Why exactly do you need a toaster

Toaster is a small kitchen appliance that helps in fast toasting of breads. When we are in a hurry for the office, the toaster prepares our breakfast. Without a toaster a kitchen is incomplete. Toaster is a useful appliance that makes crusty toasts without any effort. Whether for your children or your family making toast in breakfast is a daily duty. Thus a toaster is a must have.

Before buying a toaster you must check some details- like how many toasting slots does have, does it have automatic control to pop up bread slices after it is done, whether it has a browning setting, the toaster should have a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning etc.

There are three basic types of modern toasters

1. Pop up toaster
This is the most common type of toaster we all have in our household. The toasters have slots to insert bread slices vertically and after the toasting is complete, the spring loaded tray pops up the breads.
2. Conveyer belt toaster
This is commercial purpose toaster. This type of toasters is mostly used in food joint to heat up food and prepare multiple things at a time. Conveyer belt toasters are expensive than the previous one.
3. Toaster ovens
It is the smaller version of microwave. Other than toasting it can be used for baking and more. It can also help you to arrange two functions into one for the easiness of configuraiton.

Things to consider before buying a Toaster

Toasting slots:

The number of slots will decide the number of toasts you can make at a time. Pop up toasters may have two or four toasting slots. If you need to toast many bread slices then go for the 4 slice toaster.

Auto Pop up system

Auto pop up system is a must have function in a toaster. The slices should pop up as soon as they are toasted or you will have burnt breads at breakfast!
Browning shades

How do you like your toast? Crusty or soft golden in both sides? That is why browning shades is an important function of a toaster. You will decide how your toasts will be served in your plate.

Crumb tray

A removable crumb tray should be there in a toaster. That makes the cleaning easy and quick.
Body

The body of the toaster should be sturdy yet the design should be modern and beautiful to match your modern kitchen set up.

Additional features

Modern toasters have additional features like defrost, reheat option, LED indicator and many more.

Advantages of Pop up toasters

Pop up toasters are most commonly used toasters in all homes.

The pop up toaster has switches to control the browning and toasting of the bread slices.
These toasters are small in size, thus the toasters occupy very little place in your kitchen.

Pop up toasters are inexpensive and very easy to use.

Some of these toasters have indicators that make the toasting much easier- you need not check the indicator for making perfect toasts.

Pop up toasters can toast up to four slices of bread at a time.

These are easy to clean.

Pop up toasters use less electricity.

Makes you cooking easy and faster.

1. West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station, Egg and Muffin Sandwich Maker

West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station, Egg and Muffin Sandwich Maker’ is the best toaster to buy according to me. First of all, I would like to mention its brilliant look; the body made with stainless steel looks great on your kitchen table top. The steel body is easy to wipe and clean. ‘West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station, Egg and Muffin Sandwich Maker’ is very durable as well. ‘This West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station, Egg and Muffin Sandwich Maker’ has four slots for toasting and side warmer. It has 2 trays for poaching eggs, steaming tray for hard boiled eggs and a tray for warming meats too. There are knobs to control the browning of the breads.

This will help you to get best browning results. The toasting slots are extra wide so that breads of varying sizes and thickness can be put inside and toasted well. The cleaning of the ‘West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station, Egg and Muffin Sandwich Maker’ is quite easy. The trays are dishwasher proof and can be removed from the appliance body while not in use. The ‘West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station, Egg and Muffin Sandwich Maker’ is an all in one product that makes your breakfast ready in a couple of minutes. Everything is done in one place and in one time. You can cook your eggs, muffins and toast in this. I would strongly recommend this to everyone.

Pros
  • Multiple uses make your cooking very easy
  • Browning options are there for best toasts
  • Less electricity consumption
  • Can be cleaned easily
  • Auto pop up control
  • Convenient to store
  • Nice design
  • Stainless steel sturdy body

Cons
  • The cast iron pans should be handled carefully
  • Multiple pots and trays makes the cleaning a little time consuming

2. Smeg 2-Slice Toaster-Pastel Green

Smeg 2 Slice Toaster Pastel Green is one of the best toasters to buy. When it comes to style and high quality then no one can be compared to Smeg. The Smeg 2 Slice Toaster Pastel Green comes in six different shades of colors. All of them not only look stunning with their metal body retro design but is highly durable and efficient as well. The Smeg 2 Slice Toaster Pastel Green looks absolutely fantastic on your modular kitchen. Now let us come to the functions and features of the Smeg 2 Slice Toaster Pastel Green. The first and foremost point that should be noted is that the electricity consumption of this appliance is very nominal.

The toasting slots are made wide enough to put fat slices of bread inside. The breads are toasted equally on both sides making a perfect crust on the bread slices – A perfect toast to start your day. The Smeg 2 Slice Toaster Pastel Green is really compact so you can put it anywhere – it will occupy a little space. The modern toaster technology is used by this appliance. The steel ball lever knob is for controlling the browning of the toast. It toast really fast. There are six browning levels and 3 pre set programs that include: 2 extra wide slots for toasting, a removable stainless steel crumb tray, anti slip feet. I would strongly recommend buyers to buy this toaster and use to feel the excellence.

Pros
  • Browning options are there for best toasts
  • Less electricity consumption
  • Can be cleaned easilyCan be cleaned easily
  • Convenient to storeConvenient to store
  • Beautiful design

Cons
  • only two toasts can be made at a time
  • does not have auto pop up control

3. Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster

Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster is a very cheap yet good quality toaster. If you are looking for low price good toaster then Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster is the best toaster to buy for your home. This toaster works with similar efficiency that of the really expensive toasters. Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster comes in two different shades of colors- black and violet. The Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster has seven toast shade settings to give you the perfect toast every time. You can control the temperature of the toaster with this buttons. The toasting slots are extra wide to accommodate the bagels and other fat buns and breads like that. There is auto adjusting bread guides to hold the bread slices perfectly to make a perfect toasted slice of bread for your breakfast. There are different switches available for different functions; such as, Toast, Bagel, Warm, Frozen and Cancel.

The frozen items can also be toasted in Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster. The crumb tray can be removed to clean it properly. Otherwise the breadcrumbs stay inside and get burnt with every uses and finally starts to stink. The advance toast technology makes the perfect equally toasted bread for your breakfast to brighten up your day and give it a good start. I would recommend this toaster who wants to buy a toaster in a low budget.

Pros
  • 7 shade setting
  • Extra wide slots
  • Nice design
  • Auto pop up and shut off
  • Removable crumb tray

Cons
  • Not that sturdy body

4. Oster Large Capacity Countertop 6-Slice Digital

Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster is a four slice toaster with a unique design and excellent features. The smooth brush stainless steel gives it a vintage look. The metal body of Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster gives its look a polished finish that is stylish. Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster has dual control panels to work smoothly. The toaster has various features like, 6 setting browning dials to control the temperature, dual reheat buttons. It has buttons to defrost for cooking frozen foods. For toasting bagels there is another option. The slots are 1 inch to 1 and a half inch wide to accommodate the thick buns and breads to toast. Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster has LED indicators to indicate the time to user. The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean.

Thus, it is easy to maintain the hygiene and maintaining hygiene is very important while it comes to cooking. With Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster the buyer also get a cook book free for many interesting recipes. The security and safety of an electrical product is a vital point when we purchase it, poorly made product can cause disaster. Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster is built with North American electrical Standards. This is the best toaster to buy for me. I would like to recommend this toaster to all willing buyers.

Pros
  • 6 setting browning dials
  • 1 inch to 1 and a half inch wide to accommodate the thick buns
  • The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean
  • stainless steel gives it a vintage look
  • dual reheat buttons
  • four slice toaster with a unique design

Cons
  • Easily shows fingerprints
  • Little extra power consumption
  • Comparatively expensive

5. KRUPS KH732D Breakfast Set 2-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing

KRUPS KH732D Breakfast Set 2-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing is a modern, fully functional bread toaster. Its price is cheaper comparing to most of the high quality toaster; it is the best toaster to buy. KRUPS KH732D Breakfast Set 2-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing has extra large slots for the breads to accommodate. The slots are 1.5 inches wide and 5.75 inches long and self centering. In KRUPS KH732D Breakfast Set 2-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing there are 5 functions, that include- cancel, defrost, reheat, toasting and bagel for the ultimate variety. There are 6 levels of browning for individual taste buds.

KRUPS KH732D Breakfast Set 2-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing has a quite sturdy body. It has high lift lever to bring out small regular bread pieces. KRUPS KH732D Breakfast Set 2-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing’s easy removable crumb tray makes it easier to clean the toaster with less effort.

The stainless steel body is easy to wipe and clean and does not attract grease. The blue led light looks great on the table top of your kitchen as well. There is cord storage is under the toaster where the cord can be tucked in and it will not tangle. The KRUPS KH732D Breakfast Set 2-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing comes with two years’ warranty period.

Pros
  • 6 setting browning dials
  • wide slots to accommodate the thick buns
  • The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean
  • stainless steel gives it a vintage look
  • four slice toaster with a unique design

Cons
  • Bigger in size
  • Power consumption is little high
  • Need regular cleaning

6. Hamilton Beach 22703 Toastation Toaster and Oven

The new Hamilton Beach 22703 Toastation Toaster and Oven toasts 24% faster while reheat 28% faster and consumes 73% less energy for cooking. This Hamilton Beach 22703 Toastation Toaster and Oven is very compact and can be used both as oven and toaster. This toaster cum oven toasts faster and evenly than any other toaster. The toasting slots are 1.5 inches wide so that even the bagels and fat buns can be toasted. You must have this Hamilton Beach 22703 Toastation Toaster and Oven for the perfect toasted buns and many other delicious dishes.

In the oven one can cook everything. The classic red color is very nice and the look is also very clean and compact. The size of Hamilton Beach 22703 Toastation Toaster and Oven is perfect to fit in the kitchen cupboards easily. Hamilton Beach 22703 Toastation Toaster and Oven has adjustable switches for the best performance. The buyer will get a baking pan along with the model. The crumb tray is removable; thus cleaning the tray is very easy for the user. The oven is of quite perfect size – it fits two 16 inches pizza slices easily. Thus, considering all its features I would like to call it the best toaster to buy.

Pros
  • Toaster + oven
  • wide slots to accommodate the thick buns
  • The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean
  • stainless steel gives it a nice look
  • very reasonable
  • reheat 28% faster

Cons
  • Bigger in size
  • Power consumption is little high
  • Need regular cleaning
  • Two toast slice

7. BLACK+DECKER T2569B 2-Slice Toaster

Black Decker 2 slice toaster has extra wide toasting slots where bagels and other thick breads can easily be toasted to get the finest crust and crunch. Not only breads it can toast frozen treats as well. The Black Decker 2 slice toaster has a special adjustable button for the frozen food and bagels- when you press the button the Black Decker 2 slice toaster prepares itself for giving you the best results. You can even pop your breads out at any time by pressing the cancel button. So, if you don’t want to eat crusty bread then you can make it softly toasted.

Moreover, to clean the Black Decker 2 slice toaster is way easier than other heavy toasters. Black Decker 2 slice toaster has slide out crumb tray that can be easily cleaned. A clean counter means fresh and clean cooking- no burnt crumbs…no odd smell. In addition to this, Black Decker 2 slice toaster has a very nice design that does not spoil the look of your kitchen, and it is not very big so, it would occupy a little space in your cabinet. Black Decker 2 slice toaster totally matches your style. It uses 850 watts of power to get quick toasting. This is the best toaster to buy. It will make your breakfast faster and more delicious. I recommend the Black Decker 2 slice toaster to all.

Pros
  • 6 setting browning dials
  • wide slots to accommodate the thick buns
  • The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean
  • Nice black look
  • get quick toasting

Cons
  • It uses 850 watts of power
  • Bigger in size
  • Comparatively expensive

8. Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

The vintage look of Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster is worth appraising. Its stainless steel body gives it a great sturdiness, and it is quite easy to use and clean. Moreover, the use of this appliance is very safe; no accident has been recorded till now. At such a low price it is the best toaster to buy.

This Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster is a must have in your kitchen that would make your morning trouble free and present you an excellent breakfast. Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster has LCD countdown feature display- an added feature that most of the expensive toasters do not have. It has blue LED function buttons. Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster comes with 7 shade browning level setting to give you the perfect toast every time.

It has bagel, defrost and reheat options. Now cooking frozen food has become easier with Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster- the best toaster to buy. The bread slots are wider than normal toaster (it is about 1.5 inches wide). That is why the bagels can also be toasted very nicely. The removable crumb tray is easy to take out and clean, therefore the hygiene is maintained and it becomes safe to serve the food to kids.

Pros
  • 5 inches wide slots
  • bagels can also be toasted very nicely
  • The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean
  • stainless steel gives it a vintage look
  • four slice toaster with a unique design

Cons
  • Expensive
  • Needs maintenance

9. Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless

Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless has a clean and compact style that pleases the every time you see it. With your modular kitchen set up the Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless goes very well. It looks nice on the countertop of your kitchen. In this price range it is the best toaster to buy for your home usage or to gift someone.

For presentation this Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless is a really good option. It is very useful for any household or even if someone stays alone- the Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless is perfect for making a nice breakfast. Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless has 6 setting shade dial to toast perfectly. Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless has bagel, defrost and reheat options.

All these features make it the best toaster to buy. It can toast 4 slices of bread together to perform the task more quickly it heats up really fast. The electricity consumption is very low and using Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless is very safe to use.

Even a kid can use it without adult supervision. Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless has easy removable crumb tray that makes it too easy to clean. A food cooking appliance should always be clean for better performance and clean hygiene.

Pros
  • 5 inches wide slots
  • bagels can also be toasted very nicely
  • The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean
  • stainless steel gives it a vintage look
  • four slice toaster with a unique design
  • electricity consumption is very low

Cons
  • Expensive
  • Needs maintenance

10. Fortune Candy KST011 Stainless Steel 2 Slices Toaster with Diamond Pattern

With Fortune Candy KST011 Stainless Steel 2 Slices Toaster with Diamond Pattern looks elegant with its white side panel with diamond texture. This toaster is made exclusively for people who like style and elegance. It is quite impossible to resist from buying this toaster with this reasonable price.

Fortune Candy KST011 Stainless Steel 2 Slices Toaster with Diamond Pattern has extra wide slots to accommodate bagel and other fat buns and breads. It has all the modern features such as – defrost, reheat and cancel. With the Fortune Candy KST011 Stainless Steel 2 Slices Toaster with Diamond Pattern it is easy to defrost frozen items, reheat food items. With Fortune Candy KST011 Stainless Steel 2 Slices Toaster with Diamond Pattern toasting is an easy job; even a kid can do it with ease.

Fortune Candy KST011 Stainless Steel 2 Slices Toaster with Diamond Pattern has shade selecting option that makes equally nice toast batch after batch. It has slide out crumb tray for easy clean up. Cord wrap for convenient of storage and safe usage.

Non slip rubber plate under the base makes the Fortune Candy KST011 Stainless Steel 2 Slices Toaster with Diamond Pattern way too convenient for use. It is the best toaster to buy for me and it should be given a five star rating for its performance.

Pros
  • 5 inches wide slots
  • Diamond Pattern looks elegant
  • The crumb tray can be easily pulled out to clean
  • reasonable price
  • electricity consumption is very low
  • Non slip rubber plate under the base
  • compact

Cons
  • Needs regular cleaning
  • Only two slots to toast

Conclusion:

No matter how you choose your toaster and oven. You should always consider using the the one that suits your need based on the aboev choices.

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