Yes, I’m referring to the good, old kitchen appliance in our kitchen that greets us every morning. The next time you’re out looking for a replacement because your current toaster won’t just toast your bread good anymore, here’s a list of the features you may want to consider:
- Oblong slices of bread requires deeper slots. So, if you love oblong shaped breads, go for the toaster with deep slots. Some toasters are 5 1/2 inches deep and some are 5 inches deep.
- A pop up toaster gets even better if it comes equipped with a bread lift. Just push up the lever a bit so the bread emerges farther, you won’t have to pluck out your bread.
- A defrost and warm/reheat feature can be useful.
- Electronic touch pads as well as numbered dials are convenient features.
- Consider getting one that has a slide-out crumb tray. It’s easier to clean than a hinged toaster.
- A cord keeper is a nice add-on. This will keep the cords from the countertops.
Keep in mind that, a toaster loaded with all these features are not necessarily expensive. There are decent brands out there that has all the features, yet they are affordable.