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Galen Mon 10-Feb-14 20:37:12

As I make my own bread, sometimes using a bread maker. I find when sliced it's too deep to fit into my toaster. It's a dualit!
Can anyone reccomend a toaster that takes large bread slices, oh and it MUST take crumpets as well. ( I'm very partial to a bit of crumpet!)wink

Galen Mon 10-Feb-14 21:59:09


sunseeker Mon 10-Feb-14 22:38:23

Have you thought about a George Foreman grill - mine makes great toasted sandwiches and adjusts to how thick the bread is.

Galen Mon 10-Feb-14 22:42:54

I've got a grill. But a grill squashes the bread. Fine for a toasted sandwhich, but not for my soldiers. (For pate, soup or caviar!)

Lona Mon 10-Feb-14 22:46:56

My Russell Hobbs takes largish slices.

Lona Mon 10-Feb-14 22:47:20

and crumpets.

ninathenana Mon 10-Feb-14 23:08:41

We have to cut the top crust of a ready sliced loaf to fit the toaster. We had to do the same with our previous toaster. Have you not got a grill facility on your oven? We use ours for crumpets and cheese on toast.

annsixty Tue 11-Feb-14 08:47:39

A toasting fork and and a roaring fire? A gas fire will do at a pinch as we found out all those years ago during power cuts , probably at the time of the Three day week.Memory not so good these days!!

Iam64 Tue 11-Feb-14 08:54:42

Our toaster gave up the ghost last week. I was shocked by the price of toasters, and decided to rely on the grill. Our new oven/grill goes off every time you open the door so never heats up to the level I believe is needed for satisfactory toast. I'm saving up for a new toaster - has anyone any recommendations for Galen?

glammanana Tue 11-Feb-14 08:56:15

I use a Delonghi toaster in black which takes very thick sliced bread & crumpets has served me well I think I bought it from JL.
annsixty grin memories

Anne58 Tue 11-Feb-14 09:13:11

Some reviews here

sunseeker Tue 11-Feb-14 09:17:34

Coopers of Stortford do a flat bed toaster.

whenim64 Tue 11-Feb-14 09:28:59

I've got a cheap Breville toaster (matches the cream kettle and mixer perfectly) and it takes large thick slices of bread, as well as doorstep size ones I cut myself. Seems to be holding up ok - had it three years.

Charleygirl Tue 11-Feb-14 09:35:39

Iam64 I pay as little as possible for a toaster because they never last long in my house. Around £20 or less appears to be average. I try to buy a "good" one in the sales so that I get better quality much cheaper. That is the theory.

whenim64 Tue 11-Feb-14 09:40:10

Yes, Charleygirl it's a shame toasters pack up even when you spend a fortune on them. My last one did everything except make the beds but only lasted 18 months and it was past the guarantee stage. This Breville was bought cut-price and cost about £16.

Galen Tue 11-Feb-14 10:01:25

It's the height not the thickness that's the problem.
Glad solo done else has a passion for crumpets. The kids always reckoned my homemade ones were the best.
We used to have an open fire and everyone had their own toasting fork.

whenim64 Tue 11-Feb-14 10:09:19

The one I've got takes long slices, Galen

whitewave Tue 11-Feb-14 10:27:38

I have exactly the same problem Dualit - breadmaker - so I cut the slices in half - a winner really less bread so helps with the weight (not!)

Galen Tue 11-Feb-14 10:47:46

That's the breville When?

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BradfordLass72 Mon 17-Jun-19 05:57:37

My sliced Paleo bread is often too high for my toaster - I just put it in sideways.

Liaise Mon 17-Jun-19 06:19:48

I have a Panasonic bread maker which makes different size loaves. The Dualit Architect Toaster we have had for a few years now seems to take most sizes of bread and makes nice evenly browned toast.

FlexibleFriend Mon 17-Jun-19 09:45:47

height is usually the problem so we put the bread in the toaster sideways that way it fits, ours is a russell hobbs.

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