Updated 26 Feb 2016

Kambrook

Profile KT460

Snapshot: The Kambrook Profile KT460 is a four-slice toaster with a stainless-steel finish. But is it the best thing since sliced bread?

Profile KT460
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$169

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Test results

Overall score
52
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Browning consistency
?/10
Browning evenness
?/10
Burgen
?/10

Good points

  • Good at toasting frozen bread.
  • OK at toasting a single slice.
  • Crumb tray is easy to pull out and clean (but a little fiddly to push back).
  • 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.
  • Poor at browning evenly.
  • Poor at toasting Burgen bread.
  • Relatively long toasting times.
  • The carriage levers have to be given a firm push to start the toasting cycle.

How we test

In our last two tests we also toasted Burgen bread (a multigrain bread similar to Vogels). Because of this changed test method you can’t compare the overall scores of some previously tested models.

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
$169

More test results (/10)

Frozen slice
7.5
Single slice
5.5

Specifications

Toasting time (min:sec)
5:40
Dimensions LxWxH (cm)
28 x 27 x 20
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

More Info

Comment

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Availability

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