I have always loved toast made on my sister's Aga as it seems to really crisp the outside of the bread whilst leaving the inside a nice fluffy texture. Without really wishing to shell out £5,000 or more on an Aga to replace my £9.99 old toaster, I explored what toaster I could put in my newly re-fitted kitchen as the old one looked tired and.... cheap.
I had thought of investing in a Dualit as I loved the rugged construction and "polished industrial" heavy duty look, but on examining their range more closely it looked a bit too commercial and industrial which would have been fine if mine was a commercial catering kitchen, which it isn't.
In a review online my eye had been caught by this new Magimix toaster which had been developed after "fifteen years of research". I looked it over in John Lewis and was amazed to find it had all the build qualities and more of the Dualit range - cast alloy ends, heavy duty double glazed windows both sides which rotated outward for cleaning and an easy slide out crumb tray.
Other neat features apart from the see through toaster bit was the one-sided toasting for baguette halves.
Once I bought it though, the knock out effect of the four electric bars (bit like gran's old electric fires) is that - you guessed it- it produces toast just like on my sister's Aga - really crisp and crunchy whilst keeping a soft inside.
I have had one now for 3 months and still love it. Easy to clean, very smart and you can pop the toast out at any stage when you can see how brown it is
Love it - get one ... you won't regret it!