Updated 25 Jul 2018

Breville

the Toast Control 4 LTA670BSS

Snapshot: The Breville the Toast Control 4 LTA670BSS is a 4-slice toaster with a stainless steel finish. But is it the best thing since sliced bread?

the Toast Control 4 LTA670BSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$159

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Test results

Overall score
66
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Browning consistency
?/10
Browning evenness
?/10
Burgen
?/10

Good points

  • Good at producing consistently toasted bread.
  • Very good at browning evenly.
  • Good at toasting frozen bread.
  • Crumb tray is very easy to pull out and clean.
  • Very good controls.
  • Has 4 short slots "paired" with 2 toasting levers and 2 browning controls.

But

  • Just OK at toasting Burgen bread.
  • Poor at toasting a single slice.
  • Relatively long toasting times.
  • Has no "reheat" setting.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:

Toasting performance (70%): As a toaster heats up it produces darker toast, so we wanted to check the consistency of colour from run to run. To do this we toasted slices of fresh white bread over 4 runs in quick succession. We also assessed the evenness of browning across each slice. Next we checked how well the toasters dealt with a single slice, as well as bread straight from the freezer. Where a toaster has a Burgen score, we also assessed how well the toaster cooked Burgen bread.

Ease of use (30%): We assessed how easy the controls were to use, whether the toasters were easy to clean or had dirt traps, and whether the crumb tray was easy to remove and empty.

We also measured the temperature of the sides of the toasters — if these get higher than 68°C they could burn you. (None of the models in this test were higher than 68°C but the metal around the slots can still get very hot.)

Key data

Key data

Type
4-slice

Model

Avg price
$159

More test results (/10)

Frozen slice
7.8
Single slice
3.5

Specifications

Toasting time (min:sec)
4:00
Dimensions LxWxH (cm)
28 x 29 x 21
Exterior finish
Stainless steel
Number of slots
4

Features

Long slot
×
Separate slot-controls
Yes
Separate browning controls
Yes
High-lift lever
Self-centring
Cancel button
Cord storage
Reheat setting
×
Frozen bread setting
Bagel or crumpet setting
×
Sliding crumb tray

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