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Looking for a new toaster? Here are the best two- and four-slice options based on performance, features, and value.

Best Two Slice Toaster:

Two slice toasters are the most popular types of toasters available. The concept has always been to be able to put in a couple of slices of bread, push the handle down and in a few minutes, voila, you'll have perfectly toasted bread. Two slice toasters can be as basic as a machine only capable of toasting thin slices of bread, to a unit accommodating bagels, artesian breads and muffins. Obviously, you'll have to be subjective on your choice to what best suits your needs

All two slice toasters on this list will have a toast shade adjustment knob so any style or thickness of bread can be toasted to your satisfaction. To keep you safe, they’ll be wrapped in a heat resistant shell so you won't burn yourself when touching the toaster, and all have a removable crumb tray for ease of cleaning out the bits and pieces of toasted bread falling to the bottom. Each of these best toasters will also evenly brown the bread, regardless of the setting; after all, first and foremost, a best two slice toaster must make the best toast.

Black and Decker TR3500SD Rapid Toast 2-Slice Toaster

The Black and Decker TR3500SD Rapid Toast 2-Slice Toaster toasts bread in 50 percent less time. The wide toaster slots makes it easy to drop in bread, English muffins and bagels. The extra lift handle makes toast removal easy, and it comes with a two year warranty. Read Full Review

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    Black and Decker TR3500SD Rapid Toast 2-Slice Toaster

    3 Squares Wide Slot 2-Slice Cool-Touch Toaster

    The 3 Squares Wide Slot 2-Slice Cool-Touch Toaster with Silicone Cover will conveniently toast items such as thicker bread slices, waffles, and English muffins. It features defrost, reheating, bagel toasting, and a cancel button. The artistic design will compliment any kitchen, and it comes with a one year warranty. Read Full Review

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      3 Squares Wide Slot 2-Slice Cool-Touch Toaster

      Disney DCM-2 Classic Mickey 2-Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel

      The Disney DCM-2 Classic Mickey 2-Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel makes great toast taste even better with an imprint of Mickey Mouse on each slice to put a smile on your face every time. The wide mouth takes artesian bread, bagels, and other popular bread products. Read Full Review

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        Disney DCM-2 Classic Mickey 2-Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel

        Breville Die-Cast Silver 2-Slice Smart Toaster - BTA820XL

        The computerized Breville BTA820XL Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster has an illuminated LED panel and a lift-and-look capability among other features. Although covered by a one year warranty, this toaster may be overkill for some households. Read Full Review

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          Breville Die-Cast Silver 2-Slice Smart Toaster - BTA820XL

          Hamilton Beach SmartToast Black Extra Wide Slot Toaster 289031

          The Hamilton Beach 22121 Cool Wall 2-Slice Toaster makes great toast and is the best bang for the buck model on our list. The wide slots handle all of your favorite bread products and the browning selector gives you seven shades to choose from. Read Full Review

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            Hamilton Beach SmartToast Black Extra Wide Slot Toaster 289031

            Best Four-Slice Toaster:

            4 slice toasters are perfect for the household which wants toast and wants a lot of it. These appliances are bigger, take up more space, and use more electricity than their 2 slice cousins. However, the convenience to make twice as much toast in the same amount of time, outweighs these disadvantages, making them just as viable a 2 slice toasters over the long run. Each of these 4 slice toasters will come in a heat resistant shell along with browning controls to make your toast go from light to dark. They’ll also each feature an easy to clean crumb tray, a defrost setting for frozen items and have large slots accommodating bread products like English muffins, bagels, artesian breads, waffles and the like.

            West Bend TEM4500W Egg and Muffin Toaster

            The West Bend TEM4500W Egg and Muffin Toaster has the capability to make a complete breakfast without using your stove or oven. It will make up to 8 eggs in a side-mounted egg cooker in almost any style and features a one year warranty. Read Full Review

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              West Bend TEM4500W Egg and Muffin Toaster

              Black & Decker TR1400SB 4-Slice Brushed Stainless Steel Toaster

              The Black & Decker TR1400SB 4-Slice Stainless-Steel Toaster is a basic toaster which excels at great toast. Each 2 slice side is individually controlled so you can toast bread in one side and another bread product in the other. It comes with an auto crumb tray ejector, a retractable cord, and a two year warranty. Read Full Review

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                Black & Decker TR1400SB 4-Slice Brushed Stainless Steel Toaster

                Hamilton Beach 24121 Smarttoast 4 Slice Toaster

                The Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Cool Touch Toaster comes with large push-down handles for extremely easy use. The automatic toast boost allows you to easily remove smaller pieces. It comes with a one year warranty. Read Full Review

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                  Hamilton Beach 24121 Smarttoast 4 Slice Toaster

                  Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster

                  The Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster features a backlit LCD screen and toasts bagels to perfection. This toaster will automatically raise or lower items into the slots and has an audible alarm when your toast is done. It comes with a three year warranty. Read Full Review

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                    Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster

                    KitchenAid Pro Line Series Sugar Pearl Silver 4-Slice Automatic Toaster

                    The KitchenAid Pro Line Series 4-Slice Automatic Toaster has the capability to make the perfect piece of toast. It comes with an automatic warming feature, and a-little-more button for a bit of extra toasting time. This toaster comes with a one year warranty. Read Full Review

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                      KitchenAid Pro Line Series Sugar Pearl Silver 4-Slice Automatic Toaster
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                      1 comments
                      • kay.m.holman kay.m.holman

                      Where can I find a toaster that does not have wide slots? These contraptions hit the market decades ago, and yet ALL toaster makers still advertise their wide-slottedness like it is some new and unique feature. The thing is, my 20 year old son has never had a decent piece of toast. These toasters dry out the bread and toast unevenly. Please help.

                      Posted on 1/9/2013 11:55 am | Reply