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8 Great toasters for the kitchen

BY Joshua Joda

20th Mar 2024 Home & Garden

5 min read

8 Great toasters for the kitchen
Toasters are an essential appliance in any home kitchen, so here are some great choices for your consideration
Seen as one of the core kitchen appliances in the home, alongside kettles and microwaves, toasters are essential for quickly and efficiently toasting sliced bread, bagels and crumpets.
So, whether you’re after a two-slice or four-slice model, here are eight great toasters to consider for regular home use.

Bella Stainless steel two-slice toaster

Bella toaster
With a simple high-lift lever, six browning levels and an easy-to-clean crumb tray, this toaster is great for regular use in putting together a quick breakfast. This device has an auto shut-off feature as well, which will stop cooking if bread gets stuck in its slots, avoiding overheating.
Specifications:
Material – stainless steel
Specific uses - bread

Russell Hobbs two-slice toaster

Russell Hobbs toaster
This two-slot Russell Hobbs toaster has a smooth and curved design, being made from durable stainless steel with a brushed and polished finish. It has variable browning control, with a lift-and-look feature allowing you to inspect the browning progress of bread, so you can reach your ideal level of toasting.
Specifications:
Material – stainless steel
Specific uses - bread

Murphy Richards two-slice toaster

Murphy Richards toaster
This toaster comes in four different colours, if you’re tired of silver or or black appliances. This Murphy Richards model is inexpensive and does the basics well.
It also features defrost and reheat functionality, as well as deep, variable slots for bread. Usefully it has internal cord storage, for keeping your countertop neat and orderly when it’s not in use.
Specifications:
Material – metal
Specific uses - bread

Breville bold two-slice toaster

Breville toaster
Breville is known for having appliances with patterned, ridged and glossy texture designs, with this model coming in several different colours. The toaster has variable width slots that allow for thick or thin slices of bread to fit in the toaster, bagels and crumpets.
The toaster has defrost as well as a reheat functionality in addition to standard toasting, and it goes great with a matching Breville kettle to complete a set.
Specifications:
Material - plastic
Specific uses - toasting

Chefman two-slice toaster

Chefman toaster
With a polished, stainless-steel finish, this toaster will feel right at home in a contemporary kitchen. Extra-wide slots allow for the toasting of thick bread slices and bagels, with the choice of seven browning settings to choose your ideal look.
The toaster is also easy to clean, which will help with long-term maintenance.
Specifications:
Material – stainless steel
Specific uses – bagels, bread

Quest four-slice toaster

Quest toaster
This Quest toaster has an elongated design and runs with 1400 watts of power for cooking extra bread, as it has four extra-wide slots. Therefore, it’s a great option for a family toaster if you have a few mouths to feed or just find yourself feeling a bit hungry!
This model also has anti-slip feet for keeping the toaster sturdy on your countertop and a knob to control bread browning.
Specifications:
Material - plastic
Specific uses - bread

Swan two-slice toaster

Swan toaster
This Swan toaster has a notable eight different browning levels for customising your toast. Its removable crumb tray makes for easily clearing leftover crumbs from toasting.
In addition, included integrated cord storage will make worrying about winding cords a thing of the past.
Specifications:
Material – stainless steel
Specific uses - bread

Tower Bottega two-slice toaster

Tower Bottega toaster
Coming in a relatively compact package, this stainless-steel toaster comes in both at two-slice and larger four-slice models. It features standard functionality, including a crumb tray and browning control.
This toaster has a design that evokes a retro aesthetic, with a touch of avant-garde style.
Specifications:
Material – stainless steel
Specific uses - bread
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