“ 2 Slice Toaster, With Wide Slots, Crumb Tray, Cancel Button „
I have used the Tefal Avante toaster for a good few months now and am very pleased on average with its output. It does, however, come with a few minor downsides.
From the outside, the toaster looks modern and stylish. Its metal top is complimented by a matt plastic body. On closer inspection, the quality of the switch and the buttons in the bottom right-hand corner are not as great as the rest of the toaster, but they are by no means ugly.
The toaster is relatively large for a two-slice machine which can present a bit of a problem with deciding on where to place it in the kitchen. Due to this size issue, the most convenient way is to place it into one of the corners. The problem with this kind of set up is that in order to get to the crumb tray, you then have to move the toaster around to get to the back and this is not very practical.
On the plus side, there are two big controls on the front of the toaster. The bigger one is the standard toaster control for lowering and raising the holding plates inside the toaster. The second is an auxilliary tool to pull the plates towards you for those occasions when you used the toaster to cook something smaller than a standard piece of bread. Below are a set of familiar settings: A dial to select your power and three buttons to select what precisely you are trying to do with the bread.
In operation, the toaster is very good. The evenly spaced grill plates inside ensure a very smooth and even finish and the toast is very easy to insert and extract from the toaster. Moreover, you have enough time between the 'bread' stage and the 'burnt' stage to withdraw your slice of toast unlike some cheaper toasters where the bread can burn quickly.