Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
I am a big fan of Aldi and especially of their online deals and Specialbuys, I have got some fantastic bargains over the years. My kitchen gadgets were well in need of an update and so the offer of an Aldi Ambiano 4 slice ombre toaster and Ambiano ombre kettle could not have come at a more perfect time. They even coordinate perfectly with the black colour scheme which I have implemented within my kitchen.
The Aldi Ambiano 4 Slice Ombre Toaster (RRP: £19.99) arrived in perfect condition due to being well packaged. The first thing that struck me was how high quality the toaster looked. The design is gorgeous, the ombre design works perfectly. I received a copper toaster, but the other available colours are blue and silver. With a kitchen gadget the functionality is just as important for me as how it looks, maybe even more important. The amount of time I must have collectively spent wiping up crumbs from my kitchen worktop really adds up. Having a toaster with a removable crumb tray is the biggest game changer for me.
The toaster’s features are:
- Reheat, defrost and cancel function
- 7 toasting levels
- Removable crumb tray
- High-lift feature
- Matching kettle available
- Chrome dials, buttons and leavers
- Variable browning
- Centring guides
The toaster even comes with a generous 3-year warranty, making it amazing value for its reasonable price. Its dimensions are 29.5 x 26.5 x 18cm (approx.). It takes approximately 30 seconds to 3 minutes to heat up. The instruction booklet is comprehensive and easy to follow.
I love the fact that I can use the toaster to defrost bread which I keep in the freezer. It’s such a useful function. If you have family members who like their toast less brown than others, then having 2 different controls is so useful. You can do 2 slices at a certain setting and 2 at a different setting. I sometimes cook crumpets, get busy doing something else and they go cold. The reheat function is so handy, as is the high-lift feature for when making crumpets for breakfast. The chrome dials, buttons and levers look stunning and are easy to use and comfortable to hold/press. I love the centring functionality too.
Overall, this toaster has been a real game changer in our lives. Before now we had a 2-slice toaster which dropped a lot of crumbs in our home. One of the easiest 5/5 ratings I have ever given.
I have been without a useable kettle for a good few months due to having difficulties fully descaling the one I had. I was therefore delighted to be offered the Aldi Ambriano Ombre Kettle (RRP: £22.99) to review. The one I received was copper, it is also available in silver or blue.
The kettle, like the toaster, arrived in perfect condition due to being well packaged. In the box was the kettle, an easy to follow comprehensive instruction booklet and a plug-in kettle base.
The maximum capacity of the kettle is a generous 1.7L, an ideal size for a family (5-6 mugs of tea or coffee). I love the fact that the ombre pattern is darkest near the kettle base and works its way upwards getting lighter. The kettle has a real contemporary look to it. It too, like the toaster, has a generous 3-year warranty making it amazing value for its reasonable price.
Preparing the kettle for first use is a simple process. You simply fill it and boil it, pouring the contents away and then refill and repeat the process. Being safety conscious, I was delighted to read in the instruction booklet that the kettle has a boil dry protect safety feature. It’s so easy to clean too, simply requiring wiping the body of the kettle with a damp cloth.
The kettle’s features are:
This kettle both looks amazing and is so easy to use. It’s the nicest kettle I have ever owned. It’s also nice that it does not drown out the sound of the TV and is nice and quiet (my kitchen is right next to the living room in my home).
- External water level indicator
- On-trend ombre style
- Quiet boil
- Rapid boiling
- Matching toaster available
- Push to open lid
- Cordless design
Both of these products are fantastic and would make a lovely Christmas gift for someone special in your life and look absolutely fantastic in the kitchen.
Available to buy from Aldi in-store or online. For more information or to find your nearest Aldi store, visit www.aldi.co.uk.