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Breville BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster™ Reviews

21 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

81%Rated 5 stars

6%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

13%Rated 1 stars

19 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/6/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love this toaster. For me it was a little pricey but I ordered it. It is worth every cent. It cleans easily. it looks great with stainless products. It toasts so evenly. You press a button and the toaster grasps the bread and lowers it down into the toasting area. This feature lets the bread stand straight up and it receives an even toasting. Bagels are great. There is a defroster function. When the toast is finished it is brought back up and the toaster rings to let you know it is finished. Very sleek looking and not huge. Mine is on a narrow counter next to my stove and it looks great there. My husband loves it. It also has a row of lights that run across near the heat setting knob. The lights go off one at a time which enables you to see where the bread is in the cycle of toasting. I wish I would have bought the four slice more expensive one. But since my husband and I are empty nesters, I will keep the two slice unit. I love Breville products. I have their counter oven and it is fantastic also.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/13/09
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Surprisingly short life. We have owned this toaster for a little over one year and it is already shot (with very moderate use). It does a nice job, but I expected it to last longer than this! I have to have my head examined for paying this much money for a toaster. I could have bought 3 toasters for the price of this one.

Additional 1 BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster™ Breville Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 29, 2013

Sara

from Northern California

I needed to replace our cute red Kitchen Aid toaster which had died after 10 years of excellent service:). After doing research and reading other positive reviews of the Breville toaster, I decided to buy it, and I'm very happy I did. It is a wonderful toaster and it has useful features that are easy and intuitive to use. Pros: The bread toasts evenly from top to bottom and on both sides; my husband loves the a bit more and bagel features; I like using the lift and look feature; the LED lighting on the numbered bar are easy to read; and, it's classically beautiful and well crafted. A quality item. Con: The cost, but, I got what I paid for. :) Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston,MA

The Rolls Royce of toasters was given to me as a gift and I love it so much, I gave my daughter one for Christmas.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cuisinart

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great toaster! A little pricey, but it is a great appliance. Our family has other Breville products and are very happy with them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 24, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

After our $25 toaster died from 7 years of loyal service, I researched toasters like a crazy woman. I didn't want to buy this but the 'A Bit More' button snagged me. I have to admit I could have bought much cheaper, but so far so good. Lots of use from kids and it's holding up well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Robbinsville, NJ

This toaster was a gift and the recipient was thrilled & very pleased with the features after using it. I want one for myself!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

We barely used this toaster maybe 10 times and it is shot. We bought it at William Sonoma, it was pricey, but we liked the look and ease of features that we were shown. Money down the toilet. I am going back to Target or Wal-mart and buying just a normal toaster that will last for 20 years.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Iowa

Love this toaster. It does a perfect job toasting and looks beautiful on the counter. Very quiet and smooth!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Toledo, Ohio area

I like this toaster so much that I bought the convection oven. It is constructed of metal and has a substantial heft to it. But the heft is not the most important factor...the even toasting, the pop-up-to-peek feature, the ease of cleaning the crumb tray: they are great things about this toaster. I'm hooked on Breville!

Brands I'd also recommend: Le Creuset

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love this toaster. For me it was a little pricey but I ordered it. It is worth every cent. It cleans easily. it looks great with stainless products. It toasts so evenly. You press a button and the toaster grasps the bread and lowers it down into the toasting area. This feature lets the bread stand straight up and it receives an even toasting. Bagels are great. There is a defroster function. When the toast is finished it is brought back up and the toaster rings to let you know it is finished. Very sleek looking and not huge. Mine is on a narrow counter next to my stove and it looks great there. My husband loves it. It also has a row of lights that run across near the heat setting knob. The lights go off one at a time which enables you to see where the bread is in the cycle of toasting. I wish I would have bought the four slice more expensive one. But since my husband and I are empty nesters, I will keep the two slice unit. I love Breville products. I have their counter oven and it is fantastic also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 10, 2012

Mo H

from Sanford Co.

It is the nicest toaster I have ever used, very nice! Love the controls , and the beauty of it, in all it is great! Mo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

Works well. One caveat - I purchased the the same style of toaster twice through Zappos. The first toaster toasted unevenly. After surfing the web, I found that a few other folks had this problem. I found more pros than cons in regards to reviews of this toaster, however. I opted to return the first and reorder the toaster. The second one works very well and am happy with my purchase. Has some bells and whistles that I like that other reviewers mentioned such as the countdown LED lights for time and a mid toast button to check toast doneness. Only because of Zappos excellent return policy did I opt to give this toaster another try and I'm glad I did. Love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Olympia, Washington

This toaster has a tiny motor that raises and lowers the toast slowly - so cool! It seems to toast evenly. The darkness adjustment slider near the bottom lights up with a row of LEDs to indicate how dark or light. My favorite feature is the countdown function where the LEDs show how much time is left, followed by a short beep when the toast is done.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2011

June

from Oregon

I have bought many toasters trying to find one that toasts evenly on both sides. This has been the best one I've ever tried. I got rid of my others. As a plus, it looks great and is easy to use. It has a bagel setting, and I toast hot dog buns in it also. It's worth every penny.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Lynden, Wa

What a great toaster! We both love the features - especially the "just a bit more". Looks nice, too. All the special features make it fun to use! Zappos is a terrific company!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2010

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

You know, toast is simple food - or should be. I’ve had several bad toasters throughout the years and when I moved recently, I was loathe to search for another that I knew would fall short of the basic task a toaster should do: toast evenly on both sides without burning them. I’m happy to say this toaster works perfectly. It has smooth automatic functions that won’t launch your toast into the next room, it allows you to toast "a bit more" or cancel any function at any time, and it toasts both surfaces of the bread to an even (end-to-end) color and perfect texture. Silly as it sounds, now that I found one I like so much, I’ve been finding more reasons to have toast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2009

Zeeman

from Annapolis, Maryland

Surprisingly short life. We have owned this toaster for a little over one year and it is already shot (with very moderate use). It does a nice job, but I expected it to last longer than this! I have to have my head examined for paying this much money for a toaster. I could have bought 3 toasters for the price of this one.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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