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Best 4 Slice Toaster: Top List in 2018!

4 Slice Toaster
Written by Jessica Nickson

Perfect toast is a feat of accomplishment that not many can achieve. That fine rendition of the crispy exterior with the hot soft interior, each rendition different due to size and shape as well as the type of product being toasted. Add to this personal preference, and you end up having to consider one of two approached: give up and stay caveman, or go out and buy a feat of technology.

Top-Rated 4 Slice Toaster List:

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1. Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice ToasterMotion Detection1. Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice ToasterMotion DetectionThis is the Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster

  • Stainless steel housing

  • LCD countdown feature

  • Enhanced bagel toasting

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2. Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Cool Touch Toaster (24121)2. Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Cool Touch Toaster (24121)This is the Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Cool Touch Toaster (24121)

  • Wide 1.5" slots fit thick bagels, waffles & hand-sliced bread

  • Multi toasting functions

  • Cool-touch exterior

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3. Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Long Slot Keep Warm Toaster (24810)3. Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Long Slot Keep Warm Toaster (24810)This is the Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Long Slot Keep Warm Toaster (24810)

  • Toast Boost

  • Cool Touch

  • Extra Wide Slots

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4. Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster4. Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel ToasterThis is the Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

  • 7 shade settings

  • Blue backlit LCD countdown feature

  • Removable crumb tray

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5. Oster 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Metal (TSSTTRWF4S-SHP)5. Oster 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Metal (TSSTTRWF4S-SHP)This is the Oster® 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Stainless Steel

  • Toast lift elevates bread for easy retrieval

  • Retractable cord for easy storage

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6. Cuisinart CPT-142 Compact 4-Slice Toaster6. Cuisinart CPT-142 Compact 4-Slice ToasterThis is the Cuisinart CPT-142 Compact 4-Slice Toaster

  • 7-setting shade dial

  • Reheat, Defrost and Bagel controls

  • 1 ½” wide toasting slots

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7. KitchenAid KMT4203CA Candy Apple Red 4-Slice Pro Line Toaster7. KitchenAid KMT4203CA Candy Apple Red 4-Slice Pro Line ToasterThis is the KitchenAid KMT4203CA Candy Apple Red 4-Slice Pro Line Toaster

  • Extra-Wide and Long Slots

  • Dual Independent Controls

  • Automatic Lift and Lower

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8. Cuisinart Metal Classic CPT-160 Two-Slice Toaster (Black/Chrome)8. Cuisinart Metal Classic CPT-160 Two-Slice Toaster (Black/Chrome)This is the Cuisinart Metal Classic CPT-160 Two-Slice Toaster (Black/Chrome)

  • Wide toasting slots 1 ½”

  • Extra-lift carriage lever

  • Slide-out crumb tray

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9. Dualit 4 Slice NewGen Toaster Copper9. Dualit 4 Slice NewGen Toaster CopperThis is the Dualit 4 Slice NewGen Toaster Copper

  • Mechanical Timer

  • Selector control for heating one, two, three or all four slots

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10. Breville Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster with Free Bamboo Toast Tongs10. Breville Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster with Free Bamboo Toast TongsThis is the Breville Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster with Free Bamboo Toast Tongs

  • 4 slice artisan bread capacity

  • “A Bit More” function

  • “Lift and Look” function

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Now, when it comes to technology, there are some amazing feats of engineering out there that most didn’t know existed and honestly, before you had one, you never thought you needed one. However, imagine the situation: You have a lot of sliced bread, a bagel, artisan bread, crumpets, a British muffin and a bun. They all want equal respect, but how do you manage to toast each one to perfection?

Now imagine you are not alone, you have a family to toast for, and you need to push out four different types of results, time after time. Add to this the eggs on the pan, the coffee in the percolator and you have either got a streamlined master kitchen fit for Gordon Ramsey, or a mess fit for a Gordon Ramsey rollicking.

So, what are the best four slice toasters on the market today? What is the best 4 slice toaster of the lot? What makes a toaster so great? A four-piece toaster will provide you with four pieces of food, toasted to perfection, and each piece can be a different item or the same. What makes it great, check out the features mentioned at the end of this review to find out.

Now let’s take a look at some of the best rated 4 slice toasters on the market and then you can decide which one you want.

Best 4 Slice Toaster Reviews:

1. Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice ToasterMotion Detection

The Cuisinart CPT-440 is a leading-edge piece of kitchen technology. This beautifully designed device comes with their Touch to Toast™ which is a Lever-less 4 Slice Toaster. This means that you get to press buttons and the electronics will do all the work for you.

The overall look is a professional brushed stainless-steel housing that comes with a Blue backlit LED function display that features an LCD countdown. This model has an integrated enhanced bagel toasting program. The motorized lift is completely controlled with Cancel, Defrost, Re-Heat options.

The unit comes with 4 extra wide slots, and you don’t need to worry about levers and to use “forks” to get the toasted item out. The device also comes with a cord wrap and a 3-year limited warranty.

This model is considered to be one of the leading models on the market.

Specifications

  • LWH: 42″ x 10.08″ x 7.75″
  • UC Weight: 50lb
  • UC Cubic Feet: 88
  • UC LWH: 32″ x 13.22″ x 9.4″
  • MC Quantity: 2
  • MC Weight: 31
  • MC Cubic Feet: 58
  • MC LWH: 97″ x 13.19″ x 20.01″

 

 

2. Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Cool Touch Toaster (24121)

The Hamilton Beach® PerfectToast 4 Slice Toaster is an amazing device that comes with some very nifty and useful functions and features. This classic but sleek design is colored black and comes with an easy to access crumb tray that slides out effortlessly from under the device.

This Hamilton Beach® PerfectToast 4 piece toaster comes with an extra wide 1 ½” slot width capacity for holding bagels and thick slices. It also delivers several toasting options, so it’s not just a toaster, it’s much more. One of the standout features is that you can toast each two pieces with a different setting, so the dark toast lovers can get their born toast at the same time a lightly toasted lover gets their preference.

You can toast frozen items, such as waffles straight out of the freezer using the thaw feature, and wide English muffins and buns too.

Specifications

  • Wide 1.5″ slots fit thick bagels, waffles & hand-sliced bread
  • Multi toasting functions
  • Cool-touch exterior
  • Automatic toast boost
  • Crumb tray
  • Dimensions (inches): 25 H x 11.94 W X 11.56 D

 

 

3. Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Long Slot Keep Warm Toaster (24810)

The Hamilton Beach® Keep Warm 4 Slice Long Slot Toaster is another fine example of perfect cuisine art in devices. This is their slightly smaller version than the 24141 model I just reviewed, and it has similar features. The only real differences are in the outside dimensions of the device, and its overall look. Other than that, it’s the same.

This model comes with extra-long, extra-wide slots, and you can toast bagels, thickly sliced bread, and even waffles straight from the freezer.

This model comes with a special warming feature, after all, you sometimes forget the toaster and then the toast is cold and clammy, yuck…so this one will keep your food warm or a further 3 minutes without burning it or drying it out.

The Hamilton Beach® Keep Warm 4 is made of stainless steel, has easy viewed illuminated buttons and a cord warp making surfaces clutter-free.

You also get a special toast boost function that will lift the toast higher, making it easier to remove. The outside surface remains cool to touch, so you don’t get burned when removing the food, and the toasting is controlled with a special shade selector switch.

This toaster also comes with the Hamilton Beach SureGuard™ shock-resistant heating elements that are insulated exceptionally well, providing you with extra safety.

Specifications

  • Easily fits extra-long, extra-wide bread and bagels
  • Optional keep warm setting – toast stays warm for an extra 3 minutes in slots
  • Cool-wall, stainless steel sides
  • Bagel, Defrost, and Cancel
  • Toast Boost lifts toast higher for easy removal
  • Dimensions (inches): 78 H x 7.5 W X 15.77 D

 

 

4. Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

This Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster is a wonderful feat of expressionism in the kitchen. This amazing device provides you with four 1 ½” wide slots for toasting anything from bread to English muffins, with Bagels and buns too.

This device comes with the Cuisinart defrosting method that thaws frozen food, such as waffles, and will reheat toast without burning it. The heating options allow you to reduce the heat on uncut bagel sides and distribute heat based on shade.

The removable crumb tray is easy to use and assures you of a clean surface and smokeless operation.

Specifications

  • LWH: 50″ x 11.00″ x 7.75″
  • UC Weight: 10lb
  • UC Cubic Feet: 80
  • UC LWH: 60″ x 12.30″ x 9.00″
  • MC Quantity: 2
  • MC Weight: 60lb
  • MC Cubic Feet: 53
  • MC LWH: 00″ x 13.50″ x 8.50″

 

 

5. Oster 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Metal (TSSTTRWF4S-SHP)

The Oster® 4-Slice Toaster is a marvel of Brushed Stainless Steel that comes with four wide slots and seven shades setting. It also delivers, and auto adjusts mode for differently sized pieces of bread, a defroster for frozen products and a useful cancel button.

This model comes with a convenient retractable cord, an easy, user-friendly control panel that provides you with a high-lift lever to raise smaller items for a more secure withdrawal.

There is a seven shade-setting dial, and the control panel provides several push-button selections for choosing between Bagel, Frozen, Pastry, and Cancel.

The 7 toast shade settings will control your light to dark toasting levels, and the anti-jam feature will automatically shut the toaster off. This model is also dishwasher safe and comes with a very easy to manage and clean crumb tray.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H: 7.4″ x W: 12″ x D: 11.4″, Weight: 4.85 lbs.
  • Cord length: 35″
  • Watts: 1500w

 

 

6. Cuisinart CPT-142 Compact 4-Slice Toaster

The Cuisinart CPT-142 is another great model from the house of Cuisinart. This model comes with some amazing features and doesn’t fall from any of its competitors.

This is a 4-slice toaster that comes with extra wide slots of 1 ½” each and delivers the food using a high lift carriage that provides you with an extra few inches for added removal safety and ease.

The extra-wide slots are perfect for holding thick slices of artisan bread, bagels and even English muffins and crumpets.

The shading feature allows you to set up to 7 different levels of color to your toast, and it comes with a re-heat, defrost and cancel the setting, as well as a special bagel setting.

This is a dial and push-button interface with cord storage and a useful and easy to open crumb tray feature.

There are many online reviews that claim this to be the best four piece toaster for its price and functionality.

Specifications

  • LWH: 80″ x 10.70″ x 7.20″
  • UC Weight: 00lb
  • UC Cubic Feet: 70
  • UC LWH: 10″ x 11.80″ x 8.60″
  • MC Quantity: 2
  • MC Weight: 14lb
  • MC Cubic Feet: 70
  • MC LWH: 00″ x 12.50″ x 18.50″

 

 

7. KitchenAid KMT4203CA Candy Apple Red 4-Slice Pro Line Toaster

The KitchenAid KMT4203CA Candy Apple Red 4-Slice Pro Line Toaster is like the red apple in Snow White; you are so satisfied with its performance you can go to sleep while it operates. This amazing toaster comes with some exceptional features and functions.

You have four extra wide 1 ¼” slots for toasting thick bread, bagels, crumpets, waffles, and English muffins. The controls are independent, and allow you to make a different toasting setting for two slots at a time.

The motorized lifting and lowering mechanism will lower and lift your food automatically, once you operate and when it has completed the shade selection.

There are 7 shade settings and 4 toasting functions, so you essentially get 28 different options to choose from. Once the function is complete, the toaster will retain the item heated for a further 3 minutes if the food was not taken out of the device within 45 seconds, giving you time to prepare if you were not ready.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13 ¾” x 9” x 12 11/16”
  • Weight: 15 Lbs.
  • Controls: Push Button

 

 

8. Cuisinart Metal Classic CPT-160 Two-Slice Toaster (Black/Chrome)

The Cuisinart 2-Slice Metal Classic Toaster is yet again a great performer from the Cuisinart brand. This model comes in a stainless steel brushed housing that has polished chrome and black accents to finish off a very professional and clean look.

There are 6 browning setting dials that include; reheat, defrost and bagel buttons and this model comes with very attractive LED Indicators.

The toasting slots are the standard wide Cuisinart 1 ½” width that allows you to toast anything from an English muffin, crumpet, bagel to a thin or thick slice of bread.

The extra-lift carriage lever is designed to make a removal that much easier, and the slide-out crumb tray makes cleaning and maintenance much easier.

This model comes with a cord wrap and instruction book.

Specifications

  • LWH: 75″ x 7.13″ x 7.13″
  • UC Weight: 10lb
  • UC Cubic Feet: 43
  • UC LWH: 26″ x 8.27″ x 7.99″
  • MC Quantity: 4
  • MC Weight: 80lb
  • MC Cubic Feet: 97
  • MC LWH: 20″ x 11.90″ x 16.60″

 

 

9. Dualit 4 Slice NewGen Toaster Copper

The 4 slot NewGen toaster is perhaps one of the most versatile of all the toasters I review here and is a personal favorite. This is a British made toaster that draws on over a century of taster design and desires.

The Dualit 4 Slice NewGen comes in a large number of finishes since a toaster must look good even when standing off. So you get to pick the largest selection of finishes from any toaster supplier online.

This model is built for commercial use as well as residential use, so you get a very strong and durable machine that will last a long time and will take constant heavy work.  It comes with a slot selector control, which means this is one of the few toasters that will toast each slot individually, and you can select what level of toasting you want for each slot.

You also get a defrost selector, for preparing frozen foods before toasting them. It also comes with a special bun and bagel selector that toasts one side hotter than the other for a perfect finish.

The time is mechanical, so no electricity or electronic issues, and the automatic ejection comes with manual control, so you can dunk the food back into the slots to keep them warm until you need them, without turning on the heating elements.

There is a high lift mechanism for smaller items, as well as to provide an easier withdrawal and this device comes with an adjustable rear leg, making it capable of standing flush with an uneven surface.

Obviously, with all this pedigree it also comes with a removable crumb tray and not so obviously, this model comes with an amazing extra wide 28mm adjustable inner wire guard that is designed to accept a sandwich cage.

Specifications

  • Capacity: 1, 2, 3 or 4 slices
  • Output per hour: 130 slices
  • Loading (kW): 2
  • Dimensions (cm): 36 x 21 x 22
  • Weight (kg): 25
  • Slot width: 28mm
  • Materials: Cast aluminium ends, stainless steel body

 

 

10. Breville Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster with Free Bamboo Toast Tongs

The Breville Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster is a beautiful brushed steel model and is a feat of high technology, with its extra wide 4 slots and dual sided 5 button selector that allows you to toast two slices individually.

The selector provides you with color control and comes with the Breville two extra button functions that re:

“A Bit More” This lets you keep the toasted item warmer while you prepare to take it.

“Lift and Look” that enables you to look at the time being toasted and adjust the settings, all aimed at providing the perfect result.

The extra-wide slots enable you to toast thick bagels, artisan bread, and crumpets. The variable browning control sends you the status of your toast through the LED readout.

The model is motorized, so you get a one-button lowering and raising mechanism, as well as an automated lifting when the toasting selection is complete.

The crumb tray provides for easy cleaning, so no more messy or smoky toasting experiences.

Breville is a costlier item than many here, but it has one upside for the price, it is constant. Food will always come out perfect from this device.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 11¼” x 11½” x 7¾”.
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Product Warranty
  • Construction: Brushed Die-cast Aluminum.

 

 

Conclusions

As you can see, there are many different models, but they all come with similar features and functions, these include:

  • Wide slots for fitting every possible product, from a whole bagel to a simple slice of white bread.
  • Fully automated lifting mechanisms powered by buttons.
  • Multiple shading features that are designed to create the best finish for your desires.
  • Individual or bi adjustable slots for different heating styles.
  • Defrosting for frozen wares, before toasting.
  • Crumb trays to provide an easy clean.
  • Cord wraps to make sure your device is not messy when not in use.
  • LED displays for showing you the status of your choice and the toasting in progress.
  • Exceptional designs using high-grade steel and insulated heating elements.

The bottom line is this, you have to decide on the level of intricacy you want or need, and then decide on the design that speaks to you, or if you need, speaks to your customers. You will want a sturdy device that can withstand a lot of use over time and a device that has reliable electronics.

When buying a toaster, make sure you don’t buy the most expensive model. Go for design as well as functionality, make sure the model you pick is from a top brand, such as Cuisinart, Kitchenaid, Breville, Dualit, Oster and Hamilton Beach. These are the leading brands, and you do not find anyone beating them for design, functionality, result and in some cases, price.

 

About the author

Jessica Nickson

Jessica Hendricks is a keen home and garden innovator with over 25 years of hands-on experience in, home improvement, landscape gardening and all things appliance related to making life easier and more interesting.

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