Product Type: Kenwood toasters
Newest Review: ... control turnable knob for each set of two. To depress two slices just choose a side and push down the switch. It can be put onto a defrost... more
WAIT TILL THE COWS COME HOME This Toaster Does!!!
Member Name: nayland
Advantages: Looks great, can do 2 or 4 slices, good price
Disadvantages: Sooo Slowwww
Having a tatty toaster is something I hate and we seem to get through toasters like theres no tomorrow, much to hubby's annoyance. So when I saw this toaster on special offer in Sainsbury's I managed to persuade hubby that our old one didn't pop up as good as it used to ( being I'm the main toaster in the house then only I would know!).
Now I have been wanting a four slice for sometime now, but hubby again would say "you only need to do 2 slices at a time" which I suppose is true in a way. So here it was sitting on the shelf in Sainsbury's saying buy me! buy me!
Well once I saw the price it had to be mine at only £19.99 instead of £59.99 (so it said!), this Kenwood 4 slice toaster was quickly popped into my trolley as there was only one left. Well how proud was I when I got it home and unpacked it from it's large cardboard box, took all the polystyrene packaging off, then carefully lifted it out of the plastic bag it was in. It was a really lovely shiny silver, with a gorgeous shaped body that goes higher at the back and curves over and down at the front. With the 4 slots for the bread looking a lot wider than my usual one I supposed this one would be able to toast muffins, crumpets ect.. a lot easier.
On the front it has two independent black plastic levers, so you can do just 2 slices if you want or push down both to do 4 slices. There are 3 buttons next to the levers which are;
Top one has a slice of toast on the front which means reheat button with indicator lights.
Middle one has a slice of toast with ice flake on it which is the defrost button with indicator lights.
Bottom one has a triangle on and this is the reheat button with indicator lights.
There are 2 crumb trays that pull out well and it also has cord storage beneath the toaster which is handy.
Now at the bottom of the toaster there are the browning controls which goes up to 6, I tried mine at 3 as this seems about right in the middle.The word Kenwood is written across the front of the toaster. Now the levers that you press have Hi-rise fitted so you can lift the toast out easier when you push it up. So that makes it a lot safer than trying to stick a knife into the toaster to lift the toast out!!( I know you should never do that!).
Now for the toasting, well what can I say ................
If you buy this toaster make sure you put the toast in before you start to boil your eggs as it takes for ever.....
I've never known a toaster that takes as long as this one does, I popped in my bread and stood over it and waited and waited and waited then when it did finally decide to pop it up it had done a good job, but I probaly would have been quicker if I had put it on a fork and done it over an open fire!
Apart from the time it takes it is a good toaster and does look nice sitting in my kitchen so I will forgive it for that and take into consideration how much time it takes and allow for it when cooking up breakfast ( Just have to get up half an hour earlier!!). So if you are looking for a nice looking toaster and don't mind waiting for the toast then I would recommend this one, but be WARNED!!!
I have looked on Amazon and it is selling for £25.99, so I did get it for a good price!
I'll give this toaster 3 stars purely because it is so slow and that might put other people off.
Summary: A great toaster but so slow which is a pity at there is nothing else wrong with this toaster.
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