This was by far the best Christmas present I had ever gotten. So useful in the kitchen. You can use it to cook a variety of different things, homemade chicken schnitzel being my all time fav.
However I used it this morning just to make some toast for breaky and not long after being switched on I could smell burning. I lifted it up and my toast was stuck to the top and was charred all on one side and completely black. I re put more bread in and the exact same thing happened. I then switched it off and on again and it won't work at all now. Pity it is a month after a years warranty. So disappointed.
Excellent Sandwich press
I love my breville BSG520 sandwich press.I bought it from MYER when it was 20% off and after that use regularly. As a busy mom It help me to make all our breakfast and lunch very quickly. It perfectly fit into large size bread and can make open melted sandwiches too.Quick heat up and easy cleaning is plus points.
I have the Breville Toast & Melt 4-Slice Sandwich Press and it’s excellent great for a family and you can do so much more then just toast sandwiches, I’ve done eggplant, zucchini and haloumi cheese they have turned out delicious. Easy to use, really easy to store thanks to the upright position legs and a breeze to clean thanks to the non stick plates. Highly reccomend
Breville Toast & Melt 4-Slice Sandwich Press is a great product. Perfect size for a family of 4. We use it regularly. from toasted sandwiches, to pizzas, to pita bread wraps, or re-heating pastry items, like pies, spring rolls, sausage rolls.
Very easy to use and non-stick interior finish is even easier to clean, I just give it wipe with a damp sponge after each use. Stainless steel finish shows prints and needs a good wipe to keep clean.Cord can be wound around under base for easy storage.
- Toast & Melt BSG540 (4 Slice)
Extremely slow to melt
Purchased for our small 4 staff lunch room. It toasts ok, but the melt function is almost useless. Have tried repeatedly & even after 10 minutes heat up time, it does not melt the cheese unless you drop the top plate onto it & then, obviously, the cheese sticks! The issue could be that the top plate does not lie flat when on "melt". It sits on an angle. Very disappointed that it takes my lunch break to make a melt! It is also very, very heavy.
- Toast & Melt BSG540 (4 Slice)
Great toastie toastie maker!
My previous Breville lasted over 10 years and I hope this one lasts just as long. Early days to determine longevity on this one but so far it behaves well and seems to be of a similar quality. Main difference is that the unit squeaks slightly as you open and close. Interestingly, the display did the same. Obviously this will not affect the quality of the toastie so a very minor issue that could be improved.
A toast to the best press - Highly recommended
I decided to upgrade to a 4 slice press, the old 2 slice sunbeam looked like it need replacing. The four slice i decided to buy as work has one on site which i always used to make my morning breakfast toasties. This press is medium sized, beware that it is hard to store unless you have alot of cupboard space, however mine has found a nice place on my kitchen bench. Its so easy to use you can have breakfast all wrapped up in foil and then press and heat up you food in minutes, the only downside to these machines is that there is no dedicated on ...and off switch which means that i constantly need to switch it off at the powerpoint. the best feature about this is that you can set the level of the floating hinge, that way you dont end up with a super flat cheese toastie. 5 stars for this product.
- Toast & Melt BSG520
This is a wonderful stuff to making the toast sandwich!
I love this machine,make tasty toast sandwiches in a minute,can fry the eggs can cook the pancake prefect !
Kids love the food it made! Brought it in Harvey Norman when half year cleaning with a good price! Maybe you can find it can cook more food in your way!
- Toast & Melt BSG540 (4 Slice)
Heat up quickly, hot spots burnt everything
Had it for over 2 years, but didn't use it much as there are couple of "hot spots" which burns everything. It heats up really quickly which is good, but have to keep checking every second as some spots are hotter than others. Its good that you can adjust the heights so you can put croissants on it.
Wonderful sandwich maker
Had one of these sandwich makers before and I wore it out so good. It is also great for reheating pizzas, crisps up the base and heats the topping, wonderful well worth the money. Have not tried the melting cheese yet, but will do so in the future. I have the 2 slice model big enough for the two of us.
breville sandwich toaster did not last long
only lasted 2 years of use. stopped turning on . will bin it ! phoned Breville.uneconomic to fix .this toaster is rubbish. will not buy again. We have had older products last much longer . this seems to an ongoing problem with Breville and their products. Noticed new one has 3 year warranty
Large 4 slice sandwich press
We loved our sandwich press, using it almost daily for the two years we had it. Unfortunately after two years it started to fall apart and then stopped turning on. This seems to be a recurrent theme in our house with Breville appliances! Very disappointed, I expect longer life from my appliances.
pity they don't make non-stick to last.
I love toasted sandwiches but I'm disappointed by the non stick surface that breville and others now use. About six months of excellence before the surface began peeling onto sandwiches. Yet dad's 30 y.o. breville is like new. Once upon a time there was quality instead of carcinogens from breville. Two I've sent to the bin. Tried another brand third time. Same rubbish. No more thanks. The grill will have to do.
- Toast & Melt BSG220
This is a great appliance, almost life changing :) Since buying it we've had a toastie or a melt nearly every day for lunch. So quick and easy and this Breville makes them perfectly. I love the melt option, very handy for when you don't feel hungry enough for 2 slices of bread.
There's plenty of space for 2 sandwiches, we use large wholemeal bread and there's more than enough room. It cooks the tomatoes/ spring onions/ whatever's in the sandwich very well.
It's a snap to clean and I use the upright storage method as we have limited kitchen space. If you're looking for a toastie or melt maker I highly recommend this one.
Quick and easy to create a toastie
The 2 slice toast & melt is ideal for quick tasty toastie as it heats up fast and is so easy to clean even if cheese is over the non stick plates.
Love my new toastie maker
Having searched everywhere for a sandwich maker with an adjustable lid I finally found one. No more squased sandwiches!! I heat up leftover pizza easily and have cooked pancakes on it. Haven't tried the bacon & eggs that other people have but will soon. The most versatile sandwich maker ever!!!
Lunches have never been better!
We love our Breville Sandwich Maker, which we've owned for 2 months, and use it almost every day to create first-rate toasted sandwiches. Although there are only two of us, we chose the 4-slice version to give us more flexibility with bread types and sizes. It was a good choice. The machine toasts our sandwiches evenly and quickly and, having flat, non-stick heating surfaces, is incredibly easy to clean. All it takes is a quick wipe with a damp cloth. The only down-side is that you have to remember to turn the machine off at the powerpoint immediately after use. There is no automatic cut-off once the lid is lifted.
Love this appliance
I have had a Breville toaster for about 4 years and this appliance is the one I use the most. I cook meat, pancakes, do toasties, bacon and eggs, almost anything can be cooked and you don't even have to use oil. Clean up is so easy. I wipe over with a damp cloth while still hot and it's ready to go for next time. I'll definitely buy this product again, next time I'll get the bigger size.
Surface coating gives up and forget the extended warranty !!
I purchased this press toaster and within 6 months the coating peeled off and rusted in spots. I swapped it for a new one and also registered online for the 3 year warranty. The box stated if you registered online you get the extra warranty. I am very careful with my appliances and do not use metal utensils to turn or remove food on them. I also rub olive oil over the surface when finished. It has been 2 years and there is noticeable deterioration of the surface so I rang Breville regarding the warranty. A rather curt customer service rep gave ...me attitude and promptly told me that the 3 year warranty I applied for online does not cover the surface. Each time I wipe the surface with oil at the end of cooking, you can noticeably see black on the paper towel which would be the surface coming away. With health concerns over PFOA and PFTE used in production of this surface I say steer clear of most Breville non stick products until they change their surface and some of their staff with attitude !! Now as to the surface, I have a Sunbeam grill/toast that's over ten years old and no sign of the surface coming off ! Works well, compact, easy to use. Teflon surface deteriorates fairly quickly.
My Xmas present to myself - the cook EVERYTHING
A sandwich press.... no should be called a cook everything! Bacon and eggs, Sausages, Hamburgers, Chicken breasts, Steak, Sandwiches, and lots more. I love all the things you can do in this press, it is a very versatile product that feels nice and solid and is real stainless steel and matches my other breville products. I bought the product from Myer on Boxing day with my xmas vouchers.
real SS, so versatile, easy to clean
Most versatile sandwich/panini/toast maker
Lets get firsts things first the is product is the most easy to use and at the same time most versatile I have used. The things u can do with this little gem are only limited to ur genius(and of course some technical specifications). But seriously let me just sum some of the good stuff about this product
Can make sandwiches( duh)
Can make some of the most beautiful textured toast(crisp or light according to ur liking)
Can heat up previously made sandwiches,toasts, paninis, flatbreads the list will go trust me
Can used to grill soft/ lighter...
Makes awesome from ordinary sandwiches...
I have been kept happy from this machine for the last few years - it makes bread / ham / tomato / onion and cheese sandwiches into a awesome tasting lunch in next to no time! Its a simple machine to use and I usually make the sandwiches on the machine itself - basically apply the guts onto the bread and then finish it off then toast it for a few minutes till golden brown. This machine does not make toasties with sealed sides - nor does this machine make toasted sandwiches that are too hot to wolf down. I have found that the sandwiches are a gre...at temperature to both hold and eat straight away. There is a lever on the right to give the user a predefined levels - this allows the lid to be kept at a determined height to stop it from squashing whatever is under it - otherwise it can be left to sit at its own weight to cook whatever is under it. This machine does not have a fat run off schute, if you do cook something and it does leak it will pool around the bottom plate and will not drain off anywhere - so keep an eye on it and some kitchen paper towels handy. Other than that - this Breville is a solid performer and has lasted the test of time and done its fair share of work making some of the best toasted sangers I have put my lips around! Easy to clean - store and maintain, well presented in kitchen, no issues to date. remains warm for a long time after use - leave to air cool before storing.
Cafe-style lunches at home!
I'd accrued a load of Qantas points and decided to treat myself. Now I would be lost without my Breville. I don't like the triangle toastie makers because I don't like double-buttering, and I prefer wraps. With this sandwich press, you don't have to butter the outside of the bread/wrap, and you can pop any kind of bread/wrap/tortilla in there.
I know this isn't Masterchef, but to prove my point about its versatility, I made a wrap with apple slices and cinnamon, and it came out like a little strudel. Add a dash of cream, and you've got a lov...ely dessert in 5 minutes. I use this every day, and haven't had any faults or scratches in the 8 months I've had it. UPDATE - it's now April 2017 and I've had this sandwich press over 5 years. I use it in the morning to toast banana bread/waffles and on weekends for toasties, so it has had a fair amount of use. The non-stick still looks like new and I've never had a problem. We also have the same appliance at work, which gets a real hammering. It's been in service for over 2 years and also looks like new. Highly recommended. Non-stick, easy to use, versatile
Awesome Machine and Excellent Customer Service
Had this appliance just over a year and worked it to death.
Thermal fuse went on it 3 weeks after warranty ran out.
Even though I didn't send in the warranty form (I told them the truth about us being big Breville fans)they arranged me to take to their service agents for examination are their own expense.
Had to wait about 3 weeks then was presented with a brand new unit:)
All our kitchen small appliances are Breville and they are unbeatable, definitely worth the extra few dollars over the rubbish.
Reliable, easy to clean, multi purpose etc etc......
Maybe the Service Agents could have had a bit more drive!
Great and Easy to use
Got this via flybuys and have had no problem with it since. It is easy to store as it stands vertically in the cupboard.
It cooks 4 sandwiches at once so is very efficient if you are doing a few at a time. Unlike jaffle makers there is no need to butter the outside of the bread. It is also great for toasting wraps.
Easy to use and Wipes clean
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