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The 10 Best Toasters - July 2017

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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 532 toasters, 2,550 reviews and 6,450 prices. Last updated 21 July 2017.

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#1
Sunday Morning

Klarstein Sunday Morning

A fully featured and very highly rated 2 slice(s) black toaster
Reviews
93
3 Reviews
Value for Money
89
Excellent
Features
93
Fully-Featured
Age
82
2 Years Old
Running Costs
78
£25 / 5 Years
Overall Score
90
Excellent
Black
Nov 2015
Colours
Release Date
  • £32.67
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#2
Bistro

Bodum Bistro

A great value for money and fully featured 2 slice(s) black toaster
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
94
Fully-Featured
Age
86
11 Months Old
Running Costs
73
£25 / 5 Years
Overall Score
86
Excellent
Lime
Aug 2016
Colours
Release Date
#3
Accents

Morphy Richards Accents

A great value for money and fully featured 4 slice(s) beige toaster
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
95
Fully-Featured
Age
87
10 Months Old
Running Costs
50
£50 / 5 Years
Overall Score
85
Excellent
Beige
Oct 2016
Colours
Release Date
#4
Aspect

Morphy Richards Aspect

Expert Reviews - Recommended
An award winning and good value for money 4 slice(s) black toaster
Reviews
90
1 Award
Value for Money
89
Excellent
Features
77
Good Features
Age
87
10 Months Old
Running Costs
49
£48 / 5 Years
Overall Score
84
Excellent
Black
Oct 2016
Colours
Release Date
#5
TAT3A011GB

Bosch TAT3A011GB

A great value for money and very highly rated 2 slice(s) grey toaster
Reviews
91
527 Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
75
Good Features
Age
71
2 Years Old
Running Costs
69
£26 / 5 Years
Overall Score
83
Excellent
Grey
Mar 2015
Colours
Release Date
#6
TT7913

Ufesa TT7913

A cheap to run and great value for money 4 slice(s) white toaster
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
78
Good Features
Age
91
4 Months Old
Running Costs
96
£17 / 5 Years
Overall Score
82
Excellent
White
Mar 2017
Colours
Release Date
#7
TT 22M DXB0

Hotpoint TT 22M DXB0

A great value for money and 1 year old 2 slice(s) stainless steel toaster
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
79
Good Features
Age
88
7 Months Old
Running Costs
81
£23 / 5 Years
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Stainless Steel
Dec 2016
Colours
Release Date
#8
TT7920

Ufesa TT7920

A cheap to run and recently released 4 slice(s) white toaster
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
88
Excellent
Features
83
Fully-Featured
Age
91
4 Months Old
Running Costs
96
£17 / 5 Years
Overall Score
82
Excellent
White
Mar 2017
Colours
Release Date
  • £31.79
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#9
Brillante CTJ4003.

DeLonghi Brillante CTJ4003.

A very popular and great value for money 4 slice(s) black toaster
Reviews
93
699 Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
64
Good Features
Age
74
2 Years Old
Running Costs
44
£48 / 5 Years
Overall Score
81
Excellent
White
Jul 2015
Colours
Release Date
#10
ST17010

Swan ST17010

A good value for money and fully featured 4 slice(s) black toaster
Reviews
81
161 Reviews
Value for Money
89
Excellent
Features
84
Fully-Featured
Age
70
2 Years Old
Running Costs
52
£43 / 5 Years
Overall Score
81
Excellent
Black
Mar 2015
Colours
Release Date

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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 25 £16 - £92 73%
Other brands Other Toaster Brands 160 £8 - £269

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

We currently list 215 toasters ranging from £3 to £270. On average, a new toaster costs £48 and 80% of toasters are priced between £18 and £98. The most expensive toaster that we found is the KitchenAid 5KMT4205 at £270, and the cheapest is the Essentials C02TW13 at only £4.

Toaster Brands - Price Range

The average price of Magimix toasters is £159 which is the highest average price of all toaster brands. Magimix toasters start at £126 and the most expensive Magimix toaster costs £192.

The average price of Cuisinart toasters is £130 which is the second highest average price of all toaster brands. Cuisinart toasters range in price from £55 to £204.

The third highest average toaster price out of all brands is KitchenAid toasters with an average price of £121. KitchenAid toasters range in price from £50 to £270.

Toaster Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 9 expert reviews and 2,482 user reviews for toasters written online and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of toaster. Smeg is the top rated toaster brand with an average rating of 89%. Magimix is the second best brand with 88% and Bosch is the third best brand with 86%.

Biggest Toaster Retailers

We found 165 current offers for toasters from eBay making it the biggest toaster retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 129 current offers for toasters. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 96 current toaster offers.

When Are Most New Toasters Released?

Most new toasters tend to be released between July and September. If you want the latest toaster features you may want to think about 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. Last year most new toasters were released in September, with 36 new toasters released that month. 54 new toasters were released in July 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new toaster releases. The biggest month in 2014 for new toaster releases was September, with 65 new toasters released that month.

How Fast Do Toaster Prices Drop After Release?

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

Slices

Comparing all toasters, the slices range from 1slice(s) to 8slice(s). The slices of most toasters range from 2slice(s) to 3slice(s). The toaster with the most slice is the ApplicaTO3250XSB, which is a toaster that takes 8slice(s) slices and is available at £58.86. The ApplicaTO3250XSB, which is on sale for £22.39, has the least slice and is a toaster that takes 1slice(s) slice.

Colours

Black is the most common colour amongst new toasters. We found 130 toasters that are toasters that have a black coloured. We found 96 toasters that are toasters that have a stainless steel coloured, making stainless steel the second most popular colour amongst new toasters.

Biggest Toaster Retailers

The biggest toaster retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 165 current toaster offers from eBay. The second biggest toaster retailer is Amazon UK with 129 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to toasters. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 96 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Toasters?

With the cheapest price on 87 toasters, eBay is most frequently the cheapest toaster shop.

Proportion of Toasters for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of toaster for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 52.7% of its toasters.

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