Long slots enable you to fit 4 slices of toast at once. Toasting progress indicator. Adjustable alert when toast is ready. 5-level browning control. Lift and Look, bagel, frozen and A Bit More settings. Motorized carriage.
Bread may occasionally get stuck down inside the toaster.
Extra-wide slots to hold bagels and thicker breads. A Bit More, Lift and Look, defrost and bagel settings. 5-setting browning control with LED progress indicator. Beeps at the end of cycle. Known for toasting evenly.
There have been a few instances of bread getting stuck down in the toaster.
A Bit More, defrost, bagel and cancel options. Adjustable Toast Ready alert. Adjustable browning dial with LED progress bar. Option to check on toast's progress without interrupting the toasting cycle. Extra-long slots.
There is a section in the middle of each slot that doesn't have any heating element.
4-slice toaster enables you to set toast to 2 different settings at once. Browning control slider with LED progress tracker. A Bit More, bagel, defrost and Lift and Look settings. Beeps when toast is ready. Toast cooks evenly every time.
Users have reported some electrical issues that force them to restart the toaster.
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Technology fills today’s kitchens. While this busy room is still the heart of the home, today, every appliance speaks to both cooking needs and design aesthetic. Toasters are a basic kitchen appliance, but Breville has taken their models to new heights. These toasters incorporate the latest technology and features that customize toasting to your personal preferences.
Do you like your toast crispier than other members of your family? Luckily, on some models, each slot has its own browning control. Ever have your toast pop up and then wish it could toast only a little longer? Some Breville toasters can do exactly that. Or would you like to peek at your toast without stopping the timer? Yep, Breville toasters let you do that, too.
If sleek and feature-packed are on the short list for your next toaster, you’ve arrived at the right place. Our shopping guide will take you through everything Breville toasters have to offer. If you’re ready to buy, take a look at our favorite models.
Breville is known for its high-end, die-cast toasters, but what is it that makes these toasters so special? The die-cast process produces better dimensional accuracy, stability, and incredible heat resistance. The walls of the casing can be much thinner and lighter but still incredibly strong and durable. Overall, you get a stronger, lighter, more durable, heat-resistant toaster. That's worth a few extra dollars.
Gourmet toasting options
This is one of Breville's crème de la crème toasters. The variable browning control and one-touch auto lowering make it easy to get the perfect slice of bread every time. We love the long slots for toasting artisan breads and pastries. When on the "bagel" setting, the heating elements in the center get hotter than those on the outside, so even thick pieces are done to perfection.
A fun feature that lets everyone get the perfect slice of toast is Breville’s variable browning feature. On these models, the toasting time can be independently set for each slot. You can have one slice that’s warmed and another that’s delightfully crisp.
No matter what you do, bread will leave crumbs. Removable crumb trays let you empty the toaster after each use. You may still have some crumbs left behind, but the majority will be cleared out when the crumb tray is emptied and cleaned.
While Breville places all timer controls on the side of their toasters, control buttons can either be found on the side or top. The control location doesn’t affect efficiency or toasting results. However, models with buttons on the top are slightly less likely to be tampered with by children. Top buttons may be easier to see if you have limited neck mobility while side buttons might be easier for those in a wheelchair.
Whether the toaster has variable browning control or not, all Breville toasters have light indicators on the browning setting in addition to numbers. Sometimes a visual indicator is easier to read when you’re across the kitchen or in a hurry.
Bread can be delicate, which makes Breville’s 1-touch lowering feature perfect if you like to eat pastries and thinly cut breads. With a touch of a button, the toaster tray lowers itself into the toaster. The controlled movement of the tray not only preserves your toast but also puts less wear and tear on the components of the toaster.
The first electric toasters did not include a timer. Instead, someone had to stand close by and remove the toast when it looked done.
Breville has design features based on customer feedback. One of those is the "lift and look" lever, which allows you to peek at the toast without stopping the timer or ruining the lowering mechanism.
Have you ever had your toast pop up only to realize that it still needed "a bit more" time to reach perfection? The "A Bit More" button does just that — it adds more time for the perfect toast.
Breville incorporates some unique features without loading their toasters down with a long list of preset buttons. Besides the “Lift and Look” and “A Bit More” buttons, the only presets include the “bagel” and “frozen” settings. When you really think about it, that's probably all you'll ever need.
Breville toasters have a ready alarm with adjustable volume control. The settings — mute, low, or high — are great when you’re out of the room or when you want to keep things quiet while little ones are sleeping.
If you’re really into toasters, there’s an online toaster museum that features toasting oddities and toaster designs from the early 1900s, as well as a few models that are considered collector’s items.
For $80, you can have an extra-long slot plastic Breville toaster or, in the same price range, a stainless steel toaster with two regular-sized slots. The plastic model with five control settings includes a “Lift and Look” button rather than a lever. In the $80 to $130 range are an extra-long stainless steel model and a die-cast model with two extra-wide slots (both have five control options). The last of the Breville toasters costs around $180. These models have either four extra-wide slots or two extra-long slots, and both have five control buttons. However, the model with four slots has variable browning control for each pair of slots.
The modern pop-up toaster didn’t appear until 1919 and has now become one of the most popular kitchen appliances.
If you're not ready for the financial commitment of a die-cast toaster, Breville's stainless steel "The Bit More" toaster still has a beautiful stainless steel body with four control features. You also have the option of setting the volume of the alert signal to mute, low, or high.
Q. How do I get all the crumbs out of my toaster? There are some that are still inside but not on the crumb tray.
A. The crumb tray is the first place to start. Remove the tray, and gently wipe it with a damp cloth until all the crumbs are gone. Any remaining crumbs can be removed by turning the toaster upside down over a garbage can and shaking the toaster so the crumbs can fall out.
Q. What kind of warranty does Breville have?
A. All Breville toasters have at least a one-year warranty. Contact them directly for any warranty-related issues. If contacting them for warranty information, be sure to write down the model number, batch code, and serial number from the toaster. You'll also need a receipt of purchase.
Q. Can the power cord be hidden in the toaster for storage?
A. Breville toasters have a concealed cord storage compartment into which the cord can be wound and stored. If you want to keep your toaster on the countertop, this feature keeps cords from cluttering your cooking space.
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