If there is any kitchen gadget to invest in, it will be a toaster. Every household should own at least one because it is great for everyday work-life breakfasts, waking up in the morning and slotting in 2 slices of bread, and in 2-3mins breakfast is ready. This reason makes it a must-have for every kitchen.
Toasters come in various sizes you can either go for the large size if your kitchen and family size is on the large side or the medium size for a smaller kitchen and family. The smaller version of a toaster can accommodate two slices of bread at a time while the larger version can take up to 4 slices of bread at a time. Of course when you think of it, the larger it is the more expensive it should be, funny enough not always, nowadays it all depends on the brand names, but thank goodness we have all the best brands with reasonable price ranges in today’s article.
Some do come with a bagel function which brings us to ask what makes a good toaster? a good toaster must have functional versatility, that range from defrosting for days when the bread is straight from the freezer into the toaster, warming function when you’re just trying to keep the recipe soft, and a bagel function for days you do not want bread but bagel. A good toaster must pop out the toasts automatically (high lift eject) when ready for easy pick, it has to be easily detachable for easy cleaning, to mention but a few. Many brands like Smeg, Philips, Breville, etc come with extra functionality like reheating on days you’ve left your toasts off the toaster for too long before eating and they usually come with a warming rack to help with that.
The designs are also very crucial when looking for the best toasters, if you want a touch of 50’s glam to your kitchen, smeg should be your go-to. Smeg has one of the most beautiful compact yet large toasters you can easily tuck unto your kitchen worktop for a modern vintage kitchen. For a more modern designed toaster, Russel Hobb, Bosch, Phillips, etc, have you covered.
Finally, colour choice is also a key factor when looking for the best toasters on the market depending on your personal style, black, white, and grey are the most suitable colour that will match any kitchen aesthetic. But if you’ve got a dreamy taste, nude colours like dusty rose will definitely suit your fancy and there is the red colour way that will add a pop to your kitchen.
So which ones are the best on the market? Come with me:
50’s Retro TSF01WHUK 2-Slice Toaster – White
Accents 242104 4-Slice Toaster – Black & Rose Gold
2 Slice Brushed St/Steel Toaster
Stainless Steel 4 Slice Toaster
Styline TAT8613GB 2 Slice Toaster – Black
Silicone TAT7S44GB 4-Slice Toaster – Red