Test results for nine two-slice toasters, with a price range between $45 and $100
Like all modern household appliances, the pop-up toaster has evolved beyond its basic duties over time. Nowadays you’re likely to come across sleekly built machines with functions that promise to deliver warm bagels, golden crumpets and crispy café-style toasts. Splash out a little and you can even choose between a range of designer colours and finishes to match your kitchen décor.
Fancy features aside however, we wanted to find out how well these modern reincarnations perform in their single most important task — toasting bread.
We looked at out how evenly the toasters browned the bread, how consistently they produced the desired colour and how well they handle single slices and frozen bread. We also checked their toasting speed and any safety features that would stop your toast from burning in case it becomes stuck in the carriage.
Please note: this information was current as of March 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.
- # Bellini BTET300
- Breville Emporia CT25B
- # DeLonghi CT021
- # Kenwood TT427
- # Modern Living 130502
- Morphy Richards 44067 Accents Dove White
- Russell Hobbs 10618 Reflections
- Sunbeam TA6220 Toastum 2
- # Tefal Avanti Deluxe TT7041
# Discontinued models.