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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.)
23 Feb 2019, Alice N.
Product use: 1 month or less
Cool outer surface when toaster is in use, light weight, smart finish.
Good price from Farmers after reading the Consumer recommendation on the 2 Slice model. When toasting 2 slices of bread it was darker on one side than the other. Returned to Farmers at the end.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
02 Nov 2018, Jill R.
Product use: 1 - 3 months
Cool outer casing when toaster is in use, light weight, smart finish and easy to use.
Ordered through Farmers at an excellent price after reading the Consumer recommendation. Were surprised that when toasting only one slice of bread that it was darker on one side than the other. Perfect when toasting two slices at the same time.
Yes, I recommend this product.