Toasting oversized bagels, breads, and pastries has officially never been easier. Tan that toast!
Did you know you typically have to buy a new toaster every 5-years? It’s a thing. Of course if you’re buying those $100 toasters you can keep them forever (well, at least some of them), but the average everyday toaster may require you to upgrade every now and then. When you’re looking to replace your toaster with something new, the best thing you can look for is an option with extra wide slots. This makes it much easier for toasting things like bagels (hello every morning), larger breads, and some of your favorite pastries. Beyond that you should look for features like ‘reheat’ and ‘defrost’ because your life has recently become one giant leftover (guilty as charged). Shop our picks for some of the best toasters (so far) in 2019.
– Best of the Best –
1. The Cuisinart CPT-142 Compact 4-Slice Toaster – Buy It Here
This little beauty is one of the best-selling 4-slice options on Amazon right now. It currently has 4 out of 5 stars and has over 3,000 reviews (one of the most online today!) with 70% of those reviews rating it either 4 or 5 stars. Outside of its online popularity, we’re in love with the price, which you really can’t beat for a 4-slicer! We also totally dig that you can toast 2 different bagels, bread, pastries (or whatever) at different toasting settings at the same exact time. There’s 7 different browning levels so everyone can get exactly what they want, as well as having special features specific to bagels, defrosting, or even reheating. Learn more here!
– Best 2-Slice Option –
2. The Black + Decker Extra Wide Slot Toaster – Buy It Here
This is our pick for the best 2 slice toaster (so far) in 2019 because it’s (1) the current best-seller on Amazon right now, (2) is at such a cheap price it should almost be illegal, and (3) it’s totally no-frills and just sticks to its job, which is to toast bread and bagles. You know, the norm. We loved the extra wide slots so we could easily fit in Texas Toast-style bread, bulky and delicious bagels and more. You can also feel free to toss in some frozen bread options too for perfect heating/toasting (hello waffle and pancakes…we’re looking at you!). There’s also an ‘Extra Lift’ option so you don’t have to (dangerously) stick something in the toaster to grab your toast. Simply hit lift and your toast and bagels will pop all the way up for easy removal. We won’t miss burning our fingers anymore. Total freedom! See more color options here!
– Best Stainless Steel –
3. The KRUPS KH732 2-Slot Brushed Stainless Steel Toaster – Buy It Here
You can’t go wrong with almost anything from KRUPS. From coffee makers to toasters, these guys have your breakfast covered. We loved the extra large toasting slots and the bagel option so you can totally treat all your toasting needs unique to them. This 2-slice toaster has five useful functions like toasting, reheat, defrost, bagel and cancel. We listed cancel because sometimes we totally forget we’re in the middle of toasting, leave it in too long and then immediately panic. The ‘cancel’ button is actually pressed more than we’d like to admit. The crumb tray can easily be removed so you can clean it out in a breeze, which we suggest you do because there’s nothing worse than that burnt smell messing up your breakfast or snack. As an added bonus, we loved the blue LED indicators that bring a pop of color to this stainless steel masterpiece. Learn more here!
– Best 4-Slice Option –
4. The Cuisinart CPT-180 Classic Toaster – Buy It Here
We get it, sometimes you need a 4-slice toaster to have all your toasting needs met. What we typically don’t love about many 4-slice toasters is how big and bulky they can be. This option by Cuisinart won’t take up your entire counter space, which is a nice change of pace. What we love about this one is that it has dual control panels so you can easily choose different toasting options for different breads at the same time. Choose from 6 toasting dials, dual reheat, defrost, bagel and more. Like most toasters these day, the toasting slots are extra wide so bagels and bulky breads easily fit in. What blew our toasting mind was how the bagel option allows you to toast just the top part of your bagel and not the bottom if you’d like. Complete control! If you want both sides of the bagel toasted you’d simply just choose the regular toasting option (the same way you’d toast regular bread). Learn more here!
– Best Cheap Pick We Love –
5. The Black + Decker Extra Wide Slots in Stainless Steel – Buy It Here
Don’t let its compact size full you, this morning must-have has extra wide slots and totally packs a punch! There are 7 different toasting options, it totally fits larger bagels and other pastries, and even has self-centering guides so that whatever you put in is being toasted evenly each and every time. We hate to say it’s ‘no frills’ but if you’re looking for a high quality option at an unbelievable price, this is your best bet for sure. Learn more here!
– Most Stylish AF –
6. The Smeg 2 Slice Toaster in Black – Buy It Here
We always love small appliances that go against the grain and don’t look like every other one on the market (we’re looking at you ‘stainless steel’). Smeg always brings the character to each and every appliance they create. We totally dig the retro vintage vibe with a new modern twist. This is the type of toaster you’d be proud to display right there on your counter. Beyond its beauty, it works great too. This 2-slice option has extra wide slots for ample room when toasting things like bagels, larger breads, certain pastries, and more. Plus the racks are _blank-centering so you’ll enjoy a really even and thorough toast each and every time. The crumb tray is removable and super easy to clean. If black isn’t your color, Smeg also has a bunch of other eye catching color options like pastel green, light blue, pastel pink, stainless steel, red and more. See more color options here!
– Best See-Through Pick –
7. The Dash ‘See-Through’ 2-Slice Toaster – Buy It Here
We couldn’t love this one more than we do! We totally dig the see-through window so it takes the guess work out of trying to figure out when your toast is actually done. It has 2 slots that are extra-wide so it’s perfect for bagels too. There’s also 7 toasting levels, defrosting option, and even a reheat feature. Plus, it’s super easy to clean. We’re really into the cool aqua blue color, but it also come in other colors like traditional black, white, red, and more. See more color options here!
– Best Smart Toaster –
8. The Breville Die-Cast Smart Toaster – Buy It Here
This one is a bit smarter than us. Ok fine, not really, but it does help make our toasting rituals smarter! This 4-slot option lets you toast 2 different breads or pastries at different toasting settings at the same exact time. Now no one has to wait their turn to eat! It has 5 different toasting settings and, of course, our favorite is “a bit more” when you just need your bagel toasted, well, a bit more. Genius! Learn more here!
– Most Fun Pick –
9. The Star Wars ‘Death Star’ 2 Slice Toaster – Buy It Here
Because sometimes you just want a super fun toaster. And who can go wrong with anything Star Wars related? This killer 2-slice toaster (or space station!) is perfect for bread, bagels or pastry thanks to the extra large toasting slots. The best part? Your toast exits the Death Star with a tie Fighter logo on one side of each piece of bread! How insane is that!? Sure it’s perfect for kids, but us adults love it too (perhaps even more). Learn more here!
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