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Breville VTT296 Black 2 Slice Radio Toaster

by Breville
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Two slot two slice black toaster with integrated FM/ AM radio
  • Variable browning control and variable width slots for thick and thin bread slices
  • Features include reheat, defrost, mid-cycle cancel and extra-high lift for easy toast removal
  • Fitted with a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning, non-slip base and cord storage
  • Blue illuminated buttons for easy use
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Product details

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: VTT296
  • ASIN: B004JF5VGA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Feb 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,725 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Breville VTT296 is a two slot two slice black toaster with a difference--it’s also a radio. Cleverly combining two kitchen essentials, the Breville Radio Toaster packs both food and entertainment to deliver perfectly cooked toast and your favourite music, news and sports broadcasts. So whether you’re grabbing some breakfast and need to check the weather and traffic updates before heading out for the day or are winding down with a late-night snack and some relaxing tunes--you only need the one handy and compact appliance.

High-quality integrated radio

Enjoy all your favourite radio stations with the fully integrated, high-quality radio. Broadcasting on both FM and AM frequencies, the radio includes an antenna to help improve your reception and a volume control to keep everything at the desired noise level. It can store up to 10 pre-set stations so you can assemble a variety of easy-to-find channels with little effort. It also features an auxiliary input, so you can hook it up to an MP3 Player to access your own personal library of music (a lead is required for this process which is not included).

The VTT296's radio controls
Store up to 10 stations on the easy-to-use integrated radio

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All-in-one portable appliance helps save space

It can be difficult to find space in the kitchen for all your appliances, especially in small living spaces, making the Breville Radio Toaster a real space saver. Rather than waste valuable room on two appliances, this all-in-one helps give you back more space and it also boasts a compact design, much the same size as a ‘normal’ toaster, so there’s no compromise on size either.

Being so compact, the Radio Toaster is also easily portable so you can take it with you on caravan trips and the like. And while it has a sturdy and solid build, it’s comparatively lightweight, weighing less than 2 kilograms (kg)--less than 1 kg more than ‘normal’ two slice toasters and about 1 kg less than four slice toasters.

Novel and stylishly retro

The Breville Radio Toaster also looks the part. Its black finish, curved top and silver circular speaker combine to give it retro, 1950s feel that is nostalgic and yet still modern. And by combining a radio with a toaster, it has a fun, quirky quality that makes it stand out from other household appliances--great for gadget lovers and those looking for something slightly different in their kitchen.

Sleek and smart toaster

In addition to its radio functions, the VTT296 doesn’t neglect to pack a number of helpful toaster features. It has variable browning control which allows you to choose how dark or light you like your toast and variable width slots allowing breads of various thicknesses to be fully toasted. So whether it's a small slice or something a bit bulkier--all sizes are properly accommodated.

Features include a reheat button which brings cooled toast back up to temperature without burning it; a defrost button which automatically lengthens the toasting time to allow for the defrosting of frozen bread and a mid-cycle cancel button allowing you to stop the toasting process as and when you want to. Remove smaller items without burning your fingers thanks to the extra-high lift which raises the bread carriage for easier access. And keep crumb mess to a minimum with the removable crumb tray which collects any crumbs that may fall from the bread as you toast it. The VTT296 is also fitted with illuminated blue buttons for easy use, cord storage and a non-slip base.

Breville is the leading brand of small home kitchen appliances in the UK, with a hugely successful range of products across the spectrum of kitchen appliances including kettles, toasters, irons, blenders, food processors, microwaves and many others. Breville's success is driven by innovation and design, as well as a determination to provide great looking, high quality products that meet the demands of every kitchen in the country.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Toaster
  • 1 x Instruction Booklet
  • 1 x One Year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.4 out of 5 stars
    4.4 out of 5 stars
    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars GA GA OVER OUR RADIO TOASTER 23 Mar 2011
    By Crafty Marie TOP 500 REVIEWER
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    Length: 0:31 Mins
    This isn't a lengthy video review. The video merely serves to give an idea of sizing and also what the toaster actually looks like.

    I was delighted when I unpacked the toaster because it is almost a perfect match for our Kitchen Craft Le'Xpress Coloured Whistling Kettle 2.0 Litres - 'Midnight Black' and the two items look stunning together. We've had lots of comments on both the kettle and toaster from visitors.

    The toaster is wider than a conventional toaster but not by very much. As the radio on the toaster meant we were able to remove our old radio from the kitchen, we're actually saving space.

    The radio is not digital (my husband's only complaint!) but is a fantastic accessory. We've ended up using the radio way more than the toaster itself. You can save your favourite radio stations as presets and being able to listen to music or something other than silence while I cook or wash up is a real plus point.

    From a toasting point of view - it's a very good toaster for standard-sized bread. I find that taller slices of bread from the bakery fit in with a bit of a squeeze. But no problems otherwise.

    I'm delighted with it and, having had a toaster with radio, would not want to go back to just an ordinary toaster again. Hubby was less impressed initially but uses it all the time which speaks volumes. It just is the sheer convenience of pressing a single button to flood your kitchen with happy morning music while you make your toast. Great gadget and would make a nice gift too.
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    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Two kitchen essentials in one! 22 Mar 2011
    By K. L. Wren HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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    Length: 3:05 Mins
    This is the first toaster-radio I've ever seen so top marks to Breville for combining together two kitchen essentials!

    The toaster-radio is attractively designed with smooth, rounded curves in a modern 'retro' style. Build quality is good and it feels as though it's going to last. The operation buttons (stop/eject, reheat, defrost) illuminate in blue when in use and the loading lever has a smooth action, even for lifting out tea-cakes which can often get stuck in other machines. The two slots will accommodate thick or thin sliced bread (including rougher home-cut slices) or thicker items such as crumpets and tea-cakes and all are toasted to perfection and individual taste using the browning control, although I found that crumpets needed 2-3 cycles. A useful feature is the reheat facility - for when you forget to remove your toast while it's hot.

    The radio worked well. Simply raise the antenna aerial, twist the tuning/station store button to the right or left and it will tune into the nearest channel. When it reaches a station of your choice, up to five FM and a further five AM stations can be stored. However, the display only gives the frequency and not the name of the station - a small gripe. The sound quality is good and boosted by the 5-band equaliser's modes: flat, pop, rock, classical and jazz, but it is not digital or digital quality, nor is it stereo. There is also an AUX input socket to enable an MP3 player or CD player to be connected and playback via the radio's speaker.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting idea but not for me 21 July 2011
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    This is a rather odd product to me but nevertheless it is a space saving idea at the very least. This breville toaster is competent at making toast (although like many toasters I've had seems to struggle with the likes of bread you cut yourself or teacakes). But despite these flaws the toast I've eaten has been nicely done with the no obvious areas of the bread that are not quite as toasted as others. The radio is fine but no matter how hard you try I have found keeping crumbs off and away from the controls etc is quite hard. I'd prefer standalone toaster and standalone radio personally. An interesting idea but not for me.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I Absolutely LOVE IT! 22 Mar 2011
    By MyKeyReviews TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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    Length: 4:30 Mins
    I have never been so proud of owning a toaster before, this really is a fabulous product that not only looks smart but is also very convenient for those toast lovers out there that also like to have a radio in their kitchen, probably the coolest thing I've got this year!

    The radio part of the toaster is so easy to set-up and use, click the power button on the left-hand side then use the knob to the right to search for the desired channel.

    You have three main channel settings which you can choose from by clicking in the "Band" button:
    * FM Radio.
    * AM Radio.
    * AUX, (To use the AUX setting, make sure you plug in the appropriate cable into the left side of the toaster).

    You also have five different pre-sets which you can save your favourite radio stations too, just click the far right button until you have the pre-set number you wish the station to be saved on, then search for the radio station you wish to save then hold down the same button until the number flashes, simple.

    The sound quality from my experience was amazing, it was extremely clear and pleasant to listen too and to further that enjoyment, you also a button labelled 'EQ', click this to change the sounds from; 'FLAT', 'CLASSICAL', 'ROCK', 'POP' & 'JAZZ', these settings adjust the sound slightly to give better listening to these types of music.

    Now as for the toaster part, it toasts bread and it does it well! Not much I can really say apart from it has three buttons on the right hand side which either pops your toast out early, a reheat function & a one for defrosting as well as a setting to choose how long your bread will toast for; numbers range from 1 - 6.

    Overall I think it's an awesome product that will be perfect for any Toast/Radio lovers out their!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars It's Great
    I've had mine for nearly two and half years now and it's still going strong. It makes good toast and the radio is reasonable quality, where the sound is fairly good considering its... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by milesfb
    5.0 out of 5 stars Two essentials in one
    This toaster, toasts bread and it does it very well! The radio it's a litle simple but very nice and it works great.
    Published 7 months ago by Josť Faleiro
    5.0 out of 5 stars It's a radio/mp3 player toaster!
    It does exactly what it says on the box. Plays music from fm/am radio or MP3 player via auxiliary port....AND....it makes toast!! Awesome!! And the toast tastes goooooood!!! Read more
    Published 8 months ago by Skippy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
    Great product. Makes nice toast with a wide slot to put in thick bread/bagels. Good reception on radio as I keep the toaster near the window.
    Published 10 months ago by Th girl who likes music.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing product.
    I love this product, it's first of all stylish, looks great on any kitchen, radio sound quality is very good, has an aux outlet as well for plugging in your mp3 player, and as a... Read more
    Published 11 months ago by VdlC
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brill
    I bought this on behalf of my partner, he thinks it is fab, he is well chuffed with it lol.
    Published 13 months ago by Tracey K. Gardner
    5.0 out of 5 stars Music while you toast
    Bought this to provide music in kitchen without the need for yet another work top box. Toasts great and radio works well whether toasting or not although I found setting up the... Read more
    Published 16 months ago by shortie29
    5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME !!! best thing i have ever bought
    I was looking for retro style toasters for my new kitchen to go with a retro fridge etc and stumbled on this ! Read more
    Published 19 months ago by angeleyes
    4.0 out of 5 stars Two breakfast essentials
    Pros: you get perfect toasts and music.
    Cons: a bit bulky for a two-slice toaster, but I guess this is what happens when you add a radio to a toaster.
    Published 20 months ago by Laura
    5.0 out of 5 stars seemed silly...but it works!
    We have always had a radio standing in the corner of our kitchen worktop next to the toaster. We listen to Radio2 all day. Read more
    Published on 23 Nov 2011 by jimmymac
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