Next to a microwave, a toaster is one of the common kitchen appliances there is. Buying a new toaster may sound like a simple enough feat, but with a growing number of options available, choosing the right one for your family may actually require some heavy duty research. With everything from how many slots you’ll need for bread to the mechanical functions you like best to consider, selecting the best toaster for your household can quickly become a tedious chore — unless you know what to look for, that is! Fortunately for you, we've done the hard part of sussing out the best toasters on the market to make your decision that much easier.
What is the best toaster?
There are a few key factors you'll want to look for while on the hunt for the perfect toaster, including the width of the bread slots (will it be able to toast that extra-thick sourdough slice?), special pre-sets (can it warm or defrost bread?), browning settings (all the better to crisp your toast to your liking), and crumb trays for easy cleanup.
You'll want to take your family size and space into account: Two-slice toasters make for perfect additions to compact kitchens with limited counter space while four-slice toasters are a wiser choice for bigger families.
You also need to consider how you'll be using your toaster. If you’re an avid bagel lover, you’ll want one with a good bagel setting. If you eat a lot of frozen bread or waffles on the other hand, a defrost setting is imperative. There are even smart toasters available these days that can automatically lower your bread down into the machine!
Whether you’re shopping for a simple, affordable toaster that will simply add some crunch to your bread or a fancy, splurge-worthy option, we've got you covered. Keep reading to shop FIRST for Women's picks for the 10 best toasters you can pick up today.
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