Summary: Bought it approx 2 and a half years and used it a lot in this time. It is a great and attractive toaster but there are problems. Firstly the 'temperature dials' make no difference whatsoever. They make the toast exactly the same on 1 as they do on 5. Crumbs get stuck (and you need to run a cotton bud around it if you want them out) around the edge between the silver and red bit at the top.
3 years on - updated review - some operational issues you would not expect at this price...
David Torbett, Amazon
12 January 2015
Summary: Have to agree with Barry U in that the consistency of level of toasting is quite patchy. Our daughter likes her toast very very lightly toasted so we set the timer to number 2. Results are varied, but mostly it means one side of the bread is toasted, while the other side is still whitish looking. To get it perfect, we have to pop half way through and turn the slice around.
Summary: This is absolutely fantastic.....use it every day.....easy adjustments..... brilliant colour ..... looks fab ..... everybody admires it ... grandchildren love playing with it too. And it is so powerful it even throws the toast high enough in the air to catch ala 'Morecambe and Wise' comedy sketch ! Love it !
Summary: I have had this toaster for a couple of years now. Working ok, good to have the different settings, really useful. The reason for only 3 stars: * the toasting is not entirely even , I.e the edges on one side get browner before the rest of the toast. * difficult to get the slices of bread out if they are smallish.
Summary: Item as described, fast delivery and we are happy with our purchase. Its very pretty. In fact we have been inspired to purchase other DeLonghi products. No complaints just delicious toast so far, and thank you to others and their comments as it is important and has helped on many occasion to help with decisions.
Summary: This toaster looks great and when it works toasts evenly and quickly. However just outside the year guarantee the right hand side of the toaster stopped working and we have not been able to fix it. This wasnt a cheap toaster and I expected it to last much longer but from other reviews it seems to be a common fault. It's such a shame as the other side is still working 3 years on!