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Last updated: 12 October 2020


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

As multigrain is popular, we test it in our toasters. We also use white bread to check for evennesss and consistency. Find out more in how we test toasters.

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Our test tells you which toasters:

  • are Recommended products
  • 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.

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    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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            There is a claimed country of origin somewhere on the model itself.

              Included in this review

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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
              • Brand
              • Model
              • Availability
              • 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)
              • Origin
              • Contact


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