Best Toasters for Kitchen 2021
Looking to buy that next new toaster, you have noticed there is a wide variety of options to choose from. There are two and four-slice toasters, metal, and plastic picks, also a long slot. It can be overwhelming having to choose which model to buy for your kitchen. Most toasters are not designed to just toast bread anymore.
In our research to have that perfect toast and to find the best toaster, we tested over 50 toasters to determine how fast and evenly they toast the bread. The toast was lined placed side by side from lightest to darkest to evaluate the range. We then tested toasted to compare the consistency.
The owner’s manual was evaluated to determine the ease of using the controls, temperatures, and cleanability. The removable crumb tray is a plus. The slots were evaluated to also determine if they could accommodate thick bagels, long pieces of bread, English muffins, and if they are easy grabbing.
Here are our Best Choices that are based on our research, tried at home, and recommendations based on their unique features and consumer reviews.
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Our Best Toasters
Die-Cast 2 Slice Toaster by Breville
The Breville Die-Cast 2 Slice Toaster was the best top model in our test. This toaster is worth every cent if you are looking for that toaster that will turn out evenly golden-brown slices of toast. Has the push of a button, the grates lower your toast automatically without any lever- pressing. Also has extra-wide slots for those bagels.
You can use the lift and look set to check on the toasting progress, if not browned to perfection, use the A bit more feature to add extra time. The pull-out tray on the base makes it for easy cleaning, it is not dishwasher safe. The sleek die-cast metal housing makes it eye-catching to your guest when placed on the countertop. View on Amazon
Red, Black & Decker 2 Slice Toaster
The brushed stainless-steel Black & Decker 2-slice proves you do not need to spend a ton to get a good toaster. If you have a slice of bread for breakfast regularly, you will like this model and can even warm or toast those bagels and English muffins. Because of the low price with the small countertop footprint, it is great for dorm rooms, kitchens with minimal counter space, or anyone on a budget. View on Amazon
Savoy 4-Slice Toaster by Krups
This 4-slice toaster in stainless steel can be dependable for toasting everything from slightly toasted to bread to dark eye toast. It is great for entertaining, not only can it toast up to four slices at once, but if there is a crowd at the table, it will pop up slice after slice to the same degree of doneness without burning. Your guest will notice this sleek design on your countertop that features that sleek contemporary style. Even has that removable crumb tray for easy cleaning. View on Amazon
2-Slice Compact Toaster by Cuisinart
If you would rather not give up too much of your counter space or live in a house, apartment, or dorm with a small-size kitchen, this Cuisinart 2-slice compact toaster is the best choice. The settings are easy to read and select, and it unfailingly toasts bread to a golden brown. The slots are even wide enough to toast those thick bagels and the sleek white exterior will not show fingerprints. View on Amazon
2-Slice Clear View Toaster by Dash
Are you one that keeps popping up your toast to just check to see if brown enough for your liking? This Dash Clear view toaster will allow you to watch your toast browning through a glass window. We like this one as unlike the other 2-slice toasters on the market that have two slots, this one has one long slot that can fit two slices of bread. The removable crumb tray makes it easy to clean. More features include defrost, reheat, auto shut off for bagels, specialty bread, and other baked goods. Even comes in different colors black, grey, aqua, red, and white. View on Amazon
SMEG 2-Slice Toaster
If you like good looks in your kitchen, then this 2-Slice Toaster by SMEG is worth the cost. Features bright glossy finish that comes in different colors and its 50s aesthetic sturdy toaster is a beauty that will take up minimal counter space. When selecting a setting, it locks into place so you know you have set it precisely. View on Amazon
2-Slice Toaster by Revolution Cooking
This is a smart toaster with a touch screen tablet as a control panel. You will make three selections by tapping the screen: what you are toasting, if it is fresh, frozen, or reheating, and the level of brownness. The toast will automatically lower and lift, high enough so that you will not get burned. When the screen is idle, it features the date and time, plus the screen brightness is adjustable.
However, we do not think these smart features are worth the high cost but are very cool if you like to spend more. The manufacturer claims the toaster will heat up faster, which will result in better tasting toast because it can toast the exterior without drying out the inside of toast. Consumers who have left reviews agree with the claim but toasts slightly unevenly. View on Amazon
Recommendations in our Catalog
Megachef 4-Slice Toaster Red or Silver
Create a delicious breakfast with the MegaChef 4 Slice Stainless Steel Extra Wide Slot Toaster. Toast, heat, and defrost all in one machine with one-touch settings. Dual control panels are twice as fast, allowing you to create a breakfast for the entire family in a matter of minutes. 1.5 Inch wide slots are ideal for Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, and Texas Toast, breakfast just got easier!
Features 9 adjustable preset browning settings perfect for all your different breakfast creations. Brushed stainless steel housing is easy to clean and care for and matches every kitchen decor. LED screen shows how much time is left on your selection. Includes convenient slide-out crumb tray allowing for quick and easy cleaning. View in Catalog
Russell Hobbs Retro Style 2-Slice Toaster in 4 Colors
Classic retro-styling meets modern innovation for premium toasting performance. This 2-slice toaster features a countdown timer that shows precisely how much time remains on the toasting cycle. The variable browning control ranges from 1 (light) to 6 (dark) to satisfy all preferences. Choose the Bagel function for a perfectly toasted cut side with a warmed bottom side or the Frozen setting for fresh-like results. This toaster comes with a removable warming rack that quickly heats buns, pastries, and rolls. Plus, the removable crumb tray ensures easy cleanup. View in Catalog