At work we use have a fair few domestic product that are used until destruction,one of these is the toaster so one the previous one broke we thought that it was essential that we bought another one.One a simple search through Tesco during our lunch break we decided that the swan four slice toaster was simple the best choice for use. This was simple due to the fact the toaster had an array of setting which is essential to toaster due to the differing tastes and uses with up to the ten on this particular one. Another great feature was the crumb tray which we thought would make it easy to clean and the other casing which looked like it would be easy and quick to clean.
Once we'd bought this we found that we did encounter a few huge problems. Due to the setting not being equally spaced in the amount in the time that the toast was put on a small increase in the timer could lead to a less than equal increase in the amount of time that toast was put on for. This is clearly a huge flaws in the toaster and meant that the user friendliness is hugely compromised as a result. This also lead to an increasingly smoky office and several fire alarms being set off.
But when it come to looks this toaster is a great looking device with the stainless steel finish which allows it to be easily clean and with so many people using it whether your requiring it for the home or the work place this is a huge concern to the average customer.
But another problem that we did encounter with this toaster was the length of the cable which did seem to be sorter than the average toaster. This is clearly not an issue to most users but I did find that it meant that the piece did have to be constantly unplugged when cleaning the work tops.
Another huge benefit to and main point to put is although the user friendless of the toaster can be difficult to get used to once set up and left alone it does produce perfectly nice toast ,so if you have lot of children and maybe this not the toaster for you .. But at just under 30 pounds for a stylish toaster you simple cant go wrong with this toast and with a little bit of trail and error I'm shore that it will work well for you.
This Swan toaster allows for 4 slices of bread to be toasted at the same time and it has many different settings depending on how you like your toast! The main settings consist of a number dial which you can adjust higher if you want the toaster to get hotter and therefore toast your bread more, or lower if you don't want the toaster too hot and would just like your bread slighlty toasted.
What is also great about it is that you can make 4 slices of toast at once but have them at different toasted levels because you can put 2 slices in the front and have them on a high setting and then put 2 slices in the back and have them on a low setting. So you don't have to toast them all at the same level. Great if you have guests who all like their toast differently! I did find this toaster can be slow at times though and takes a bit longer than usual to finish toasting, maybe i'm just impatient who knows?
Cosmetically the toaster also looks nice and will look stylish in your kitchen! It is also very easy to use and isn't over technical which can be confusing!
You can buy this toaster online for £25-£30, a little expensive for a toaster but if you're not on a tight budget then it's worth the money.
we purchased this from littlewoods catalogue for our first home- that was over 15 months ago and its still going strong.
You can put upto 4 slices of toast in it, we even toast crumpets, mini pancakes, nan bread and pitta breads in it. There is temperature dials to alter the temperature depending on what your toasting and the thickness of it. I have found though over time the numbers on the dials have worn of, so i have to guess what is what- its just easier for me to leave it on full now if im honest. There is two trays underneath to remove the toast crumbs that have dropped to the bottom, i do find that i also have to turn the toaster upside down to get the chunks of bread etc that are also stuck in the bottom.
It is relatively easy to clean, however i would recommend a microfibre cloth is use to buff it up slightly afterwards as the material of it is extremely shiney- if you dont buff it then finger prints and smears make it look a bit unsightly!
The wire isnt too long, but maybe thats just me as where i like to have my toaster is slightly too far away for the wire to reach to the plug- so i have to move it everytime i use it.
When you get something new its always exciting, no matter whether its a piece of kitchen equipment or a new dress!
I have had my `Cookworks` toaster for eight years and three weeks ago it toasted its last slice.
So I looked around for a good value toaster, preferably one that toasts four slices at once and decided to order this Swan toaster from my Marshall Ward catalogue. It was well priced at £25 with free delivery.
This Swan model (ST8020) comes in a stylish chrome finish.
It has four slots but two individual controls.
There are three settings, frozen, cancel and reheat.
A variable browning control allows you choice of cooking.
A removable crumb tray lets you clean the bits and pieces out easily.
The toaster has high lift bars, so you can lift your toast without having to put your fingers `into` the toaster.
The cord stores neatly and it comes with a 2 year guarantee.
When I unpacked the toaster the overall appearance was pleasing. The chrome finish co-ordinated well with my other kitchen appliances.
I definitely wanted a four slot toaster, we have two slices each every morning and it makes sense to be able to produce four hot slices at once time. On the other hand if our Grandson comes then we have the option of just cooking two slices for him as there are two individual controls.
Often we toast bread straight from the freezer, maybe we have forgotten to take a loaf out the night before or if we are going away on holiday and don't want to defrost a whole loaf then it`s good to have that option.
If the telephone rings and we have to delay breakfast by a minute or two then you just depress the `reheat` button, this just warms the already toasted bread through again.
If you notice that the bread is toasting a little bit too much for your liking then you can press the `cancel` button.
I love my toast crunchy and well done, my hubby likes his bread lightly toasted, so the dual controls allow us to cook both ways.
The high lift facility is a must really, if you have to put your fingers into the toaster to lift your toast out, albeit only very slightly then its inevitable that you will end up with a burn one day.
Of course keeping the toaster clean is very important, the crumb tray slides out easily, it can be washed and then put back all in a few seconds.
The electric cord stays firmly in place at the back of the toaster out of harms way.
The chrome finish polishes up well and shines beautifully if you buff it up with a clean tea towel.
This Swan toaster meets my everyday needs perfectly. It toasts well and evenly. The model is simple to use and keep clean.
It toasts to suit the needs of the individual.
I thought it was very reasonably priced and im more than satisfied with my purchase.
Short name: Swan ST8020