Sage Smart 4 Slice Toaster Review

Smart toasters are definitely now a thing, and this Sage Smart 4 Slice Toaster can claim to lead the field in advanced features. But even though it has smart functionality, it’s very human-friendly, and the features have titles like “Quick Look”, and “A Bit More”, for those of us who can only take so much technology with our toast. All in all, this really is a great product for people who want the most advanced machine they can get. So let’s take a closer look.

Motorised Action And Smart Toasting

The key thing about the Sage Smart 4 Slice Toaster, that sets it apart from other toasters, is that it’s motorised. That means, that rather than having to raise and lower the carriage, the toaster does it for you. If you think about it, this is good news, in that it saves wear and tear on the control mechanism, especially if some users of the toaster are inclined to be a little heavy handed! The virtually silent motorised movement smoothly raises the toast when it is done – especially useful if you are toasting smaller items such as crumpets.

And talking of crumpets, the toaster has a really useful feature, that enables you to choose to toast one side of an item more than the other side. Split bagels and crumpets for example, need more heat on the top than they do on the bottom. Simply use the Crumpet setting, and place the item with the side that needs more heat facing inwards. The outer toasting element will automatically set itself to a lower heat setting – another smart option.

Easily Monitor Toasting Progress

One of the annoying things about standard toasters, is that it’s difficult to see whether the toast is done, and how much longer there is to go. Not only that, but if you interrupt the toasting, and raise the carriage to have a look at the toast, you have no option when you put it back, but to start the whole toasting cycle over again. The result? Overdone toast, unless you stand over it. Well, the Sage Smart toaster overcomes that problem with its “Quick Look” feature. This raises the carriage, allowing you to check how brown the toast is, then lowers it again, without interrupting the toasting process.

lso helpful when it comes to monitoring toasting, is the countdown indicator, showing how much longer there is to go. Why don’t other toasters have this? It’s brilliantly useful. And the smart features continue with the “Bit More” button. If the item you’re toasting needs a little more time, this feature just adds a little more toasting – again, without resetting the entire toast cycle.

It’s amazing how difficult it can be to get a simple thing like toast right, when you don’t have these features. And if your bread or bagel is frozen, no problem. There’s a setting for that too! So with the Sage Smart toaster, you can dial the morning stress right down, and let the machine do the work.

Wide Slots

Many people love loaves of special toasting bread, but the slices tend to be large and some toasters can’t cope. Don’t worry – they’ll fit into the Sage Smart toaster perfectly. The slots are self centring and extra wide, so the bread gets positioned accurately for nice, even toasting. Those who want to toast craft breads and thicker, homemade bread will also find the slot sizes perfect.

Quality Materials

The toaster is made of brushed stainless steel, and measures 29 cm x 20 cm x 30 cm. It has 2,000 volts of power, to deliver fast toasting, It also has a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning, and cord storage to avoid trailing leads on the kitchen counter top.

This Sage Smart 4 Slice Toaster is definitely a must for modern kitchens.