Product Type: Russell Hobbs toasters
Newest Review: ... bread) to 6 (burnt to cinders) and the removable crumb tray which you find on all good (and some bad) toasters. The 'high lift' functio... more
Russell Hobbs 18046
Member Name: Gambit2007
Russell Hobbs 18046
Advantages: Makes toast quickly!
Disadvantages: Hard to put bigger things in
The Russell Hobbs 18046 is a toaster and not just any old toaster but one for making toast. In case anyone doesn't know, the principle of a toaster is that you put bread it there and it heats it on both sides until it is crisp. Your toast is now ready for a spread of your choice. Traditionally this is butter or margarine but different parts of the world have their own customs. Eskimos like to spread mashed bananas and snow on their toast while in parts of South America they will only eat toast if it has been drizzled with coconut milk and kiwi fruit. This toaster is currently available to buy for £24.99. If you don't have £24.99 maybe you could try grilling your toast instead? Please remember to turn it over though.
The toaster is available in different colours but I prefer the black and silver one as depicted in the picture above. I don't know if they do a pink one in case anyone is wondering. They should do. You have a choice of settings that go up to six. I like my toast very well done so the highest one is good, especially if you are in a hurry. Please keep an eye on it though if you choose the highest setting because when bread is heated to a certain level it starts to burn. I think the lead could have been longer here so you will have to have the toaster quite close to a plug. There is a crumb tray underneath you can remove and then it's up to you what you do with the crumbs. You can give them to the birds or make an interesting crumb collage painting if you wish. It's entirely your business what you do with the crumbs.
You will learn over time which are the best settings for different foodstuffs. The only thing apart from toast I've used in this are crumpets and I actually prefer to do them under the grill because they are sometimes difficult to extract. There is a frozen setting for bread that needs to be thawed. If you put bread in the freezer it wil freeze and need to be thawed. Anyone with a background in science will know that. This toaster has served me well since it set up residence in my kitchen but I don't think it is the best toaster you could buy. It does get very hot and could give you more room and scope to put bigger things in there. I've had no mechanical failures with it so far and it has made many slices of toast. I think it's a good toaster but you could do better.
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