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Russell Hobbs Retro 21691 review

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Key features
  • 4
  • Black
  • Matching kettle

If you're the impatient type, the black Russell Hobbs Retro toaster could be just what you need. Not only can it toast four slices at once but it has a countdown timer that shows you exactly how long is left until breakfast is ready. Standard slices fit in well enough, but are the slots big enough for a 'toastie' loaf? This is just one of the things we check in our toaster tests; read our full review to find out more.

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First reviewed by Which?

March 2017

Released

August 2016

Technical specifications

General

  • ColourBlack
  • Type of browning controlManual
  • Browning levels6
  • Bread slot sizes14 x 2.4 x 11
  • Cable length74m
  • Matching kettle
  • Additional infoThis toaster has been tested to the 2013-2019 test programme. Results for toasters tested before December 2013 and after September 2019 aren’t directly comparable.
  • Manufacturers contact number0345 658 9700
  • Manufacturer URLUk.russellhobbs.com

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We have tested 278 toasters and found that there are 19 Don't Buys and 79 Best Buys.
Range of Toaster scores
  1. 24%
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  2. 62%
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  3. 83%
    Highest score
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