Kenwood TCM810 - Toaster Manual

Kenwood TCM810 - Toaster Manual

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Kenwood TCM810 - Toaster Manual


  • Read these instructions carefully and retain for future reference.
  • Remove all packaging and any labels.
  • If the plug or cord is damaged it must, for safety reasons, be replaced by Kenwood or an authorised Kenwood repairer in order to avoid a hazard.
  • Burnt food can catch fire, so:
    • never leave your toaster on unattended;
    • keep your toaster away from anything (e.g. curtains) that could catch fire;
    • set the browning control lower for thin or dry bread;
    • never warm food with a topping or filling (e.g. pizza): if it drips into the toaster, it could catch fire.
    • Clean the crumb tray regularly: crumbs can smoke or burn.
  • To avoid electric shocks, never:
    • let the toaster, cord or plug get wet; or
    • put your hand or anything metal, e.g. a knife or foil, into the toaster.
  • Always unplug the toaster when not in use, before cleaning or attempting to clear jammed bread.
  • Never cover your toaster with a plate or anything else - it could overheat and catch fire.
  • Never let the cord hang down where a child could grab it.
  • We recommend that you do not use your toaster directly under wall cupboards.
  • Do not move the toaster whilst it is in operation.
  • External metal surfaces are liable to get hot especially the top area.
  • Never touch hot surfaces especially the metal top area.
  • Never set the browning control higher than when using the warming rack.
  • Never completely cover the warming rack.
  • When using the warming rack, never wrap the food up. Plastic wrapping will melt and could catch fire. Foil will reflect heat, damaging the toaster.
  • If you are using the toaster slots, always remove the warming rack so it cannot burn you.
  • Never use an unauthorised attachment or accessory.
  • We do not recommend using the toaster for non bread items. For non bread items that are specifically recommended for use in a toaster follow the manufacturer's guidelines and cooking instructions. Remove loose crumbs and clean the crumb tray before and after use.
  • Never use a damaged toaster. Get it checked or repaired: see 'Service & Customer Care'.
  • This appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
  • Misuse of your appliance can result in injury.
  • Children from 8 years and above can use, clean and perform user maintenance on this appliance in accordance with the User Instructions provided they are supervised by a person responsible for their safety and have been given instruction concerning the use of the appliance and are aware of the hazards.
  • Persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of knowledge using this appliance must have been given supervision or instruction on its safe use and are aware of the hazards.
  • Children must not play with the appliance and both appliance and cord must be out of reach of children less than 8 years.
  • Wipe the outside of the toaster with a damp cloth, then dry. Do not use abrasives.
  • Only use the appliance for its intended domestic use. Kenwood will not accept any liability if the appliance is subject to improper use, or failure to comply with these instructions.

before plugging in

  • Make sure your electricity supply is the same as the one shown on the underside of your toaster.

Plug and Fuse Information

  • The wires in the cord are coloured as follows:
    Green and Yellow = Earth
    Blue = Neutral
    Brown = Live.
  • If the plug supplied with your appliance has a fuse fitted it is rated either 10A or 13A. If the fuse fails it must be replaced with one of the same rating.
  • If the plug or cord requires replacing a new cord set should be fitted by an Authorised Kenwood Repairer.



  • For non-rewireable plugs the fuse cover MUST be refitted when replacing the fuse. If the fuse cover is lost then the plug must not be used until a replacement can be obtained. The correct fuse cover is identified by colour and a replacement may be obtained from your Kenwood Authorised Repairer (see Service).
  • If a non-rewireable plug is cut off it must be DESTROYED IMMEDIATELY. An electric shock hazard may arise if an unwanted non-rewireable plug is inadvertently inserted into a 13A socket outlet.
  • This appliance conforms to EC Regulation 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

before using for the first time

  • (A) - Clip excess cord into the cord storage clips in the base .
    before using for the first time
  • Operate the toaster once on a medium setting without bread. (The lever will not stay down unless the toaster is plugged in).
  • As with all new heating elements, your toaster may emit a slight burning smell when it is first switched on. This is normal and not a cause for concern.



  1. removable warming rack (if supplied)
  2. carriage lever (with 'Hi-Rise™' for extra lift)
  3. browning control
  4. cancel button with indicator light
  5. defrost button with indicator light
  6. bagel button with indicator light
  7. crumb tray
  8. cord storage

to use your toaster

  1. Plug the toaster into the power supply.
  2. Turn the browning control until the desired setting aligns with the line up mark on the body of the toaster. Use a lower setting for light toasting and for thin or dry bread.
  3. Insert the bread, muffins, bagels etc.
  4. Lower the lever until it locks. (The lever will not stay down unless the toaster is plugged in). The 'cancel' button will illuminate.
  5. Your toast will pop up automatically, to raise it higher, lift the lever.

function buttons

symbol Button and control function
Cancel Button
  • Press the to stop toasting during the cycle, the toast will pop up and the button light will go off.

Defrost Button

Defrosts and browns frozen bread

  • To toast frozen bread – select the desired setting.
  • Then lower the bread.
  • Press the button and the button will illuminate.
  • Set the browning control to setting 1 if you want to defrost the bread without browning.
Bagel Button
  • To toast bagels the cut face should be facing the centre elements.
  • Select the desired browning setting and lower the carriage lever.
  • Press the button and it will illuminate.
  • Note: when toasting using the button, the centre elements will toast with a higher heat than the element at the front and back of the toaster. This will result in only one side of the item being toasted.
Rack setting on browning control
  • Set the browning control no higher than when using the warming rack.


hints on using your toaster

  • Select a lower setting for light browning or for dry bread.
  • When toasting a single slice of bread, you may notice a variation in toast colour from one side to the other - this is normal.
  • Dry/stale bread toasts more quickly than fresh bread and thinly sliced bread toasts more quickly than thickly sliced bread. Therefore the browning control should be set at a lower setting than usual.
  • For best results ensure that the bread slices are of an even thickness, freshness and size.
  • In order to achieve uniform browning we recommend you wait a minimum of 30 seconds between each toasting so that the control can automatically reset. Alternatively select a lower setting when additional toasting is carried out.

to use the warming rack (if supplied)

  1. Place the warming rack on top of toaster.
  2. Put your bread items on top of the rack (slicing thick items in half will speed up the warming process).
  3. Set the browning control no higher than . Lower the lever.
  4. The lever will automatically rise at the end of the warming cycle. Turn the items over and repeat the operation. Watch to make sure they do not burn.
  5. To remove the warming rack, allow the toaster to cool and unplug. Lift off the warming rack .

care and cleaning

  1. Before cleaning, unplug your toaster and let it cool down.
  2. (B) - Push to release and then slide out the crumb tray 7. Clean, then replace. Do this regularly: crumbs can smoke or even burn. Do not dishwash the crumb tray.
    care and cleaning
  3. Wipe the outside of the toaster and the warming rack with a damp cloth, then dry. Do not use abrasives.

service & customer care

If you experience any problems with the operation of your appliance, before calling for assistance refer to the troubleshooting guide or visit

If you need help with:

  • using your toaster or
  • servicing or repairs (in or out of guarantee)
    call Kenwood customer care on 023 9239 2333. Have your model number ready (e.g. TYPE TCM810) and date code (5 digit code e.g. 13L35) ready. They are on the underside of your toaster.
  • spares and attachments
    call 0844 557 3653.

other countries

  • If you experience any problems with the operation of your appliance, before requesting assistance refer to the "troubleshooting guide" section in the manual or visit
  • Please note that your product is covered by a warranty, which complies with all legal provisions concerning any existing warranty and consumer rights in the country where the product was purchased.
  • If your Kenwood product malfunctions or you find any defects, please send it or bring it to an authorised KENWOOD Service Centre. To find up to date details of your nearest authorised KENWOOD Service centre visit or the website specific to your Country.
  • Designed and engineered by Kenwood in the UK.
  • Made in China.


At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as urban waste.
It must be taken to a special local authority differentiated waste collection centre or to a dealer providing this service.
Disposing of a household appliance separately avoids possible negative consequences for the environment and health deriving from inappropriate disposal and enables the constituent materials to be recovered to obtain significant savings in energy and resources.
As a reminder of the need to dispose of household appliances separately, the product is marked with a crossed-out wheeled dustbin.

guarantee (UK only)

If your toaster goes wrong within one year from the date you bought it, we will repair or replace it free of charge provided:

  • you have not misused, neglected or damaged it;
  • it has not been modified (unless by Kenwood);
  • it is not second-hand;
  • it has not been used commercially;
  • you have not fitted a plug incorrectly; and
  • you supply your receipt to show when you bought it.

This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.

troubleshooting guide

Problem Cause Solution
Toaster does not operate. No power. Check toaster is plugged in.
Check the fuse/circuit breaker in your home.
Carriage lever not staying down Toaster not plugged in. The lever will not stay down unless the toaster is plugged in.
Uneven Browning.

1 Slice of bread being toasted.

Bread slices of different size, freshness or thickness being toasted at same time.

For best results ensure that the bread slices are of an even thickness, freshness and size.
In order to achieve uniform browning we recommend you wait a minimum of 30 seconds between each toasting so that the control can automatically reset. Alternatively select a lower setting when additional toasting is carried out.
Toast colour too light or too dark. Wrong browning setting used. Select a higher or lower browning setting.
Refer to "hint" section.
Burning smell or smoke from slots. Crumb tray full.
Food particles stuck to element or loose in toasting slots.
Unplug before checking the slots.
Remove any loose food particles.
Remove and clean the crumb tray.
If none of the above see "Service & Customer Care".

Documents / Resources


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