Product Type: Magimix toasters
Newest Review: ... that its quite a lot wider than you would expect for a 2 slice toaster, but it does mean that you can easily see both sides of the toas... more
never burn toast again
Member Name: bubblepop
Advantages: see-through, stylish
Disadvantages: needs cleaning more
When I saw this toaster I immediately asked myself why all toasters aren't like this, it makes so much sense. By having a transparent toaster you can see the toast while its cooking and can therefore make sure it doesn't burn, and can have it toaster to your liking every time.
This one has 2 slices and rather than have the bread placed next to each other by there flat sides they actually face crust to crust. This does mean that its quite a lot wider than you would expect for a 2 slice toaster, but it does mean that you can easily see both sides of the toast rather than just 1 side of each slice. The extra size is a fair compromise because if you are going for the novelty of it being see through then you want to be able to make best use of that.
It terms of how well it toasts it is really good and even when not watching it to make sure it toasts to perfection, it pops out at the right time and you get a good bit of toast, which you need because lets face it the novelty will wear off eventually and you're going to treat it like a normal toaster most of the time eventually.
One problem with it being see through is that you can easy see all the bits of toast that falls to the bottom, and while it's probably a good thing that it forces you to clean it more, I'd rather not clean it and before it was easier to avoid not knowing how bad it was. Ignorance is bliss so they say.
The size of the toaster is big enough to fit even larger and thicker slice of bread so it toasts the whole of the bread rather than just most of it. Also with small toasters is the bread is too thick, it burns the toast without actually cooking it, but I haven't had this problem.
The design is good and the stainless steel feels very strong and feels and looks like a sturdy expensive product.
Overall this is a great toaster, and while the novelty may wear off a bit eventually I still make use of it not and again and it stills looks great in my kitchen.
Summary: great idea
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