Breville BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster Review

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Toasters are handy kitchen appliances to prepare you a quick breakfast in busy mornings. A toaster needs to be quick and should have accessibility features to prepare a quick meal. Breville is a reliable brand for various kitchen appliances. All the Breville products are designed and engineered in Australia, and are assembled in China, but the quality is much better than your typically Chinese manufactured products.

The Breville BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster is just the kind of appliance one would want in the kitchen. It has some smart accessibility features and specifications, which are discussed as below.

Lift and Look feature

The Breville Die-cast 2-slice toaster has an easy Lift-and-Look feature. It allows the housewife to quickly check if the bead is toasted enough or not. It allows the alterations in mid-cycle. In addition to this one, a Bit-More setting automatically lowers down the toast to brown it a little more. These two features integrate well to save time when in a rush.

When the bread is toasted fully, it pops out high enough so that one can grab it easily without burning fingers. The toaster can brown the toast evenly and consistently with all batches, and offers a crisp toast to butter it up for the breakfast!

Can accommodate oversized bread

The toaster slots are wide and long enough to accommodate some oversized bread or bagel. A slot has a width of half an inch and a depth of 5.2 inches. The toaster also has varied settings for different levels of browning. An LED panel is integrated to for ease in selection of settings and to track the progress of toaster.

When done, the toaster produces an audible sound to let the user know that the bread is done. Unlike other toasters of plastic casing, this does not overheats and does not render smoke on prolonged use. There is a wring on the cord which can be used to easily remove it from the socket.

Specs and features

  • Item Dimensions: 8.25 x 13.25 x 9 in
  • Material type: Metal
  • Item weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • Toaster slots measure 1.2 ” W x 5.2″ deep
  • Wattage: 900 watts
  • One year manufacturer warranty

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  • Varied toast settings for different levels of browning
  • One touch auto lowering function
  • Able to accommodate differently sized bagel and bread
  • Consistent toasting from batch to batch
  • Does not overheat
  • LED panel to display settings and other controls
  • Toasted bread pops high enough to grab easily


  • No settings for reheating
  • Slower than other models
  • Slight stripping on both sides of toasted bread


Although the Breville BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster lacks any settings for reheating, it performs well enough to eliminate the entire need. The toast is warm, brown and crisp enough for a quick breakfast or sandwich. It comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty to assure the after sales services and the satisfaction of the consumers.

This 2-slice toaster from Breville has been used by various regular home users who have tried and tested this toaster. They are satisfied with their choice and given positive reviews. It has also received higher rankings. The toaster is recommended for use by professional level chefs also.