Breville Big One BTS100 Big disaster
Have always been happy with Breville products so didn't do much checking when I purchased this sandwich toaster. Big mistake! Didn't even last two months! First couple of times it was used, no problem, delicious toastie and a breeze to clean, then noticed each subsequent use, it became more and more difficult to clean with what looked like little pieces of the coating coming off. Last use, cleaning was impossible, frustration was high and it ended up in the bin.
Teflon came off and doesn't seal properly
I bought a Breville Big One in the hope that it would last as long as my previous Breville. I was mistaken. I had it for two years - and it didnt get much use. Maybe 15 times in last two years. The teflon came off onto the toast and it didn't seal or cut the bread overly well - there were always spillages with just single slice of cheese and ham. Was difficult to clean and a big disappointment. I wouldn't recommend this jaffle make - if I wanted something which would only last 15 uses I'd buy a cheap brand from Target or Kmart.
Purchased for A$50.00.
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Best of many
Most jaffle makers on the market cut the sandwich in half when the two sides are bought together across the bread, this of course restricts the amount of filling you can put in it. The Breville Big One dose not cut the sandwich in half so you can really pile in the fillings. To get edge to edge to edge sealing you have to use large loaves of bread, usually 800 or 900 gram, or home baked bread. Sealed edges make the difference between a jaffle and an ordinary toasted sandwich.
The overall construction is solid and it has no nasty bits that ...
Egg & Cheese Jaffles - the only one that works!
Bought one of these a few years ago, and it still work perfectly. By starting cold, and puting a slice of cheese and a raw egg on the bottom slice of bread. Then carefully put on other slice of bread, and close the machine. It will cook the egg in the time it takes to toast the bread. Great easy breakfast. This will not work with any other product because of the cutting blade.
I have found this sandwich maker the worst I have ever used. When sandwich is put in it takes at least 15 minutes to do one side. Then has to be turned over for other side. The result is a soggy sandwich that one would need to be literally starving to eat. I plug the machine into the wall and wait for the light to say it is ready. What am I doing wrong? Garbage bin is next.
In Breville's effort to make toasties that hold more filling, the edges where the two pieces of bread compress and seal the toastie have been moved further from the centre, reducing the toasties' ability to contain the contents. This means that the contents inevitably spill and make for a messy eating experience. I hate this product
Purchased in June 2017.
Not "big" anymore.
Loved the size of this Jaffle maker.. However, went to wipe down the non-stick surface after cooking a Jaffle sandwich, noticed two spots on the coating, the size of a five cent piece, that had lifted off the coating.
Breville customer service weren't interested in providing a solution because I didn't have a receipt, instead flogged me off to the retailer.
Not satisfactory for an item which hasn't had much use.
Purchased in August 2015 at Peter's of Kensington for A$60.00.
Pack in lots with big bread, tons of fillings and - 3 1/2 mins later - perfection!
Two jaffles...each of them one big pocket of goodness.
Small unit. I did manage to snap the plastic clip but in hindsight was rushing it.
But it still works!
Australia's Best Jaffle maker ,filling combinations Unlimited ! ! !
Far better choice than Breville's "the Original" BTS200 toasted sandwich maker, the Breville Big One BTS100 is overall the best of the few "True" electronic Jaffle [uncut toasted sandwich] makers available on the Australian market, perfectly cooks & seals so hot melted cheese and other runny fillings won't escape and burn you while eating [if you don't overload the fillings].
Use spray oil when cooking mini omelets ,eggs or pancake/waffle mixture,puff pastry pies & apple tarts etc, only use plastic, silicone & wooden utensils to remove cooked items so you don't scratch or damage the non-stick coating and this unit should last your family for many years if cleaned and treated properly. Enjoy . . .
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Good Price and Works Perfectly
I chose this model because I didn't want one that cut diagonally so I could crack an egg in it like my previous Breville maker. This heats up very quickly, cooks very well and seals the edges. To avoid cleaning up the grease left by the butter and any melted cheese, I line the plates with foil then discard when used, this also stops any scratches to the teflon when using a knife to lift the sandwich out.
When cooking a sandwich that doesn't have much filling, I find turning the sandwich over at the half way cooking point gives an even browning to both sides of the bread as the bottom browns more than the top if not turned. It also stores well in the upright position taking up little room.
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I had a Breville 4 jaffle maker for close on 6 years then it finally bit the dust so I did my usual research and found that Breville made a double jaffle maker with no cutting thingy in the middle so I bought it from JB Hi Fi for $35. After using it for the first time I realised that it was as good if not better than the old one I had. It's quick to heat up, cooks nice and evenly and takes a decent amount of filling. The apple jaffles with puff pastry cook very nice as well. I hope this one lasts as long as the old one.
oops!!! looks like we got a bad one!!
Initially we were very happy with this machine, had a large capacity and made great toasted sandwiches. After about 1 month of ownership we had just finished making a sandwich and had wiped out the inside non stick surface when we noticed that the machine had cracked along the edge. Have taken it back to the Good Guys and are awaiting a replacement, appears they are very popular and they were out of stock. Prepared to give it another go. Peter
Can't say about longevity BUT this is an Awesome product. Heats up fast and toasts fast.
Best of all It uses bigger bread and doesn't cut them in half so you can get far more filling in it.
It is a dream to clean as well, a quick wipe over and your done.
Braised Steak and Onion Toasties, Love It.
Works for me!
Brilliant machine. Should've bought one sooner. I had an old sunbeam toastie maker given to me about 8 yrs ago. It was 35 yrs old. The non stick stated to come off and it overcooked everything. Darn well near busted my teeth eating the sides of the sandwich.
This one by Breville is superb. Doesnt crisp or make rock hard edges of your sandwich and is super fast to heat up.
It just sticks everything together nicely. Any bread can fit into this toastie maker. Tonight was pumpkin bread. Worked a treat. Cleaning is a breeze too. This is a real great way to get rid of the leftovers.
Very happy with this
It is big and takes a large load. The heating element is designed to take regular bread and extra large bread. Dont expect it to crimp the edges and cut the middle cos its not designed to do that. My old jaffle maker would squash the edges and make them extra crunchy but this wont do that, its designed to pack the filling all the way to the edge.
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Large fillings but doesn't cut the triangles completely.
Great jaffle maker. Upgraded from the original one. Definitely notice the larger fillings, however, this model doesn't cut the triangles completely through the bread.
Still toasts great and evenly. Very easy to clean and heats up very quickly.
Quick tip: spread butter on the outsides of your toasts for extra crispiness!
After doing a negative review on another Breville product I thought I should review the one I exchanged it for. So surprised after being so disappointed with my previous Breville toaster this BTS100 exceeded my expectations have had it for awhile now and still operates like new. Restored my faith in Breville products.
"Upgraded from the Tefal Snack Collection to the Breville Big One.. Outstanding Sandwich Maker
Unfortunately, we purchased the Tefal Snack Collection, along with $60 worth of addons and it was useless.
We recently purchased the Breville "Big One" and it works perfectly with all types and sizes of bread. It has was most Sandwich makers lack and that is a curved back to stop filling running down the back of the unit. Asy to use and easy to clean, plus you can stack it full of whatever you like
Good stuff Breville!
If you prefer this style of toasted sandwich then this appliance is perfect. My husband prefers the cafe style sandwich press but he was quietly impressed when he tried putting a raw egg in between 2 slices of bread and it worked perfectly. It's easy to clean and the hinged side of the implement with it's raised edge stops the hinges from getting any leakage in them and making a mess, (if there ever is any, which hasn't happened as yet for me). Great value for money, deep dish to fit more fillings in and no thick hard crusts which usually are only suitable for the bin. I prefer this over the cafe style presses and the scissor action ones that cut the sandwiches in half and Iv'e now had all three kinds.
Questions & Answers
I have used my BTS 6 times and went to use it today and it won't open.
Clasp is moving but not disengaging.....Help ???
Does Breville (or any other Jaffle maker) make an electric Jaffle Iron made for 110V?
I bought one in Australia and can only use in Europe. DYING to be able to use one here.
With many thanks,
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