This toaster struck a nice balance between forward-thinking ideas and intuitive operation in our user testing.
Boasts 4 slots each 1.5 inches wide for thick slices and bagels. Bright LCD screen offers a visual timer for toasting. Impressive defrost and reheat features add value and versatility. Allows for up to 7 shade and doneness settings. High-lift lever helps avoid hard-to-reach toast.
The slots were a little short in length for our tester, forcing them to cut longer slices in half.
This versatile appliance can toast up to 4 slices at once, so breakfast can be prepared in no time.
Toasts 4 slices at once with 2 separate sides and control knobs. Control the darkness of toast through shade-selecting knob. Features cancel button to instantly cease toasting. Wide slots fit most thick-cut bread and bagels. Cord wraps away under toaster for clear countertops.
May not fit larger slices lengthwise.
Featuring longer slots than most, this option fits up to 4 standard size slices or 2 long slices of bread.
Extra-wide and long toasting slots are great for artisanal loaves. Has 6 levels of toasting for preferred shade of toast. Features cancel button, reheat option, and defrost option. Easy to clean with a removable crumb tray.
Some users noted that it ejects toast too rigorously.
This multifunctional option is available in 2-slice and 4-slice models.
Features extra-wide toasting slots to accommodate thick Texas toast or artisanal loaves. Options for toasting bagels and defrosting frozen waffles or breads. Includes toast lifting function for smaller items that may be difficult to remove. Adjustable shade selector.
Harder to clean than other models.
This toaster was among the easiest to use, easiest to clean and most consistent, in our user testing.
Offers 4 extra-wide slots to fit thick-sliced bread and bagels. Has a bagel heating option to toast inside more than outside. The manual lift lever prevents having to reach inside for your toast. Evenly toasts every single piece.
The stainless steel finish attracted fingerprints.
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Wide slot toasters have openings that are larger than traditional toasters. Usually they are 1.5" wide. These kinds of toasters are a good choice if you prefer artisan breads, make your own bread at home, or enjoy wider bread items toasted – like bagels. When looking for the best wide slot toaster for your home, consider how much counter-space you want to give up, or how much cabinet space you have for storage. Wide slot toasters tend have a much larger footprint than traditional toasters of the past, but you can still find some compact-size models as well. Both 2- and 4-slice toasters come in a wide slot style. Wide slot toasters are not likely to have longer than normal slots, just wider. If you like long breads, you will need to shop for a long-slot toaster, which will often also come in a wide width.