Updated 12 Jun 2017

Breville

the Toast & Melt BSG540

Snapshot: The Breville Toast & Melt BSG540 sandwich press takes 3 minutes and 16 seconds to heat up. How good is it at making a cheese and tomato toastie?

the Toast & Melt BSG540
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$190

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Test results

Overall score
81
Toasting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good results in our toasting test.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Top and bottom plates are very easy to clean.
  • Comfortably fits specialty-bread sandwiches.
  • Very large plate (can make four sandwiches at once).
  • Plate height is adjustable (for making melts).
  • Has storage latch.
  • Has cord storage.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:
Toasting (70%): Assessed on a cheese & tomato toastie using regular-sized bread.
Ease of use (30%): Assesses how easy the model is to clean, load and unload – and how versatile it is.

Prices are from a June 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$190

Specifications

Size
4-sandwich
Heat-up time (min:sec)
3:16

Features

Storage latch
Yes
Adjustable plate height
Yes

More info

Availability
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