A Guide to Toasters

In our opinion, the classic pop-up toaster is the only way to achieve toast perfection: evenly browned, crisp on the outside, and soft and warm in the middle. Whether you're looking for a workhorse push-and-pop design or a multitasking model, our top toaster picks are a great way to start your day!
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In our opinion, the classic pop-up toaster is the only way to achieve toast perfection: evenly browned, crisp on the outside, and soft and warm in the middle. Whether you're looking for a workhorse push-and-pop design or a multitasking model, our top toaster picks are a great way to start your day!

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Browse our top picks, from basics on a budget to multitasking mania.

Toaster

Basics on a Budget

These models get the job done well -- and at $50 or less, won't burn a hole in your wallet.

Basic toasters

Krups Breakfast Set 2-Slice Toaster

Calling all Texas toast lovers: Extra-wide slots on this toaster fit extra-thick bread slices

Krups toaster

$50, krupsonlinestore.com

Cuisinart 2-Slice Compact Stainless Toaster

Great for small kitchens, it even defrosts frozen bread!

Cuisinart toaster

$40, cusinart.com

Cooks 2-Slice Toaster

For morning slices or sandwich bookends just the way you like 'em, try this toaster with a six-shade browning control.

Cooks toaster

$40, jcp.com

T-Fal Avante Classic 2-Slice Toaster

Get the bread out without burning your fingertips thanks to this sleek angled design.

T-fal toaster

$30, bonton.com

Bella Linea 4-Slice Toaster

Add color to your kitchen with vibrant (and cool-to-the-touch) side panels, available in eight shades.

$35, at Walmart stores

Bella linea toaster

Tech with Your Toast

Brown with expert precision using this pro gear.

Tech toasters

Magimix Color Vision Toaster

Quartz heating technology guarantees even browning; watch it in action via the viewing window.

Magmix toaster

$200, williams-sonoma.com

Michael Graves Toaster

With its unique toast shape, this designer toaster proves that form and function go hand-in-hand.

Michael graves toaster

$86, jcp.com

De'Longhi Icona Toaster

Bagel lovers will adore the one-sided setting that browns just the cut side of your bagel half.

De'Longhi Icona Toaster

$100, shopdelonghi.com

Breville Bit More Toaster

For an extra-crispy slice, hit the "A Bit More" button to get toast just a little darker.

Breville's Bit More Toaster

$80, brevilleusa.com

Dualit 2-Slice NewGen Classic Toaster

This toaster combines the dependability of a commercial tool with the charm of retro style.

Dualit 2-Slice NewGen Classic Toaster

$240, bedbathandbeyond.com

More Than Bread

Coffee or eggs with that? These toasters go well beyond the call of duty.

More than bread

Pangea 2-Slice Pet Emblazing Toaster

Brand your bread with your dog's breed! Choose from 13 breeds, including dachshund and collie.

Pangea toaster

$35, amazon.com

Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster and Oven

Want your toast and pizza bagels, too? Then try this toaster, with a built-in two-slice toaster on top.

Hamilton beach toaster

$40, amazon.com

Bella Toast & Brew Breakfast Station

Skip the coffee shop and opt for one of these instead. It has a single-cup (14 oz.) coffee brewer and USB-charging port built in.

$35, at Macy's stores

Bella toaster

West Bend Egg & Muffin 4-Slice Toaster

Whip up eggs and toast with the simple push of two buttons!

West bend toaster

$90, walmart.com

Top That!

Before avocado toast became a Pinterest craze, browned bread came with all kinds of tasty toppers. Try these faves, from mild to wild!

Avocado toast

Milk Toast

A gravy-like blend of warm whole milk with cinnamon, sugar and butter.

Milk Toast

Texas Toast

Thick-cut, buttered toast with garlic, Parmesan and parsley.

Texas Toast

Baked Beans on Toast

Brits love it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Baked Beans on Toast

Ricotta and Honey Toast

Creamy cheese, sweet honey and a sprinkle of sea salt!

Ricotta and Honey Toast

Mushroom Toast

Topped with creminis sautéed with cream, sherry and fresh thyme.

Mushroom Toast

Chipped Beef on Toast

A military staple also known as SOS (s*%# on a shingle).

Chipped Beef on Toast

Vegemite Toast

The classic salty Aussie spread is now hitting it big in the USA.

Vegemite Toast

Shrimp Toast

A Chinese-menu starter of bread slathered with a minced-shrimp mixture and fried.

Shrimp Toast