Cuisinart CPT-2400 the Bakery Artisan Bread Toaster, One Size, Chrome

  • Extra-large dual slots (10″ x 1. 5″): Perfect for artisan breads
  • Chrome housing with Hi-lift lever
  • Toaster functions: Toast, Bagel, Reheat, Defrost, Cancel. 6 shade settings
  • Self-centering bread slots
  • Pull-out crumb tray; 1500 watts of power
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This toaster exudes a timeless elegance, resembling a sleek Cadillac among toasters. Its aesthetics are matched by its robust construction, imparting a sense of sturdiness and reliability. While only time will truly attest to its longevity, it has already proven its mettle in toasting bagels and bread to perfection.

One notable feature is the defrost button, which efficiently revives frozen bagels, ensuring they emerge warm and crispy. Additionally, the simultaneous use of the defrost and bagel buttons yields consistently satisfying results. With the browning control set at the midpoint, between 3 and 4, it consistently delivers an ideal toasting level.

Amidst the vast sea of toasters I surveyed, this one stands out as a wise investment. Admittedly, it may come with a slightly higher price tag, but quality often commands a premium. Notably, its exterior remains cool to the touch, save for the uppermost section.

The age-old gripe with most toasters, regardless of brand, has been uneven heating. While I won’t claim absolute perfection in this department, this toaster performs admirably, leaving no telltale signs of zebra-striped or unevenly toasted bread.

Achieving the perfect toast may require a bit of experimentation with the settings, but this is a common trait among toasters. Perfection may be elusive, even with extravagant models costing hundreds of dollars. In this regard, this toaster offers a fair compromise between quality and cost-effectiveness.

Its generously sized slots accommodate a wide array of bread types, be it French, sourdough, or any other variety. In summary, this toaster combines style, durability, and performance, making it a top contender in the world of toasting appliances.