If you do not have a toaster at home yet, you are missing out on a great product. If you think that toasters are only used for making toasts for breakfast, then you are totally underestimating its capabilities.

Here are the top ten toasters that we recommend.

1. Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster

Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless

This handsome toaster is made by Cuisinart and has a brushed-stainless steel exterior. There are four 1.5” wide slots for toasting, with bagel, defrost, reheat, and cancel buttons. It also has six-setting browning dials. It’s 11.88” x 11.06” x 7” in size.

Pros

  • Dual control for two different types of toasting at the same time
  • Extra wide slots

Cons

  • The bagel setting does not seem to toast the bagel insides, but instead toasts the outsides as well
  • Doesn’t seem to work well over time
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2. KRUPS 4-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing

KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing, 4-Slices, Silver

You can toast four slices or two bagels at once with this silver and stainless steel KRUPS toaster. There are cancel, defrost, reheat, and bagel buttons, as well as six-setting browning dials on both the left and right sides. The slots are 1.5” wide x 5.75” long. The entire toaster is 13.5” x 13.3” x 8.6” in total size.

Pros

  • Blue LED light indicators
  • Two removable crumb trays

Cons

  • It does take longer to toast than some other models
  • The knobs are made of plastic and not as durable
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3. Oster Long Slot 4-Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel (TSSTTR6330-NP)

Oster Long Slot 4-Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel (TSSTTR6330-NP)

With this four slice toaster, it has a narrower design so that two pieces of bread fit side by side. Each slot is 1.5” wide by 10.5” long. It has seven toast shade settings, and a removable crumb tray. It also has toast, bagel, frozen, and warm buttons. The toaster is 7.3” H x 6.9” W x 16.6” D and weighs 4.98 lbs.

Pros

  • Less than 7” wide, so can fit in small spaces
  • Long slots can accommodate larger, artisan style breads

Cons

  • Only one push-down lever for both large slots
  • Only one control for both slots
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4. KitchenAid KMT4116CU 4 Slice Long Slot Toaster with High Lift Lever

KitchenAid KMT4116CU 4 Slice Long Slot Toaster with High Lift Lever, Contour Silver

This traditional toaster has a brushed-stainless steel exterior with red, black, or steel sides and four extra-wide slots for toast or bagels. It has five shade settings for toasting, and two buttons for cancel or bagel. It also comes with a crumb tray.

Pros

  • It has all-metal construction, even the toasting knob
  • It has a manual high-lift lever to easily remove toast or bagels

Cons

  • No defrost or warm settings
  • It beeps once its finished toasting, while other models don’t have a sound
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5. Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster

Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster

This Cuisinart toaster comes with a blue backlit LCD countdown feature which shows you how much time you have left before the toaster is ready. It has bagel, defrost, reheat, and cancel buttons. The slots are 1.5” wide, and there are seven toasting settings. This toaster is 12.6” x 12.3” x 9” in size.

Pros

  • Use the “+” or “-“ buttons to darken the toast

Cons

  • The toaster beeps loudly when it’s done toasting
  • Some buyers have reported inconsistent browning when using the bagel setting

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6. WestBend Egg and Muffin Toaster

West Bend TEM4500W Quick Egg Bagel and Muffin Wide Slot Toaster with Removable Crumb Tray Features Meat or Vegetable Warming Tray with Egg Cooker and Poacher, 4-Slice, Black

Cook an entire breakfast in one go with this egg and muffin toaster. It includes four slots for toasting bread or bagels and a built in egg cooker on the right-hand side. You can scramble, poach, soft or hard boil eggs. There’s also a meat tray to warm up meat. Buttons help you decide what you want to cook. It’s 12.4” high x 19.5” wide x 10” deep in size.

Pros

  • Comes with an egg basket to store up to 8 eggs before cooking
  • Separate settings for both sides of the toaster

Cons

  • The egg cooking pan is Teflon coated and easy to scratch
  • If one side doesn’t work, the whole toaster doesn’t work
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7. Dash Clear View Toaster

Dash Clear View Toaster: Extra Wide Slot Toaster with Stainless Steel Accents + See Through Window - Defrost, Reheat + Auto Shut Off Feature for Bagels, Specialty Breads & other Baked Goods - Black

This Dash clear view toaster looks like a miniature toaster oven, since it has a clear glass window to view the toast while its toasting. There’s a 7-level browning control dial, defrost, reheat, and bagel buttons, and a high-manual lever. You can buy it in red, black, or white colors. It’s 16” x 8” x 5.8” in size.

Pros

  • It has an automatic shut off for safety
  • The slot is extra wide 1.5” and 10” long

Cons

  • No heating coils along the side, just heating on the bottom
  • Not a four slice toaster, only two slices
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8. Breville BTA720XL The Bit More 2-Slice Toaster

Breville BTA720XL The Bit More 2-Slice Toaster

This full stainless steel toaster has two extra-wide slows, buttons for bagel, frozen, and cancel, and five settings for browning. It also has a special “a bit more” button if you’d like to toast the food a bit more. The ready alert button can be on high, low, or muted. This toaster is 11.2” x 8” x 7.8” in size.

Pros

  • Has adjustable control settings for browning
  • There’s a “Lift & Look” feature to check the food without interrupting the toasting cycle

Cons

  • Only a 2-slot toaster, not 4 slots
  • For longer bread slices, the bread does not toast in the gaps between heating elements
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9. Cuisinart CPT-2400 The Bakery Artisan Bread Toaster

Cuisinart CPT-2400 086279117786 The Bakery Artisan Bread Toaster, One Size, Chrome

With cancel, bagel, reheat, and defrost settings, this artisan bread toaster has extra-large dual slots that are 1.5” wide and 10” long. The outside is chrome with a high-lift lever, and the slots are self-centering. It also comes with a crumb tray. This toaster is 16.2” x 8.8” x 8.5” in size.

Pros

  • The depth of the toaster slots is 5”, so perfect for wide breads and bagels
  • It can also toast 4 regular rectangular slices of bread

Cons

  • The toast often ends up darker on one side than another
  • When pushing down the lever, you need to lock it in place
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10. Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

This Cuisinart toaster is the same model as the previous Cuisinart model on this list, but in a newer version. It also comes with the blue-backlit LCD countdown feature showing you how much time you have left before the toaster is ready. It has the same bagel, defrost, reheat, and cancel buttons. The slots are 1.5” wide, and there are seven toasting settings. This toaster is 12.6” x 12.3” x 9” in size.

Pros

  • Use the “+” or “-” buttons to darken the toast
  • High lift manual lever

Cons

  • The toaster beeps loudly when it’s done toasting
  • Some buyers have reported inconsistent browning when using the bagel setting
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Last Updated: November 18, 2018