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Well designed, not very well engineered.
on 30 July 2014
I love the bulky and shiny design of this toaster; the buttons and lever handle very easy; the looks are great. The slots are sufficiently big for different size of bread. Easy to handle and nice design.
I have used it for some months. It toasts very quickly and quite evenly but there is it's main disadvantage: it toasts too fast with too much power. I usually toast on dial set on level 2 out of 8; level 3 will definately burn the toast, even when frozen. Whats the use of having 8 levels then??
I also ordered the sandwich cages, but a cheese sandwich requires constant attention to prevent them from burning on the outside. On the inside the cheese has not begun to melt yet; outside is yet blackened. As a 'work-around' I use the bagle button and toast a tosti twice, once on each side; this results in a reasonable sandwich.
In my opinion the power regulator is not set correctly, so this is daily returning annoyance. Well designed but not very well engineered.... Whish this could be mended since i do love the looks.