way to encourage them to eat breakfast or toast as it is a very novelty item.

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          06.01.2009 11:09
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          Disappointed by its construction.

          I bought my Mickey Mouse toaster about 6 months ago from a TV shopping channel for about £22.00. As a big Mickey fan I liked the idea of waking up to a cheery Disney tune and eating toast with Mickey's smiling face on it.

          The Mickey Mouse toaster has two big selling features. It tells you when your toast is cooked by playing an extract from the 'Mickey Mouse March,' and also leaves an image of Mickey's face on one side of your toast.

          The majority of the toaster is constructed out of stainless steel. The main body is reflective, and its ends are bright red in colour. The toaster's lowering lever is decorated with a red plastic Mickey Mouse head. It has a plastic dial to vary the colour of your toast, a plastic cancel button and a crumb tray which can be removed to aid cleaning. The toaster stands on four non-slip plastic feet.

          I found the internal mechanism that raises and lowers the bread to be poorly constructed. It has thin metal arms which have a tendency to bend and become misaligned. When this happens your bread can get stuck. Having previously associated the Disney brand with quality products I was surprised by this design flaw.

          Thanks for reading and rating my review.

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            04.01.2009 14:25
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            a great novelty item

            I bought this toaster from wilko's in July for £12.99 . I have a young son who doesn't eat well and hoped the face would encourage him to eat..To be honest it isn't the greatest toaster. It tends to cook unevenly but does have an imprint of Mickey Mouse on the toast which my son takes no notice of.

            It is red and silver and the silver is one of the more cleanable stainless steel products I have. I do like the Mickey Mouse song; it brightens up my morning but if you don't like it will annoy the hell out of you as there is no off button for the music. It doesn't have wide settings so cooking bagels and similar products is quite difficult.
            I do like my toaster as a basic model but not sure it would deserve a recommendation. I would think for the same money you can get a much better quality toaster but not one that sings to you in the morning. If you are not a morning person you may end up throwing the toaster across the room

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              25.08.2008 16:21

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              A complete waste of money

              I got this as a moving in present. I was so excited but after using it one or twice the novelty wore off. The song it annoying especially since the batteries seemed to be going after a few times. There should be someway to turn this off!! Not only is it very annoying but it does not even toast well. You get a burnt shape into he centre slightly resembling some Mickey Mouse ears and the rest of it is hardly toasted.

              I know this is only a novelty item but it should still do what it is meant to...toast. I now would rather wait to toast under the grill than even bother using this. I have only had it 6 month and it has to be forced down to toast now. All in all it is expensive, annoying, badly designed and a complete waste of money. If you are looking to buy this product my advice is dont bother! The only joy i have had from this porduct is we are planning to take it to bits when we get a new toaster.

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              12.08.2008 15:15
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              An overpriced novelty item

              The Disney toaster. I was so excited when I moved out of my parents' house and promptly bought myself one of these.

              I turned it on and a slice of bread went into the slot. I was so excited about my toast that would soon be ready with a Mickey Mouse face cooked onto it. A couple of minutes later, the toast popped up with something almost resembling Mickey Mouse on it. The toast was badly cooked and the face was not very clear. I tried on different settings but still it wasn't any better.

              When I first used it, the Disney tune it played when the toast popped up was a delight to my ears. However, after only a few uses, this tune started to sound like something whose batteries are dying!

              I must say that I was extremely disappointed with this product. I know that it's a novelty item but it's fairly expensive for a toaster and the toast it produces was just not up to scratch.

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                01.02.2007 14:45
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                Can you stomach Mickeys face on your toast everyday?

                We bought the Disney Two Slice Toaster a month ago. It was purchased for the kids, just to make breakfast time more fun for them.

                *Product*
                It is just like any other toaster but totally dedicated to Mickey Mouse. It is a compact size. On the front of the toaster you have a heatproof metal covering and the sides are made of bright red plastic. It has non- slip feet which encorporates ease of use.

                *Features*
                Main aim of the toaster is every time you toast pieces of bread you will end up with the smiley face of Mickey Mouse on the front of the toast.

                When the toast is ready a catchy tune is played to let you know that the toast is done! On the carriage lever there is also the outline of Mickey's face.

                The toaster also has a dial for you to change according to how brown you want your toast to be.

                *Improvements that could be made to product*
                You only get Mickeys face outline on your toast, it would be even better if there were a few more characters faces also like Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse etc. If by some way they could incorporate more toasting plates and so you could change them to whichever character you like on any particular day.

                They have not included a removable tray to catch breadcrumbs. this does make cleaning the toaster a bit difficult as you have to turn it upside down to get all the crumbs out.

                *Recommended?*
                It is a nice idea if you are an avid Mickey Mouse fan so for kids it is good. For the parents however you may not want Mickeys face on your toast every day so if you are like us then you will have two toasters in the kitchen!!

                Also another point to add would be Mickeys magic does not last that long only until you actually spread the butter onto the toast.

                They have all sorts of kitchen appliances included in this range. There is the Smoothie maker, Waffle maker, Ice Cream maker and Pop corn maker.

                *Does it get the kids enthusiastic about cooking?*
                Yes, I found that my kids want to make their own toast in the morning, they want to be more involved and they do finish all of their breakfast so you can't complain.

                *Value for Money*
                It is a bit pricy, we bought ours for £24.99. As I said before if you will need two toasters and keep this just for the kids use then it is expensive. I think that because it is a Disney product it is expensive otherwise you would be sure to buy something like this for £10.
                Also My kids are under 5 so they are interested in the toaster now but when they get a little bit older I do not think they will be. The toaster will probably be in the attic somewhere!!

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