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Sainsburys Basics 4 Slice Toaster
Sainsbury's Basics 4 Slice Toaster
Member Name: rji0907
Sainsbury's Basics 4 Slice Toaster
Advantages: Cheap, toasts evenly
Disadvantages: Quite basic & cheap looking
In our open plan office at work, one item we were missing in our kitchen area was a toaster. Eventually we managed to convince the boss that it would be a good idea to have one so he let us have one on the condition we purchased it ourselves. As it was going to be an office toaster, we didn't want to spend a fortune on one so we ended up purchasing the Sainsburys Basics 4 Slice Toaster.
We paid just £9.97 for this toaster and for this price we knew we weren't going to be getting anything special, but then provided it 'toasted' well, we weren't bothered about it doing anything else.
This toaster is as basic as you can get really. It is white plastic with chrome top and 2 large slots, both big enough to fit two standard sized slices of bread in. As like any other toaster, you simply plug it in, place the bread in the slots, and push down the handle on the side which drops the bread into the toaster.
There are 7 different toasting settings on the toaster so you can alter the settings to toast as well or as little as you like which is good as I don't like my bread too toasted. It doesn't take long for the bread to toast well and the one thing I was impressed with was that the bread toasted evenly which is a problem I have encountered in the past with cheaper toasters.
Due to the basic nature of this toaster, you weren't ever going to get many features on it but you do get the usual removable crumb tray, insulated cool touch walls and a high lift function so if you are using smaller slices of bread, you can lift it right out of the toaster to remove it so you don't have to stick your hands inside the toaster to remove the bread which wouldn't be advisable! The dimensions of the toaster are W18.5cm x D21cm x H40.5cm for those that are interested.
This isn't an item I would have in my kitchen personally but only for cosmetic reasons. I keep my toaster at home out at all times and the one I have now is cream and quite funky and matches the rest of my kitchen whereas this does have quite a cheap, tacky look to it and isn't something I would like out on my kitchen sides at home as it just doesn't look nice.
As for the way it works though, for the money we paid for it, you can't go wrong really. So far, it hasn't let us down and from Monday to Friday, it is used on a daily basis, sometimes 2-3 times a day. It toasts quite quickly and evenly too and I have personally found no issues with this toaster at all. The cable isn't particularly long so you do have to place the toaster quite near a plug socket but then you don't tend to get long cord lengths on toasters in general.
Overall, this is a cheap and cheerful toaster that looks quite cheap and tacky but does the job well. If you are not bothered by how it looks and you just want a bog standard toaster that toasts well then I recommend this Sainsburys Basics toaster to all.
Summary: A good, decent, cheap toaster from Sainsburys
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