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Would you buy a white toaster?

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Would you buy a white toaster? If you had asked me the same question a few weeks ago I would have said they were a ridiculous thing to buy. So, when I was asked to review a (white) Delonghi toaster by House of Fraser, I said yes.  Why, I hear you asking? Well, I wanted Delonghi to quash all of my apprehensions and prove to me how the product could possibly stay clean – it’s white!! I also wanted the product to work stylistically as I think it’s rather lovely.

First impressions were pretty good, it felt really light-weight and was very pleasing to the eye. It had a minimalistic appearance and looked great with the other products in my kitchen.  Whilst I do have a lot of white accessories, I also own quite a lot of natural materials such as wooden chopping boards and various other earthenware pieces; basically nothing bright!

Delonghi Argento 4-slot white toaster, Pippa Jameson, House of Fraser, White toasters, kitchen appliances, white kitchen appliances

It was the texture that surprised me the most, it was covered in a soft matt finish which felt almost rubbery. This acts as a protective boundary against any markings, I know this because I managed to burn the toast (fire alarm set of and everything!) the first time I used it as I hadn’t changed the heat dial, this meant that there was a large amount of smoke and some very burnt toast, but, no marks or stains appeared at the top.  I’m sold at this point.

Delonghi Argento 4-slot white toaster, Pippa Jameson, House of Fraser, White toasters, kitchen appliances, white kitchen appliances

The temperature dial allows you to choose the colour of your toast and it has one for each side.  I thought this was particularly useful as my husband likes his lightly toasted and I like my dark, tick no.2

Delonghi Argento 4-slot white toaster, Pippa Jameson, House of Fraser, White toasters, kitchen appliances, white kitchen appliances

You then have the usual settings of ‘stop’ and ‘defrost’ (which I never use as I just toast from frozen) what it does have is a ‘re-heat’ button which I thought was quite useful.  Many a time I have toasted some bread only to forget about it (ok, not that often but it does happen) I can now re-heat my toast along with my cold cup of tea which is re-heated about 5 times in the morning as something always gets in the way of me drinking it – works, kids, washing, life!

Delonghi Argento 4-slot white toaster, Pippa Jameson, House of Fraser, White toasters, kitchen appliances, white kitchen appliances

It has nifty little feet underneath to stop it moving around but these are pretty hidden. The size was smaller than I expected, my husband was worried that it was going to stick out on the sideboard but I think it looks rather neat with our white enamel bread bin.

Delonghi Argento 4-slot white toaster, Pippa Jameson, House of Fraser, White toasters, kitchen appliances, white kitchen appliances

So, all in all it’s a good little toaster.  We had a Delonghi model before but it was a 2-slot silver type. It will be interesting to see how this fares over the next year – I have high hopes :)

Delonghi Argento 4-slot white toaster, Pippa Jameson, House of Fraser, White toasters, kitchen appliances, white kitchen appliances

This toaster was given to me by Delonghi to review, no money was exchanged.

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  • http://www.curateanddisplay.co.uk/ Tiffany Grant-Riley

    Looks really at home in your kitchen Pippa. My husband came home with a copper one (a double like yours) last year and as much as I didn’t like the idea of it too much (bit too trendy) it does get used every day. Enjoy!

  • WeLoveHomeBlog

    I have a white toaster – and Kettle. I love it so much as they blend more into my kitchen’s white tiling and look sleek and really fresh. It’s a good pick Pippa

  • The White Approach

    Would i buy a white toaster ??? HA! Its the only colour to buy. my whole home is full of white products and walls and furniture x Love your toaster and your photographs are gorgeous x

  • Carole King

    It looks beautiful. And a toaster that re-heats toast! Love it. x

  • Geraldine @littlebigbell

    I’m not sure my family can keep a white toaster white. I’m actually eyeing a pastel coloured toaster at the moment. This looks great in your kitchen.

  • http://mollyandtheprincess.com/ Molly Louise

    I gave away my toaster as I hardly eat any bread/toast now, but I would give this counter space just because it looks so lovely. And what a good idea the reheating function is!

  • Rachel Newcombe

    Would I? Yes, absolutely! Especially that one, which looks like a really stylish design.

  • Old Fashioned Susie

    What a clever concept- You should review again in a year to see if its still as white!

  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson

    Thanks Susie, I thought about that as well – long may it last! x

  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson

    It’s pretty isn’t it Rachel. Three weeks in and it’s still clean…! x

  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson

    Me too Molly, it’s mainly for my husband and children – who eat a lot of toast! x

  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson
  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson

    Pretty isn’t it Carole.x

  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson

    Ha ha! I knew this would be one for you :) It would look fab in your home! x

  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson

    Thanks Maxine, It’s managed to stay clean so far…! x

  • http://www.pippajamesoninteriors.co.uk Pippa Jameson

    Oh, a copper toaster, now that sounds really pretty! x

  • Karen

    Well that’s a cool little toaster isn’t it? A nice alternative to the Dualit. The individual toast setting is a great idea. And it does actually fit right in on your countertop!x

  • http://catesthill.com Cate St.Hill

    It looks beautiful in your kitchen, white is probably better than stainless steel to be honest, I’m always wiping dirty finger marks and smears off my toaster! x

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