Product Type: Magimix toasters
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You won't believe how fun it is!
Member Name: Tortelloni
Advantages: So fun to watch!
Disadvantages: Far too expensive
I was given this as a birthday present by someone who knew I would love the novelty value of it, and they were right! I was slightly taken aback when I found out that they paid £170 for it, it is a very good product but if I was buying it I definitely wouldn't pay that. All in all, it is basically an ordinary toaster, with the usual crumb tray, cool sides and browing options etc that you expect. It is produced Magimix, until the toaster I had not heard of the brand but apparently it is a good household name.
What differs about this toaster to any other out there (and I don't think there are any other matching ones available) is you can see right through it through the toughend glass panels. This means you can watch your bread shrink and go from white to golden brown so it is always cooked as much as you wish, so no more cold and soft underdone toast or hard and black toast that's been done too long. Unlike normal layouts, the bread is placed side by side lengthwise rather than one behind the other, so you can both of them easily through either clear side.
A normal toaster will have lots and lots of threads of wire that heat up and glow so your toast is cooked. Instead for better visibility the toaster has a few sturdy metal strips which cook it, but it doesn't look as if they are actually doing anything so it is very 'space age'. I still haven't tired of watching my toast intently nearly everytime as it curls and goes crunchy and 'popping it up' when it's just right. When not in use, it looks very nice so is perfectly acceptable to leave on display so all can see it and ask 'what's this?'. You can then show off your see through toaster!
In addition, there are the regular 'defrost', 'reheat' and 'pop' buttons that you will find on most toasters. Apparently you can warm things in it by just using one side of the heating, but I have never tried this feature so cannot comment. It also has the high lift facility for getting out smaller slices of bread. If you want it to look its best then the glass needs a quick wipe every now and then, and the crumb tray will need to be emptied as you can see into it. You can remove the glass sides for better cleaning but make sure you put them back on before you toast!
This Magimix clear toaster is a really great and nifty kitchen gizmo, I would totally reccomend it but have marked it down one for it's humongous price, it really isn't worth as much as they charge.
Summary: Fun and nifty but overly expensive
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