Breville BTA830XL Long Slot Smart Toaster Review Posted in: Reviews, Toasters – Tags: , , ,

With 12 browning settings the Breville BTA830XL doesn’t leave you short of options, whether you enjoy toast dark light or in between with this Smart toaster you can perfect your toasting routine in no time! When reviewing the BTA830XL the first thing I noticed was how elegantly designed it is. With a stainless steel finish and rounded yet rectangular design it does look the part, what was really impressive though was selecting the darkness.

When you turn on the Breville BTA830XL there is a slider type switch which allows you to set the darkness of your toast or bagel, above this switch is an LED indicator guide setting that lights to the level you have selected, this might not seem anything special but it’s a real conversation starter and proves the ergonomic design.

Key Features

4 Slice long slot capacity for any shaped bread
LED toasting progress indicator
Toast ready sound alert can be adjusted to High, Low or Mute
1600 Watt element features Cool-touch brushed die-cast metal body
Convenient slide out crumb tray ans concealed cord storage. Dimensions (L) 14.9″ x (W) 7.7″ x (H) 7.5″; Weight: 8.25 lbs

Upon testing the Breville BTA830XL we decided to use many different types of bread, breads with sugar will cook faster and more savoury breads like rye bread cook slightly slower. It genuinely did toast slightly browner with each setting, leaving a soft inside and slightly crunchy outside while heating the bread throughout. With five simple buttons on the top of the toaster the options to select are toast, a bit more, bagel, frozen and lift and look.

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‘A bit more’ is a nice function that many other toasters don’t have, it allows you to give it an extra 30 seconds to toasting (either before, during or after) while lift and look lets you see how bread is toasting without cancelling the process. My favourite feature however is bagel, this feature cleverly works by only adding extra heat to the middle heating elements therefore ensuring a heated bagel throughout.

Alarm volume setting

Another brilliant feature that most appliances could really do with is a setting to change how loud the alert is to let you know a cycle has finished, it can be changed in volume and muted. If you’re like me, easily irritated in the morning then this is a blessing in disguise.
Removable crumb tray

With a removable crumb tray any excess crumbs from the toast are stored conveniently below the toaster in a drawer that can be slid out easily, no more shaking the toaster!

Amazon ratings and reviews

With an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0 stars the Breville BTA830XL more than holds its own showing it is worth pay slightly more for. Users seem very content with their toast also while complementing the beautifully elegant design and usability.

In conclusion I found the Breville BTA830XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Long Slot Smart Toaster to be a very feature rich and cleverly designed toaster that brings great toast and bagels to the kitchen, five out of five.

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