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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.)
08 Apr 2017, Heather S.
Product use: 6 months or more
really like the checking the toast function
The frozen function
It does toast very evenly and does not leave lines
good for thicker bread and crumpets
cleaning drawer is ok
You have to have a lot of patience.
It takes so long to toast a normal toast size slice of bread.
I have to put dial to the maximum 5-6 for my vogels. It takes about 5mins to toast. This is not brown either.
Toaster advertises it to have quick toasting. This is false advertising in my eyes. But once ready it is very good.
I think there could be better toasters on the market with the same functions.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.
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