We're off to Mars, can NASA make us a decent Toaster first?
Painfree Shopping recommends good quality small appliances at decent prices, which do the job they are supposed and last more than a year or so without breaking down. We've been researching 2 slice toasters to recommend to our visitors and of the thousands on sale so far we have found maybe 3 (all around the £150 mark) that work anything like you would expect one to and have just about reached the conclusion that if you want a decent slice of toast buy an oven with a grill.
So if you've got deep pockets grab one of these £100+ models:
Or else spend under £20 on a Russell Hobbs 18953 it has a 2 year manufacturers guarantee (even the mighty and mighty expensive Dualite Toasters only have a one year guarantee on their toaster body & Mechanics (their ProHeat heating elements have 2) a bit sad for a toaster which is marketed as built to last), so if it breaks down after a year contact Russell Hobbs, after 2 years you can chuck it away and get another, that's £10 a year or a £100 for 10 years, a high-end toaster will cost anything from £150 to £200+ and if they last 10 years you are very lucky.
So this is one case of where buying cheap will save you money, a case of having your toast and eating it.
My other half bought a basic Argos cookworks 2 slice 3 years ago for around £12, it still works, makes great toast, browns evenly on both sides takes full Warburtons slices (sideways), stupidly easy to clean and has never given a problem my son just spent £75 on a Delonghi Distinta Pure Pearl White 2 Slice Toaster , our old cookworks makes better toast.
So guess what Argos did....redesigned it!