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Last updated: 16 October 2023


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When choosing a toaster, you want to look at capacity, ease of use and design, and how well the toaster works on a variety of bread types.

Our experts test a range of toasters in the CHOICE labs to determine which models:

  • brown toast evenly and consistently, cycle after cycle
  • are best at browning multigrain bread
  • are best for frozen bread
  • are easiest to use and clean.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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When we test toasters we use white bread to check for evenness and consistency, and also look at how well the toaster handles brown and multigrain bread. Our test results include good and bad points for each toaster, and our Recommended list shows you at a glance which toasters come out on top.

This review includes 55 of the latest toasters as well as more than 50 discontinued models (select 'Discontinued' under the 'Related products' filter on the left-hand side to view them).

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List of brands we tested in this review.


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    The manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of testing.

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    Number of slots

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    Whether the toaster has 1, 2 or 4 slots (note that some 2-slice toasters can accommodate 4 slices of bread).

      Number of slices

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      The number of slices of bread the toaster can hold. This may be different to the number of slots (e.g. a 4-slice toaster may only have 2 long slots).

        Overall performance score

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        The overall performance score is made up of browning evenness and consistency of results (50%), multigrain bread (20%), single-slice bread (15%), and frozen bread (15%).

        enter value/s in increments of i between 0 and 81

        Ease of use score

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        The ease of use score is made up of controls (40%), cleaning the exterior (30%), and crumb removal/cleaning (30%).

        enter value/s in increments of i between 52 and 90

        Shop Ethical rating

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        Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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          • Recommended
          • CHOICE Expert Rating
          • Overall performance score
          • Toasting evenness score
          • Toasting consistency cycle after cycle score
          • Multigrain bread score
          • Frozen bread score
          • Single-slice score
          • Ease of use score
          • Ease of using controls
          • Ease of exterior cleaning
          • Ease of cleaning crumb tray
          • Measured toasting time
          • Good points
          • Bad points
          • Price
          • Number of slots
          • Number of slices
          • Cord storage
          • Frozen bread setting
          • Crumpet or bagel setting
          • Separate carriage control
          • Separate temperature control
          • High lift carriage
          • Dimensions (cm, L x W x H)
          • Bread carriage dimensions (mm, L x W x H)
          • Shop Ethical rating
          • Warranty (years)
          • Country of origin


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