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The 10 Best Toasters - May 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every toaster on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 494 toasters, 2,430 reviews and 8,340 prices. Last updated 26 May 2017.

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Brillante CTJ4003.
#1 in Toasters

DeLonghi Brillante CTJ4003.

699 Reviews
  • A best selling toaster
  • DeLonghi toasters have good reviews
  • Reasonably priced
White
Colours
  • £47.96
    PC World Business
    Save £54.54 (53%)
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  • More shops: 9
  • £47.97 Currys
  • £52.99 Co-op Electrical
Aspect
#2 in Toasters

Morphy Richards Aspect

Expert Reviews - Recommended
71 Reviews + 1 Award
  • Morphy Richards has excellent toaster reviews
  • Just released eight months ago
  • Has an adjustable thermostat
Black
Colours
  • £28.75
    Amazon UK
    Save £8.20 (22%)
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  • More shops: 17
  • £38.00 ao
  • £38.99 I Want One of Those
Styline
#3 in Toasters

Bosch Styline

  • Average expert reviews
  • Best seller
Red
Colours
  • £34.99
    eBay
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  • More shops: 32
  • £44.98 PC World Business
  • £44.99 Amazon UK
Sunday Morning
#4 in Toasters

Klarstein Sunday Morning

3 Reviews
  • Has an auto power off system
Black
Colours
  • £31.99
    Amazon UK
    Save £10.00 (24%)
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TAT3A011GB
#5 in Toasters

Bosch TAT3A011GB

527 Reviews
  • User reviews are good
  • Has an auto power off system
  • Has an automatic shut off system
Grey
Colours
  • £21.99
    Buywise
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  • More shops: 24
  • £24.98 Appliances Direct
  • £27.50 Ebuyer
ST17020
#6 in Toasters

Swan ST17020

129 Reviews
  • Has an auto power off system
Graphite
Colours
  • £19.99
    Amazon UK
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  • More shops: 15
  • £27.99 I Want One of Those
  • £27.99 Currys
Vision
#7 in Toasters

Magimix Vision

60 Reviews
  • Good expert reviews
  • Fairly priced
  • Toasts bread unevenly
Chrome
Colours
  • £123.85
    Flubit Deals
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  • More shops: 9
  • £131.99 I Want One of Those
  • £134.95 Argos
Volo
#9 in Toasters

Bugatti Volo

23 Reviews
  • Has an auto power off system
  • Poor owner reviews
  • Expensive
Green
Colours
  • £100.00
    eBay
    Save £27.45 (26%)
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  • More shops: 10
  • £127.22 Amazon UK
NT-DP1
#10 in Toasters

Panasonic NT‑DP1

  • Only just released
  • Has an auto power off system
Stainless Steel
Colours
  • £44.99
    Bargain Crazy
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21396-56
#11 in Toasters

Russell Hobbs 21396‑56

  • Only released five months ago
  • Has a warming rack
Black
Colours
  • £48.95
    Amazon UK
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Toaster Brands

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Logo Brand Number of Toasters Price Range Average Rating
Russell Hobbs logo Russell Hobbs Toasters 28 £12 - £73
Other brands Other Toaster Brands 166 £4 - £270

Buying a New Toaster

Toasters are an absolute necessity in any kitchen - how else are you going to make a proper breakfast? There are numerous choices of toaster available to you - from small 2-slice toasters meant for tiny kitchens and single people, through to enormous 6-slice toasters to serve entire families at once. These are available in all kinds of shapes and colours - allowing you to pick the perfect colour to complement your kitchen.

You can also pick a toaster with a number of different extras - such as a special warmer for buns and croissants, warming & defrost settings, and even a viewing window to watch your toast cook!

Toaster Sizes

This is the most fundamental choice when choosing a toaster - how much bread it can cook at once. Most toasters have 2 slots, allowing 2 pieces of toast to be cooked at once. For most single people or small families this will be enough, since you will rarely need to toast more than 2 pieces of bread at once. However for larger families there are toasters with 4 or even 6 slots - these allow for a far larger amount of bread to be cooked at once.

Some toasters also advertise themselves with ‘long slots’, which mean they have extra-long opening for the bread - which is especially useful for wider, squatter loaves, such as sourdough, or for fitting more slices into a single slot.

Lastly, we have some models of toaster that have a 'high lift' feature built in. This allow you raise the toaster lever up and raise the bread clear of the toasting slots, making it easier to remove. This is a helpful extra if you find yourself frequently toasting crumpets, muffins or small slices of bread.

Custom browning levels & programs

Nearly all major brands of toasters allow you to change the time the bread is toasted for, allowing you to cook the toast to exactly how you like it. Some newer models also contain preset ‘browning levels’, allowing one-touch light/medium/dark browning for your breakfast. While this is not a must-have addition, it can certainly make your life easier first thing in the morning, before your morning coffee has woken you up.

Additionally, many toasters will also contain additional preset programs for defrosting frozen bread, cooking bagels, or for warming toast back up again.

Windows & Glass Walls

Some more advanced and expensive models of toaster have an added visual flair to them - a glass viewing window in one or both sides of the toaster. As well as serving an aesthetic value, it also allows you to more clearly see how your bread is toasting, so you can pause the toasting at the correct time.

Extras

Finally, some toasters come with additional extras, either purely aesthetic or to provide additional uses. These can include things such as a special warming rack that can be used for buns or croissants, a special holder for making toasties, or a viewing window that allows you to watch your bagels browning as you sip your morning coffee.

Toaster Retailers, Prices and Features

Toaster Prices

In total we found 215 toasters ranging from £3 to £270. The average price of a new toaster is £48 and 80% of toasters are priced between £18 and £95. The cheapest toaster that we found is the Essentials C02TW13 at only £4, and the most expensive is the KitchenAid 5KMT4205 at £270.

Toaster Brands - Price Range

The average price of Magimix toasters is £156 which is the highest average price of all toaster brands. Magimix toasters start at £124 and the most expensive Magimix toaster costs £188.

The %8highest average toaster price out of all brands is KitchenAid toasters with an average price of £130. KitchenAid toasters start at £50 and the most expensive KitchenAid toaster costs £270.

The average price of Cuisinart toasters is £130 which is the third highest average price of all toaster brands. Cuisinart toasters start at £55 and the most expensive Cuisinart toaster costs £204.

Toaster Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 9 expert reviews and 2,352 user reviews for toasters and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of toaster. The top three toaster brands are Smeg, Magimix and Bosch. Smeg has an average rating of 89%, Magimix has an average rating of 88% and Bosch has an average rating of 86%.

Biggest Toaster Retailers

We found 145 current offers for toasters from eBay making it the biggest toaster retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 128 current offers for toasters. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 96 current toaster offers.

When Are Most New Toasters Released?

July to September is the most common period for new toasters to be released in. For the latest toaster technology you may want to consider waiting until July 2017. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current toasters tend to drop off when the next models are released. In September 2016 36 new toasters were released making it the biggest month that year for new toaster releases. 54 new toasters were released in July 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new toaster releases. In 2014 most new toasters were released in September, with 65 new toasters released that month.

How Fast Do Toaster Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, toasters drop in price by 6%. That means that on a typical toaster costing £48 you could save on average £3 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Slices

The slices of toasters range from 1slice(s) to 8slice(s). The slices of the majority of toasters range from 2slice(s) to 3slice(s). The Dualit60144 has the most slice. This toaster is a toaster that takes 6slice(s) slices and sells for £169.95. The Dualit60144 has the least slice. This toaster is a toaster that takes 1slice(s) slice and is on sale for £19.19.

Colours

Amongst new toasters, the most frequently found colour is black. We found 128 toasters that are toasters that have a black coloured. We found 94 toasters that are toasters that have a stainless steel coloured, making this the second most frequently found colour amongst new toasters.

Biggest Toaster Retailers

We found 145 current offers for toasters from eBay making it the biggest toaster retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 128 current offers for toasters. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 96 current toaster offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Toasters?

The cheapest shop by number of toaster for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 82 toasters.

Proportion of Toasters for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on toasters is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 56.6% of its toasters.

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