When choosing a toaster look at capacity (two slices or four?), 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. Now, which ones make great toast?
Our test tells you which toasters:
List of brands we tested in this review.
This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. You can often get a better price by shopping around, or try using CHOICE Shopper. You tell us the brand name and model number of the product you want to buy and a price you'd like to beat, and we'll try to find it for you. You can also use the Price and Buy link in the comparison table, which will show you a range of prices online that you can use for bargaining in store or ordering online.
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We recommend toasters that score at least 70% overall.
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Number of slices of bread the toaster accommodates.
Lets you raise smaller items above the toaster slots, so they're easier to remove.
The overall score is made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).
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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%).
The ease of use score is made up of controls (40%), cleaning exterior (30%) and crumb removal/cleaning (30%).
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.
Score for toasting a single slice of bread.
Using a reference photograph we see whether the toast is evenly browned, and to an appropriate shade. We use Wonder White bread for this test.
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.