Updated 25 Jul 2018

Sunbeam

Gallerie Collection TA2640

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Gallerie Collection TA2640 is a 4-slice toaster with a stainless steel + painted metal finish. But is it the best thing since sliced bread?

Gallerie Collection TA2640
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$94

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Test results

Overall score
74
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Browning consistency
?/10
Browning evenness
?/10
Burgen
?/10

Good points

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

But

No obvious bad points.

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
$94

More test results (/10)

Frozen slice
8.0
Single slice
6.5

Specifications

Toasting time (min:sec)
3:00
Dimensions LxWxH (cm)
30 x 31 x 21
Exterior finish
Stainless steel+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

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