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Salter Skandi four-slice toaster, best toasters

Salter Skandi four-slice toaster review

This understated and contemporary four-slice toaster is a BBC Good Food star buy. Discover why by reading our in-depth review.

Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
Pros: large and wide slots, simple controls, great browning results
Cons: no bagel function

Salter Skandi EK3619 four-slice toaster summary

Design and functionality both play their part with the four-slice Skandi toaster by Salter. It’s an understated and contemporary addition to a kitchen that easily accommodates extra long and wide slices of bread, whilst also offering a selection of useful functions. This in addition to the quality of results and value for money means it’s a BBC Good Food Star Buy.

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First impressions

On unpacking, the Salter Skandi toaster impressed with its sturdy build. The matte-grey sides have a soft-touch finish and contrast nicely with the stainless steel body. It’s a good-looking toaster, with two pairs of individually controlled slots operated by twist dials and buttons.

The lever arms are wood-effect and non-slip which is a nice touch. The two removable crumb trays at the back are also easy to empty. The cord tucks away neatly but is not longer than average so as with most toasters, you’re limited to the location of where the toaster can sit.

Toasting results

For those who like an array of artisan loafs alongside traditional sliced bread, this is a great all-rounder. Its slots accommodate very tall slices lengthways as well as thickly cut slices in width. Both came out golden and evenly browned on setting five. The fruit loaf fared well on setting four.

There is no specific bagel function, but its low heat warmed the slices nicely on both sides. The slices pop up high which negates any need for lever-lift feature and saves you fishing around for slices with tongs.

Is the Salter Skandi EK3619 four-slice toaster worth the money?

The only obvious drawback during testing was the Skandi toaster’s lack of a specific bagel setting. In every other criteria, it shone, producing evenly browned slices of varying thickness that were accurate to what you’d expect from the selected setting.

Salter Skandi toaster specifications
Cancel button: yes
Browning settings: 7
Extra features: reheat, defrosting, bagel function
Wattage: 1745W
Dimensions: 34.5 x 32 x 21 cm
Weight: 2.3kg

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This review was last updated in February 2021. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk. 

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