Updated 25 Jul 2018

DeLonghi

Argento Flora CT04

Snapshot: The DeLonghi Argento Flora CT04 is a 4-slice toaster with a painted metal finish. But is it the best thing since sliced bread?

Argento Flora CT04
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$130

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Test results

Overall score
58
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Browning consistency
?/10
Browning evenness
?/10
Burgen
?/10

Good points

  • OK at browning evenly.
  • Good at toasting a single slice.
  • Very good controls.
  • Crumb tray is easy to clean (but fiddly to pull out).
  • Has 4 short slots "paired" with 2 toasting levers and 2 browning controls.
  • Has a reheat setting.

But

  • Just OK at producing consistently toasted bread.
  • Just OK at toasting frozen bread.
  • Poor at toasting Burgen bread.
  • Outside gets too hot to touch.

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
$130

More test results (/10)

Frozen slice
5.0
Single slice
7.5

Specifications

Toasting time (min:sec)
2:40
Dimensions LxWxH (cm)
30 x 27 x 21
Exterior finish
Painted metal
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

More Info

Comment

Outside of toaster becomes too hot to touch.

Availability

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