The world is full of toasters. The market is saturated with them, but not all are created equal. A lot goes into making a good toaster, and choosing just one can be overwhelming for the average person. That’s where we come in; at Toaster Expert, we know what makes a good toaster and how to tell one from another.
We’re here to help you find the perfect appliance for your needs! Our blog will provide you with informative articles on everything from which features you should look out for (and why) as well as reviews of our favorite models before they go on sale so that you can make an informed decision about what best suits your needs without breaking your budget and have your perfect toaster before the holidays.
1. What’s the best type of toaster?
When it comes to making toast, many different types of toasters available can produce different results. The type of toaster you choose will be largely based on your personal preferences, but we’ll recommend some general guidelines and models that fit the bill for each class.
The classic: If you’re looking for a standard-issue kitchen appliance, then this is probably what you should go with. These toasters are likely good enough to get most jobs done and don’t have the unique features others do so that they won’t break the bank either. Find out which one is best among the classics here!
If you’re looking for a standard-issue kitchen appliance, then this is probably what you should go with. These toasters are likely good enough to get most jobs done and don’t have the unique features others do so that they won’t break the bank either. Find out which one is best among the classics here! The high-end: If you’re looking for something a little fancier, then there are some great options ranging from designer brands like Ducasse with traditional styling to retro models reminiscent of yesteryear; even if you aren’t into those types of things, these toasters will add flair without sacrificing any performance. Check out our review of 5 Best Cool Touch Toasters
2. What’s the best brand for your needs?
After deciding what type of toaster best suits your needs, one of the second questions you should ask yourself is, “What brand do I want?” While we pride ourselves on reviewing and recommending only the best brands out there, it’s important to remember that these are just our opinions. The wheat toast from KitchenAid might be better than a slice from Sunbeam, but for someone who prefers white bread, KitchenAid might not be their top pick. To find out which brand makes the best toaster for you.
3. What size is right for you?
Not everyone’s kitchen is the same size, and soon enough, most of us will be living in cramped spaces, so it’s important to consider how much space you have available. Fortunately, choosing a size isn’t as hard as one might think; for small kitchens, you can check out our article on 5 Best Toasters For Small Spaces. For medium-sized kitchens, the four slots will do just fine. Plus, toasters are getting smaller all the time, and most people probably don’t have toasters taking up too much space in their kitchen.
4. How much do you want to spend on a toaster?
The last thing we’ll cover is money. No matter how much you have to spend, there’s something out there for you. Whether your price range is $20 or $200, there are options available, some of which might surprise you! Please read about the best toaster oven under $50, and be sure to check out our interactive price guide about the best toaster oven under $100! Or, if you’ve already got a toaster oven and are looking for other things, check out our time-saving guide.
5. Should I buy a 2 or 4 slice toaster?
You’ll find a 2 slice toaster in almost every household. That’s because they make perfect toast for two people, and if you’re just one household, generally, that is what you would prefer. Most homes have 4 slices of bread in them, so it makes sense too – but for example, with bagels or toasties? Many people choose to buy a toaster with 2 slots rather than 4 as they don’t need the extra slots all the time, and it could be seen as a waste of money. For those few times when a 4 slice toaster comes into its own, though, everyone will be grateful they spent that bit more on getting the right equipment.
6. Is it OK to buy a used toaster?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission tests small appliances such as electric razors and toasters before they are allowed on the market. Manufacturers follow strict manufacturing guidelines when making these products, but there is no guarantee that you won’t buy a defective product if you go used.
Toaster quality surveys reveal that many people have had problems with their toasters. A machine that doesn’t work properly shouldn’t be made worse by continued use – it should be fixed or replaced. And, because individuals sell most used toasters rather than businesses, the sellers don’t always know how well their appliance works or what repairs have been done.
Your best bet is buying new from an established store with a good reputation for customer service.
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