Wolf Gourmet 2 Slice Toaster Full Honest Reviews
What is it?
The Wolf Gourmet 2 slice toaster is exactly what it says. This is a two-slice toaster.
What’s in the box?
Two Slices of bread
- Small piece of Paper indicating that the toaster uses radiant heat and that all heating elements may not be turned on when toasting. More information after.
- A thank you card for the purchase of the toaster
- Owner’s use and care guide
Design and functions
I wanted to start this review by showing you a picture of the Wolf toaster next to our two-slice KitchenAid toaster. Immediately you can see that the wolf is a larger device. It really looks like he could sit in a commercial kitchen. If your kitchen has a lot of stainless steel appliances, THIS toaster fits perfectly into it.
I took the photo above to show you the buttons on the top of the toaster with a look at the bread compartments. The toaster is wider than my existing toaster. This is because the toast slots themselves are wider than my old toaster. The Bagels in my old toaster had to be pushed in to grill them. No matter what I put in that toaster, everything seemed to go smoothly and slipped by itself when I pressed the lever.
The first button on the left is the Cancel button. Press it, stops the toaster and throws the bread to a Level where you can easily take it out of the toaster. The keep warm button is a nice feature because when pressed before or during toasting, it keeps your bread warm even after toasting. I find it very convenient if I continue to cook other things. It beeps every 15 seconds or so to remind you that you have something in the toaster. The frozen button can also be selected at any time and tells the toaster that you have placed a frozen object in the toaster. The last button for Bagel tells the toaster to turn on only the heating elements facing inward. This prevents the outside of the bagel from being grilled.
The image above shows the right side of the toaster when you look forward. At the bottom right is the bowl of crumbs. It slides easily outside and inside to allow cleaning of bread crumbs.
This image shows the vents located at the top left and right of the toaster. Hot air comes out, but not hot enough to damage something that is on the side of the toaster. I had a blender to the right of the toaster and it was never affected by the vent.
I took the photo above to show that they tightened the bread slits to hold slices of bread. This image has a very thin slice of sourdough bread and she has it beautifully centered in the toaster.
Now we get to the part of the review where I’m a little disappointed. I will be the first to admit that I expected the best toast ever because of the cost of this toaster! What I got, however, made me wish. The first image above is a piece of normal toast. The Toast on the left was roasted by our old toaster and the one on the right by the wolf. When I read the manual it says I can use any value from 1-7. I put it on 5 like my old toaster. You can see it didn’t roast as evenly as my old toaster. You can also see where I had some” hot spots ” on bread.
I decided to try a few Bagels next. These images are of two different bagels after toasting. The user guide mentions the use of parameters 5-7 for Bagels. I found Level 5 too dark for my taste, and these pictures are with Bagels at level 4. You can see how unevenly they toasted.
I took the pictures above to show you how the heating elements shine. The Bagel setting is activated, so that only the internal elements heat up as it is supposed to work. If you notice on the image on the right, the elements at the top and middle do not seem to warm up. Remember the small piece of Paper in the “What’s in the box” section? He says it’s normal. However, I noticed that the places where the heating elements do not shine are where the Bagel was less roasted.
I tied the frozen frame with frozen waffles from a well-known popular brand. The first image is one side, and the second is the back. I had turned on the frozen button and the Bagel button was off. Notice how one page was roasted much more than the other.
I notice over time that the toaster seems to become a little more even in its roasting. This may require a period of burglary. I would also like to note that Bagels are often uneven, with some parts being wider and thicker than others. This might have caused some of my uneven toasts. I’ll be sure to update this review in about six months and let you know if it’s been roasted more evenly.
What needs to be improved
At least at first, the toaster does not even seem to grill. There are some warm and cool places on toast and Bagels.
Really expensive for a toaster.
If you’re looking for a device that makes you feel like you know what you’re doing in the kitchen and have the money to do it, this is the toaster for you. (Think Porsche in your Garage!) However, if you are more convenient and want a good toaster without breaking the bank, I think there are better options for you. Honestly, I don’t think I would spend my own money on this particular toaster.
What is it? The Wolf Gourmet 2 slice toaster is exactly what it says. This is a two-slice toaster. What’s in the box? Two Slices of bread Small piece of Paper indicating that the toaster uses radiant heat and that all heating elements may not be turned on when toasting. More information after. A thank…