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What is the Best Toaster to Buy in 2021

March 19, 2021 – 6 min read

You can’t be the toast of the town without a new toaster from the incredible range at The Good Guys. Your Sunday morning breakfast crumpets only deserve the best. But with so many toaster models, terrific colours and options on the market, which do you choose? You can rest easy, because we’re going to take you through the very best toasters on the market – and there’s more to it than you think!

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Different Types of Toasters

The right toaster for you depends on the size of your kitchen, how many you are feeding and how often you will use it. Families will find a four slice toaster is essential to get everyone moving in the morning, whereas apartment dwellers may opt for a sleek 2 slice model. Let’s look at the three main styles.

Best 4 Slice Toaster

The Good Guys has a terrific range of 4 slice toasters for your family. Whether your kitchen is modern, industrial or old-school, we can help find the one for you.

Russell Hobbs Toaster

Toast your own version of perfection with the Russell Hobbs Copper Brooklyn Toaster. The copper accents look great matching with other detailing in your kitchen, and it boasts browning control, high-lift functionality and a removable crumb tray.

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Delonghi Toaster

The black geometric finish of the DeLonghi Brilliante 4 Slice Toaster is like a centrepiece for your kitchen. Its variable browning function will help you to get the right crunch for your morning bagel.

Smeg Toaster

Proudly show off the famous 1950’s of the Smeg Retro Style 4 Slice Toaster in your kitchen. Available in a range of colours, it’s a classic that can’t be beaten. With chrome detailing and a retro logo, it also features three pre-set programs and six variable toasting levels.

Best 2 Slice Toaster

When space is at a premium in your kitchen, you don’t have to compromise on style and quality. Check out our huge range of 2 slice toasters, and a few of our favourites as well.

Kambrook Toaster

There’s a reason why this toaster is called the Kambrook Perfect Slice Toaster. With a matte black finish, 6 browning settings, a defrost button and self-centring slots, welcome to the perfect slice every day.

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Breville Toaster

This compact Breville Luxe 2 slice toaster is the toast of your new kitchen. In black truffle colour, it adds a touch of luxury to your home. The toaster for the modern kitchen, it can even adjust the toasting time for each style of bread. Looking for something smarter? Check out Breville’s the Smart Toast® 2 Slice Toaster.

Best Wide Slot Toaster

If you love baking your own bread or thick crusty slices straight from a Parisienne bakery, then a wide slot toaster is for you. Check out our favourite models.

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KitchenAid

This KitchenAid wide slot toaster is perfect for modern kitchens in a sleek onyx black. It looks so good you’ll never want to take it off your benchtop. With a four slice capacity, it’s wide enough to handle the thickest of sourdoughs.

Smeg

Go back to the future with this Smeg 50’s retro style chrome toaster. Who knew toasting bread could be so fun? It’s extra wide and extra long and boasts the iconic 1950’s Smeg style that still looks gorgeous. With six toasting functions, you’ll also love its versatility.

What to Look for in a Toaster

More than just great colours and different sizes, there are plenty of things that you should look out for when buying a new toaster. Here are some of our favourite features.

Capacity

Size counts when choosing a toaster. We recommend a 4 slice toaster for a busy family and a 2 slice toaster for couples or apartment living. Unless you really love a few extra slices in the morning…

Design

Here are a few tips when considering toaster designs:

  • Look for an easy-to-clean exterior. Dirt and grime can get trapped in crevices so the less tricky angles the better.
  • Sharp edges can scratch cabinetry and surfaces.
  • Stainless steel looks awesome but takes more cleaning than a simple plastic model.
  • A toaster with a glass side is an awesome idea for elderly relatives. It allows you to see inside if the toast is burning, which may help to prevent the smoke alarm going off in the kitchen.
  • A crumb tray is your best friend. Slide it in and out easily for cleaning up in seconds. A good tip is to give the toaster an occasional shake upside down and it’ll be as good as new.

Temperature Options

  • The touching temperature refers to the exterior of the toaster, which should remain cool when toasting and not exceed 60℃.
  • Bagel and crumpet settings are perfect for cooking on one side only.
  • For multi-taskers, a ‘keep warm’ function is for those who don’t always get to eat at their first try. Hello new mums.
  • A defrost setting helps you toast straight from the freezer.
  • Toasted sandwich making in a toaster. What is this sorcery? But it’s true. By using a metal basket with a handle, you can load your sanga up and toast it to perfection.
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Modern Features in a Toaster

If you like your appliances with the latest bells and whistles, some toasters now feature LED lights as a progression bar or timer, WiFi connectivity and different alerts that let you know when your toast is ready.

Height Lift Carriage

If you’ve ever burnt your fingers taking hot toast or crumpets out of the toaster, you’ll realise how awesome a height-lift carriage is. It allows you to raise smaller items above the slots and saves the ends of your fingers.

Lift ‘n’ Look Feature

For the inquisitive, impatient, curious or all of the above, the Lift’n’Look feature allows you to manually raise the toast up so you can see how it’s going. It won’t even interrupt the heating cycle for you.

Digital Display

Our favourite feature is the countdown clock on the digital display that some modern toasters have. 3…2…1… toast liftoff!

‘A Bit More’ Button

‘A bit more’ button gives your toast a minute more cooking time without needing to start the toasting cycle again. Basically, it’s a shortcut to toast perfection.

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How to Choose the Best Toaster for your Modern Kitchen

You’ve created a fabulous modern kitchen, and appliances like a toaster can really finish off the look. If you’ve created a Scandi style kitchen, go for a toaster that is sleek and stylish. Your Hamptons kitchen needs a white or pale coloured toaster to match the neutral tones. Have you upgraded your appliances to stainless steel? Then a stainless steel toaster will match the look as well. The Smeg retro toaster looks perfect within an industrial kitchen, whereas a gorgeous black toaster will suit any modern kitchen with a little flair.

There are loads of toasters in the range at your local The Good Guys store, so you’re sure to find the one that best suits your needs.

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