Ratings Overview - Toaster

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 Smeg 2-Slice
The brightly colored, throwback styling of the Smeg 2-Slice makes it an attractive accent on any countertop, but this thing has more than just looks. It led the scoresheet in almost every one of our...  read more >
$150

Editors' Choice Award
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Bread Toasting Quality - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Bagel Toasting Quality - 10 of 10
10
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 8 of 10
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 OXO On 2-Slice Motorized
The OXO On impressed us in almost every test we conducted. It served up great toast and some of the best waffles we tasted. The On's unique controls and LED lights create our favorite user...  read more >
$100

Top Pick Award
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Bread Toasting Quality - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Bagel Toasting Quality - 8 of 10
8
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 8 of 10
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 Oster Jelly Bean 2-Slice
In every category the Jelly Bean offers greater performance than you'd expect. It dominated our bread toasting test, taking home the highest score. The construction has the sort of heft and...  read more >
$35

Best Buy Award
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Bread Toasting Quality - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Bagel Toasting Quality - 5 of 10
5
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 8 of 10
8

 Breville Die-Cast 4-Slice Long Slot
The Breville looks and feels like a high-end piece of machinery. Its sheer weight oozes a sense of quality and its solidness is apparent when using the controls. Its sleek, smooth, all metal...  read more >
$180

Top Pick Award
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Bread Toasting Quality - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Bagel Toasting Quality - 6 of 10
6
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 6 of 10
6

 KRUPS Breakfast Set
The Breakfast Set is a solid performer at a reasonable price. It is the only model we tested that can make decent bagels at a reasonable price. You'll still get toaster oven | much better bagels...  read more >
$50

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Bread Toasting Quality - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Bagel Toasting Quality - 8 of 10
8
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 4 of 10
4

 Cuisinart Touch to Toast Leverless 2-Slice CPT-420
Cuisinart's entry into the leverless game, the CPT-420, provided reasonable performance across the board in our testing. It is not quite the flashy thoroughbred that you would expect a model with...  read more >
$80

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Bread Toasting Quality - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Bagel Toasting Quality - 7 of 10
7
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 6 of 10
6

 Hamilton Beach Keep Warm 2-Slice
In our testing the Keep Warm was the definition of average, scoring a 5 in every one of our testing metrics. Considering its low price this average performance is fairly admirable. Its namesake...  read more >
$35

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Bread Toasting Quality - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Bagel Toasting Quality - 5 of 10
5
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 5 of 10
5

 KitchenAid 4-Slice Long Slot with High Lift Lever
The KitchenAid has sleek aesthetics, and its long slots allow it to make four slices of toast at a time. It also is able to handle bagels fairly well for a traditional slot model. However, we found...  read more >
$130

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Bread Toasting Quality - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Bagel Toasting Quality - 7 of 10
7
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 4 of 10
4

 Cuisinart CPT-160
The CPT-160 received average scores across the board in our testing. If it matches the aesthetics of your kitchen perfectly then it's a good choice, as it offers reasonable performance at a...  read more >
$50

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Bread Toasting Quality - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Bagel Toasting Quality - 6 of 10
6
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 4 of 10
4

 Black and Decker 2-Slice TR1278
At the time of this writing the TR1278 was the top selling toaster on amazon. We believe this is largely due to its low price. While it produces decent toast, its controls, design, and flimsy...  read more >
$30

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Bread Toasting Quality - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 3 of 10
3
Bagel Toasting Quality - 4 of 10
4
Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 5 of 10
5
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 Pangea Darth Vader Toaster
There are many reasons not to buy Darth Toaster. It's an average performer in bread toasting, it can't fit bagels in its slots, and it's not the easiest model to use. If you have a significant other...  read more >
$50

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Bread Toasting Quality - 6 of 10
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Ease of Use - 5 of 10
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Bagel Toasting Quality - 1 of 10
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Frozen Food/Defrosting Quality - 3 of 10
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