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Don't Buy toasters

by Matt Clear

Don't Buy toasters are slow, fiddly and will leave you with unevenly-browned toast. Don't get stuck with a dud - steer clear of these shoddy toasters.

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Our expert lab tests separate the toasters you should avoid from those recommended as .

Toasters to avoid

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Which? has reviewed toasters from big brands such as Breville, Dualit, Morphy Richards and Russell Hobbs, as well as own-brand toasters from the likes of Asda, Wilko and Argos, to uncover the best toasters - and the worst. 

We test toasters more thoroughly than everyone else, and because we don't take freebies we're not afraid to say when a toaster's not worth buying.

  • Our experts put every toaster through the same set of tests so you can easily compare how good they are at making toast and fitting different bread types - and whether they have any annoying niggles.
  • We give every toaster a Which? test score so you can immediately see which are the best and worst.
  • We review both two-slice and four-slice toasters, and cover everything from budget toasters to premium models, so you can find the best toaster for your budget.

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