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I was given the Russell Hobbs Heritage four slice toaster as a xmas present, and i have to say its already made making toast for the family much easier than my old two slice toaster. Although its rather on the large side it really is a fantastic looking toaster and the toaster slots are very wide so if like me you sometimes buy unsliced bread from the supermarket and struggle to cut the bread into neat thin slices it doesnt matter because it will take doorsteps no problem.Its a very well built good quality toaster as you would expect from Russell Hobbs and it has some very good features on it like, frozen bread setting, toast reheat setting,and a setting for toasting bagels .This works by toasting the outside of the bagel while the inside of the bagel is just warmed and not browned off. An all round very good toaster
==Russell Hobbs Heritage 4 Slice Toaster==
The Russell Hobbs Heritage 4 Slice toaster really caught my eye in the Argos catalogue along with the kettle that I purchased at the same time. Since I was really only in the market for a new kettle as mine was leaking water everywhere I suppose I shouldn't have really been looking at toasters but seeing as there was a slight saving should you buy both the kettle and toaster at the same time I couldn't resist. Plus I was of the opinion that if I didn't buy the toaster my old one was sure to break out of spite!
So to buy the toaster on its own from Argos you would be looking to pay £49.99p which isn't overly pricey but not especially cheap wither. The multi buy saving that I mentioned means that you get both items for around the £79 mark making a saving of around £25 as opposed to buying them separately.
The toaster itself is a four slice and I haven't had one of these for a while and forgot just how nice they are. We often buy teacakes or hot cross buns and I will always try to put them in the toaster rather than putting the grill on and for two people to be able to eat theirs at the same time is really a much better way to eat!
The cream colour of my toaster really looks classy and expensive and the black edging and splash of silver all works to giving the toaster and really good feel about it. All the buttons and knobs are made to a high standard and feel sturdy whilst still being easy to use. The wide slots on this toaster mean that I don't have to squash down my tea cakes like I used to have to with my old toaster and the separate grill function mean that if it is just me eating one the other two slots are not heating up and wasting energy.
There are the usual buttons on this toaster just like any other and you have the re-heat button, the eject button and the defrost button. The heat setting is adjusted by using a dial which is firm and more or less stays between 3 and 4 to give a nice golden colouring to my toast.
I find the toaster easy to clean with a damp cloth and there is no smearing when wiped down due to the colour of the toaster. There is a removable crumb tray which can be slid out and I find hoovering it out when I am throwing the Dyson round the best way to get all the crumb and make the least amount of mess.
The toaster cooks everything evenly which I find really amazing as more often that not even with the expensive toasters that I have bought in the past you will always find that one side is a lot darker than the other. But this is not the case with this toaster and I have to say that its overall performance on all different types of baked goods is utterly faultless.
All in all I can't find a single thing to say negatively about this appliance. It is quick and efficient whilst looking good and being easy to clean. It is quite large on the work top but we have plenty of room so this isn't really an issue for me.
I think a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation is well deserved for this appliance! Very happy with it.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I have had the Russell Hobbs 18441 Heritage 4 Slice Toaster for a few weeks now and it cost me £39. It is a big but very good looking toaster which is a great cream and chrome coloured toaster I really liked the look of it and it fits into my kitchen perfectly as this as well as all my other appliances are now chrome and cream.
It has the capability of toasting four slices of toast at the same time which is useful for me as there are five people living in my house. The slots for toasting are really quite wide which is great as my husband likes to cut his bread very thick and it still fits in easily.
There are three controls on this toaster they are for reheating, defrosting and popping up the toast early. I have used all of these features on a regular basis and they all work well. The buttons themselves feel very sturdy and of good quality.
When it comes to cleaning the toaster there is a handy removable tray which is quite large so it doesn't need empting very often, the tray is very easy to remove and replace again.
Overall this is a great looking toast that does the job well.
The last few months I have rediscover beans on toast again as they are so cheap and easy to make. What I love now about making them is that it's so easy now. Normally when I was making beans on toast for two people I had the problem that my previous toaster only had two slots. So it was a pain in the arse to get the toast ready at the same time. So now I have my beautiful Russell Hobbs Heritage 4 Slice Toaster this is certainly not a problem anymore!
I bought this toaster for just under the 40 pounds. I think it's a fairly amount for a toaster especially for one of this brand and the way it looks. The four slice toaster has a creamy colour and has a beautiful shiny metal finish. The buttons and knobs are all sturdy and black and the slice surround is silver. It all looks very sleek. It has several controls how to prepare your bread just the way you like it. I like mine bread well done and certainly not burned. No complaints here luckily. You also have a defrost option which is very easy when you keep your bread, like me, in the freezer. Further on you have a reheat option.
What saves a lot of mess and cleaning is that the toaster has a removal tray which collets all the crumbs. This makes it a lot easier to clean. With the toaster you also get instructions and safety instructions which you don't really need. What I like is that the cord is quiet long. Not too long but you can put the toaster comfortably in the kitchen.
I have been using this toaster for a couple of months now and I'm very satisfied. It takes around 2 minutes for my bread to be ready and I just love the fact that you can toast four slices at the same time. I normally don't eat alone so it's certainly handy and quicker to make toast on beans with this toaster.
This toaster fits perfectly in any modern kitchen with a sleek design and great colours. More importantly, its settings work great if you're trying to toast a lot of bread at the same time instead of having to wait in a queue every morning. The ability to change settings for each serving of toast is something that is lacking on cheaper four slice toasters, but, if you're anything like me and like barely toasted bread, this will be a godsend to those who like it burnt! In addition, it has the function to toast bagels, which is always useful for those that like to brunch. This toaster is very quick and easy, and also, very easy to clean. If you're one to put the toaster away after use, you'll be happy to know that this one doesn't leave a trail of breadcrumbs when it's lifted either! A good practical kitchen item.
Well OK, maybe it's a little odd to compare a purple bread preparing tool to Brad Pitt- but as I entitled the review of the matching kettle 'The Angelina Jolie of Kettles', I saw fit to stay in keeping with the theme. Don't worry- the bizarre analogy ends there...
***Return from Argos***
I picked this beautiful purple toaster up as part of a deal from Argos- buy two items from the Heritage range, and get one of them half price. This deal has changed now to 'Buy two get one free'. Its stand alone price in Argos is £49.99. As does the rest of the range- the toaster comes in several colours including purple, red and cream, all of them stunningly retro and trendsome! After lugging the enormous green box home, I discovered that it was a mammoth machine. But one that would look mighty fine in my kitchen, with it's wife- the Purple Kettle.
***How Handsome is it?***
Very! It's a four slice machine with a sexy shiny purple metal finish. The knobs and buttons are black and sturdy and the slice surround is silver and sleek! The cord is long enough for you to stretch it over to a socket that doesn't happen to be situated directly behind it- handy, but also leaves you with a fair bit of excess cord. I couldn't possibly state that this is a disadvantage, and I simply stuff it behind the toaster, push it back and get on with my life, job done! The slots for the bread are both wide and thick, which means that your crumpets and sliced bagels will sit and sunbathe quite cheerfully without suffocating, relieving you from the job of having to dig out broken bits of bread with a knife as you attempt to surgically remove the remains of what was once a muffin. But be warned- it is, as implied previously, very big! It's a good thing I have ample work surface space as it takes quite the pride of place in the kitchen, thus making lesser items such as the boring old silver coffee canister feel rather inferior. But I have to say- side by side with the matching kettle, they make a very fine pair who are admired and cooed over by visitors from far and wide.
***What Does it do?***
Ah, come on guys, I'm not going to patronise you by spelling this out. But WAIT! Here you are, now assuming that a toaster is a toaster- well here's the special bit- not only does this chubby chap defrost; not only does he reheat- he actually partakes in one sided toasting! This setting is meant to be for bagels (traditionally they should be toasted crust side only- who knew- not me...). This setting is particularly handy for cutting down on grill time when making cheese on toast too, as you can prepare the under side of your toast before putting the cheese layered bread under the grill. Now that is what I call rock n roll! To use any of these features, you simply need to press the appropriate button after sliding down the bread with the knob, and then sit back and rest assured that it'll be doing a grand job of defrosting/reheating/one sided tomfoolery. It also has a browning adjuster, as you'd expect- and a crumb tray which simply slides out and empties to keep the crumb count on your work surface in check. A few minutes later, your toast or other bread based snack will pop out with a satisfying er, pop sound! Hey presto- perfectly toasted bread! Efficient and intelligent! Perhaps I shouldn't have likened it to a male then... (only kidding chaps!)
***Do I love it?***
Yes I do. It's well worth the mini splurge for its features and beauty. I'm fairly convinced that this is a sturdy mean machine that is built to last too. A very welcome addition to the Flowerpotted household that will be with us for years to come!
Short name: Russell Hobbs 18441