Getting my new Russel Hobbs 9209 Classic out of the box I was very pleased with the way it looked, shiny silver with sturdy and easy to understand knobs and buttons.
Unfortunately number one had to go back to the shop as it only toasted on one side - disapointing. Suspecting factory fault we took home another one. Whilst this one toasts both sides of the bread to say that is takes a long time is no exaggeration - I can unpack the dishwasher and it still hasnt finished two slices on the number 3 setting.
My thoughts are mixed on the the other options available, the extra lift facility is good but the frozen bread and bagel settings are a waste of time as they are sooo tediously slow, crumb tray is handy but crumbs seem to tip everywhere if the toaster is lifted/moved in any way.
Overall this toaster looks very nice and makes decent toast if you have the time to wait for it.
This classic yet powerful 4 slice toaster from Russell Hobbs features a power output of 1800W, cool wall body to protect any curious young fingers, a frozen bread setting, variable browning, and hi-lift facility / And, to save power when you need to, the toaster can also operate in 2-slice mode / Short name: Russell Hobbs 9209