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A smart toaster with larger toasting slots but a few design faults.
on 17 April 2015
Ordered this toaster to replace an old but reliable Morphy Richards model that finally stopped working after many years of daily use. Two things persuaded me to buy this Russell Hobbs model instead of another Morphy Richards. Firstly, it takes larger 'Warburtons' sliced bread which most toasters with 'average' sized toasting slots don't. Secondly, I liked the cream/black colour combo which looks very smart in my cream/black kitchen. As a toaster I'm pretty pleased with it but there are a couple of things that are worth mentioning. The top and sides of the toaster get VERY hot and it is easy to burn your fingers when removing the toast. This isn't causing me a problem as I am being careful but if you have young kids or people who are more vulnerable it probably isn't a suitable purchase. Also, it doesn't have a high 'rise' mechanism so if you want to toast crumpets, bagels or smaller bread slices you will definitely need to use small wooden tongs to remove your toast. I'm not totally confident that the spring mechanism feels very robust but only time will tell if it lasts as long as my old toaster.