I decided to finally treat myself with a toaster and kettle that actually match with the hopes that these does more than toasting and boiling water. I bought it for how clean it looks and the bread selector since I love buying all sorts of bread from time to time. I recently tried linseed, white, and brown bread and was so surprised with how perfect each of the breads came out every time! Didnt know that a toaster can actually toast bread differently as my previous one only had 1 setting. It was a bit mindblowing that the settings actually toas...ted the breads differently and i just didnt get a standard hard bread in the end!! The bread pops up at a perfect height too, and i finally do not need to stick a pair of tongs to grab my toast inside. I also love that it has a timer light so i know how much time i have left in preparing other things on the side. I also just realised that it has a removable crumb tray underneath so i do not need to shake the toaster upside down to clean it!! Definitely a huge upgrade from the standard 1 setting toasters i used to have. Very very happy with it, 110% recommend this toaster!
A Gluten Free persons dream!
Let me paint a picture of what a normal day cooking my Helgas Gluten Free Soy and Linseed bread in the past has looked like - I push down the bread on say setting 5. Once the cycle is complete and pops up, the toast is barely crispy. So I decide to pop it down again and will either a) cancel the cooking process multiple times until my bread is toasted to my liking OR b) leave it cook and come back to find that it is burnt to a crisp.
With my Alinea Select Toaster this little morning adventure no longer exists. This toaster has a button that t...akes into account the very fact that often gluten free bread is more dense and requires a little more cooking time! It took me a little bit of getting used to - for instance on my first use I forget to set the browning setting and accidentally ran through the cycle on a browning setting of 1 (whoops!). But once you select your browning setting bread type (my go to for the above mentioned is GRAIN) and hit that Gluten Free button, the toaster does the rest for you. It does still have a quick check function if, like me you’re still a little paranoid about trusting a toaster to actually cook your gluten free toast right! But I am absolutely loving having this little breakfast helper on my bench top - and it doesn’t look half bad either, I mean, who doesn’t love classic matte black.
Purchased in September 2020.
Loved Matt finish and settings for different breads. It helps to share the toaster with flat mates/ family who have different preference of bread.
Great looking design sitting on kitchen bench top.
I would love a dust cover as we are getting little bugs and ants during summer.
Purchased in October 2020.
Stylish and toasts sourdough well.
I wanted a toaster that produced a crispy, well-browned slice of low-sugar toast. This delivered. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because the bread selector is not obvious to use. The high-lift is great and the toaster looks good.
Purchased in September 2020.
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|Features||Defrost Button, High Lift Lever and Removable Crumb Tray||Defrost Button, High Lift Lever and Removable Crumb Tray|
|Number of Slices||2||2|
|Colour / Finish||Black||White|
|Power||980 W||980 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Release date||Jul 2020||Jul 2020|
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