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Last updated by Daniel Barnes 4 days ago
It's easy to take toasters for granted- after all, they are something that many of us use every morning. However, when it comes to buying a new toaster, it's easy to be overwhelmed by choice. As well as something that fits in with your kitchen decor, you'll naturally also want it to toast your bread evenly to your personal preference. From models with two or four slots, to additional settings and functions, there's a wide range of things to think about when selecting a new model.
To help you make the right choice, our product experts have tested an enormous range of models from brands both big and small. Our rigorous review and testing process lets us dig beneath the manufacturer’s hype to discover the truth about the latest toasters. What's more, our pricing team keep a close eye on the market to ensure you always get the best value when shopping with liGo- and our Price Match Promise ensures if you do find it cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it.
So, read on to discover our top picks!
Add some timeless style to your kitchen with this 2-slice toaster from Smeg- our Number One Best Buy toaster. Its design (available in multiple colours) is certainly eye-catching, but what really impressed our reviewers was its functionality. The extra-wide slots can comfortably accommodate bagels as well as bread, with a defrost setting as well. While it is admittedly a bit more expensive than other toasters of this sort of specification, that premium design and build quality mean it still offers good value for money.
The Tower Renaissance is an excellent all-rounder that's great for toasting bread, crumpets, and bagels. Whatever you're cooking up, seven adjustable browning levels let you get things just the way you like them. There are defrost and reheat functions, too, so you can toast bread from frozen or warm your toast back up if it starts to go cold. Its slide-out crumb tray makes cleaning a doddle, too!
Breville are best known for their sandwich makers, but their toasters come highly-rated, too. Our experts were especially impressed with the "lift-and-look" function, which lets you check the progress of your toast without interrupting the cycle. There's also a reheat mode, too- so no more lukewarm toast!
While it may not be as flashy as some of the other entries on our list, the Russell Hobbs Henley toaster performed extremely well in our in-house tests- hence its high placement on this list. Its variable browning controls offer you a solid amount of options to get your toast just the way you like it, while the extra-long (and extra-wide) slots can comfortably accommodate all sorts of bread types.
Another entry from Smeg, the TSF03 is essentially the same as its smaller sibling, just with an additional two slots. That makes it an ideal choice for larger families (or those who just really, really love their toast). Again, there are multiple colours to choose from, and each comes with extra-wide slots suitable for all bread types, along with settings for reheating, defrosting, and toasting bagels.
With four slots, the Russell Hobbs Inspire toaster is just the thing for making larger batches of toast- and with adjustable width slots and a high-lift function, it can handle all manner of bread types at the same time. Chrome accents on the rippled body help to give it a nice splash of style, as does the illuminating blue light on
Our experts were very impressed with the matching kettle for this, and the toaster didn't disappoint either. With a design that's right on trend, and available in a range of colours, the Tower Scandi is sure to look great in your kitchen. It's a solid performer, too, with 7 browning options to choose from and a self-centring function that ensures smaller slices or muffins are toasted properly.
Small but smart, the Russell Hobbs Colours Plus has a compact footprint makes it a good option for kitchens where space is at a premium. Despite its size, though, our experts found it did a good job of accommodating all manner of different bread sizes, and the lift-and-look function is handy for checking on your toast without halting the cycle.
While not as advanced as some of the other toasters on our list, this long-slot model from Tower's Presto range still gets the basics right. Unlike many other four-slice models, this one only has two slots- the design means that it doesn't take up as much space as some.
Finally, we have the Russell Hobbs Structure, a two-slice toaster that's built to last- and to get your toast just right, too! The variable browning control works like a charm, while the lift-and-look function lets you check on the crunch of your bread while it's being toasted. The removable crumb tray is a welcome addition, too, as it makes cleaning the toaster that much simpler.
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