Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4 out of 5 by steve67 toaster
good basic toaster but slightly high price, for the price it feels a bit cheap, from a good brand name expected more. does what it says and not too much smell off first burn off
21 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sue55 This product has a modern look
It is very stylish and looks great in the kitchen. It is safe and easy to use. The toast is ready in no time.
26 July 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Robing Poor design = uneven toasting
Like a lot of toasters, this Philips one IS NOT DESIGNED TO TAKE A STANDARD SIZED SLICE OF BREAD!!
I don't care how sophisticated it looks with it's blue lights and polished surfaces, it's basic function is to toast a slice of bread. And therein lies the problem.
Try this for yourself.
Buy a loaf of Hovis thick sliced soft white bread (slice size is 13.5 cm high x 11.5 cm wide and thick enough for toast) and then try to fit it into the toaster. Problem. You can't fit it sideways as the aperture is not long enough to take the height of the bread and if you put it in upright the top sticks up above the heating element and does not get toasted.
This is a fundamental error in design. Make the aperture wider so that I can toast normal size bread without having to stop the toaster half way through and turn it over to toast the bit that sticks out the top.
If the aperture was a decent size I could also toast a slice of bread from a bloomer as well as a standard sized loaf.
And while I'm at it, how can you clean out the crumbs that collect between the chrome aperture and the black trim on top if you say I should not turn the toaster upside down and shake it?
You dont find these things out until after you have bought the toaster and by then it's too late not to buy it and go and choose a better design.
2 October 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by sparks This toaster looks classy
This toaster has some really nice features and looks very classy, all of which are spoiled because it does not take a full size slice of bread.
2 October 2011