Russell Hobbs Ebony 2-Slice Toaster Review

The Russell Hobbs Ebony 2-Slice Toaster is an affordable toaster that will give you the perfect slice of toast and also make a stylish addition to your kitchen. Black always works well in the kitchen because it complements most decor schemes and Russell Hobbs have certainly made the most of this in the design if this toaster.

The sleek black body and brushed stainless steel accents give the toaster an extremely modern and fashionable appearance, it really won’t look out of place in ay modern kitchen. Russell Hobbs is known for their innovation and for developing products that are stylish and high-quality, they certainly haven’t failed when it comes to their Ebony 2-Slice Toaster.


This toaster has all of the features that you would expect from any toaster. At the press of a button, you can defrost bread. This means that you can put frozen bread straight into the toaster and once you press the defrost button, the toaster will get to work defrosting your bread and then browning it to your specification.

This can save you a lot of time in the morning, or maybe even a lot of bread if you prefer to keep it frozen because you don’t get through a loaf quick enough. The re-heat function is also incredibly useful if you have a busy routine. This button allows you to reheat toast that has been browned to match your preferences but has been left to go cold.

Simply put the toast back into the toaster, press the reheat button and the toaster will give a short burst of heat that will warm up your toast but not brown it any more. Toast does need to be warm if you want your butter to melt and this function allows you to enjoy hot, buttered toast every time. 

Toast Bread to Perfection 

The Russell Hobbs Ebony 2-Slice Toaster has a knob that sits alongside the controls that allows you to control how brown your toast will be. Choose from a scale of 1-5 and the toaster will automatically brown the bread according to your tastes.

You can also use the cancel function at any time during toasting. Simply press the cancel button and the toast will pop up so that you can either take it out and butter it or check on your bread to see if it has been toasted to your taste. You have full control over the shade of your toast. 


The toaster is incredibly sleek and compact, with dimensions of 21 x 27.3 x 8.8 cm, it really won’t take up too much of the precious counter-space in your kitchen. It has a modern, rounded design that won’t look out of place in any kitchen and the blue function indicator lights also add a touch of class.

The matt black body is easy to clean, you won’t have to worry about leaving fingerprints on your brand new toaster. There is a removable crumb tray too, which makes cleaning even easier. This toaster will look as good as new for ages following your purchase. 


The dimensions of the slots on this toaster are 14 cm in length and 3 cm in depth. Thinking about these dimensions are important when choosing a new toaster because you need to ensure that any toaster that you purchase will fit the bread that you like to eat.

These dimensions are actually pretty roomy, so you should be able to toast any style of bread that you fancy, without any trouble. You will be able to fit crumpets, thick slice bread and toaster waffles into this toaster without any problem and whatever you toast will be evenly browned to your specification.