A Toast to Breville

  CHICAGO, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Breville, the award-winning countertop appliance company, will debut the Die-Cast 2-Slice and 4-Slice Smart Toasters at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. These breakthrough products are part of Breville''s expansion by using new and improved technology to add innovative features requested by consumers.

The Smart Toaster is the only toaster on the market to feature one-touch auto-lowering which utilizes an internal smart chip to lower the bread with a single touch. The Die Cast Smart Toasters also feature Breville''s patented Lift and Look technology which allows the user to check on the bread without interrupting the toasting cycle. Additionally, the first ever A Bit More function adds 30 extra seconds to achieve browning perfection.

"With the new Smart Toaster, we''ve enhanced the product''s design as well as its capabilities," said Richard Hoare, Breville''s director of innovation. "Whether you want to toast a bagel or defrost your favorite bread, the Smart Toaster allows you to do so at the push of a button -- no more levers here." Hoare will be on hand at the International Home and Housewares Show to debut the toaster and speak to its technological advances.

At Breville, practical innovation drives all product development. The new 2-Slice and 4-Slice Smart Toasters provide the home cook with the following innovative and intuitive features:

BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster -- Intelligent one-touch auto lowering -- makes the system effective against jamming, allows for less wear and tear on the circuits -- Toasting progress light-up indicator and timer -- Variable browning control -- Innovative Lift and Look feature -- designed to work with the consumer for less burnt bread and in conjunction with the smooth motorized mechanism result in less wear and tear on the circuits -- A Bit More function -- also designed for less burnt bread / wear and tear on the circuits -- Brushed Die-Cast metal exterior -- Defrost, Bagel and Cancel options -- MAP: $129.99 BTA840XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster -- Same features as 2-Slice PLUS -- Dual independent toast controls allow each pair of slots to work independently and toast to different preferences -- MAP: $179.99

Both products will be available through preferred Breville retailers and through the Breville online store at brevilleusa.com.

About Breville:

Breville was founded in 1932 in Sydney, Australia and has become a worldwide leader in home appliances. With over 90 patents registered globally, Breville manufactures more than 220 products worldwide. Breville has received worldwide design recognition from the New York Housewares Design Awards to the Australian Engineering Awards, and a recent German GUT number 1 rating. Among its innovations include the world''s first scissor action sandwich press, the world''s first indoor health grill, the world''s first juicer that juices the whole fruit, and the world''s first active arm citrus press. In the United States, Breville is sold at specialty and department stores. Additional information about Breville and its awards winning products can be found at brevilleusa.com.

Source: Breville