Kenwood TTP210

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Pros

  • Great value
  • Can inspect progress
  • Good-looking

Cons

  • Browning is a little uneven
  • Four slices a bit of a squeeze
  • No warming rack

Key Features

  • Review Price: £34.99
  • 2 slots
  • 19 x 40 x 17cm size
  • 50-90cm cable

What is the Kenwood TTP210?

The Kenwood TTP210 is an affordable four-slice toaster with an attractive design and good features for the price.

Although browning isn’t perfectly even, it’s good enough to impress for a budget appliance.

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Kenwood TTP210 – Design and Features

The Kenwood looks great in a shiny, “clean” way. The design is curved and classy. If you like your electricals white then this is beautiful. If you’re more into metal finishes or bright colours, though, you should look elsewhere.

A cable tidy can be found on the underside of the unit, and the cable itself reaches 90cm from the right-hand end of the toaster or 50cm from the left. The controls are clearly designed to be on the right of the toaster and wouldn’t work so well if you turned it around, so the design isn’t ideal for lefties.

The Kenwood TTP210 features three button controls: reheat, one for defrosting/toasting bread straight from frozen, and a cancel button to stop toasting. It’s possible to lift the levers to inspect your toast’s progress without cancelling it.

The toaster comprises two long slots, each measuring 26 x 13 x

3cm – we could just about fit in a 3cm sourdough doorstep. Browning controls may be numbered 1 to 6 but there are clicks in between, so it really offers 20 graduations of browning. A long, thin tray to catch any crumbs pulls out from beneath the controls.

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Kenwood TTP210 – What’s it like to use?

The Kenwood TTP210 is a two-slot toaster designed to toast four slices – but it can’t quite fit in four standard slices of bread laid horizontally. Instead, I had to place the slices vertically, which resulted in about 1cm of the bread sticking out of the top.

The “peek and view” feature, which lets you lift up the lever to inspect progress without cancelling it, is superb. It slides up smoothly and means there’s no excuse for burnt toast.

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When the toasting is complete, it pops up jauntily. I found that the sides of the toaster were impressively cool to the touch.

The results were good. Although they weren’t as good as the Graef TO100 – which is capable of fitting in four slices into two long slots. Toast was a little browner at one end of the slot than the other, and the top 1cm that was sticking up didn’t brown well at all – but it was barely more than the crust that missed out. The results were good enough for the price.

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Should I buy the Kenwood TTP210?

It depends on whether you want the best toaster or one that’s good enough. You won’t be disappointed with the results from the Kenwood, and it offers excellent value for money. But if you want the very best toaster then consider the Dualit Brushed Architect Four-Slice Toaster or the Hotpoint TT44EAX0.

Verdict

Not the best four-slice toaster we’ve seen, but plenty good enough and excellent value for money.

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