Product Type: Krups toasters
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A toaster from Dooyoo!
Member Name: anwar7
Date: 21/10/09, updated on 21/10/09 (180 review reads)
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I also wanted a toaster that would look good on my work top. Initially I liked the look of the Dualit 2 slice toaster. However with a price tag of nearly £60 and several poor reviews I decided to look elsewhere. I really liked the look of the 2-sliced toaster made by the German company, Krups. I was also encouraged to see that Which magazine has this as a best buy. A bit of time spent price checking and I found this toaster for just over £40 on Amazon. Krups are the worlds leading manufacturer for coffee machines and well respected, so I felt I was in good hands.
What you get for your money.
The toaster comes with a very clearly written instruction booklet. The booklet is in several languages. I like the clearly labeled diagram that helps you see at a glace what features this toaster has.
The toaster looks stunning! My old toaster was stainless steel and used to show every finger mark. However this model has a black plastic side walls and they don't show nay marks, so always looks good. The plastic is of very high quality so worry it will look cheap! The toaster has a stainless steel front and blue neon lights. I can't praise its good looks highly enough!
The toaster has am impressive list of features too. There are 8 browning settings that will toast your bread from very slightly browned to very well toasted.
There is a unique high lift level that enables you to lift small slices of toast up without having to result to digging around with a knife! There are 3 height options to suit even the smallest slices of bread.
There is a defrost function that operate by pressing the defrost button on the front of the toaster. The bread will be defrosted before it is toaster. This gives a much better result.
There is another button that will enable you to turn on the bagel function. To use this function you place your bagel with the soft inside part towards the heating elements, select the browning level you require and then press the bagel function button located on the front of the toaster. The toaster then magically adjusts to suit your bagel!
There is a reheating function that will enable you to reheat bread that has already been toasted. This is brilliant for when you have guests who come down to breakfast after the toast has gone cold!
At the top of the toaster is a removable warming plate. This is for warming croissants and other bakery items. The plate can be left in place when just using the toaster.
The toaster has a removable crumb tray and cord storage. The rubber feet are non slip.
The toaster comes with a 1 year manufacturers guarantee.
This is a superb toaster that not only looks great but is very efficient too. I have now been using this toaster for just over 6 months so feel in a position to review it. I really love the high lift level as it enables me to get any size piece of toast out without resulting to a knife!
There are 8 browning settings and I feel that this is a bit too man as on number 8 the toast is very crisp and almost burnt! However the middle settings give perfect results for an average sliced loaf.
I really like the fact that you can reheat bread that has already been toasted. This helps prevent waste as in the past I have binned many slices of toast that have been left to go cold and hard. The function works well and reheated toast comes out as perfect freshly toasted bread!
The defrost function is useful and I think that using this gives a better result than when I just put in frozen bread to toast. The toast is no longer soggy!
I like the integrated warming plate. It is great to heat croissants, but remember to change the browning setting to the lowest number to prevent them from burning! The plate can be easily removed for washing. I find leaving it in place means I don't have to hunt around in the back of my cupboard when I need it!
Talking of cleaning I am really impressed that this toaster doesn't show finger marks! To clean you only need to wipe over with a cloth and mild detergent. I just use washing up liquid. The crumb is easy to remove and needs to be emptied regularly. It is quite large and this means it can collect a lot of crumbs!
I really can't think of anything negative about this toaster and would highly recommend it! It is available from several shops including Amazon and John Lewis. You could always use your Dooyoo miles to save for one-hence my title!
Summary: toaster from Krups
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