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Breville BTA840XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster™ Reviews

26 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

67%Rated 5 stars

10%Rated 4 stars

14%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

24 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/15/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I read other reviews before purchasing this toaster as I am so tired of buying bad ones. We love this toaster! Bread toasts evenly as does frozen items. Love the sophisticated 'push-of-a-button' technology. I highly recommend this toaster.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/6/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought this toaster about 5 months ago for my wife (don't judge me, she asked for a toaster). It looks fantastic, and the toast comes out...toasted. A week ago though the lights on the left side of the toaster started randomly blinking, and that side is no longer functional. I have emailed Breville costumer support, and await their reply. I am currently giving it two stars because when I buy an expensive kitchen appliance I expect it to work for years without having to ever use the warranty.

Additional 6 BTA840XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster™ Breville Reviews

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September 1, 2012

Christina R

from Tampa, FL

If you like a lot of fun controls on an appliance, this toaster is for you. It can do some amazing things. I only wish it would toast more evenly than it does.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought this toaster 6 months ago, and I still love it! Toast perfectly, stylish on the counter. No problems so far. It is not used every day, perhaps 5 times a week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle

They really did make a better toaster. Toasts evenly, and the fancy features like "lift and look" and "a bit more" are perfect in that they automatically do what you used to do manually. I'm dinging it 2 stars though because the the 2 right slots are stuck in "bagel" mode and only toast 1 side. I'm going to have to send it back which is a big nuisance. For this price, the darn thing should work.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Ithaca, NY

This is an excellent toaster, and it looks very attractive on the counter top. It functions perfectly, and has some nice features like the "bit more" button. Degree of toasting can be set with fine granularity. Overall we have had excellent luck with Breville small kitchen appliances; this is our third one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2012

Rick w

 

After years of looking for a toaster that cooked the toast evenly. I have found one. It does not seem to be built any better than others and it has a lot of bells and whistles that are not needed. I would rather have it built better with heavier gage steel and parts. Very expensive compared to a toaster that a friend got as a bank giveaway that toasts just as well. All in all it toasts the way I want.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Illinois

I read other reviews before purchasing this toaster as I am so tired of buying bad ones. We love this toaster! Bread toasts evenly as does frozen items. Love the sophisticated 'push-of-a-button' technology. I highly recommend this toaster.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2011

Ginger G

from San Diego, CA

Have been married for 48 years and gone though a lot of toasters. Thought a toaster was a toaster -- didn't think the Breville would be worth the high price, but I was wrong. It is the best toaster we've ever had. Heats evenly, looks good (the finish doesn't show fingerprints) and we absolutely love it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

I bought this toaster based on the outstanding reviews by other customers. I was not disappointed! This toaster is the best thing since sliced bread!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2011

Kathy

from Los Angeles

I have never in my life been emotional about a small appliance, but I love this toaster. We've only had it a few weeks but it toasts well, the buttons to take a look and add a little more time are genius, and it looks good/expensive on the countertop. Suffice it to say I'm now someone who talks about her toaster at cocktail parties. If it turns out to be durable as well (can't tell yet) the people at Breville deserve a medal for toaster innovation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Charlottesville, VA

This is the best toaster I have ever owned. I was so sick of toasters and toaster ovens that toast unevenly, and this toaster cooks evenly every time! The kids love the defrost button for frozen waffles. Well worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2011

Dee K

from Kansas

This is a great toaster. I had one for myself and purchased one as a gift for my son's family. They love it too. It works smoothly, the lift and look feature is great as is the just a little more feature and the toast is perfect every time. It looks great too. Well, worth the price to have a toaster that is reliable and attractive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 6, 2011

Justin A

from Anchorage, Alaska

I bought this toaster about 5 months ago for my wife (don't judge me, she asked for a toaster). It looks fantastic, and the toast comes out...toasted. A week ago though the lights on the left side of the toaster started randomly blinking, and that side is no longer functional. I have emailed Breville costumer support, and await their reply. I am currently giving it two stars because when I buy an expensive kitchen appliance I expect it to work for years without having to ever use the warranty.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

This is the best toaster I have ever owned. It toasts quickly and has many levels of darkness to choose from. Not only is it cool to the touch and efficient, but it is very attractive as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2010

Anonymous

 

The toaster was defective upon arrival. Two side of the heating coils did not work at all. The other two sides of the heating coils were randomly heating. Breville's own customer service department advised me after describing issue that the toaster was defective. I would not purchase this toaster again. Zappos was great though from delivery to return of item.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cuisinart

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 3, 2010

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

This toaster is simply amazing. I have come to conclude that when you buy Breville, you buy quality and I'm happy to spend the extra money to get it! The other feature this toaster has that other reviewers have not touched upon yet is the defrost button. This is especially nice for people who keep bagels, breads, etc. in the freezer and want to only take out a slice or two at a time. (Especially nice for singles or couples) This toaster does a remarkable job when you put a slice of frozen bakery bread or a frozen bagel in the slot and press defrost and then toast. It delivers you a perfect and I mean perfect slice of toasted bread. I've been buying wonderful bakery breads and slicing into thick slices when I get home from store and freezing it just because this great toaster makes it possible for me to buy the loaf without wasting most of it from going stale in a day. The toasted slices come out perfectly crisp on the outside and deliciously chewy, hot and flavorful on the inside. I would highly recommend this toaster and would buy again in a heartbeat!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2010

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

This toaster is simply amazing. I have come to conclude that when you buy Breville, you buy quality and I'm happy to spend the extra money to get it! The other feature this toaster has that other reviewers have not touched upon yet is the defrost button. This is especially nice for people who keep bagels, breads, etc. in the freezer and want to only take out a slice or two at a time. (Especially nice for singles or couples) This toaster does a remarkable job when you put a slice of frozen bakery bread or a frozen bagel in the slot and press "defrost" and then "toast." It delivers you a perfect - and I mean perfect - slice of toasted bread. I've been buying wonderful bakery breads and slicing into thick slices when I get home from store and freezing it just because this great toaster makes it possible for me to buy the loaf without wasting most of it from going stale in a day. The toasted slices come out perfectly crisp on the outside and deliciously chewy, hot and flavorful on the inside. I would highly recommend this toaster and would buy again in a heartbeat!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2010

Richard K

from Ormond Beach, Florida

We purchased the toaster because of the excellent performance of our Breville Smart Oven. The Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster does not achieve the same level of satisfaction. The toaster only toasts on one side of your bagel, toast, or English muffin. That is not widely published and may disappoint many buyers. It takes some getting use to. The toaster should be set at level four to begin and you'll be close to your desired browning level. Frankly there are many less costly toasters that will toast the bread, simply without the bells and whistles.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 18, 2010

Joseph W

from Omaha, NE

I received a two slice Breville toaster about 9 mos ago as a gift and it worked well for the first few mos. but now it's coils in several places did not glow consistently so the toast is often very light on one side and the other browned well. I've tried blowing on the faint coils and that did help some but not always. Any other suggestions?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 16, 2010

Joan F

from Pismo Beach California

First class sums it all up. This toaster is worth every cent plus it has a sleek and smart look to it. I am very happy with my decision to spend a little extra and purchase the very best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2010

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

I have only had the Breville toaster for a short time, it looks great & works even better, very good quality I would definitely recommend it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 26, 2010

Rodney W

from Lewisburg, PA

Spending this kind of money on a toaster, our expectations were expectedly high. I'm happy to say the Breville Die-Cast delivered on those expectations and then some. The motorized action and even browning combined with the unique "quick look" and "a bit more" features make this the best performing toaster we've ever owned. It makes our old Cuisinart look like a cheap toaster by comparison. As an added bonus, it just plain looks good sitting on the counter. A must have for kitchen techies.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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