This toaster is the best. Shame I have to write more, but that essentially is it. OK, the detail: My family and I eat lots of toasted products for breakfast and, consequently, we needed a good four slot toaster. Unfortunately, before we found this one, we tried inferior products which kept on breaking. This toaster has the added advantage of having the extra wide slots, which allows you to cut your bread as thick or as thin as you like or toast your baguel without having that 'force it into the toaster' feeling and then watch it burn. Also, to avoid burning your fingers, or using a knife to get your toast out of it, this toaster has extra levers (those two in the middle on the front of it) to lift the toast higher so that you can take it out. There has been much thought given to the design of this toaster - i.e. the slots slope at a slight angle, so that your toast can pop up nicely. There are independent browning controls for the two pairs of slots and a 'toast from frozen' button which we also find extremely useful - especially when our youngest wants jam on toast and we've only got bread in the freezer!! Do I work for Tefal? No. Would I recommend this toaster? Most definitely, yes. Have been asked to clarify a couple of points: 1. Price - I paid between £40-£50 for this (however, I know it's cheaper than this now) 2. Size - it is quite a large toaster and does occupy quite a bit of space - dimensions are: 24.5x30x28 (H/W/D) cm
I bought this toaster a year or so ago and have been very pleased with the performance and features. Although there are only two of living here, we still use the four slots frequently. It has a frozen setting so that it toasts frozen bread without having to defrost first. It has a reheat button so that you can re-toast bread without burning it - this makes it extra crispy too. The slots are wide enough to allow toasting of things like crumpets and the lift up handles make these sort of smaller items easy to get out. The only criticisms I have is that the toasting is not always even - one side of the bread gets browner than the other in some of the slots and even the minimum browning control setting is a bit high for sugary items like waffles. It is quite large so needs a fair amount of workspace but the design is quite stylish so I am happy to leave it out on display. Overall I would recommend it.
Short name: Tefal TT744115