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Brabantia BQ1021 review

By Model Numbers Virtual Assistant | Updated 23 Jan 2019 | Created 10 Jan 2019


Brabantia BQ1021 review

Review Contents

Features

  • Toast can be reheated without burning with the reheat setting.
  • There is a cancel button so you can pop up your toast whenever you want.
  • The defrost function automatically lengthens the toasting time.
  • Featuring a bagel setting which warms one side and toasts the other.
  • A choice of several browning levels allow for customised toasting.
  • This BQ1021 appliance has illuminated controls.

Review

Brabantia BQ1021 functions

Brabantia BQ1021 functions

The BQ1021 toaster has 1 year warranty and the browning control regulates the colour of the toast.

Additionally, it has a reheat function that will heat up toast that has cooled or gone cold and it can accommodate a variety of breads. The Brabantia 2 Slice Stainless has a mid-cycle cancellation option.

The BQ1021 is made of stainless steel. For easy use, illuminated control buttons show you whether you are defrosting or reheating and this 2 slices toaster comes with 2 slices capacity, ideal for a small family.

The bagel function will toast them on just one side so as to avoid the seed toppings getting burnt and the bq1021 features 2 slots. The BQ1021 's defrost function automatically lengthens the toasting time.

Brand

Brabantia BQ1021 removable crumb tray

Brabantia BQ1021 removable crumb tray

The Dutch manufacturer, Brabantia, makes home accessories. It was founded in Aalst, Netherlands in 1919 by Van Elderen & Co. Brabantia specialises in sink sides, table accessories, kitchen utensils, corkscrews, food warmers, flame lighters, pots, pans, kitchen knives, waste bins, paper bins, bin liners, clothes racks, ironing tables, ironing table covers, rotary dryers, clothes lines, laundry bins, bread bins, canisters, coffee storages, bathroom scales, laundry bins, laundry bags, drying racks and waste bins.

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Considerations

What should your consider when deciding to buy the Brabantia toaster?

If you are considering buying the BQ1021 toaster you should consider the following:

  • This toaster can heat 2 slices at once. It is also has a compact size, so it doesn't take too much space on your kitchen counter. Although, it is not as suitable for families as a four-slice toaster is.
  • The toaster only comes with a standard one year manufacturer's warranty. There are some other toaster models that have 2 years guarantee/warranty included.

Prices

What is the price of the Brabantia 2 Slice Stainless ?

Brabantia BQ1021 high light mechanism

Brabantia BQ1021 high light mechanism

The Brabantia toaster cheapest price is €54.02 in Ireland.

You can compare this toaster price with similar Brabantia toasters with 2 Slices in the table below:

Toaster Brand Country Price
Brabantia 2 Slice Toaster Brushed Stainless Steel 5100141047 Brabantia UK £44.99
Brabantia 2 Slice Toaster Red Brushed Stainless Steel 5100141048 Brabantia UK £47.99
Brabantia 2 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster BQ1021 Brabantia Ireland €54.02

Compare all Brabantia toasters prices in UK.

There are various Brabantia toasters that cost less than this Brabantia toaster that you could consider, but the cheapest model is the Brabantia 2 Slice Toaster Brushed Stainless Steel 5100141047 costing £44.99 (last checked on 23 January 2019).

Stockists

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Brabantia BQ1021 illuminated controls

Brabantia BQ1021 illuminated controls

Ratings

In this section, you can compare the BQ1021 ratings.

The following table shows the ratings for Brabantia toaster, including feature name, rating and review:

Feature Rating Review
Features 5 out 5 stars Very Good
Functions 5 out 5 stars Very Good
Safety 0 out 5 stars No Rating
Design 4 out 5 stars Good
Ease of use 5 out 5 stars Very Good
Price 3 out 5 stars Average
Users 0 out 5 stars No Rating
Overall Rating 3.1 out 5 stars Average

We determine a toaster's feature score by scoring the toaster's specification features and then adding the scores to determine whether the product has a great specification.

Specifications

Here you can view the Brabantia toaster full specification list of features.

Brabantia BQ1021 2 slots

Brabantia BQ1021 2 slots

Features Value
Name Brabantia 2 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster BQ1021
Brand Brabantia
Model number BQ1021
Colour Stainless Steel
Best Price €54.02 at Electricshopping Ireland
Number of slices 2 Slices
Variable browning Yes
Defrost function Yes
Cancel function Yes
Reheat function Yes
Bagel function Yes
Number of slots 2 Slots
Wide slots Yes
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Material Stainless Steel
Suitable for bagels Bagels

This table consists of BQ1021 appliance feature names and feature values.

Comparisons

Compare the Brabantia 2 Slice Stainless with the best toaster models with similar features.

Brabantia BQ1021 comparisons table
Bosch TAT3A011GB Toaster Village Collection 2 Slice in White

Bosch TAT3A011GB

Removable crumb tray - easily clean your toaster and the self-centring racks will make sure every slice is evenly toasted on both sides. The high lift function which allows you to easily remove your toast when ready and it has cool touch design for safety. With several different browning levels, everyone will be able to get their toast exactly how they like it and the tat3a011gb has a mid-cycle cancellation setting. The cord-storage facility keeps your worktop tidy and the defrost setting lets you can even cook bread straight from frozen. In addition, it has wide slots to accommodate thicker slices of bread and if you have accidentally let your toast go cold then you can use the reheat function. The cheapest price is £39 from Electricshop.

Read full review of Bosch TAT3A011GB.

Russell Hobbs 23862 DARWIN 2 Slice Toaster in Black

Russell Hobbs 23862

You can select your perfect setting for golden brown toast with the variable browing control and the defrost function gives you the option to store bread in your freezer, and have it ready when you need it. The reheat function is ideal for reheating toast without over browning and cool touch housing for extra safety. The toaster has removable crumb trays and there also is a mid cycle cancel button. There is cord storage to keep your worktop neat and tidy and you don't have to worry about having to clean up crumbs, the 23862 has a useful removeable crumb tray that catches all the little bits of toasted bread. The cheapest price is £17 from Sonic Direct.

Read full review of Russell Hobbs 23862.

Swan ST17020REDN 2 Slice Townhouse Toaster in Metallic Red Chrome

Swan ST17020REDN

This toaster has cool sidewalls for safety and the cord storage helps keep your worktop tidy. The Reheat setting lets you gently reheat toast that has gone cold and a removable crumb tray means it's nice and easy to clean your toaster. This toaster has a High lift function which makes it easy to remove your toast and it boasts variable browning control so you can toast your bread just the way you like to. The ST17020REDN 's defrost function automatically lengthens the toasting time and the swan st17020redn 2 features an automatic shut off. The ST17020REDN toaster has a mid-cycle cancellation feature. The cheapest price is £24.95 from Sonic Direct.

Read full review of Swan ST17020REDN.

Swan ST17020CREN 2 Slice Townhouse Toaster in Cream Chrome

Swan ST17020CREN

High-lift function for easy removal of smaller slices of bread and it features a defrost button that makes it easy to defrost items before toasting. Additionally, there is a cord storage to keep your worktop neat and tidy and it has a reheat function. There is a cancel function that lets you cancel the toasting process at any time and this model also features a cool touch design. The auto shut-off provides added safety and peace of mind and a removable crumb tray means it's nice and easy to clean your toaster. By offering variable browning control, the ST17020CREN toaster ensures you get the perfect toast every time, cooked just to your liking. The cheapest price is £29.95 from Sonic Direct.

Read full review of Swan ST17020CREN.

Swan ST17020BLKN 2 Slice Townhouse Toaster in Black Chrome

Swan ST17020BLKN

The high lift which raises the bread carriage for easier access and frozen setting, for ease and convenience, so no need to defrost your bread first. The cord storage makes sure that unsightly cables can be tucked away and the st17020blkn toaster's variable browning ensures you get the perfect toast every time, cooked just to your liking. For added safety and peace of mind this model has an auto shut-off and the removable crumb tray will prevent any debris from spilling out onto your worktop. This toaster features a cool touch design and the st17020blkn toaster comes with a reheat function. It also features a mid cycle cancel button. The cheapest price is £29.95 from Sonic Direct.

Read full review of Swan ST17020BLKN.

Swan ST20010HON Fearne by Swan 2 Slice Toaster in Pale Honey

Swan ST20010HON

The crumb tray also makes clean-up very easy - simply remove it from the main appliance and empty it into the bin and the defrost feature will defrost frozen toast, and then automatically start the toasting cycle. Additionally, it has cool touch housing and the high lift function allows for ease of use. It has an automatic shut off and also, this model features a mid cycle cancel function. This model boasts variable browning control so you can toast your bread just the way you like to and it has a re-heat function allowing you to re-heat toast without charring it further for those times you might not be able to get to your toast straight away. The cheapest price is £35 from Sonic Direct.

Read full review of Swan ST20010HON.

Swan ST20010PKN Fearne by Swan 2 Slice Toaster in Peacock

Swan ST20010PKN

The cool wall feature means that you won't burn your hands on the exterior while in use and a defrost cycle for frozen sliced bread. For added safety and peace of mind it has an automatic shut-off and the reheat function is ideal for reheating toast without over browning. It comes with a cancel function and additionally, this model boasts variable browning control so you can toast your bread just the way you like to. It's got an extra lift feature to make getting toast out of the toaster easier and the removable crumb tray lets you easily clean your toaster. The cheapest price is £35 from Sonic Direct.

Read full review of Swan ST20010PKN.

Dualit 26213 Lite Toaster 2 Slice Peek & Pop Canvas White

Dualit 26213

It comes with deep slots and the dualit toaster comes with a reheat feature, which is handy if your toast pops up before your toasts are ready. High lift function makes it easy to remove your toast and the toaster features a bagel function, where one side is toasted while warming the other. It comes with variable browning control ensuring you get perfect toast and it also features a mid cycle cancel button. There is a setting for frozen bread so you can get bread slices straight from out of the freezer and into the Dualit toaster toaster and it comes with cord storage for a clutter-free kitchen counter. It also is designed with extra-wide slots with space for thick slices and bagels and the 26213 comes with a removable crumb tray, so it’s really easy to clean afterwards. The cheapest price is £54.9 from Go Electrical.

Read full review of Dualit 26213.

Bosch TAT8613GB STYLINE Range 2 Slice Toaster in Gloss Black

Bosch TAT8613GB

The extra wide slots help you enjoy a range of toasted bread just the way you like it and the tat8613gb has variable width slots. The variable browning choices means that you can create toast exactly how you like it and it features a cool touch design. If you wish to interrupt the toasting cycle, then you can use the cancel button on the Bosch toaster and a removable crumb tray helps to keep your kitchen counter neat and tidy. This model can reheat toast quickly and easily and the self-centering racks keep the bread neatly in place. Additionally, you can defrost frozen bread without toasting it with the defrost function with the Bosch toaster toaster and a high lift eject function to prevent burnt fingers. There is cord storage to keep your kitchen worktop stays neat and tidy. The cheapest price is £59 from Sonic Direct.

Read full review of Bosch TAT8613GB.

TEFAL Toast 'n' Egg TT550015 2-Slice Toaster

Tefal TT550015

This toaster has an easy clean-up thanks to the removable crumb tray and the bagel setting lets you only toast the cut side of a bagel or crumpet. The Tefal toaster comes with a reheat function to give your toast a quick blast without going through a whole toasting cycle again and the tt550015 has wide slots for larger bread slices. It offers a frozen function, perfect for when you discover that emergency loaf at the back of the freezer and there`s a variable browning control for precision toasting. It incorporates a High lift mechanism to remove small items easily and a cancel function allows you to stop the cycle mid-way to prevent accidental burning. In addition, this model offers a cool touch design. The cheapest price is £53.99 from Currys.

Read full review of Tefal TT550015.

Verdict

Should I buy the Brabantia toaster or not?

Brabantia BQ1021 wide slots

Brabantia BQ1021 wide slots

This BQ1021 has 2 slices capacity, stainless steel colour, variable browning control, reheat function, cancel function, defrost function and the cheapest price is €54.02 at electricshopping ireland. It also has wide slots and bagel function.

There are some alternative toasters to the BQ1021 that you should consider, which have the same main features, including Hotpoint TT22EAX0, Russell Hobbs 20880, Tefal TT550015, Dualit 26213, Dualit 20441 and Smeg TSF01.

This toaster has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars.

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