Which? tests reveal three new Best Buy toastersDualit, Delonghi and more face our toast tests
13 February 2015
We’ve tested 10 toasters, including two-slice and four-slice models, and three have impressed us enough to become Best Buys. So if perfect golden brown slices are what you need in the morning, look no further than the results of our latest tests.
In our latest batch, we’ve tested models from nine different brands including Asda, Delonghi, Dualit, Kenwood, Magimix and Sage. We’ve also tested a toaster made by Smeg – a well-known brand when it comes to massive fridges, but a newcomer to the world of toasters.
You can pick up Asda’s new four-slice toaster for just £25, but if you like the idea of watching your bread turn brown, then you’ll have to cough up about £135 more for the innovative Magimix Vision two-slice toaster.
Go straight to our toaster reviews to find out which models from more than 160 we feature online have won Best Buy status.
Best and worst toasters
Great toasters turn each and every slice of bread an even golden colour. Sadly, this is something that many toasters don’t manage to achieve. In fact, it’s quite common for toast to emerge looking stripy, or with burnt corners or pale edges.
In our tests we make several rounds of toast with each toaster – only those that consistently make decent toast will be added to the Best Buy list.
Cheap toasters — are they worth it?
If you splash out a lot on a toaster, it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed great toast.
Which? toasters expert Jane Darling said: ‘You can pay more than £250 for a toaster. For this you’ll get more fancy features, such as a bun warmer or a bagel setting, but not necessarily better quality toast. We've got several Best Buy toasters to choose from that cost less than £35.’
Go to toaster Best Buys to find the best buy to suit your budget.
Below is a full list of the toasters we’ve just tested. Click on the links to read the reviews (prices typical as of 12 February 2015).
£25 £70 £100
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