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Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:13 pm

Not sure whether to post this under home improvement. My apologies if im wrong.

My toaster doesn't evenly toast anymore after I did some damage last week while cleaning out a thick crust that got caught inside of it. It's my fault for toasting half ripped pieces of bread. Anyway the inside element is pretty much gone on one side.

I saw that Coles has a $25 plastic toaster and Aldi have had them in before. I don't know how safe these toasters are or just the safety of any cheap electrical good. I don't want to get electrocuted from a dodgy circuit or soldering work because there's probably less money allocated towards quality control during production.

I'm not food expert. Just want a 4 slice toaster with a few settings.


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Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:11 am

meltedice wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Not sure whether to post this under home improvement. My apologies if im wrong.

My toaster doesn't evenly toast anymore after I did some damage last week while cleaning out a thick crust that got caught inside of it. It's my fault for toasting half ripped pieces of bread. Anyway the inside element is pretty much gone on one side.

I saw that Coles has a $25 plastic toaster and Aldi have had them in before. I don't know how safe these toasters are or just the safety of any cheap electrical good. I don't want to get electrocuted from a dodgy circuit or soldering work because there's probably less money allocated towards quality control during production.

I'm not food expert. Just want a 4 slice toaster with a few settings.
Irrespective of price, electrical goods must follow safety standards to be imported into most countries. Of course It's possible for products to have faults in manufacturing or design but that where product recalls come into it. A lot of the time product recalls are posted on the manufacturer's website like the link below but unless you're actively checking, you may not even realize that you own an unsafe product.

http://help.target.com/help/productreca ... earch+help

Providing that the brand is relatively well known and the toaster is purchased from a store with a good reputation and returns policy, it should be safe.



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Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:51 am

datsgucci wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:11 am
meltedice wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Not sure whether to post this under home improvement. My apologies if im wrong.

My toaster doesn't evenly toast anymore after I did some damage last week while cleaning out a thick crust that got caught inside of it. It's my fault for toasting half ripped pieces of bread. Anyway the inside element is pretty much gone on one side.

I saw that Coles has a $25 plastic toaster and Aldi have had them in before. I don't know how safe these toasters are or just the safety of any cheap electrical good. I don't want to get electrocuted from a dodgy circuit or soldering work because there's probably less money allocated towards quality control during production.

I'm not food expert. Just want a 4 slice toaster with a few settings.
Irrespective of price, electrical goods must follow safety standards to be imported into most countries. Of course It's possible for products to have faults in manufacturing or design but that where product recalls come into it. A lot of the time product recalls are posted on the manufacturer's website like the link below but unless you're actively checking, you may not even realize that you own an unsafe product.

http://help.target.com/help/productreca ... earch+help

Providing that the brand is relatively well known and the toaster is purchased from a store with a good reputation and returns policy, it should be safe.
silly me. I forgot about standards for imports. :) Didn't know that they were posted online either.
I'll check the recall notices.



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Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:52 pm

No! Never. You're risking a house fire.

I'm embarrassed to say that I've bought my fair share of cheap electrical. I've had sparks come out of cheap power boards and kettles fail to switch off. All dangerous stuff if you're not there to see it and turn it off. Scary..

Don' t buy any electrical appliance without a brand name. Now that I'm thinking about it (obviously) no brand means that there's no way to get in touch with the company. They probably don't want us to


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Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:49 pm

risking a fire over £30 or £40 is dumb. buy a proper toaster


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Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm

Look. Toaster good.

£93.96 for a Curve Jug Kettle and Toaster Set.

https://www.breville.co.uk/breakfast/br ... hrome.html


Or



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Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 pm

mrbean wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Look. Toaster good.

£93.96 for a Curve Jug Kettle and Toaster Set.

https://www.breville.co.uk/breakfast/br ... hrome.html


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oh man that's too dangerous. It's still freaking plugged into power !shocked !shocked


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Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:55 pm

mrbean wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Look. Toaster good.

£93.96 for a Curve Jug Kettle and Toaster Set.

https://www.breville.co.uk/breakfast/br ... hrome.html


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At least the bread isn't undercooked.



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Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:21 pm

mrbean wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Look. Toaster good.

£93.96 for a Curve Jug Kettle and Toaster Set.

https://www.breville.co.uk/breakfast/br ... hrome.html


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Thanks :) :)

Sheesh I hope they switched their power off after that. !shocked !shocked



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toones wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:52 pm
No! Never. You're risking a house fire.

I'm embarrassed to say that I've bought my fair share of cheap electrical. I've had sparks come out of cheap power boards and kettles fail to switch off. All dangerous stuff if you're not there to see it and turn it off. Scary..

Don' t buy any electrical appliance without a brand name. Now that I'm thinking about it (obviously) no brand means that there's no way to get in touch with the company. They probably don't want us to
That's concerning. How cheap were the kettles and power boards?



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Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:41 pm

meltedice wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:22 pm
toones wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:52 pm
No! Never. You're risking a house fire.

I'm embarrassed to say that I've bought my fair share of cheap electrical. I've had sparks come out of cheap power boards and kettles fail to switch off. All dangerous stuff if you're not there to see it and turn it off. Scary..

Don' t buy any electrical appliance without a brand name. Now that I'm thinking about it (obviously) no brand means that there's no way to get in touch with the company. They probably don't want us to
That's concerning. How cheap were the kettles and power boards?
Under $40



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