Choosing a new toaster for your kitchen is, for most of us, a pretty straightforward process; find the nicest looking toaster at the least expensive price and voila, you have your new toaster. But thanks to recent advances in toasting technology such machines tend to come with different features, so it’s a good idea to take a look at what’s available before you begin the buying process.
Two Slices or Four?
The first thing you should do is ask yourself how many slices of bread you want to toast in one go. This may not seem like a big deal but it could definitely make a difference if you’re pressed for time in the morning and have a big family to feed. Two slice toasters like the Russell Hobbs Buckingham Toaster 2 Slice are perfect for individuals, couples and small families, and this particular model comes with additional features including Frozen, Reheat and Cancel functions.
If you live in a large household (or just really love toast) then you’ll probably be better off with a four slice toaster like the Delonghi 4 Slice Vintage Toaster Cream. As the name reveals, this toaster can toast four slices of bread at the same time and you can independently operate each slot, a great feature for families with differing opinions on what constitutes a perfect slice of toast.
Another extremely popular type of toaster is the sandwich toaster, aka the sandwich maker. Unlike traditional slice toasters, this machine toasts whole sandwiches so you can have quick and easy access to a tasty cheese and ham toasty. The Morphy Richards Sandwich Toaster is a great example of a simple-to-use sandwich toaster and comes with Overheat Protection and Easy Clean Plates.
Choosing a new toaster should be easy enough once you consider the above, but make sure you remember to consult your family members before making a final decision to ensure you pick the right toaster for the whole house.