There’s just something about that breakfast toast that seems to get you more excited to get out of bed in the morning. It is crunchy, delicious and works in countless combinations. But you can’t obtain a perfect slice of toast with just any toaster out there. Toasters nowadays are a dime a dozen and having a bad toaster will only get you frustrated. Not every toaster can deliver that perfect level of golden, some will burn your bread, others will take forever to toast a slice.
Here are some of the best 4-slice toasters you can buy in 2018.
Hamilton Beach Cool Touch. Hamilton is a reputable brand when it comes to kitchen appliances. This 4-slice toaster is a really premium device. It has two independent sides, each with 2 slots. You can use them all or just two of them, depending on your needs. The slots are wide enough to fit almost any type of bread, bagels or waffles. It has a cool-touch exterior so that you won’t burn your fingers, 5 shade settings, removable crumb trays and a frozen option for both toast and bagel.
You can purchase it for approx. $30
Breville Smart Toaster Die-Cast 4-slice BTA840XL. It is also a high-end toaster. It has a motorized carriage with push controls, individual toast controls, a sound alert for when your toast is ready, a bagel setting, a defrost setting and a slide-out crumb tray. The price of the toaster is around $180.
Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown Stainless Steel. This is a smart looking toaster, with blue backlit LCD countdown display. It has 7 browning settings, defrost, bagel, reheat and cancel functions, a removable crumb tray and dual independent controls. It comes in a premium-looking, stainless steel finish and the 4-slice version can be purchased for approximately $60.
Krups KH 734D. This toaster is solid and has an elegant shiny chrome finish. The two sides have independent controls, 6 browning levels and extra-large slots. It has several options: bagel, reheat, defrost and cancel. On Amazon, its price is $48.
Oster TSSTTRWF4S. It has a very traditional look, it is solidly built and has a stainless steel exterior. The toaster comes with all the basic features: reheat, cancel, bagel and frozen and 7 browning levels. It has a removable crumb tray and a retractable cable. You can order the toaster on Amazon for $42.27.
Waring WCT708. Another premium-looking toaster, with a durable construction and a stainless steel finish. The slots are very large, it has electronic browning control and it can toast up to 240 slices/hour. But this toaster may not be for every wallet, as it costs $345.
KitchenAid KMT4116CU. This KitchenAid model looks very elegant and has a long slot design. There are 7 shade settings to choose from and you’ve got all your basic features: bagel, reheat, defrost and keep warm. The crumb tray is removable and the toaster has a high lift lever. You can get the KitchenAid KMT4116CU for $80.