About 8 years ago how I moved into a flat on my own for the first time. Obviously shopping for my new home was very exciting and the first thing that I purchased was glass Russell Hobbs toaster andd kettle set.
I purchased a set or toaster and kettle from currys and this cost me about £65 at the time. Of course this probably wasn't the smartest of first purchases as I still needed to buy a TV, bed, sofa etc and this Russell Hobb set was not cheap. I just loved how smart modern and stylish these looked. I just could not resist. There was also a matching panini press available for £50 which I also really wanted but just about managed to resist.
This glass Russell Hobbs toaster worked really well. It was one long strip that you could fit 2 pieces of toast in rather than 2 slops one for each slice of toast. This meant that you could fit all bread in this toaster regardless of size. I honestly don't know why all toasters are not made in this way.
I would have given this toaster 5 stars because I loved how it looked and it worked really well. The problem was through that after a year and a half it just stopped working. No idea why. I even learnt how to change a fuse and tried to do this but it made no difference. Buying a brand like Russell Hobbs I would have throught that it would have lasted longer than this. I have tried a good few toasters sincerely having this one and none are as good as this was at fitting large slices of bread in or bagels.
This toaster was bought as a wedding gift 3 years ago and still works great. It was a little costly but was bought with a matching kettle and so was worth it. It is a 2 slice toaster and does the job perfectly. It has a defrost setting which to be honest I have not used yet. I find it quite easy to wipe clean after using it and do need to be careful, as it is stainless steel. It isn't that heavy and has a slide out crumb catcher at the bottom. This toaster was bought based on the style and looks great in the kitchen. The only bad point about this toaster is that I have to keep changing the settings, but that's just me being lazy! It is very simple to use, just plug on and change the settings in front of the panel to how much heat you want - pop in your bread and press down. As far as buying it in the future - I don't think I will for the price it was back then but have no regrets with the choice!
I bought this toaster over a year ago and its still working like new.
I bought this for style purposes mainly,but also because it seemed like it would do a great job, it does a fantastic job it browns the toast just nicely.
Its a two slice toaster and only takes a minute or so to toast.
This was quite expensive when i bought it but it was worth the money.
The only problem id say with it is the glass gets very sticky and dirty and its very hard to clean.
The stainless steel never comes up right once you have cleaned it.
The great thing about this toaster is that it also has defrost on it which is really ideal.
You can put the settings to high or low depending whether you like your toast not to brown or totally burned.
The crumb tray is also another great thing it has as you can just pull this out and empty it as and when its needed, this make far less work.
Overall id rate this toaster as being excellent.
This unusually and stylishly designed 2 slice toaster in stainless steel and glass has variable control and automatically adjusts to thickness of bread / It has an extra lift lever, frozen bread setting, cancel button and pull out crumb tray / Short name: Russell Hobbs 10617