- TSF02PBAU (Pastel Blue)
- Verified purchase
Perfect for squat loaves
I'll be honest, I'm superficial and I bought this because it was cute. It's more expensive than any toaster has any business being; it's exactly not a complicated device.
Also I really wanted something with a long slot to toast the squat flat type of loaves my favourite local baker makes. The slices are too long to fit in your usual toaster without one end sticking up out of it, not getting toasted. And the griller in my oven is bloody awful, but that's another story.
It's a bit of a hulk, this toaster. Quite bulky. It does look great though...and the retro style suits my kitchen. It can toast just one side for when you're doing crumpets or bagels. It does both sides evenly, the timer is reliable. It has spit toast out once or twice but I can live with that, it's so cute.
Please Do not buy
Bought my smeg toaster in December from Myer. Been working perfectly fine and makes perfect toast when it's actually working. Today, when I wanted toast real bad, the toaster would not work. It's less than a year old. I m lost for words, lasted less than 9mnths. For its price u would think it will last a life time.
This is a great toaster, looks great, toasts great. You do have to play around a bit to learn what setting to have it on for how you like toast, but it toasts evenly, not noticeably long, toast doesn’t jam or pop up excessively. I’ve used normal bread and bagels and muffins, but when I’ve used fruit bread you do have to turn the browning down. It’s a great toaster!
Good toaster does job
I have had none of the problems mentioned in other reviews here. Seems to toast evenly with good colour. Like that it is simple to use and does job - really what I want in a toaster. The instructions also recommend that you clean out the crumb tray after every use. The tray does look like it would fill up fairly quickly with crumbs and cause a short if you do not clean it. As my last toaster a Breville packed up with an unexplained ‘electrical fault’ I have been doing this religiously and it appears after 6 months that I have had no problems wi...th reliability. I wonder whether this might be the cause of the problem for others here too? Maybe my Smeg will fail too but it hasn’t yet. Will keep you updated if it does. Update July 2020. This toaster is still going strong. Good toaster - important to keep tray clean..
Purchased in August 2018.
- TSF02PBAU (Pastel Blue)
- Verified purchase
I got my Smeg 4 slice toaster through flybuys last year and I can’t find the paper work for it but it would be lucky to be 12 months old.I love the look of it and how it cooks my toast but now it just stopped working and you can’t push the bread down in it without it cutting my power off all the time.For an expensive toaster I thought it would of lasted longer.I have been in touch with smeg and they have sent me a replacement toaster without any hassle.I can’t thank them enough
Looks good but thats it.
So cheaply made that when the toast pops, usually with burnt crusts, it pop right out of the toaster with a clank!
It certainly is retro, like going back in time, nothing modern about this toaster, no smooth rise up and down, no fruit bread setting, constantly having to look to see if the toast is burning because 3.5 is too light and 4 is burnt. Bread comes out dry and unenjoyable. Toast is my cheat food in the mornings and this toaster is ruining it for me! But I like how it makes my kitchen look so ....
P.S this toaster has nothing o...
I bought the Pastel blue 4 slice toaster and kettle just over 2 years ago. The toaster keeps sparking and causing the circuit to switch off. The paint on the kettle has bubbled and split causing it to peel. I have had no problems with evenness of toasting.
I paid extra because they are such an attractive design but am a little disappointed they haven't lasted any longer than a much cheaper brand would.
Nice design but poor quality
Terrible toaster. Just 2 years of infrequent using. It stopped to working. It looks nice but unevenly cooked toasts and stopped to work at all. Unfortunately have to buy the same as all our small appliances in our kitchen of this design and color. We are very disappointed about luxury Italian brand.
Looks good but bad quality
Wrote a review about kettle also which is terrible quality. Expect better from Smeg. Toaster had to be returned 10 months later with little use as the lever would not stay down so had to hold it down to toast. Also toast pops up so dramatically my bread always goes flying out... not ideal. How is it so easy to mess up a toaster when your paying $300... go to Kmart instead.
Of course you can find cheaper toasters than Smeg, but as my father used to say: buy cheap, buy twice. I have a pair of RM Williams boots. They are now 15 years old. They cost me over $250 way back when and now to replace them it would cost me nearly $500. Have I had value from them? Yes. Do they look good? Yes. And the same goes for Smeg. Part of the reason we buy a coloured toaster from Smeg is that we want something that looks good - anyone that says they bought a Smeg because of its performance alone is a liar . And why not have something t...hat makes you feel better about yourself? On the subject of toast, the Smeg performs well. I am dark and crunchy toast guy and my wife prefers it the way normal people eat it toast, but in both cases Smeg works well, and 'yes' you can toast more than just bread with it, and 'yes' it has reliable variation settings, and even if it didn't you'd still buy one because their just so very, very pretty.
I tried four toasters from cheapest to most. expensive None worked perfectly.i sent all back and decided to try Smeg as it looked so lovely. I loved the look of the pale blue smeg but it has never worked perfectly and now only seems to toast 1 side. It's about 2 years old now and at least it hasn't sparked or stopped working completely.i have to watch it and turn it and never know if it will suddenly burn the bread black. how come we can send a man to the moon but can't make a toaster work? I'm heartbroken as I love a beautiful kitchen appliance. I'd love a matching toaster but don't dare try one. I can't remember when I got it.
Love the look of this toaster. It's great too. Roasts evenly. kind of dries the bread out a bit but nothing too bad. The only thing I wish it did was beep when finished although I think it's personal preference for that. I just forget I have toast going and so I end up spreading butter on cold toast
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