Looks good but that's about it
While the toaster looks great, that's about it's only redeeming quality. The toaster worked for a few months (although the toast did always shoot out of the toaster onto the bench), but then the lever would not stay in the down position for long.
Now it won't stay down at all and I have to manually hold it down if I want to toast anything. Very disappointed as I wanted a SMEG toaster for so long and it has performed so poorly.
Pretty good toaster
I use this toaster for my homemade sourdough, the long slots are perfect for non-standard bread sizes. The toaster works well, even toasting on both sides, though if I cut my bread a little thin or does tend to launch out of the toaster a bit. It's only made it to the bench once so far, but I can see some people wouldn't like that.
The only downside really is that there is no lift function for the finished toast, this hasn't been a problem for me really but if I had crumpets or something smaller I might have to go digging. Or they might fly clean out, perhaps this is a hidden functionality and not a fault!
As with other reviews, my toaster is less than 2 years old and is used no more than 4 times in week yet has failed. I was seduced by the look but dumbfounded at it's lack of durability
I thought I'd spoil myself with a smeg kettle and toaster. The kettle started leaking water a week past warrently. The toaster hasn't performed any better. It sparked and went boom this morning, tripping all the power. It hadn't ever toasted well being very inconsistent. The knob to adjust cooking time has stuck and is unable to turn. Only owned for 18 months. Definitely not value for money. The worst I've owned and I normally just use $20 ones from Coles or Kmart.
Toast hits the ceiling.
Looks absolutely beautiful but it shoots the toast out that fast and high that it practically touches the ceiling, apart from that no other problems. We have the matching kettle no problems with that
Not really one-star rating
The second (replacement) from harvey norman in 18 months just died...I had hoped that the high price and reputation of SMEG would ensure some kind of longevity, but no, sadly, this is a very poor product and i won't be coming back...ever!
Purchased in July 1983 for $139.00.
update: set my toast on fire..twice.
Update: This toaster is 4 years old and I took it back as it set my toast on fire twice now (even with regular cleaning, and not on the highest setting). It looks like the heating elements had warped so that they started touching the toast. For the price, this is really not acceptable. After much discussion with David Jones, they gave me a replacement. I opened it up at home only to find that the closing mechanism doesn't work properly on one side of the toaster. I can only conclude that this product is riddled with problems, and would give it...0 stars if I could. Do not recommend. This is a difficult one to review- I absolutely love the way this toaster looks. Is it the prettiest toaster on the market? Probably. But for close to $200 it should toast better! I bought this toaster and the matching kettle a couple of years back and boy do they look great in my kitchen. However, it wasn't long before I had to take them (both) back to David Jones to be replaced due to the lever not locking into place to push the bread down. I'm now on the second one and haven't had the same problem; however, it toasts pretty unevenly and varies a lot one day to the next. I'm usually toasting frozen bread- aldi sourdough or their protein bread and the results are highly variable. I like my bread pretty well down (to remove that awful freezer burn taste, usually on setting 4 or 5), but the bread will be toasted well on one side and barely at all on the other. It actually looks like the elements don't heat evenly on the inside when I push the bread down. My husband likes his toast blonde and doesn't seem too bothered by its toasting abilities as I am. I will say that bread almost never gets jammed (unless it's a really tiny piece) and it's relatively easy to clean with a removable crumb tray. So would I purchase this toaster again? Probably, but only because it looks great and there's really nothing else that looks as good. TL;DR: Do not recommend.
WASTE OF MONEY!!
I was brought both the kettle and toaster for my birthday, the toaster is 19 months old, so, no longer under warranty and it keeps tripping the safety switch. It’s only ever been lightly used and to be honest, it’s never been that great, sometimes it burnt the toast, sometimes it would not toast enough even though it was on exactly the same number setting, I’ve owned $30 toasters that have performed much better and lasted longer. After reading the reviews, this seems to be a common fault, if only I researched beforehand, I would have steered well clear from this toaster. It certainly looks the part, but the quality is rubbish!!
- TSF02BLAU (Black)
- Verified purchase
Cheap n nasty with a high end price
It toasts unevenly thanks to several elements not working from new, and dries the bread out more than it toasts. It noisily ejects with such aggression, the toast becomes a projectile and often hits the floor - creating a mess and a waste. The browning control is temperamental; the same setting is ok one day, overdone the next. Unlike our previous (much cheaper) toaster, the Smeg is absolutely useless for cooking crumpets. It’s only redeeming feature is the long slots. We got it via a rewards program. I’m glad we didn’t pay directly for it, or we would’ve felt very ripped off by such a poor performing product. We will not have another Smeg!
Purchased in February 2019.
Toasts well but enamel is rubbish.
I purchased both this toaster and matching kettle in the pink and am already on my second of each as Harvey Norman replaced them. The first toaster shorted out the power, the first kettle faded to the point that it was completely mismatched with the toaster.
Now I am on my second kettle, the same issue has happened less than 6 months after it was replaced, then this morning when I cooked my toast, it popped up and sat over the enamel slightly and has now burned it so there is an ugly brown mark at the top on the front of my toaster!
Now not o...nly am I left with a kettle that is a different colour at the top than it is at the bottom but also a toaster with a huge singe mark from the very toast it cooked!? For over $400 worth of appliances, and for them to have already been replaced once I am totally appalled at the quality.
Please Do not buy
Bought my smeg toaster in December from Myer. Been working perfectly fine and makes perfect toast when it's actually working. Today, when I wanted toast real bad, the toaster would not work. It's less than a year old. I m lost for words, lasted less than 9mnths. For its price u would think it will last a life time.
- TSF02CRAU (Cream)
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Same issue with now two toasters.
since original post Smeg have sent replacements for both the kettle amd toaster. I am still sceptical as to whether the issues will happen again with the replacements but I am happy with the prompt service received from Smeg to try and rectify the issue. We purchased the smeg kettle and toaster set from harvey norman in 2016 and after 5 months the toaster started shorting the power and only toasting on one side. HN replaced it no issues. the replacement was working fine up until 4 months ago when it started shorting the power and only toasting ...one side now it refuses to stay down or toast. our kettle know has the same problems others face with the lid button only working when it feels like it. we now fill it up by the spout. very disappointed with a normally great brand. the worst part is my sister brought the same toaster just after us because we recommended it.
Second one I’ve thrown out
This is the second Smeg toaster I’ve had in under three years . The first one lasted less than a year and the second one I’ve just thrown out after less than two years . Smeg replaced the first and I recently emailed them , no reply , to let them know the same thing, tripping the safety switch, happened to the second one . We also have a Smeg kettle which is now starting to leak under the water level window , again we’ve had it under three years. As I said to Smeg Australia, I wonder if this would be happening if they were still Made in Italy. Smeg used to have a really good name and now you get inferior quality for the same high price. Simply replacing appliances just causes toxic landfill . They should be made to last at least 5 years .
Purchased in November 2016.
I had a faulty toaster replaced as after 6 months it started only toasting one side. 4 months later the replacement one did exactly the same thing. Harvey Norman were happy to let me get a different brand as I wasn’t interested in another Smeg as it seems to be a manufacturing flaw. It’s a pity because I think it’s the best looking toaster out there.
Sends toast flying
I agree my $400 toaster kettle smeg set does send toast muffins crumpets flying across the room all the time. My kettle lid sticks too. Ive had quite a few 5 second rules before school drop off. I expect more from such expensive appliances
Purchased in January 2019 at Myer for $425.00.
Smeg not worth the money
This toaster sends the toast/muffins flying out onto the floor. Doesn't matter if I put in 2 or 3. Bought the kettle also and only had it 7 months and the lid is sticking when trying to open. To have spent $400 on both I would have been better to have gone to KMART and spent $60. Not happy!
Purchased in September 2018.
The dream toaster!
Dream toaster! Beautiful colour (which lasts, unlike the kettle), and I especially love the removable tray for crumbs. Perfect for any retro kitchen - an absolute must have! 10/10, five stars!
Purchased in May 2018.
Nice looking retro toaster
Worked well for 6months now exchanged loses silicone feet too easily and started cooking toast across only half the bread replacement had 2 pads missing but pack of 4 in the ops manual
Besides the look, not worth the money
Bought in 2017 the lift does not block when pushed down. Also the element on one side doesn’t work either.
You would think that a 300$ toaster would last a little longer!
Purchased in November 2017.
Toaster tripped my switchboard but Smeg replaces it
Bought this toaster just over a year ago from
DJs. I normally keep all receipts but couldn’t find one for the toaster. It worked beautifully for over a year. It then started tripping my safety switch on the house switchboard. I tried the toaster in different plug sockets and determined it was definitely the toaster. I contacted Smeg and to my total disbelief they replaced it no questions asked. I sent them the serial number and the replacement toaster arrived in about 7 days! Well done Smeg! That’s customer service! I have the kettle, mixer and the blender and the products are amazing.
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Questions & Answers
Does this come in a long slot version? for toasting flat breads?
I have the long slot Smeg toaster. I would not recommend it to anyone. The long slot is the unit’s only redeeming feature. It’s a
cheap and nasty product pretending to be executive end, with its high end price. My expectations weren’t high, after all it’s only a toaster, but I feel this piece of junk was a huge disappointment. See what else you can find, Theresa.
My toast literally comes flying out!
Why? Does this happen to anyone else?
Have had toaster since November 18”
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