I recently won a competition which awarded me with a brand new kettle and toaster, from the new Kenwood Kmix Boutique Range.
The toaster that I recieved is the Kenwood TTMO24 in bright yellow. This also comes in other bright colours like blue and green, as well as your basic kitchen colours like white and grey.
The TTM024 is a two slice toaster and it comes with a toast rack, and a crumb tray. The crumb tray is built in, amd it slides out easily to enable you to empty it. This is much better than the old toaster I had, which seemed to just dump the crumbs on the kitchen counter at random intervals. The toast rack is made from metal and it fits perfectly on top of the toaster, so you can keep your toast warm, whilst making more toast if needed, or you can just pop it on the table or counter.
Other than the awesome colour of this toaster, my favourite function is the "toast checker" which enables you to lift the bread out of the toaster, whilst it is cooking to check on the progress, and it does this without disturbing the cooking time or heat of the toaster, so you can just pop it back down and allow it to continue cooking should the need be. I personally found this amazing, as I like my toast a certain way, and it means even the fussiest of toast eaters can make their toast perfectly as to how they would like it.
There is a heat setting on this toaster, which goes from Defrost to 5 and means you can set your toaster to certain heats and times. I have found my perfect toasting setting to be a 4, but everyone is different and it may take a little trial and error to see which numbered setting works better for you personally.
The cancel button on this toaster is actually the centre of the heat setting dial, and it is easily depressed when needed, so your toast pops straight up and the cooking cycle is stopped. It is pretty much instant when you press the button. When the toast pops, you get the usual popping toaster sound, which is always fun, and the toast jumps up a little, but not so high that it flys out and hits the floor. I find it easy to get toast out of the toaster, no matter what the thickness or type of bread (within reason of course!!) and personally I have no means to complain about this toaster what so ever.
The power cable is a perfect length for me to move this around my kitchen should I need to, and the whole toaster itself seems pretty sturdy and good quality. The colour is vibrant and pretty, and it adds a nice brightness to my kitchen, which is especially welcome in this grey, gloomy weather we have at the moment.
All in all, I think this is a brilliant toaster and I am very pleased I won it. I have a matching kettle and there is a choice of colours so you can get something to match your kitchen with ease. Had I been paying for this toaster myself, the price would have probably but me off. On Amazon these Toasters cost £47.99 and I have not dared to look anywhere else as I found this to be a high enough price!!
If you are looking to spend that much on a toaster, then I would say that this is money well spent, but there are many other toasters out there that do the same thing for much a lower price than this one. I do love the colours and features of this toaster, but I would not have paid the price for it myself.
I give this toaster a 5 out of 5 and I recommend it.
If you're looking for a high quality toaster with a chic stunning design kMix is a piece of art in the kitchen that makes a statement / The icing on the cake when it comes to putting the finishing touches to your kitchen design it features two variable width slots so you can cook everything from muffins and crumpets to toast / A defrost button means you can cook foods straight from the freezer / There's a high-rise bread lift so you won't burn your fingers when taking the toast out / Short name: Kenwood TTM024