View Full Version : Toaster Recommendations?
03-05-2005, 05:44 AM
My toaster is about to go ka-put after much use and being much loved. So, it's my mission to find a suitable replacement this weekend. Any suggestions? I need long slots for the mega bread that I toast each morning and wide enough for an occasional bagel :p .
In case you're wondering why I'm not replacing it with my current model, it had a short life...and I need to have a longer relationship with my toaster.
03-05-2005, 07:36 AM
I know Target has a Michael Graves toaster that fits your needs. It's very cute.
I just bought the Cuisinart 4-slice toaster at Crate & Barrel but it doesn't have the long slots. It's also very pretty though.:cool:
03-05-2005, 10:00 AM
i am fussy about toasters and toasting results, too. currently i have a 4-slice Oster that is long and narrow, so it actually has two long slots, like you're mentioning, but it doesn't take up much counter space. it is also plenty wide for bagels (which we toast frequently) but adjusts to narrow for bread or english muffins.
03-05-2005, 12:19 PM
I just bought Cuisinart 4-slice toaster at Kohl's. It's really beautiful! And toasts good too!
I just got a Dualit Lite a few weeks ago after lusting after it for a few months. I love it! I got the 4-slice, which has two long slots. It adjusts perfectly to whatever thickness your bread is, it has a bagel setting that toasts bagels better than my bagel shop, there's no waiting time between batches of toast (my old one had to cool down before toasting the next round), and you can lift the baskets up high to get small things out easily. The manual also gives you guidelines for adjusting the setting for frozen bread. This is what I've found to love about it so far. Plus, it's just sexier than my old one, which is a nice bonus.
Here's a link with picture...http://amos.shop.com/amos/cc/main/ccn_search/st/%22dualit%20lite%204%20slice%20toaster%22/sy/productsx/ccsyn/260/prd/14812571/ccsid/335753223-10452/adtg/03030541. I got the charcoal. If you decide to get it, be sure to look around for deals...you can get the red one as cheap as $70, and we finally found the charcoal for $99.
03-05-2005, 03:56 PM
Thanks!!! I'll be looking in Target and Kohl's tomorrow :D . Went to a ballet today and didn't have time to compare toasters.
03-05-2005, 04:18 PM
I second the Dualit recommendation. We have the two-slot red version (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0000AXIRV/ref=dp_color-swatch-display_13/102-1470179-4870517/?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&childASIN=B0000AXIRV) , which makes perfect toast. It is a *little* thin for a NY bagel, but otherwise we love the control and the reliability.
03-05-2005, 06:12 PM
Thanks, Ande, for the link. I think I'm going for the Dualit in red! Yayy! Nothing like a beaming red toaster to greet me first thing in the morning :D ! What a way to start the day!
Another vote for a Dualit. We've had our 4-slice red one for at least 6 years and LOVE it! Sure, it was much more expensive than all the previous ones we've owned combined, but I've never once wanted to throw it out the window :) and it makes great toast no matter what the thickness!
Just thought I should point out that the one I got (& the prices I quoted) was the Dualit Lite which is a relatively new line by Dualit, designed for home use. Sounds like some of you have the original Dualit, which is more expensive and probably more heavy-duty than the one I have, since it's made for near-constant use in hotels & the like. I don't remember all the differences between the two lines (see the reviews at Amazon.com if you're interested), but the Dualit didn't fit our budget, I didn't like the fact that it needs warm-up time and I thought the Dualit Lite seemed adequate for our toasting needs.
03-06-2005, 02:38 PM
Another thrilled Dualit Lite owner checking in---I have the 2 slot version, which sounds like it won't work for you on the bread length, but I love love love it. I too lusted after it for months before breaking down and buying it. I also love that you can get the ToastaBags at King Arthur, which allow you to make toasted cheese sandwiches actually in the toaster.
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