Written on: 23/06/2013
At time of purchase it appeared to be a very reasonable price for a reputable brand. The tiny cable is always a cause for annoyance, dictating the toaster to be sighted in an awkward position. The heat setting is totally insensitive, causing many a failed and badly burnt toasting. Now for the bad news: at three months old, when the lever is pressed down, the mains electric fuses blow - every time!
I have tried testing the plug with an ampere meter (when unplugged from the mains socket). When pressing the toaster lever down, the meter reacts to the live and neutral connections shorting out.