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  • I'm looking for a good cheap bread toaster

    Hi

    I'm on a low income, so I can't afford to spend that much on a toaster, preferably no more than about $50. I saw this toaster on the KMart web site

    http://www.kmart.com.au/product/4-sl...toaster/921953

    Would this be good or should I look at another toaster? I want something that can take thick slices of bread as well as crumpets. I want something that is reliably safe to use and won't stop working after too short a time. I prefer a toaster that can do 4 slices.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by pamount; 8 July 2016, 02:19 AM.

  • #2
    That toaster looks good, what grinder are you pairing it with

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    • #3
      Personally I'd steer clear of the k-mart home-brand stuff - looks like cheap junk to me. Might be the only time I'll recommend Sunbeam or Breville on this forum

      I have a pretty basic Breville that's over 10 years old and still working fine; the 4-slice version is on sale at Myer for $50.95 at the moment...

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      • #4
        Our breville goes good as well. Make sure you use bread that's within 3 weeks of bake date, some people freeze it but it's not the same, probably best for a different thread.

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        • #5
          Get the best Breville you can afford particularly visit the Breville outlet because their prices are fantastic

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          • #6
            Don't buy a Morphy Richards, made the mistake of buying one about 12 months ago after reading a good review, big mistake.

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            • #7
              Agree with the breville toaster recommendation. We got the model (about $50) that has the 'a bit more' function and the 'lift and look' both awesome features that I wouldn't do without. I'd steer clear of the cheapies too. With the 'bit more' function you'll save on wasted toast thats gone way too far because you forgot it!

              the 'Bit More' | Breville

              This is it.

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              • #8
                Another vote for Breville.
                Had a 4 slice toaster of theirs for a number of years. I think the current equivalent is called 'Lift and Look'.
                Be wary though, they have some models that they want $100-$150 for. You don't need that.
                Should be able to get the base model for around $50. HN have one for $62 at present (4 slice).
                Appliances online list one for $48 or a 2 slice for $43.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the replies. I'll look at Breville and even Sunbeam, they seem not much more than the price of that KMart one I linked too.

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                  • #10
                    I'm a big fan of Gumtree or supporting charity stores. I rarely buy anything from retail stores if I can help it.

                    eg $550 for new in box BES920 (unwanted wedding present). Yesterday $10 for $100 worth of new rock climbing gear (going overseas).

                    Lots of bargains out there if you're prepared to hunt them down.

                    Easier to walk into K-mart though

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                    • #11
                      If you're near Collingwood there's the breville outlet in Smith St

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, we have a K-Mart toaster, the first one we had a short in it, tripped our breakers and made an unpleasant smell, the second one was OK (barring poor fit-and-finish)

                        I'd suggest that if you can pick up a Breville or similar for ~$50, I'd go with that.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by magnafunk View Post
                          If you're near Collingwood there's the breville outlet in Smith St
                          Thanks. I can go there during the week.

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                          • #14
                            I just bought the Breville 4 slice lift and look from Myers. It is on a promotional discount, for about $51.

                            Thanks for everybody's help.
                            Last edited by pamount; 10 July 2016, 05:04 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Reckon I might grab the same one... have been thinking about getting something with long slots so I don't have to flip slices of sourdough to toast both ends. Don't see much sense in paying an extra $100 for one with a motor that lifts the toast instead of a spring and lever - just another thing to break.

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