- Types of toasters
Toasters are available in a wide variety of types and sizes, and prices how to choose can vary widely. Even if it is an appliance whose use is very simple, among many models available can be complicated. Whether you need to replace a reliable toaster that you have had for years or buy one for the first time, here’s how to you need to know to find the best of toasters for your kitchen.
Classic toasters can heat 2 or 4 slices of bread simultaneously. Some allow you to heat only standard-sized slices, while others offer larger slots that allow you to heat even brioches or larger slices.
For convenience, most users use a the toasters or microwave oven if they need to prepare or reheat other types of food quickly. Despite being designed for a single specific task, classic toasters are available in a wide range of models.
Easy to use
Specifically designed for toasting bread.
Here are the factors to consider when finding the best toaster for your needs.
In choosing the ideal size for your toaster, there are three things to consider:
How many slices do you want to toast at the same time?
How big should the slices spaces be?
How much space is available in the kitchen for the toaster?
As for the first aspect, you can choose between toasters that can prepare two or four slices at the same time. The second aspect is important if you think you need to toast something other than the typical slice of bread. In this case, you will need a model with larger spaces.
The third question is one that needs to be asked in the case of any new appliance, especially if you have a small kitchen. Classic toasters tend to be compact in size, so they don’t take up much space. In any case, it is important to find the right balance between your needs and the space you have available in the kitchen.
The most important aspect of choosing the best toaster is understanding which uses you will have to make of it. If you want to use it only to toast slices of bread of standard size, any model can be suitable (unless you want the slices to be roasted in a particularly uniform way, and in this case you may decide to avoid the cheaper models).
If you want to toast even very large slices of bread, waffles or something else, look for a model that has sufficiently large spaces. Often the classic models are equipped with an option that allows you to toast one side of the slice more than the other. If you use frozen bread, a defrost button can come in handy. As for the consumption of electricity, it is good to know that a toaster, albeit on average powerful, is not responsible for a large item of expenditure in the bill, unless its use is very prolonged.
Most toasters are very simple to use once you find out which settings you prefer for your toast (which may take a few tries).
Making sure you buy the right size model, and that it has the desired settings, will make your mornings much more pleasant. Cleaning the toaster is a little more complicated. Models equipped with trays for collecting crumbs are a little easier to clean, especially if the toaster has non-stick interior surfaces.
A good toaster can last many years, even a dozen. To get an idea of the durability of the model you are considering, do some research on the brand’s reputation and read the reviews of the best models. Often a higher price is associated with a longer duration, but this is not always the case. The best tool available to you is to read what other customers have had experiences with that model.