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Breville 4-Slice Die-Cast Smart Toaster BTA840XL
|List Price:||CDN$ 249.99|
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- 1800 watts
- Die-Cast metal body
- Bagel, Defrost and A Bit More functions
- Lift & Look option to take a look at the browning without cancelling the cycle
- 5 browning settings and LED cycle progress
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Not Your Average Toaster
Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The Breville die-cast toasters are for toast lovers and breakfast enthusiasts. Make the perfect piece of toast every time. White, wheat, sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin, English Muffins, frozen waffles, and bagels, you name it - you can toast it. Utilize the 'Lift and Look' feature and stop under cooking and burning your toast. Now with the Breville Die-cast toasters you can see how the browning is going, without stopping the toasting cycle. The toasting carriage lifts up automatically to let you view your food, and then returns down into the toasting for continued browning.
Designed with the consumer in mind
The Breville die-cast toaster features several consumer driven innovations to help you make the perfect piece of toast. The Breville 4 Slice Smart Toaster has an internal smart chip that lowers bread into the toasting slots with a single touch and also regulates the toasting time. On the "a bit more" setting bread is automatically lowered for additional toasting time. The auto lift and look feature automatically raises the bread carriage during toasting without canceling or resetting the cycle. This enables you to view, and if necessary, cancel the browning cycle at any time.
Levers Are a Thing of the Past
The die-cast toaster uses a motorized carriage system so simply place your favorite type of bread into the slots and press the 'Toast" button. You can also use the 'Bagel' and 'Defrost' buttons to select the perfect option for your food of choice. The die-cast toaster features and LED toasting indicator so you can see the progress of your food. You can also adjust the degree to which you want your toast browned with the variable browning controls.
Breville toasters are a striking addition to any kitchen counter top. The body of the toaster is carefully constructed of die-cast metal, as are the button controls and power level sliders. The toaster features the Breville Assist Plug, making it safe and easy to store and take out the toaster at a moment's notice. The toaster also features hidden cord storage to help de-clutter your counter or kitchen cabinet.
- 4 slice capacity
- Motorized carriage with push button controls
- Independent toasting controls
- High powered 1800 watt heating element for a swift toasting and reheating
- A Bit More Button to add a little extra time
- LED toasting progress indicator
- Variable browning control
- 'Lift and Look' feature to see progress without stopping cycle
- Bagel and defrost settings
- Slide out crumb tray
- Cord storage: for a reduced counter-top footprint
- Breville Assist Plug
- Die-cast metal body
|Model Name||2 Slice "A Bit More"||4 Slice "A Bit More"||2 Slice Die-Cast||4 Slice Die-Cast|
|Capacity||2 Slices||4 Slices||2 Slices||4 Slices|
|Dimensions (L,D,H)||28.5 x 20 x 19.5 cm||17.5 x 40 x 19.5 cm||17 x 28.5 x 19.5 cm||30 x 28.5 x 19.5cm|
|A Bit More Feature?||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Lift and Look?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Fully Automatic?||No||No||Yes - No Levers||Yes - No Levers|
|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Settings||Frozen, Reheat, Bagel, Cancel||Frozen, Reheat, Bagel, Cancel||Frozen, Reheat, Bagel, Cancel||Frozen, Reheat, Bagel, Cancel|
|Special Features?||Progress LED & Adjustable Alert ||Progress LED & Adjustable Alert||Variable Sound Alert||Variable Sound Alert|
From the Manufacturer
Attractively housed in brushed die-cast metal, this four-slice toaster features an internal smart chip that automatically lowers bread into the toasting slots with a single touch and regulates the toasting time. The unit provides dual control panels and each side operates independently of the other. Push-button controls allow for easily selecting toast, a bit more, bagel, defrost, and lift-and-look functions. With the "a bit more" setting, bread automatically lowers for additional toasting time. The lift-and-look function automatically raises the bread carriage during toasting without canceling or resetting the cycle, which allows for viewing, and if necessary, canceling the browning cycle at any time. The unit's LED panels illuminate according to the selected setting on the variable browning control. The display acts as a toasting progress indicator, counting down the time remaining in the toasting cycle. A beep indicates the end of the cycle. Other details include 1-1/5-inch-wide by 5-1/5-inch-deep slots, an 1800-watt heating element, a Breville assist plug for easy cord removal, and cord storage underneath. To clean, simply wipe the exterior with a soft cloth as needed. The toaster measures 13-1/4 by 13-1/4 by 9-1/2 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought the Breville based on the mostly positive reviews here and on amazon.com. It does my toast to perfection - 12-grain bread done on the maximum setting turns out perfectly toasted both sides every time, nice & crunchy, without the stripes from the elements. I was surprised - no flipping required. If I have one quibble, it's that the slots could be slightly longer to accommodate larger slices. It appears to be sized towards commercial bread slices (which are getting smaller all the time) so either I start making smaller loaves, or clip the ends off the slices.
I've never had a toaster that would toast my bread-machine bread properly. My previous toaster was hit & miss. My toaster oven sort of does the job but it's slooooow and involves flipping the toast over to get both sides evenly toasted and even then, it's not really "toasted". Toasters all seem to have a problem with home-made bread - it's more dense and moist than the commercial product, more thickly sliced and takes longer to toast evenly. Every toaster I've had required the maximum setting. So far, the Breville seems up to the job.
However, it is possibly the slowest toaster I've ever encountered. The tiny little wires don't provide much heat. Some of them have been poorly installed, and don't even get red hot since they sit against the aluminum inner shell of the toaster. I rarely have the patience for my toast to be completely toasted brown.
We have also experienced several instances where the toaster just stops working and has to be unplugged ("rebooted") before it'll work again. Software+toasters does not mix. Next time we'll go for a more robust mechanical (and probably cheaper) toaster. Hoping this one dies soon so I feel ok about replacing it.
What I truly like about this one is that the toasting is consistant.
the bit more function is brilliant and the led indicators are working really well.
It's been a couple months already and it is used daily by kids and adults and so far we are using it more often than ever because it toasts well without dehydrating the bread, making for wonderful toasts (i.e. the distance between the toasts and the burners is optimal, roasting the outside, drying the whole thing).
*** Update ***
Updating my review after some more use. As with many user I am now suffering from the right side staying stucked in the low position. Breville Customer Service took 15 days to answer my first email and only asked for information that was already in the email I sent (problem, and toaster serial) they never ever replied to my (harsh but deserved) reply. To me this is a deal breaker for future Breville appliances. At this price point you should get 5 star customer service, not two weeks later didnot read your email.
Anyway self found the solution to the problem, which is electronical and thus should be considered a defect, you just need to unplug the toaster for 15 minutes.
Yup... you would assume that they could put that information on their website and save the customers a lot of trouble. Instead they will just ignore you.
Even though the toaster itself works perfectly and is the most even toasting toaster I used, I am lowering from 5 stars to 2. Items with a higher price point are expected to have a good customer service as well.
Most recent customer reviews
We bought this toaster because we thought if we spent the extra money on a really good toaster it would last. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Melchiorre
The inside elements toast darker than the outside elements. I have to flip my toast over every time to get an even toast on both sides. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sand Buzzard
Very bright works very well. I use it for setting uv glue, for fly tying.
Going into the fourth year with this toaster which is used daily. It's been a workhorse and makes perfect toast. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Doogie
My last toaster was a Sunbeam. The best you could buy. It lasted 43 years. This toaster is perfect. It will last just as long. I love the Breville plug. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jim G Vatcher