Great little toaster!
Bought this unit a week ago from Big W for $29. Works perfectly. Looks good. Toasts evenly. For rye bread, we found it needs to be set at about 1.5 out of 5 on the thermostat setting. I guess you would go higher if you were toasting crumpets. Can't fault it in any way!
Purchased in October 2020 for A$29.00.
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Stylish but with Design Flaws
I bought this toaster mainly on account of the sleek, modern design, and in this respect it hasn’t disappointed. It fits conveniently into a little corner in my kitchen, without taking up too much space. It looks neat and stylish, alongside a similar white coloured Tiffany kettle.
Overall, it works well and does the job of toasting bread, but it does have a few design flaws:
Firstly, the springs have been set too tightly, so that when you use the self-eject button - the one labelled “Cancel” on the far left - (and which I always use as I don’...t trust the automated ejector to do the job properly without burning the toast) the toast pops right out of the toaster and does a little somersault, before landing on the counter. I find that, to prevent this, I have to put my hand over it, to stop its suicidal leap. Secondly, it hasn’t been properly weighted down, which means that often, when I put the toast in and depress the “carriage control lever” to start the process, the back of the toaster will sometimes lift off the counter and come down again with a thud. The third flaw, and in fairness to Kambrook, this seems to be a flaw with all the toasters I’ve ever owned, is that there’s no easy way to neatly tuck the cord underneath to keep it out of sight, when it’s not in use. There are some clips and hooks for this purpose but the cord is too chunky and thick to allow it to thread properly all the way. The result is that part of the cord is neatly tucked away underneath, the rest is exposed. I bought the toaster from Big W and paid $29 for it, which I thought was a fair price.
toaster does not perform as expected
bought the toaster from Kmart, OK it was about $30 but it toasts one side light and other side dark. The browning control is erratic. Set it on 3 and if you change it to 4 and then back to 3 it burns the toast. Kambrook was once a reputable name but now they are producing rubbish. Sorry Kambrook but its the truth. Its a shame as toasting is the only issue.
First couple of times it seemed fine but now is toasting the bread a little unevenly.
Not expensive and do like the extra width to toast thicker slices or crumpets.
Easy to clean.
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Great value for the price
We have used this toaster almost daily for over a year and are very happy with it. Its price was the main reason for buying and it is certainly better than many other more expensive ones. The defrost button takes care of frozen bread and it toasts crumpets equally as well on the highest setting. It is compact and is not out of place sitting on our modern kitchen bench. Would recommend highly.
Purchased in June 2017 for A$19.00.
Toaster caught fire. Burnt my mum
This toastee caught fire and it wasnt even in use. My 84 year old mum threw it into the sink and turned the tap on. Thank god she turned the piwer off but didnt think to pull the pkug out as she was shocked.
She said flames came out of it. How cam a toaster catch fire.
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Don't buy this model
We have had this toaster some eight months. The good things about it are that it is cheap, and also reliable in the sense that it always 'works'. From there things go downhill. My habit is to toast one piece of raisin bread every morning. Even the lowest setting results in burnt toast. I tried a replacement toaster (same model) with the same result. So now I make toast using my watch to time it! Further, the toaster browns the bread more on one side than the other. Finally, even on one side, the browning is not even: dark at the top and pale at the bottom. Such simple things, you would think would have been picked up in quality control. I wouldn't recommend this model.
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Good little toaster
I bought this toaster back in June 2017. Compact and convenient. I use it everyday. The only problem I found that if I only wanted to toast one toast, one of the side will get more heat than the other side. So it may turn out a bit overheat or black. So I need to turn down if only wants to toast one.
I would not recommend this toaster
I recently bought a KTA120 Toaster at Big W. It was similar looking to my previous 2 slice Sunbeam Toaster which I used for more than 15 years. Alas, it quickly became clear that there was no comparison in performance between the two. In order not get an even 'toast' (in opposite to a burnt toast) it is necessary to turn it down almost to the minimum and even then the result is touch and go. I would not recommend this toaster - although it is reasonably cheap - to anyone.
Ok toaster for thick slices
This toaster is good for thick slices of bread, just make sure to turn the settings down or it will burn.
For regular slices, it cooks very uneven and leaves one side almost not done (which can be a good thing sometimes).
It is also difficult to clean, and the resulting crumbs tend to burn.
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Can't expect much
This toaster was $30, so I wasn't expecting it to be perfect. I have it set always between 1-2, or it burns your toast. It always overcooks on one side so it's pretty uneven. The only redeeming quality about it is that it's pretty fast and it was cheap. Probably should have gone to Kmart instead.
Questions & Answers
Bought it using flybuys from Noelleeming New Zealand. Toasts only on the inner side not the outer side. Should I get a replacement or is it a design fault?
Hi Anoop - could you please contact the Kambrook customer care team on 0800 273 845 during business hours? Thank you.
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