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
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!
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.
A removable crumb tray should be there in a toaster. That makes the cleaning easy and quick.
The body of the toaster should be sturdy yet the design should be modern and beautiful to match your modern kitchen set up.
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.