- TSF02PBAU (Pastel Blue)
- Verified purchase
Perfect for squat loaves
I'll be honest, I'm superficial and I bought this because it was cute. It's more expensive than any toaster has any business being; it's exactly not a complicated device.
Also I really wanted something with a long slot to toast the squat flat type of loaves my favourite local baker makes. The slices are too long to fit in your usual toaster without one end sticking up out of it, not getting toasted. And the griller in my oven is bloody awful, but that's another story.
It's a bit of a hulk, this toaster. Quite bulky. It does look great though...and the retro style suits my kitchen. It can toast just one side for when you're doing crumpets or bagels. It does both sides evenly, the timer is reliable. It has spit toast out once or twice but I can live with that, it's so cute.
Perfectly fine toaster does the job
The toaster is very basic to use and has a catcher on the bottom for all the crumbs. It’s so cute and adorable I mean it’s pricey but it’s smeg and the quality is great. There are a few functions to toast the bread but I haven’t bothered. The bread doesn’t get stuck in the toaster. Wide angles too so your toast can be long or thick vice versa. I’ve never had mine throw out toast on the floor either.
Best toaster ever
Love this toaster. Bought it to replace a breville we’d had for 20 years so we could get a more attractive toaster to match our smeg kettle and one that fit longer pieces of bread.
It toasts evenly. Looks great and it’s Easy to operate. Love it.
Absolute Rubbish - Not even 1 star
Absolute rubbish. On the setting 1.5 our toast is burnt, so we put it on 1 and have to watch it, then pop it ourselves. When the toaster is left to burn our toast on 1.5, it pops up so hard it flys out of the toaster. Out of curiosity we put the setting on 3, the toast was totally black and the smoke alarm went off. Unfortunately you cant return a toaster for burning the toast. What a waste of money. Unfortunately all the reno shows use them so people assume that the Smeg appliances must be good.
We cant live without this!
We use this toaster for sourdough, soy and linseed, crumpets and english muffins!
With the defrost setting our toast comes out amazing! Easy settings to get the right amount of 'golden' on our toast.
We haven't had any piece of bread get stuck or jammed - so awesome!
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Throws the toast out
Very pretty toaster but when the toast is done it throws it outside the toaster. I just use normal white bread. It toasts it ok and doesn't get jammed but it's annoying to find your toast on the floor
Purchased in December 2019.
I purchased this toaster several weeks ago and have disliked using it ever since to the point that I'm prepared to put it away and use my old toaster - which is ridiculous considering the price I paid for it, which is the most expensive - by far - of any other toasters I've seen in shops. To begin with, even if you're only toasting one slice of bread, all four "slots" are activated which is surely a waste of electricity and certainly a waste of the use of the elements. There is no option to only toast two slices of bread. Additionally, it toast...s unevenly. One side is toasted and the other almost not at all - I have to constantly stop the toasting process and turn the bread slices around. when the bread automatically pops up at the completion of the cycle (or when I manually stop the toasting process) the toast flies through the air landing several feet away on the floor. Yesterday I activated the toast with no bread in it at all and looked inside - the outer 'elements' all glow red but the inner elements don't, only some of them. This is why, I assume, that the toaster doesn't toast evenly. Don't buy this toaster!
A few days in and it is only toasting one side
I bought this last week as I loved the retro look that goes well in my period house..unfortunately it toasts unevenly; anything above 2 burns the bread, and the pop is so strong the toast get thrown on to the floor or cupboard - leaving lots of crumbs around the place to attract roaches.. It gets very very hot and is dangerous around children. I paid $200 for this and am bitterly disappointed.
Second replacement , so disappointed
I brought both the cream toaster and kettle . They look beautiful on your kitchen bench .
Unfortunately this replacement also has now blew a fuse . Really disheartening as I thought I was paying more for a A+ product
Such a letdown
I really wanted to love this toaster as it looks classy on the bench but that's about the only pro. Wish I had read the reviews before I purchased as it wasn't a cheap investment. The main issues are, does not toast evenly, the corners always come out burnt. Secondly, the toast shoots out so fast and falls on the bench or floor. Thirdly and most annoying thing about this toaster is every single time it toasts, all the crumbs fall out the bottom of the toaster all over the bench. There is absolutely no containment of toast crumbs. Super disappointed Smeg! Would return if I could.
This toaster came with a hefty price tag but sadly didn’t last. Sparks flew out of my toaster after approx 2 years of having it and now the lever no longer stays in place. The toaster was only used a few times a week.
If I had my time again, I would go with a different brand for the kettle and toaster.
The element blew
After reading the reviews, I thought that won’t happen to me - well guess what the element blew! Only toasts half my bread and then I have to turn. So disappointed.
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 A$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!!
Questions & Answers
Is there a way to adjust the spring on the eject mechanism as it seems all these throw the toast out onto the bench and floor. I have put a rubber band (I had to experiment to find one which worked) around the eject lever and under the timer knob, which works as a temporary fix. It also is very slow, but we can live with that.
Dear Anon, I am the National l Service Manager for Smeg and I would like to assist with this problem, could you please email me direct at email@example.com with your address, telephone contact details and also if you can scan me a photograph of the rating plate from the base of the appliance. Once I have this information I will be in a position to ascertain what to do to fix this problem. Regards, Steve Cullen
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?
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