I had only used it 3 times when it was hard to pop up the toast. Luckily i don’t use it a lot but i don’t think it will last very long. I guess because the toaster i had before was so sturdy. What i really liked was the slant but after a few uses it was kind of hard to pop up.
I checked all over including ebay and found that this seller offered far and away the best price. Great buy and a great toaster. Product is exactly as seller described. This is our 2nd t-fal toaster. Our first, which is 12 years old is going to our summer retreat.
The toaster works well enough. I really like the size and shape, and it is large enough to take my homemade bread. I have noticed, as other have commented on, that the heating elements do not heat evenly, so i need to flip the bread for both sides to toast evenly. Even then, each side will have dark spots and light spots. The defrost works very well, which is great for my gluten free frozen waffles. It does occasionally eject the toast out onto the counter top. What irritates me most is that it is made in china, which is not shown anywhere in the description. I went to the t-fal website prior to purchasing, and this toaster is supposedly made in france or in the usa.
Delivery was on time and the price was right. Toasts fast and the bagel selection was great. The only slight flaw is if you put in one piece of toast, the spring is so strong sometimes it pops the bread onto the counter.
This toasts a bit unevenly with the bottom of the bread done more than the top. Also, it pops out the toast very strongly – right out on the counter. All in all it is okay and seems well made, it’s just the uneven toasting that is a bit of a problem. Mechanically it functions well and its controls are nice as they have included the right hand knob to lift the toast out of the slot (which i don’t use too often as it has usually been jettisoned out on the counter.
This is my second t-fal avante and i love it. Very fast, love the ‘lift’ button that helps you get the toast out once it has finished toasting and love the button that allows me to stop the toasting process before it has finished when something toasts quicker than expected. The wide slots are great for thicker slices of toast or bagels.
- Great Toaster but Appearance is Different Than Shown
- Speed Toaster. Muffin Launch System
- A jazzy-looking toaster that works!
Definitely different looking from your normal elongated cube toaster. That may be a deal-breaker for some. Nice wide slot for bagels, with one-sided toasting option. Slots come with an integrated internal frame that squeezes together as the toast lowers, and it holds thinly-sliced bread or thins flat. Many toaster lack this, and the very thin items can end up curling while toasting and coming in contact with heating elements – not this one, therefore no charring, smoke etc. Left hand lever lowers toast (only when plugged in, btw), right hand one lifts smaller toast up so you don’t come in contact with hot internal parts. Add pretty fast toast times, even toasting, easy browning adjustment, and we can recommend this based on functionality.
This one is showing signs of age within a few weeks. I guess they are inconsistent in quality.
Like the concept of the toaster’s design. Most of the time, though, it toasts unevenly, but too much hassle to return it. It is true what other reviewers said, it often pops up the bread so forcefully, it literally pops onto the floor.
I liked it but eventually the lettering wipes off making it look cheap. Otherwise it looks pretty sharp in your kitchen.
Love the look of the toaster. It toasts perfectly, browns the bread but does not make it hard like so many toasters do nowadays. The only reason i did not give it 5 stars is because the bread actually pops out of the toaster when done. You need to be there to catch it which is very strange.
Features of T-fal TT7061 Avante Deluxe 2-Slice Toaster with Bagel Function, Black
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- 2-slice toaster with slanted design and extra-wide, self-adjusting slots for even toasting
- 7 electronic browning-control settings from light to dark
- Bagel, Defrost, and Stop functions; Anti-jam function; High-lift lever for easy removal of bread
- Crumb-tray for easy cleaning; Cord storage on base of the unit; Elegant stainless steel and black plastic housing
- 1,200 watts of power; 1-year limited warranty
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We really like this toaster. When our other one died, my husband did a lot of searching for one that was fast and had at least 1100 watts. We did buy one at walmart, the ad said it was 1100 watts, but when we opened it there were only 800 watts. So when we found this one, it really is what it says it is. Kinda had to get used to the slant of it, but it’s well made and a lot faster than our other one. We should have bought from amazon in the first place.
Toasts faster than our old base quality one, which is why i purchased this one. It is 1200 watts, which is really a minimum for a toaster imo, if you don’t want to spend the rest of your life waiting for your toast to get done. I like the right lever feature that lifts up the finished toast high enough so you don’t have to stick your fingers down into the slots to grab the hot toast. The slots could be another 1/2 inch longer, but i see that as a minor ding.
More than a year ago, this one replaced an ‘under-cabinet’ b&d toaster we had for many years. In a word, it is outstanding. The counter-top footprint is not too big, and performance has been great. We couldn’t be happier, and would buy it again in a heartbeat.
The toaster is a little big for my counter. So glad i didn’t get the four slice. The booklet said it is faster toasting,nope afraid not. I have it it on the darkest setting and still have to push down bagels and english muffins twice.
We had our previous one about six years and bent something when we attempted to remove a piece of toast that was caught. We liked it so much that we wanted the exact same item. After searching for it, we found out it was no longer being produced but we were able to still find a new one still available. This is the best – repeat the best – toaster that we have ever owned. (we have been married for 30 years so we have had a few). I would not hesitate ordering the new model at all.
I like this toaster, especially the angle of it-fits under the counter top neatly, without having to move it around. The bagel function (btw amazon, learn to spell the word ‘bagel’, it’s not ‘bagle’) works great. Only problem so far is that toasting is uneven-darker at the bottom, lighter as it goes up, probably due to engineering for a lower price, but not a huge problem for me. I really do like the lever on the right side that raises the toasted items up higher to allow you to remove them more easily. Sure beats sticking two forks into the holes to remove my toast or pop tarts. Well worth the small price increase from the cheapest toasters i’ve looked at.
2-slice toaster with slanted design and extra-wide, self-adjusting slots for even toasting
Bottom line what makes a good toaster is the wattage, or heat, it produces. Unlike many toaster with 900 to 1000 watts this toaster has 1200 watts so it does the job fast and better than most of the others. By the way, the 4 slice model does not have as high as wattage, so suggest the 2 slice model only. Wide openings for the toast is a plus. Spring release is strong if only one slice of bread in slot. A damper on the release would be a plus someday. Are you listening manufacture?????recommend. Great toaster for the price.
I bought this for my parents and they love it.
Have been using this toaster for several months and love it. Nice wide slots for bagels, cooks things fast, accurately, and has a convenient little crumb catcher on the back bottom side. The first couple of uses it projectiled the item out sometimes clearing the toaster completely, but after a couple uses the springs relax and you don’t have to test your catching abilities, lol.
I loved the fact that the toast comes flying out of the toaster when finished toasting. It makes me smile and is a game trying to figure out where to place my plate to catch the toast. It does an excellent job toasting and dethawing as i keep my bread in the freezer. I did not experience the middle of my gluten bread not toasting as noted on one review. I highly recommend this toaster.
Item was received on time and in excellent conditionthis item was as described. I selected this item for its perceived value and quality. After receipt, i can confirm that this was a wise purchase decision. I would purchase this again. I would definitely recommend this item. As a consumer like you, i rely on honest reviews when i purchase items and only offer my genuine interpretation. I encourage positive or negative feedback of my review. If my opinion assisted you in any way with your decision on this item please feel free to click ‘yes’ that you found it helpful.
I like the looks of this toaster but i really ordered this one because they claimed it toasted really fast. My only complaint is toasting one slice of bread is exciting. The slice pops out and onto the floor if you are not standing by.
7 electronic browning-control settings from light to dark
Very happy to locate and purchase this toaster for a family member who loves this model. The manufacturer’s website had the item on backorder but amazon. Toaster arrived ahead of scheduled delivery date and in excellent condition. Toaster works well and family member is very happy to replace the one she had for years that was worn out.
I recently bought this toaster as a replacement for a t-fal toaster that i loved. This new one has a defrost feature that my old one did not have. That makes this toaster wonderful. Everything that i love about my old one has now been perfected with the defrost button. This toaster toasts evenly and very quickly. It has ample space for bagels and long bread. If you are wondering why i replaced my old toaster, it is not the fault of the toaster. Unfortunately in a recent move our toaster took a deadly beating. I knew that if it were an option, i wanted the same toaster, as this toaster has been proven time and time again over the last seven years, that is how long i had the first one. This is a great, sleek looking toaster.
I love this toaster so much. I love the feature where you can push down a lever to help get the toast to pop up so you don’t have to burn your fingers retreving the toast. I loved this so much, i bought my son one after he was divorced.
Ordered this because i liked the contemporary look for my new kitchen. Took up much more counter space than my current toaster and looked huge compared to the other appliances. Can not comment on its performance because i never used it.
I bought this toaster as an exact replacement for one i had bought about 10 years ago that stopped working well but that i really liked. The first one sent to me smelled of smoke when i plugged it in, so a replacement was sent (went very smoothly. ) the new toaster is great except that if you have a light piece of bread or a half piece, the pop up mechanism is so strong that the toast ends up on the counter when it’s done. I’ve never had that happen before with a toaster. Otherwise, i really like this toaster.
This is a great toaster and kind of nice looking – a little different than the boxy toasters. The only problem we have had is that once in a while it pops the toast a little far – has landed on the floor once. I know i saw this from at least one other reviewed and opted to buy it anyway. Most of the times, we don’t have the toast fly (not sure if it is the weight of the bread or the mood of the toaster that day). One really great feature is a lever that raises the toast higher when it is done (of course this is not needed when it has already popped all the way out of the toaster).
This is a sleek toaster that is just beautiful and equally functional. I do wish it had a digital timer but that’s no biggy.
Bagel, Defrost, and Stop functions; Anti-jam function; High-lift lever for easy removal of bread
Purchased this for our cabin. Just the two of us, so the 2 slice is perfect. It toasts bread evenly and settings work just fine. A toasters a toaster, pretty much, but i like the cool design of this one.
This modern looking toaster is bigger than the standard toaster but is an excellent one. I love the fact that if you have smaller sized bread, bagels or english muffins that sink down lower than regular bread, you can hit the eject lever after they’ve finished toasting and they pop right out. It’s very attractive on the counter but it also fits easily in the cabinet if you prefer to keep your appliances out of sight. The heat settings are very accurate, no burned toast yet.And, yes, the front is stainless.
I tried two other toasters from the big box store and was less pleased with those toasters. (+)heats up quickly and toasts bread faster than my old toaster. Good if you are feeding a large group. (-)larger footprint than my old toaster. Very small difference on dial between toasted and burnt. Resetting the thermostat to a previous setting does not always give you consistent results. Crumb catcher lets crumbs spill when moving toaster to clean counter top.
This has been a great toaster – we use it almost every day, often several times a day, and mainly for toasted bread, bagels and waffles. Some people have said it tends to shoot the toast out onto the floor – i have never experienced this, even with smaller breads and small bagels. I have had this toaster for years (8 years?) and just recently ordered another because the inside elements stopped working and it started toasting on only one side, but this toaster has had a lot of use over the years in our family. My only complaint is the picture is not representative of the way the toaster looks now – they changed the front, which now is a bright stainless finish with a raised inset, the levers are smaller as well (to see the new front design, go to: http://www. Com/all+products/cooking+appliances/toasters/products/avant%c3%a9+deluxe+2+slice+toaster/avant%c3%a9+deluxe+toaster). My old one had the sleek, flat, brushed stainless finish as shown in the picture, which was much more attractive – i don’t know why they changed it, and i am quite disappointed with the new finish and front design. Otherwise, it goes well with my other stainless appliances, while the black sides makes it look cleaner, hiding fingerprints and smudges. The slots are wide, easily accommodating large bagels, and if you push the bagel button, it will toast only the one side, leaving the top crispy, but bottom soft. I really like the high-lift lever to help lift smaller pieces out without burning your fingers.
Takes up a lot of counter space for just two toaster slots. Also sits on four small legs. Unless you get the cord positioned correctly the toaster wobbles on the four little legs.
We have to remember to turn the toaster toward the wall so that the toast will hit the wall rather than flying on to the floor – or be prepared to catch flying toast. We have noticed that the frequency of flying toast is slightly less when toasting two pieces versus one. Very attractive on the counter. And, it does make for entertainment.
Crumb-tray for easy cleaning; Cord storage on base of the unit; Elegant stainless steel and black plastic housing
My bachelor son had researched the internet for a good toaster for a christmas present, so i ordered it for him as a gift. After the holidays, he called to tell me how happy he was with it. He said it was the best toaster he has ever come across. He highly recommended it to me, as i also need to by one. Will be ordering one in the near future for myself.
Best toaster i had in quite awhile. Toasts fast compared to most of the othertoasters available in the marketplace. Tried it on bread, muffins, and toaster cakesso far, and all toasted fast and to my perfection.