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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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Looks good. And does what it's supposed to do. Toasts while you lsten to the music.Published 2 months ago by Sam
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 morePublished 17 months ago by milesfb
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 20 months ago by José Faleiro
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 morePublished 21 months ago by Skippy
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 22 months ago by The girl who likes music.
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 morePublished 23 months ago by VdlC
I bought this on behalf of my partner, he thinks it is fab, he is well chuffed with it lol.Published on 4 Mar. 2013 by Tracey K. Gardner
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 morePublished on 13 Dec. 2012 by shortie29
I was looking for retro style toasters for my new kitchen to go with a retro fridge etc and stumbled on this ! Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2012 by angeleyes