Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster™

A toaster that offers a bit more. The Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster™ takes functionality to new heights.

Motorized one-touch technology. Mechanized lowering for gentler handling. Consumer research led designers to add 'A Bit More'® browning and the 'Lift and Look'® features. Bagel setting knows to toast only on the inside.

Sleek, modern, brushed die-cast aluminum accents your kitchen with style. Extra-wide slots for artisanal breads, bagels, and pastries. Front pull-out crumb tray for no-lift cleaning.

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BTA820XL $129.95
  • Capacity

    1.2" wide by 5.2" deep

  • Function Settings

    'Lift and Look'®, 'A Bit More'®, Bagel, and Defrost

  • Additional Features

    Intelligent one-touch auto lowering
    Toasting progress LED
    Variable browning control
    Innovative Auto ‘Lift and Look'®, and ‘A Bit More'®, functions
    Defrost, Bagel and Cancel

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

  • Dimensions


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December 15, 2015

disappointed so far

"Liked it the first week until now. I have had this toaster for 1 week and today the unit malfunctioned. The lights started flashing and the buttons became inoperative. Bread is stuck in the machine. Nothing fixed it, unplugging, etc. Hope this is not the norm for Breville products. I expected more out of a $130 toaster.

Also seem to be having a problem even getting through to Breville customer service to resolve the issue. Concerns me that the unit lasted about 10 uses over 1 week and now I can't even talk to someone about how to get it fixed.

Ominous signs so far... to be continued..."

December 24, 2012

best toaster I ever had

"Excellent toaster!Every thing toast to perfection."

May 3, 2012

2 slice toaster

"Excellent toaster! I'm on a special diet
and eat whole wheat toast 3-4 times a day. I have had
this toaster approximately 6 months and love all
the features of this unit. Nice looking, easy to clean
high quality toaster. Expensive compared to buying
a toaster at Walmart?.....yes but well worth it."

May 3, 2012

"The Best, of the Best"

"After many low low priced toasters, this is the greatest to date. Bread, muffins, waffles etc. Toasted to perfection. Wouldn't have anything else. The other reviews says it all.

Thank you.

February 24, 2012

"Breville BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster

"EXCELLENT: I certainally would recomend this toaster to anyone that likes their toast done correctly."

September 21, 2011

The Best Two Slice Toaster

"Breville BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster (Kitchen)
After 10 years my Rowenta toaster died. I searched the Amazon website for a toaster but was concerned by all the negative reviews about uneven toasting. Then I found the Breville listed and the majority of the reviews were positive. There were a few negative reviews about uneven toasting, but I figured they were defective toasters. There were also a couple of reviews were the toaster stopped working after a year of usage. The warrenty period is only one year so those people were out of luck. But since most reviews were positive I purchased the toaster from Hammacher Schlemmer were there is a life time warranty. The price was equal to Amazon's price. The only difference was that Hammacher Schlemmer was charging a $16.95 shipping charge. I searched the internet and found couponcabin.com where there was a promo code for free shipping. So far my toaster is working perfectly. It toasts both sides evenly and I love the buttons for Lift and Look and A bit More for 30 seconds of extra time. I haven;t used the Bagel or Defrost buttons yet but I'm sure they will work fine. So far I completely satisfied. It was a little expensive but well worth the price."

December 21, 2010

The Perfect English Muffin Toaster

"I bought the Breville Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster, model BTA820XL, a month ago (November, 2010) specifically to see if it could toast English muffins the way I like them: crisp and toasty brown on the inside, and soft and warm but not toasted on the outside, and do it in one toasting cycle. This is the only toaster I know of that does this perfectly. It is a joy to use, and I am now eating more English muffins than I really should. In the Bagel mode that I use for English muffins, the Breville only powers the inner heating elements, but there is enough heat in the toasting chambers to fully warm the back sides of the muffin. In normal toasting mode, all heating elements are powered, and white bread is toasted to perfection, too, but I set the toasting time shorter than for English muffins. The cast aluminum case does not get too hot to safely handle after toasting one English muffin, unlike some other metal toasters. The Breville has several nice creature comforts, too: "Auto Lift and Look", "A Bit More", a slide adjustment to set the toasting time with 14 illuminated segments that indicate the time remaining, and convenient finger hole built into the power plug that simplifies removing it. If you like bagels or English muffins toasted on one side but not the other, buy this outstanding toaster. I have been looking for this toaster since 1975, and I finally found it."

November 26, 2010

Outstanding product

"I've owned the 2-slice toaster for about 6 months now, and it's the best toaster anyone could ask for. The 'smart toaster' is a real delight to use, and you get an even and complete piece of toast or bagel every time. I can only echo what other reviewers have said - it's features are most impressive, and it's overall appearance immediately lets one know it is a upscale model. Breville products are the BEST (we also have a Breville coffee maker), and without hesitation, I can recommend these products to anyone!!"

October 30, 2010

Well designed and efficient

"This toaster is not just good looking but works very bit as well as it looks. Easy to use, should you wish to review the progress just press "Lift and Look" button and and it will allow the toast to lift for you to review without interupting the original setting. No more burnt toast and if you would like to slightly extend the toasting time just press the "A Bit More" button. Just like the Breville Gourmet Coffee Single Coffee Maker it is another home run. I am using both of thes products to modernize my kitchen. I am slowing changing all the appliances over to stainless steel and these will add to the overall look extremely well. "

April 3, 2010

Best toaster I have ever owned

"I have had about 6 toasters so far, not because they break but rather whenever I move someone always ends up taking it or I give it away.
So this time when I decided to purchase one I thought why not purchase a nicer one than the standard Target models.
Wow what a difference, toasts quickly and efficiently and safe to touch, as well as automated.
On top of that people are really wowed when they see it in action and ask where can I get one?!?"

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