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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for making beans on toast or eggs on toast, 22 Aug 2012
This review is from: Tefal Tt552842 Toast N Bean (Kitchen & Home)
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This is a slightly modified version of the brilliant Toast N Egg Toaster which has a larger pan to allow you to heat up half a large 400g can of baked beans as well as the facility to boil 4 eggs. poach one egg or make an omlette or scrambled eggs and warm up precooked breakfast meats (sausages/bacon) at the same time as making up to two slices of toast at the same time.

The heating function for cooking the beans / eggs / meats is a simple steamer pan. There is a small metal reservoir which you measure water into and then turn it on. The measuring cup provided is excellent with different scales on the side for cooking beans and eggs (in many different ways).

Heating up beans from a can at room temperature takes a few minutes, thought it will take longer if the beans have come straight out of the fridge. The manual suggests that you heat up according to taste and the type of beans you heat up. It does take longer to cook tinned beans and sausages. Its so easy to use and there is very little washing up required. Just make sure that you you do not overfill the cooking pan as the water reservoir is non-removable and wipe clean only.

This machine is also excellent if you just want to boil an egg without having to get out a saucepan and setting the timer to get your egg cooked just the way you like it. If you measure the water correctly, it gives consistently good results in boiling eggs. Poaching an egg is also very easy - though I found that the pan needed to be greased quite well to make sure that the egg does not stick. The larger pan means that you could also make an omlette or scrambled eggs.

When in bean heating or poaching egg / making omlette mode, there is a small rack that can be placed over the beans/eggs, allowing you to heat up precooked meats at the same time.

The toaster is not the fastest toaster in the world and sometimes the toast can be ready before the other food has had time to warm up but this depends on what else is being cooked, but what other machine can do all this in one smallish toaster footprint?

My only gripe is that large Warburtons sliced bread does not fit in the toaster very well. You can either try to cram a the slices of bread into the slots (which can jam the pop mechanism, resulting in burnt toast) or you are left with a slice of bread that is toasted only 75% of the way up. You can get around this by setting the toaster to a light browning setting and turning the toast around and toasting the other side.

This is a brilliant kitchen gadget that allows you to make a cooked breakfast with very little mess and minimal washing up after.
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2013 16:58:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jan 2013 16:59:12 GMT
N.M.B says:
As it has a larger pan than the Toast n' Egg version, do you think you could poach two small eggs?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 01:13:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2013 01:18:43 GMT
The larger pan would fit two small eggs if you would like a double poached egg. It will just need to cook for a bit longer (though there might need to be some experimenting to get the right amount of water in the steamer according to how you like the eggs cooked). The water measuring cup does have level indicators for different number of eggs being cooked in their shells and whether they are hard, soft and medium cooked.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 08:03:54 GMT
N.M.B says:
Thank you!
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