This is Brian Bennett at CNet appliances and we're taking a look at the Alessi SG68 toaster.
For $230, this device offers a very high end look, artistic style, and a very unconventional.
But essentially it is a toaster when you boil it all down.
The Alessi actually makes toast pretty well.
It's a little bit on the light side, but it does toast bread evenly.
And like many other toasters out there, it has a bagel mode so you get a nice warm outside and a crispy.
Crunchy inside, something very nice, especially if you like to eat your bagels with cream cheese or butter.
One thing I personally don't like about this machine is that the controls are split on either side.
So you have controls on this side, controls on the other side.
And since this machine is so wide.
It means you have to basically view it from the front.
And that might take up a lot of width on your countertop.
Also I don't like how the actual buttons and controls don't have written actual instructions.
They just have this little symbols that are kinda confusing if you don't know what they mean.
So $230 is certainly a lot of money to drop on a toaster.
Basically if you want a high end appliance that's gonna make a serious design statement and a lot of impact on your counter top, this is it.
I'm Brian Bennett for CNet appliances.
Be sure to check out my review of this toaster.
All their toasters at www.cnet.com.