A four-slice toaster is a good size for making a family breakfast, and for most of them, you can just as easily toast one or two pieces of bread. They come in a wide variety of prices, depending on the extras and level of control you want. Stainless steel seems to be a popular cover, but ceramic is also easy to clean.
Ease of operation and dependability is what makes some toasters excel beyond the rest. Here are a few we liked.
Best Classic 4-Slice Toaster
This toaster from Cuisinart has dual controls, so it is like having two in one. You may toast at different settings at the same time. Toaster slots are 1.5 inches wide, which gives additional flexibility. The Cuisinart CPT 180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster has six setting browning dials, reheat, and LED dials.
Reviewers liked how it evenly toasted an entire piece of bread, or pastry. Frozen waffles also come out evenly toasted, from frozen to done in one setting. The defrost settings were also popular, as well as the overall ease of use. There are not a tremendous amount of settings, and it is intuitive, so easy to use.
Reviewers liked that this is a mid-priced toaster, that has enough functions to make it useful, but still simple enough to use easily. You can do some fancy things with this one, but you can also easily toast a single slice of bread quickly and easily.
Best Affordable 4 Slice Toaster
The Westinghouse WT44BA Select Series 4 Slice Cool Touch is one of the most least expensive toasters out there, but it still gets very good ratings. It has a cool-touch housing, and a cancel toasting button, for safety and convenience. It has controls to allow you to adjust how much toasting you want, but there is only one setting at a time.
Customers liked that it has an extra-high lift that pushes bread higher than many toasters. This allows for easy retrieval, and is good for small bread, or breads of non-standard size.
People liked the low price, and that it toasts evenly and works pretty good. It is a simple toaster, with not many settings or dials, but it delivers good toast, reviewers say. A simple, inexpensive, uncomplicated toaster is what people liked best about this one. it is also fairly small, does not take up a lot of space, and is easy to clean.
Top 4-Slice Toaster for the Price
This toaster is black, giving it a somewhat sophisticated look, but it is a solid mid priced toaster that has good reviews. This one – Black & Decker T4569B 4 Slice Toaster is a bit unique in that its slots for bread are adjustable. This means you can toast thick slice of bread, but also adjust it when you have smaller slices you want toasted.
It has dual controls, with controls for two slots each. It is like having two two-slice toasters combined, which adds to flexibility when you are making breakfast. It has a crumb tray for easy cleanup.
Reviewers liked the adjustable slots, and say bagels are very easy to toast with this one. It also toasts evenly and consistently, reviewers say. It does not have a lot of fancy features and some reviewers liked that. It is simple, easy to use, and just makes good toast.
Best Rated 4 Slice Toaster
This is one of the more expensive toasters out there, and some say it is also near the top of quality. The Dualit 4-Slice toaster, Chrome will toast about anything, and has a sandwich cage – sold separately – that can even heat up a sandwich. It is made of insulated stainless steel, which makes it easy to clean. It has auto shutoff, a removable crumb tray, and adjustable coils.
Readers liked the flexibility. It has the dual controls, and you may turn on one, two or four slots at one time. This toaster is a bit heavier than others, but reviewers say it is commercial grade for the home. A feature readers liked included the fact that it stops toasting when it is done, but you may set it so you manually pop up the toast. This keeps the toast arm longer.
The settings are based on time, as opposed to how much toasting you want, which gives even more flexibility. It also looks very sleek, even though it takes up a good bit of space. Reviewers also say it is very rugged and can take constant use. It is inside a stainless steel casing, so won’t get stained and is easy to clean.