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Last updated: 05 August 2021


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When choosing a toaster, look at capacity (four, two, or even one?), ease of use and design.

How the toaster works on a variety of bread types is also important. We use white bread to check for evenness and consistency, and also see how well the toaster browns multigrain bread.

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Our test results tell you which toasters:

  • are recommended by CHOICE
  • brown toast evenly and consistently, cycle after cycle
  • are good at browning multigrain bread
  • are easiest to use.

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    Number of slices

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    Number of slices of bread the toaster accommodates.

      High lift carriage

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      Lets you raise smaller items above the toaster slots, so they're easier to remove.

        Frozen bread setting

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        Setting that defrosts the frozen bread prior to toasting.

          Crumpet or bagel setting

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          Whether there is a setting for heating a crumpet or a bagel. Check the specifications.

            Cord storage

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            Whether the power cord can be stowed away when the toaster is not in use, usually on the underside.

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              • Recommended
              • Overall score
              • Overall performance score
              • Ease of use
              • Frozen bread score
              • Multigrain score (%)
              • Toasting evenness score (%)
              • Single-slice score (%)
              • Toasting consistency cycle after cycle (%)
              • Ease of cleaning crumb tray
              • Ease of exterior cleaning
              • Ease of using controls
              • Measured toasting time (min:sec)
              • Good points
              • Bad points
              • Price
              • Number of slices
              • Cord storage
              • Frozen bread setting
              • Crumpet or bagel setting
              • Separate carriage control
              • Separate temperature control
              • Height lift carriage
              • Dimensions (cm, L x W x H)
              • Bread carriage dimensions (mm, L x W x H)
              • Warranty (yrs)


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