It's been perfect for well over 10 years
Now it is very difficult to press the bread down to lock for toasting, i would rather try to free it up than replace the toaster, can't find instructions online to dismantle it, the TA 9400 is a great toaster
Purchased at Betta Home Living for $175.00.
Second one in 5 years.....
Current version of this toaster is starting to become difficult to depress on one side. This happened to the first one I had and to their credit Sunbeam replaced it. It was only 4 years old and I told them that they should last longer than that....they agreed. I don't think they will replace the replacement but I might try. The current one is about the same age as the other and so it must be built in redundancy or some such that make them give up the ghost around 4 years. My problem is that for $200 I expect something like a toaster that is only used lightly should last for many years.
Purchased in April 2016 at Myer for $200.00.
- Cafe Series TA9400
Damn....even Cafe series has abandoned quality
18 months old....and the release on one side is broken. Of course just past the warantee period. We have Cafe Series food processor and espresso machine, which are many years old and going strong. We tried a couple of other supposedly high quality brands for toasters, but they didn't last, So we came back to our trusted brand. Sadly it seems Sunbeam have gone the way of the other manufacturers
Purchased in April 2019 at Meyer for $160.00.
Yes I love it too...although?
Bought in the early 2000s (2003) from David Jones.
It's finally stopped working on one side, won't stay down and I would like to replace the element in the hope that it fixes the issue as I don't want to let it go.
I may just buy a new one and hope that the quality is still the same as the 2000's model. Anyone have any clues on good toasters?
Purchased in June 2003 at David Jones for $250.00.
BEST TOASTER EVER!!!!
This is the BEST toaster ever!
I’ve had my toaster for 16 years, and only now, the element on one side has gone, leaving me with only 2 toast at a time rather than 4... But Woohoo....
The old girl is still kicking! lol
Cooks evenly every time, looks great, I can’t fault it. 2 at a time is a little slow for a family of 5, so I’ve just purchased the same one in the newer model. Sunbeam cafe TA9400.
Expensive, yes, but the quality is worth it.
Why change something that I love so much...
I can’t speak highly enough of it!
Purchased in June 2004 at Clive Peeters for $189.00.
Simply the worst toaster such a disappointment
I had my previous Sunbeam Toaster for 30 + years and it finally died. I of course purchased another Sunbeam toaster. This new Cafe Series toaster firstly is a replacement under warranty as the element stopped working it is so slow - takes forever to cook toast to a medium brown. On crumpet selection you have to do the crumpets twice for them to brown I have tried doing them on a higher setting but they just burn. The toast is also not cooked all over it is uncooked at the top and bottom. I guess I am so disappointed after having such a good run with my old sunbeam. I do not recommend and advise to a purchaser look at other brands.
Lasted over 12 years
Great toaster that has lasted 12 years! Has always worked well but I have just decided to replace this toaster after it not holding the toast down on one side. I’m feeling sad now.
Purchased for $180.00.
Best Toaster ever. Even after 10 years
I'm fussy about how my toast is toasted and rate this as the best ever. Evenly toasted bead, crumpets and also handles the impossible GF breads well. Its survived four hungry teenagers, and was purchased in approx 2009 and is still going strong. Now researching to downsize to a 2 slice toaster as the teenagers have grown and moved out, you guessed it, our eldest wants the toaster once we downsize...... (PS: I'm an electrical tradie so also fussy about build quality, its passed every test)
Purchased in January 2009.
Lasted almost 10 years!
Browned toast, crumpets, muffins and bread rolls perfectly every time.
Bought from David Jones for about $100+
We have several Sunbeam kitchen appliances and they never let us down. Highly recommend Sunbeam.
Purchased in December 2010 at David Jones.
- Cafe Series TA9200
Element died 20 days after warranty expired!
The element died this morning, 20 days past the end of the 5 year warranty period! While reliable, I agree that it is slow. I don’t think it is work my time heading to a service centre and trying to get Sunbeam to replace the element under warranty. I’ll probably just buy another brand.
Purchased in April 2014 at David Jones Retail Stores for $110.00.
Broke after just 2 years
Very disappointed, had the cafe toaster for just over 2 years and the lever broke- very poor and flimsy design, the plastic part that houses the lever is just not robust enough!
Purchased in December 2016.
Good Toaster Turned Bad
Firstly, this has been a great toaster - hence the 5 stars. Always reliable, toasted bread evenly, capable of very thick slices and always behaved itself. That is, until today. Husband made himself a quick snack. Two slices of bread were placed in the toaster, the handle clicked down, toast popped up... job done. He did what he had to with his snack and walked away, not giving the toaster a second thought. It was still plugged in, power point was left switched on, but handle was up in the "toaster not cooking" position. Ten minutes later I walk...ed into the room, and could smell a strong burning. We soon realized it was coming from the toaster. It was almost red hot by this time. I switched off at the power point and unplugged it. It was another good ten minutes until I could even touch it. After some time we checked all was clear inside, plugged it back in and attempted again by clicking down and waiting for it to pop up again. Sure it clicked down ok and cooked, but once again when it popped up after a minute the elements stayed on. The elements do not glow red, so the only way to determine they are on is to hold your hand over. Alas I think the lovely girl has died. I just thought I'd warn others about this potentially disastrous problem.
Purchased in January 2010.
- Cafe Series TA9400
Disappointed - Sunbeam is not what it used to be!
Sunbeam have been really outstanding on my matter below. They couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you, Sunbeam, you are ace in my books. They listened and replaced.... can't ask for more and were really quick.
"Our first Sunbeam Cafe Series 4 slice toaster was purchased back in Nov 2005 and was good for just over 10 years although the lift mechanism did become difficult towards the end and it could be temperamental on the settings, varying toast quality at times. However when it did finally turned its toes up and we looked around at t...he very unimpressive competition, we decided to go with Sunbeam Cafe Series, 4 slice toaster again. That was just under 3 years ago and today both lift levers have just failed. Not too impressed given the high price tag which should have said better quality. Your quality has gone down hill. My father sold Sunbeam appliances for many years and always raved about how good they were. We always only ever purchased Sunbeam."
this toaster became unusable after the guarantee ended. The lever to lower the bread was loose, so that it could not be pushed down. I disassembled the toaster and found that this metal lever goes in to a small plastic sleeve, which had broken. I think the plastic sleeve seemed too flimsy to support the pressure of multiple uses of the lever.
[uncertain about exact purchase date]
Bought this thing because it appeared to be well made and looked good - after all - it's a toaster; what can go wrong.
Added benefit (still advertised) is that the heating elements are replaceable. Sounds good.
Worked fine for about 6 months and then it started to take longer and longer to toast bread. In the end it was dialed up to 6 and still would not toast properly.
Went to replace the heating elements. Can't buy them. Only sold to authorised repairers and only if the repairer installs them. Cost more than a new one.
What a waste of money.
Questions & Answers
We have had a 4 slice Cafe Series for many years and it has never missed a beat. Great toaster. Recently however, the crumb tray won’t stay clicked in. I have tried clearing any obstructions and the clips appear fine. The toaster is still useable, but I would like to fix this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Trevor - Sunshine Coast
Try checking in the tracks under the toaster and the latch. Then check the latches on tray are the same each said.
How much to replace a element in these toasters?
We have had our toaster for nearly 8 years with no problems but went to use it yesterday and as soon as I put the lever down it keeps flipping the safety switch so I m assuming one of the elements has gone.
I am not sure if its worth putting a new element in or just buying a new toaster as I assume the cost of the element fitted wont be that cheap.
The authorised repairer in my area is abit of a rip off and grumpy as well so I'm not real keen to take it there at all
Has anyone got any idea of prices?
Hi, funny enough this happened to us just 2 weeks ago after we owned ours for couple of year stopped and tripped board too, what I did was disconnect from mains and then clean as best I could ( by turning upside down gently), getting a long narrow brush and in a sweeping motion near the elements and back of toaster cleaning it, this helped and it started working fine. If it doesn't then try selling it for parts on ebay / gumtree maybe and buy a new one,not worth repairing. Hope this helps, bye, Mona.
Hi thanks for that Mona as it turned out when my husband came home from work he actually gave it a clean out and it works fine so didn't have to replace or buy a new one :)
@gaylene56, that's good to know !
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