Versatile toaster. But: Toast slices can burn easily and jump out of the machine during toasting.
AmazonBasics Toaster, 850 W
last modified: 25.03.2020, 10:43
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The AmazonBasics Toaster is a versatile toaster with many different functions. You have to be careful not to burn the toast. At irregular intervals, the toast may also fly out of the device. Fingerprints stick on the surface. The toast slice only moves minimally when you push the lifting attachment.
The AmazonBasics Toaster has a firm stand thanks to the rubber feet. They prevent the slipping of the 1369 g stainless steel toaster. At the same time, you can toast up to two toast slices at once.
The toaster has six different tanning levels, as well as a warm-up and thawing function, which you can select according to your wishes.
Irrespective of the degree of browning, cooled toast slices are baked crispy again using the warm-up function.
A further function is a possibility of defrosting frozen products using the defrost button and automatically allowing them to be toasted for longer.
In addition, the toaster has an integrated, retractable bun attachment for preparing or heating rolls. To extend the attachment, press a lever. At medium browning level- which is recommended by the manufacturer - the roll is evenly warm and crispy.
When the lifting attachment is pressed, the toast moves minimally.
With the help of a separate release button, you are able to stop the toasting process individually and prematurely.
The winding of the cable is made easier by a cable compartment underneath the toaster.
At the highest level, it takes about 4 minutes to finish. Afterwards, the toast slice is black and it smells burnt.
When the medium level is used, it takes 2 minutes and 33 seconds for the toast to be ready to eat. In this case, the toast slice is very crispy and slightly burnt in a few places.
At the lowest level, the toast becomes slightly crispy from the outside and soft from the inside. The process takes 1 minute and 25 seconds.
It is noticeable that the toast slices fly out of the toaster at irregular intervals, regardless of the degree of tanning regulation.
The average power consumption is 750 W.
To make the cleaning process easier, the toaster has a crumb tray which you can take out separately.
Packaging & Instructions
The packaging makes a stable impression, is easy to open, an image of the toaster can be seen and all special functions are explained.
With a plastic amount of 9 g, the product is in the middle range.
The instructions are clearly illustrated in German and other languages.
We have evaluated approx. 200 reviews online. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Following points were positively noted:
- Integrated bun attachment
- Crumb draw
- Evenly tanned toast slices
- Well processed
Following points were negatively noted:
- Strong plastic smell
- Top of sandwich toast slices look out of the slots
- Toast can fly out of the device
|Additional warranty||1-year limited warranty (Europe)|
|Cable length||93 cm|
|Number of toasts||2|
|Different browning levels||7 browning levels|
|Range of functions|
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