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The best toasters for $60 and under

Get the toast with the most for less dough.

best toasters under 60 dollars
Last updated: 10 August 2021

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  • Our experts tested more than 35 toasters from popular brands like Breville, Sunbeam, Kambrook, Kmart, Russell Hobbs and Smeg
  • Our testing revealed cheaper models that performed well against models costing twice as much
  • We rate toaster performance on metrics like toasting evenness, toasting consistency, toasting frozen and multigrain bread, and ease of use

For a product that has a seemingly simple purpose – to make your bread warm and crunchy – there's a dizzying array of products on sale, all with different features and price points. Just how complicated can a toaster really be?

We've tested toasters that cost as much as $379, but does spending extra dough guarantee good toast? Not necessarily. 

What size toaster should I buy?

Think about the size of your household and how much toast you eat. 

While four-slice toasters are useful for families and die-hard toast eaters, they do take up quite a bit of bench space. And they sometimes have the problem of not toasting each slice equally – the inner two slots can heat up more than the outer two. If you're feeding a horde on the daily, make sure you look for toasters that score well for toasting evenness and consistency. 

In our tests, four-slice toasters are priced from $35, but many of the cheaper models didn't perform especially well. By the same token, some of the most expensive four-slice toasters didn't perform well either, so clearly price and performance aren't proportionate. 

Just because you're paying less doesn't mean you have to settle for crummy toast

If you're a solo toaster or you're just toasting for two, there are plenty of great two-slice toasters on the market, many of them very reasonably priced. At this cheaper end of the market, you can expect to have fewer options when it comes to colour, finish and extra features. 

But just because you're paying less doesn't mean you have to settle for crummy toast. We've found three excellent two-slice toasters under $60, plus a further five that didn't quite reach our 'Recommended' threshold but are still worth considering. 

The top rated toasters for $60 and under

To help you find the best toaster for your tender, we've compiled the best buys for less than $60 based on our test results. 

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Kambrook The Smarter Choice KTA120WHT

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 76%
  • Price: $29

The second-cheapest toaster in our tests, this bargain Kambrook actually scored third place overall, outperforming a toaster that cost almost 10 times more.

If you're a multigrain bread lover, this might not be the perfect toaster for you: it only scored 50% for toasting grainy bread. And for singletons, it could disappoint when cooking just one piece of toast. 

But it's excellent at producing the same toast colour cycle after cycle, and it browns toast evenly. It's also very easy to clean inside and out, so not only is it gentle on your hip pocket, it'll also save you time on the housework. Win-win!

Read the full Kambrook The Smarter Choice review.

Sunbeam Quantum Plus 2 Slice Toaster TA2320

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 76%
  • Price: $35

This bargain wonder impressed our expert testers on almost every single testing metric, from toasting consistency to evenness, plus toasting multigrain and single slices of bread. 

In fact, the only negative comment our experts made about this toaster is that it can be difficult to clean due to potential dirt entrapment spaces on the exterior. Aside from that, we think it's a great buy. 

Read the full Sunbeam Quantum Plus 2 review

The best (and cheapest) of the rest

These toasters didn't quite make the cut-off for our recommendation, but they still perform very well and are reasonably priced. 

  • Sunbeam Diamond Collection 2 Slice TA1900
    • CHOICE Expert Rating: 73%
    • Price: $50
  • Russell Hobbs Classic 2 Slice RHT12BRU
    • CHOICE Expert Rating: 71%
    • Price: $50
  • Kambrook Perfect Slice 2 Slice Toaster KTA270
    • CHOICE Expert Rating: 70%
    • Price: $49
  • Kmart Anko Glass Toaster LD-T1002
    • CHOICE Expert Rating: 70%
    • Price: $39
  • Sunbeam Long Slot 2 Slice Toaster TA4520
    • CHOICE Expert Rating: 70%
    • Price: $49

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