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List of brands we tested in this review.
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The manufacturer's recommended retail price.
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High lift carriage
Lets you raise smaller items above the toaster slots, so they're easier to remove.
Frozen bread setting
Setting that defrosts the frozen bread prior to toasting.
Crumpet or bagel setting
Whether there is a setting for heating a crumpet or a bagel. Check the specifications.
Whether the power cord can be stowed away when the toaster is not in use, usually on the underside.
This overall score is made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).
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Overall performance score
The performance score is made up of browning evenness and consistency of results (50%), multigrain bread (20%), single-slice bread (15%) and frozen bread (15%).
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Ease of use
The ease of use score is made up of controls (40%), cleaning exterior (30%) and crumb removal/cleaning (30%).
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Frozen bread score
We toast bread that has come directly out of the freezer. Where available, the defrost setting is used. Slices are assessed for evenness of cooking and consistency of colour across cycles.
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Single-slice score (%)
Score for toasting a single slice of bread.
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Toasting evenness score (%)
Using a reference photograph we see whether the toast is evenly browned, and to an appropriate shade. We use a supermarket white bread for this test.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- 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
- 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)