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This toaster is nice and modern looking in stainless steel and black and looks good out on the work surface if you are short of cupboard space. It is a 2-slice toaster and the great thing is the slots are wide and long so unlike other toasters, the whole slice of bread gets toasted rather than the top sticking out. The slots are wide enough for crumpets and teacakes too which is great. Considering the size of the slots, the actual toaster is quite neat and compact.
I do find that if only toasting one piece of bread, one side is toasted considerably more than the other. This isn't the end of the world, I just put it on a low setting and flip it over. This may however become annoying, especially if in a rush. When 2 slices are toasted at the same time, all sides seem to toast relatively evenly.
The only other negative is that the power cable is only about 60cm long which means the toaster has to be very near to a power socket which may cause a problem in some kitchens.
This toaster cost £29.99 and I think I could have got a better toaster for less.
Bought this toaster as I first thought it would stop me having to watch my bread under the grill and can pop it in and go do other stuff. The stainless steel has a nice finish although it is very prone to fingerprints and the crumbs from the toast seem to stick to it which isn't really a good thing.
The toaster features a variable browning control that I couldn't get to make the perfect slice of toast. I tried it on all the levels and I either got burnt toast or under cooked toast and it would go uneven every time. Which means once I have pressed the lever down it was like the toaster is deciding my fate whether I'm getting a nice perfect piece of bread or if I'm getting a half burnt half unburnt uneven piece!
On many an occasion I have to watch the toast and use the cancel button to make sure I get that perfect piece of toast. This is something that I wanted to avoid as the whole point I bought a toaster is convenience to avoid having to watch it toast.
It makes very little sound in terms of noise. Just a slight hum while the bread is being toasted and after a while you forget it is even running! It's pretty easy to use overall just press a button wait a few minutes and you have toast made.
At the bottom of the toaster there is a little slit which when pulled out will have crumbs on it if you've previously used it which just needs to be tipped into the bin and placed back in which makes it easy to clean.
I don't know if I've got a faulty toaster and have thought of exchanging it for another one and see if it is any better or maybe I'm just picky when it comes to toasted bread.
I seem to not have much luck when it comes to my kitchen appliances and on average I need to replace something every six months or so. The only appliance I have never had any sort of trouble with is my toaster which is a Russell Hobbs classic toaster model no: 13766.
I have had it now for nearly two years and in all that time there has never been a problem with it and it is still going strong despite being used almost every day.
The Russell Hobbs classic is a polished stainless steel 2 slice toaster that has a modern look but at the same time it really is a classic shape so would fit in with most kitchen designs. As my kitchen appliances are all stainless steel this goes really well in my kitchen and I think it looks much more expensive than it actually was.
I like the polished steel instead of the brushed as I think it gives the whole kitchen a much needed lift and looks really elegant sitting on the work top.
The bread slots are a really good size and easily wide and long enough to accommodate most bread whereas some toasters will only take the smaller slices.
It has all the usual functions expected on a modern toaster such as a defrost button, variable browning and a reheat button.
There is also the added benefit of a lever for lifting your toast in and out of the toaster. This is great to check on toast to see if it is cooked to your liking and being able to just lift in back in for another few seconds of browning if you wish.
I just wanted something simple that would brown my toast perfectly every day without having to worry about it burning and this toaster fits the bill perfectly.
The polished steel still looks lovely and shiny and seems to be easier to clean that the brushed stainless steel which I always find difficult to keep looking good. There is also a removable crumb tray which is so handy for keeping the inside clean and really does manage to get all the crumbs that fall from the toast.
I forget how much I paid exactly for this toaster but it wasn't expensive around £25 which is great considering how well it has lasted me and I can highly recommend it to anyone else out there looking for a really nice looking uncomplicated 2 slice toaster that is value for money and will last a long time.
I bought this toaster two weeks ago as our other one had packed up. We bought a cheaper one made by a company called hayden first but it was a load of rubish to be honest, it burnt the toast on every setting so it had to be returned.
In the end after reading several reviews on differn't toasters we decided to go for the russell hobbs 13766, it wasn't the cheapest toaster at £25 nor was it the dearest i guess it was a mid-range toaster. It's a very basic toaster with very few settings but that is what i wanted really just something that did not burn the toast.
This toaster works very well indeed and the toast always cooks evenly on both sides. It has a high rise facility that will keep your fingers from getting burnt, you just lift the handle that you use to plunge the toast down which is perfect if you toast tea cakes and crumpets like i do. Other features include a defrost button for cooking toast from frozen, a cancel button to eject the toast early and a variable browning control button ( i use it on number 3 ) which i find to be the perfect setting for golden brown toast. It also has Extra-wide slots which you can fit really thick bread in aswell as medium and thin, thick crumpets fit in with ease aswell. Cleaning is not a problem just a wet cloth for the outside and the crumb tray catches everything else.
Ive been using this toaster for a fortnight now with no problems what so ever and the toast comes out perfect every time.
highly recomended toaster 5 out of 5 stars
I bought this toaster a few months ago from Woolworths it was reduced to £10 which I though was fantastic for a Russell Hobbs 2 slice toaster.
I have found the toaster very good the toast spaces are large enough to accommodate crumpets without them getting jammed. You can adjust the length of time the bread stays in the toaster for well-done toast etc.
The only problem I have had with this toaster is you have to be careful when you push the leaver down to put the bread down as it is situated right next to the lever than adjusts the length of time the toast is in so I have burnt a few slices pressing both levers down at once.
This toaster takes two slices at a time and seems to work find for our family. however if I wasn't looking for a bargain I would avoid this toaster because the levers are to close together so I seem to spend all my time adjusting it after pulling the wrong lever accidentally.
To sum this toaster up I would say it was a great toaster for the price and does the job but it is a poor design and easy to accidently adjust it!
The Russell Hobbs Classic 13766 2 Slice Toaster has a simple yet classic design that will be equally at home in a modern or contemporary kitchen. It features wide long slots with centring guides to fit larger sized bread a carriage travel lever with extra lift variable browning control and a removable crumb tray.