Toasters are often more than just electrical items which sit in the kitchen and toast the bread. They are decorative. We buy them to match our colour schemes, to defrost our bread and often to toast muffins and other foods. Some of us take the view that a simple product means less is likely to go wrong, while others are fond of the novelty of gadgets which perform unusual tasks. Whichever category you fit into, you’ll like this list we’ve compiled of our top ten favourite toasters.
1. Dualit chilli pink toaster
Here is a toaster which stands out. The Dualit 2 slice toaster in chilli pink is very striking looking. Each toaster is handmade and the eject lever is manually operated so that the toast keeps warm until required, which could be very useful. Amazon sells the toaster for £109.99.
2. Rowland Rutland Exprit toaster with bun mode
The Rowland Rutland Exprit 4 slice toaster is a British made toaster which accommodates different sizes of bread, as well as having a bun mode feature – great if you like your toaster to do more than just toast standard bread. It also has a timer with ‘Toaster Ready’ ringer, and an energy efficient rotary slot selector switch. The combination of stainlesss steel and green makes the toaster very attractive looking. Wayfair sells it for £197.72.
3. Dualit Origins extra wide 4 slice toaster
John Lewis sells this wonderful Dualit Orgins 4 slice toaster in green. Another handmade toaster, it has extra wide 28mm slots, and an energy efficient slot selector whch lets you choose all slots or just two. Additionally an ejector leaver keeps all pieces warm until required. This is a beautiful toaster, which costs £199.95.
4. Russell Hobbs black glass statement toaster
This Russell Hobbs black glass 2 slice toaster is probably the most unusual toaster in our list – sleek and stylish. Extras include a cancel function and a cord storage. This is very much a statement piece, showing visitors that you are up-to-date and forward thinking. Cost is £59.99 from the Russell Hobbs webite.
5. Delonghi Icona vintage toaster in azure blue
For the Delonghi fans we have included this Delonghi Icona 4 slice vintage toaster in azure blue. It has all you need – defrost function, warming function and a high lift eject function. This gorgeous toaster costs £59.99 from Currys.
6. Bosch private collection toaster with warming rack
Go Electrical sells this Bosch private collection toaster for £26.95. You can buy it in white or stainless steel. We particularly like the stainless steel warming rack feature, which is ideal for bread rolls and croissants.
7. Dualit Emma Bridgewater polka dot newgen toaster
Here is one for the Emma Bridgewater fans – a Dualit Emma Bridgewater polka dot toaster. It can generate toast at a rate of up to 65 slices per hour, as well as waffles, bagels and tea cakes. You can select the number of slots in operation – useful for saving electricity and you can also switch between bagel/tea cake and defrost settings. It is available for £165 from John Lewis.
8. Breville polished multi width slot toaster
Breville sells this Breville polished stainless steel and black four slice toaster for £37. The toaster has varying width slots for thicker or thinner bread, a reheat button and a midcycle cancel button.
9. Dualit large 6 slice toaster
We have included this Dulait 6 slice toaster for times when four slices isn’t enough. You can select to either toast two, four or six pieces of bread – a great idea. The price is £214 from Toaster City.
10. Kenwood retro style 4 slice toaster
Another retro looking toaster is this Kenwood 4 slice toaster which Amazon sells. It has a long, slim, rounded design, with an embossed front plate and a peek and view function.