Best 4-Slice Toasters for Tasty Mornings

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 29, 2019
A rumbling stomach is often the first thing that greets us in the morning when we wake up. Why not start the day with some freshly made toast? A 4-slice toaster is perfect for helping to serve up the morning breakfast, especially for those with a family. Read on for some recommendations on the best 4 slice toasters available! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
POWER
SHADE SETTING
PARTIAL LOAD
LIGHT INDICATOR
HEATING
DEFROSTING
CRUMB TRAY
WARRANTY
 
PROS

On the case there are two LCD displays with a countdown timer for the preparation of toast, which will clearly show the progress. Also next to the displays there are +/- buttons, using which you can adjust the duration of the roasting at your discretion.

CONS

Makes a loud beeping sound.

OUR VERDICT

The Cuisinart CPT-435 is a functional and reliable toaster in a steel case with wide 1.5 "loading slots will cook crispy and mouth-watering bread for you. The device has high power, so you won’t have to wait too long. The best choice for any family.

detailed parameters
POWER

1800 Watts

SHADE SETTING

7

PARTIAL LOAD

2+2

LIGHT INDICATOR

Blue backlit LCD countdown toasting-time display, Blue LED function buttons

HEATING

Yes

DEFROSTING

Yes

CRUMB TRAY

Removable crumb tray

WARRANTY

3 years limited

PROS

Self-Centering Guides automatically adjust to the thickness of each loaf loaded by you and keep it in a fixed optimal position for the best toasting.

CONS

A bit bulky.

OUR VERDICT

Toaster BLACK + DECKER TR4310FBD in a stylish modern design will be able to decorate any kitchen. In addition, it is a fairly functional device that can quickly toast for you not only breads, but also bagels. Automatic ejection of toast and a removable crumb tray make using the device easier and more convenient.

detailed parameters
POWER

1500 Watts

SHADE SETTING

7

PARTIAL LOAD

2+2

LIGHT INDICATOR

Illuminated buttons

HEATING

Yes

DEFROSTING

Yes

CRUMB TRAY

Removable Crumb Tray

WARRANTY

2 years limited

PROS

The Keep warm option will keep your ready toasts hot for another 3 minutes. The intuitive control panel makes the device simple to use.

CONS

There is no partial load option. 

OUR VERDICT

The Hamilton Beach toaster will make delicious breads and bagels in no time. With the compact ergonomic design, simple control panel, illuminated keys, and optimal set of functions, the device is perfect for home use.

detailed parameters
POWER

~ 800 Watts 

SHADE SETTING

7

PARTIAL LOAD

No

LIGHT INDICATOR

Illuminated buttons

HEATING

Yes

DEFROSTING

Yes

CRUMB TRAY

Slide-out crumb tray

WARRANTY

1 year 

PROS

Extra-deep slots contribute to the most uniform browning of bread rolls on all sides, no matter what size and thickness they are.

CONS

Case can get too hot to touch, requires care when handling.

OUR VERDICT

The KRUPS KH734D, made in a stylish mirror case, will allow you to toast various varieties of bread, without the risk of burning it. The toaster has simple controls, and for a more convenient and quick cleaning, the model has a sliding tray for crumbs.

detailed parameters
POWER

1500 Watts

SHADE SETTING

6

PARTIAL LOAD

2+2

LIGHT INDICATOR

Blue LED indicators

HEATING

Yes

DEFROSTING

Yes

CRUMB TRAY

Removable crumb tray

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

Thanks to the Under Base Cord Storage, this 4 slice toaster looks very neat and compact. The illuminated buttons add to its ergonomic design and convenience of use.

CONS

There are only five browning levels. 

OUR VERDICT

This stainless steel 4 slice toaster from KitchenAid will look great in any kitchen interior. It's very easy to use and maintain, it's rather cheap, and it doesn't seem to lack in any of the features you expect from any modern toaster.

detailed parameters
POWER

1800 Watts 

SHADE SETTING

5

PARTIAL LOAD

2+2

LIGHT INDICATOR

Illuminated bagel and cancel buttons

HEATING

No

DEFROSTING

No

CRUMB TRAY

Removable crumb tray

WARRANTY

1 year 

Cuisinart CPT-435

Simultaneous Toasting

Preparing toast for more than one person tends to be a longer process than most people would like to go through. This is especially true when different people have different preferences for their toast, such as having their toast with different shades of browning and varying crispness. This often entails having to make toast for just one person at a time, adjusting the settings, and then going through the whole toasting process again. This can take away precious time in the morning, especially before work.

The Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown Stainless Steel Toaster helps save your morning time by letting you prepare toast for two different people at the same time. On the case there are two LCD displays with a countdown timer for the preparation of toast on each side of the toaster, which will clearly show the progress, letting you cook two slices at a time for each person with different toasting settings. Also next to the displays there are +/- buttons, using which you can adjust the duration of the roasting at your discretion, letting you easily control the toasting process.

The Cuisinart CPT-435 is a functional and reliable toaster in a steel case with wide 1.5-inch loading slots that will cook crispy and mouth-watering toast for you. The device has high power output, ensuring your toast is cooked quickly and thoroughly. These features along with its overall build quality make this toaster the best choice for any family.

Review of Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown Stainless Steel Toaster

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I love it works great on bagels or toast and the outside stays cool to the touch. I would recommend this product and it looks nice in the kitchen

Size & Weight

Works great on all sizes of toast and bagels.

Features

Nice crumb tray–easy to clean.
 

BLACK+DECKER TR4310FBD

Beautiful And Handy

Toasters are always supposed to be functional, but nothing says that can't have a beautiful, stylish design as well. Black+Decker agrees with this philosophy, and has provided this exact thing with the BLACK+DECKER TR4310FBD 4-Slice Extra-Wide Slot Toaster. This toaster sports a beautiful and elegant "Ombré" design that will look great in any kitchen. The stainless steel exterior will match with virtually any type of kitchen interior, and is easy to clean and maintain as well.

Along with its great looks, this 4 slice toaster includes a number of features that make it a great toaster all-around. For instance, the Self-Centering Guides automatically adjust to the thickness of each bread slice loaded by you and keep them in a fixed optimal position for the best toasting, ensuring an even toasting around the entire slice. Along with this, the extra wide slots are large enough to accommodate bagels and other types of bread without worry of them becoming stuck. The high lift levers also ensure that you can easily retrieve the toasted bread once it is finished, making this toaster both high performing and easy to use. Those who are looking for a great toaster that also will look good in their kitchen will find plenty to love with this model.

Review of BLACK+DECKER TR4310FBD 4-Slice Extra-Wide Slot Toaster

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Hamilton Beach 24810

Your Stylish Helper

If you've decided to purchase a toaster but haven't made up your mind which one to buy yet, we'd like to turn your attention to the Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Toaster that has a stylish brushed stainless steel look and a very compact design with the size of only 7.75"x 7.5"x15.75". Although its power isn't as high as in the other toasters we reviewed, the Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Toaster does a great job toasting bread from the lightly tanned to the blackened crust. Like all the toasters in this review, the Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Toaster has four wide slots and - more importantly - features a keep warm setting which allows for warming toasts for extra 3 minutes after you turn the appliance off. This feature will be highly appreciated by busy people who often rush in the mornings. Appropriately for 4-slice toasters of this category, this model also has a shade selector so you can toast bread precisely to the shade you or your family members prefer. That it comes with a removable crumb tray makes it easy to keep the toaster clean while thanks to the under-base cord wrap, it's convenient to store it neatly away when not in use.

The Hamilton Beach toaster is built to last and provide even toasting with every use, regardless the size of a bread slice you load. Undoubtedly, this small but so useful kitchen appliance can add convenience to your busy life while making your mornings much tastier.

Review of Hamilton Beach 24810 Long Slot Keep Warm Toaster

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Key Specs

The slots are quite wide and long enough for 2 bagels.

Size & Weight

It's size is compact but it doesn't look cheap.

Features

On top of that it also has a defrost setting so you can pop a slice of frozen bread in it.
 

KRUPS KH734D

Thorough Toasting

One of the problems with many toasters is that they tend to not provide a nice, uniform toasting of bread. It is a problem with most toasters that the middle of the bread may be toasted to the desired level, but the edges are either burned or not toasted enough. Most people would prefer to have their toast made completely uniform, with all parts of the bread toasted to their preference instead of having to settle for just part of it.

The KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster by providing extra deep slots that contribute to the most uniform browning of the bread on all sides, no matter what size and thickness they are. This ensures you have a thoroughly toasted piece of bread of any type that is uniform in its level of toasting, letting you cook it to perfection without losing any part of it to burning or to being undercooked.

The KRUPS KH734D, made in a stylish mirror case, will allow you to toast various types of bread without the risk of burning it, making it quite flexible in what kind of toast you can make. The toaster has simple controls, and for a more convenient and quick cleaning, the model has a sliding tray for crumbs. Overall, this high-quality toaster will be a pure delight for anyone who likes delicious toast for breakfast.

Review of KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Nice wide slots for bagels and Texas toast.

Size & Weight

Works great for the various sizes of breads, bagels, muffins and also helps that the sides can be programmed for personal preferences. Great toaster!

Features

I appreciate the crumb trays which are located in the front at the bottom.
 

KitchenAid KMT4115CU

A Great Start to a Great Day!

What could be better than starting a day with a fragrant cup of coffee and a crispy toast with a slice of cheese? The answer is to have all that and spend minimum of your time and effort on cooking. For this exact purpose, we recommend you to consider the KitchenAid toaster - a high-quality, classic 4-slice toaster with a silvery metallic exterior and user-friendly controls. One of the benefits of this toaster is that it has an all-metal body with a special shock-resistant enamel which allows it to weather the quick wear and tear while making it more resistant to impacts. Another benefit is that this casing doesn't heat in the process of toasting so you can touch it safely without burning your fingers. The feature that adds appeal to this toaster is that it has an electronic processor which allows the device to maintain the same heat setting until your toasts are ready. This way, you can be certain that your toasts will be done just like you desire. About the only thing that makes this toaster slightly less popular is that it has only 5 shade settings, not 6 or 7 like in the other models. But for most people, even these five shade controls will be more than enough. 

Toast, reheat and defrost bread and other pastries in under a minute with KitchenAid! This toaster has all the features on it to become "the heart" of your kitchen.

Review of KitchenAid KMT4115CU Toaster with Manual High-Lift Lever

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Four slots is perfect since we have two children and the slots are split 2x2.

Features

Two easily cleanable crumb trays. It's a winner.

Size & Weight

It is big, but we love it.
 

What Is a 4-slice Toaster?

Most people already know what a toaster is, as it's been a staple of kitchens for many years now. Most people probably don't even remember the time before toasters were readily available. However, in case you don't know, a 4 slice toaster is a device meant for toasting bread by rapidly heating the bread to a point where the bread becomes hot and slightly hardened. Toasted bread tends to have its own distinct flavour along with a pleasing aroma, which has made it a favourite serving for breakfast. As different people prefer different levels of toasted bread, many toasters have various settings to control the shading of the toast, ranging from a very lightly tanned bread all the way to blackened crust.

The basics of toasting haven't changed over the years, but modern toasters have many different options that were often not available in the past, such as settings for defrosting, reheating, and even with slots made to accept more than simple bread slices, including bagels. Although the core functionality of toasters hasn't changed, they've come a long way over the years, and modern 4 slice toasters are now much more functional and pleasing than what you probably found in your grandmother's kitchen. You can also even find the perfect citrus juicer to serve up some freshly made orange juice with your toast.

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Publish Date: 2018-02-27 11:12:50