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It doesnt toast the bread, its soggy in the middle, it doesnt seal the toastie down the middle and ingredients all oozes out. This product is garbage, give me the old breville type anyday.
Purchased for $50.00.
Not a great buy
Does not toast your standard toasties of ham cheese tomato, have to turn them over and re toast. Have had this machine for two year’s using once or twice a month then this happened ☹️
Going in the bin tonight and will now look at other brands paid $60.00
Purchased in March 2018 at Harvey Norman for $60.00.
Terrible product, does not toast!
I have been a loyal Sunbeam buyer for many years. This product, as most of the reviews state, does not toast at all! Bread is soggy and remains the colour of its origin. What is the point of Sunbeam apologising each time, why doesn't Sunbeam remove this product from the market alltogether? This is very disappointing! I bought mine online during COVID lockdown in Melbourne and now can't return it. So much for toasties for lunch during remote schooling!
Purchased in July 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
I purchsed this toastie maker after carefully studying the box. It only toasts giant stuffed overfilled sandwiches. Will not toast a std size kids or ham, cheese, tomato. I then tried it a second time with loaded sandwich and the light went green. Opened the lid and untoasted but hot. Had to repeat this process 4 times to get lightly toasted. A total waste of money.
Purchased in May 2020 for $75.00.
Quick and easy to clean.
I purchased this Toastie maker a while back and have not had any specific problems with it, however, i do agree that it does not cook the bread to the crispiness that i would like but i do like the machine itself, i have used it quite a few times and have enjoyed the results, i make my own meat pies and usually keep some of the left over pie filling to put inside the Toastie maker, always tastes good.
And most important, it is so easy to clean
Purchased in September 2018 at Big W for $31.20.
PERFECT - No mess, cuts, cleans easy, crispy cheese.
1. Effortlessly cuts your sandwitches in half
2. NO small areas for cheese to get stuck (this is by far the best feature!)
3. NO spillage. Using normal bread, there was plenty of room for cheese to squirt out and bake crisp, so no mess created.
4. True Non-Stick. First time at least, everything including baked cheese lifted off without effort.
5. Seems well built. I have no idea how someone broke theirs, must have been forcing incredibly hard.
My sandwitch isn't soggy, and I put LOADS of butter top and bottom of every piece.
I'm using cheap white bread with kraft singles style cheese - of course, the gold standard!
Whoever at Sunbeam designed this - well done!
Purchased in August 2019 at Amazon for $59.00.
Makes toasties...nothing special but that's why we bought it
When our previous super expensive toastie maker died, we decided to buy a practical unit.
Just to be clear, the other unit died after the electrical cord was pinched and damaged beyond reasonable repair.
The Sunbeam Big Fill Toastie is a no nonsense device that makes filled toastie with thicker bread and buns without any fuss.
If there is a complaint, I tend to leave the device on for a while, even after the green light comes on.
- deep dishes accommodate big fills....thus the name
- the ready and warm up lights give enough guidance...
Purchased at Big w .
Terrible product , should have read reviews here first but I trusted the sunbeam brand. Does not toast sandwiches they end up soggy no matter how long I let it preheat for.
Purchased in March 2019 at Big W for $39.00.
Great & easy to clean
This toastie is so easy to clean after use. I hated using my old one as the food would stick, but this one is easy to wipe clean. It toasts our sandwiches fine, but I find it doesn't cut the sandwiches very well across the diagonal like the old one did. I have to use a knife on the cutting board after cooking to cut.
Purchased in June 2019 for $39.00.
Very disappointed too
I totally agree with the review from "So bad I returned it". Exactly the same experience with this product. Did not cook and turn it into a toasted sandwich. Have had so many Sunbeam products over the years and this is the worse. Had toaster sandwich makers before. This definitely left the sandwiches soft n soggy. I also bought mine from Big W. Will take it back tomorrow and look for another brand.
Purchased in November 2018 at Big W.
So bad I returned it
I'm really disappointed to say how bad this was. This machine doesn't 'toast' sandwiches, it steams them. I gave it a few good go's on the off chance it would somehow improve. Last straw was my steak and cheese sandwich that fell to soggy pieces as I tried to lift it out of the toastie maker. I returned it quick smart and was grateful for big w's great return policy as I had thrown away the receipt. I like the brand...I have a toaster that is still going strong after 18 years so I know they can do better, but was surprisingly disappointed with this purchase.
Purchased in March 2019 at Big W for $36.00.
Does not get hot enough. Leaves bread soggy
Had this a year or two and finally gave it to vinnies. Just didn’t get hot enough and seemed to shut itself off before sambo crispy. Bought breville normal size and I’m loving toasties again. Now adding words in an attempt to reach fifty. Forty six, forty eight, now fifty
Great toasties, but seriously flawed design
We love this machine, it makes great sandwiches, but needs a re-design........It is the second unit we have owned & unfortunately, the plastic handles are not up to the rigors of compacting the sandwich.
In both cases the handles have shattered when pressing down the sandwich, I suspect the plastic gets brittle with the heat of the element!
It is clear that the problem is deep-set, as we have been especially careful since the last handle broke, this unit has only lasted 4 months! - they really should use the same metal handle as they use in their Cafe press, it is metal!!!!!
A sad review, as we love all the other features & it always produces a great yummy sandwich!
OK when it works
Coming up to 12 months and have now had our second toastie maker fail! First one lasted six months then blew up in spectacular fashion with sparks and smoke. Was replaced under warranty and the second one broke several days before the anniversary of initial purchase with a failed clip on the handle which locks it closed. It makes fine toasties but there are some very serious problems with quality control at Sunbeam when a device only lasts for 10 or 12 uses.
Doesn’t cook properly
I bought this maker 2 weeks ago. It heats fast, seals the edges BUT it doesn’t brown the bread, it’s like eating a soggy piece of toast, was so excited to get this at a good price, but now I’m disappointed with it. I will probably take it back for a refund.
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