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Breville Toast & Melt

Breville Toast & Melt

BSG540 (4 Slice), BSG220, BSG520
4.4 from 52 reviews · View Statistics
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  • Toasts and melts excellently

  • Lasts a long time

  • Easy to clean


  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (2)
  • Even Heat DistributionYes (2) · No (0)
  • Non-Stick Longevity
  • Non-Stick Quality
    4.0 (1)
John13Perth, WA
  • 57 reviews

The Breville Toast/Melt Sandwich Press BSG520BSS is one of the best sandwich presses one can buy.


Purchased in March 2021.

Value for Money
Build Quality

Great machine, one flaw


Had ours for about 5 years now, still going strong. Given its age, its falling apart a little, the cover for the light on top has fallen off somewhere and its a bit scraggly. Anyhow, I would recommend it. i use it for everything!! I have made pancakes in it, burritos, I have sliced pumpkin, courgette, tofu, and cooked them when i can't be bothered using my frying pan - and I barely need to use oil. I've assembled vegetable terraines by cooking my veges in it. Its so fast and easy to clean.
the only issue i have ever had is when toasting 4 sandwiches at a time, the press tends to squash the sandwiches at the back more and on an angle. Totally minor issue.

Value for Money
Build Quality
EllaGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 11 reviews

Excellent! Would 100% recommend


Received as a house-warming gift about 14 months ago. After asking for one for YEARS and putting up with kmart ones.
This machine is sturdy. It heats up quickly and is easy to clean. I have used it instead of a frying pan to make tortillas (home made) and I have melted cheese on it to just let it cool and go crispy (great snack don't judge).
It will make pizzas with the melt function - I do recommend putting the pizza on baking paper and then transferring to the oven for a quick grill to brown your cheese. That's why it got 4 stars not 5. Also when it's on melt, the top sits a little unevenly. It's also great for toasties. 100% recommend this product.

Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys for $70.00.

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  • 12 reviews

Sturdy machine that does the job


I’ve had mine for 18 years and it’s still going. I use it constantly. Great size for a family. Apart from toasties I also use it to heat up leftover pizza, make quesadillas, grill bacon, crisp up leftover spanakopita after it’s been in the microwave and more. You could probably fry an egg on it but I’ve never tried it.
I reckon it’ll keep going for another 18 years.

Purchased in December 2002.

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MisbahGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Great Product


Purchased in August 2020 at The Good Guys Online store for $99.00.

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Avleen M.23 July 2021
  • 16 reviews

Does as expected


I had a Breville sandwich press before this and that lasted over 10 years. Decided to bite the bullet and go with another Breville. Not disappointed at all. It toasts both open faced sandwiches as well as normal sandwiches. Doesn't take too long to warm up either. The non-stick makes it easy to clean up after but I do clean after every use. Been 3 years now and can't complain.

Purchased in July 2017.

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Dham P.
Dham P.Sydney, NSW
  • 3 reviews

Wonderful machine, does the job quickly and efficiently


I use it to make sandwiches with a filling and grilled cheese . Feels heavy and well built as opposed to a cheapie Kmart sandwich maker. It is super quick to heat and makes nice crispy sandwich if you leave the sandwich there for sometime as the machine goes on for it's heating up on/off cycles. Non stick coating is excellent and it is easy to clean.

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lebron720Sydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 60 reviews

Great 2 slice sandwich press


Very happy with this purchase. It's compact and light so I can easily pick it up and store it away in the cupboard. It is very quick to heat up and my toasties are done before I've made my coffee. The browning is even on the sandwiches, which is what I like. Quick and easy if you also want to cook your steaks on it too. Very simple to clean. Wish they made the exterior so your fingerprints didn't appear all over it but that's my only issue. Otherwise it also has the adjustable height which many of the cheaper ones don't have. So far so good.

Purchased in January 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store for $45.00.

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annaziannaGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 43 reviews

Excellent sandwich press


This item is great and has lasted over two years already which unfortunately considering the crappy quality of manufacturing today and also serious issues I've had with other Breville products is doing very well. No complaints, it does what it is supposed to and it does it well.

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Andrew Nguyen
Andrew NguyenPerth, WA
  • 64 reviews

Perfect combo: toast and melt


Loved the adjustable height for the sandwiches press. The heating is faster then our previous Sunbeam. I like the cord wrap in the middle (underneath) the appliance, however the cord is a bit short. Not sure if longevity but for now I loved the ideas of toast and melt in one.

Purchased in November 2019.

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CassandraIllawarra, NSW
  • 16 reviews

Open Grill function doesn't work well


It makes great toasted sandwiches ,but annoyingly if you want to make more than one (and I find making 2 at a time means one of them won't be cooked properly) you have to turn the machine off and totally let it cool down or the ready light will display early and the second sandwich will not be toasted properly ! The open grill never worked well and after 2 years it is even worse . The ready light turns on well before the cheese is melted on your muffin meaning you have to turn it off and cool the machine half way through cooking and then turn it on again and try again. I have had to do this 3 times just to get the muffin I wanted for lunch done and I'm done with this Breville now !!!

Purchased in February 2017 at David Jones for $59.00.

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faerydocGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 6 reviews

Great little machine


Just needed a small but good sandwich maker - this is a small one but more than big enough for me. Heats quickly and cooks evenly. Has two non-stick flat plates that are easy to clean. Very happy.

Purchased in August 2019 at The Good Guys for $55.00.

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TessMurray Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Every home should have one


Have one for 7 years, going strong. Sandwiches, melts, cooking bacon or chicken strips is great. Plates are getting a little worn,time for a new one. Well used and loved.

Purchased in April 2012.

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CoopsHobart, TAS
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Great sandwich maker


Replaced another breville grill model which was years old. Happy with the new product, easy to toast anything, cleans easily by wiping and 4 slice makes it easier for larger items.

Purchased in January 2019 at The Good Guys Online store for $64.00.

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gizmo7Southwest, VIC
  • 17 reviews

Does what it says on the box.


Purchased in December 2018 at The Good Guys for $67.50.

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Questions & Answers

Toast & Melt

does this model have different a non stick surface from the Breville Maxi Press?

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Toast & Melt

does the outside get too hot to touch? we had to throw out a different brand because the outside was so hot that it burnt my kids hand.

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Chetwin L.
Chetwin L.asked
Toast & Melt BSG540 (4 Slice)

How hot can this get to

1 answer

Hot enough to toast bread and melt the cheese inside

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  • An adjustable grill height lets you lift the floating top plate so it sits a little higher to make space for open melts. Securing the lid at a taller height also has a ‘Crush Control’ function, which stops soft wraps from being crushed and bursting open.
  • Made with a brushed stainless steel and heavy duty die cast arms, which are solid and long lasting.
  • A titanium-infused non-stick coating allows for easy cleaning after the appliance has cooled down.
  • The Breville Toast & Melt is available in a compact, 2-sandwich option ($69.95), a larger option to make 2 larger sandwiches ($99.95), and an extra-large version, which can fit 4 sandwiches ($119.95).

Points of praise

  • According to reviewers, the Breville Toast & Melt cooks food evenly, thanks to even heat distribution. The appliance warms up quickly and efficiently, making sandwiches that are crispy and well-melted, without burning them.
  • This Breville sandwich press is designed with a sturdy construction, and has a heaviness that is different from cheaper sandwich makers, like those from Kmart and ALDI. It often lasts for several years, with reviewers having them for 5 years and longer; and in one case for 18 years and still going strong.
  • It presses slices of bread together to make it toastie-worthy, but doesn’t squash them.
  • This toastie maker is easy to clean, thanks to the non-stick coating.

Something to consider

The lack of a thermostat to set the desired temperature was viewed as a downside by some reviewers; although just a minor one.

Compare all 3 Breville Toast & Melt
CategorySandwich PressesSandwich PressesSandwich Presses
Price (RRP) $99.95$119.95$69.95
Sandwich Capacity
Plate StyleFlatFlatFlat
Non-Stick CoatingYesYesYes
Dimensions 125 x 329 x 304 mm125 x 380 x 380 mm96 x 314 x 258 mm
Power2,000 W2,200 W2,000 W
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBrushed Stainless SteelBrushed Stainless SteeBrushed Stainless Steel
Release dateDec 2009Dec 2009Dec 2009
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