The Best 4-Slice Toaster

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Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Extra-Wide Long Slot Stainless Steel Toaster with Keep Warm, Defrost and Bagel Functions, Shade Selector, Toast Boost, Auto-Shutoff and Cancel Button, Black (24810) recommended by Skillet Director
KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing, 4-Slices with Dual Independent Control Panel, Silver recommended by Skillet Director
Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster recommended by Skillet Director
Oster 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Metal (TSSTTRWF4S-SHP) recommended by Skillet Director
Breville BTA840XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster recommended by Skillet Director
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Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Extra-Wide Long Slot Stainless Steel Toaster
KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster
Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster
Oster 4-Slice Toaster
Breville BTA840XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster
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Hamilton Beach
KRUPS
Cuisinart
Oster
Breville
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$40.49
$59.95
$61.02
$34.49
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Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Extra-Wide Long Slot Stainless Steel Toaster with Keep Warm, Defrost and Bagel Functions, Shade Selector, Toast Boost, Auto-Shutoff and Cancel Button, Black (24810) recommended by Skillet Director
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Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Extra-Wide Long Slot Stainless Steel Toaster
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Hamilton Beach
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$40.49
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KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster with Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Housing, 4-Slices with Dual Independent Control Panel, Silver recommended by Skillet Director
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KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster
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KRUPS
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Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster recommended by Skillet Director
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Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster
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Cuisinart
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$61.02
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Oster 4-Slice Toaster, Brushed Metal (TSSTTRWF4S-SHP) recommended by Skillet Director
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Oster 4-Slice Toaster
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Oster
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$34.49
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Breville BTA840XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster recommended by Skillet Director
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Breville BTA840XL Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster
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Breville
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Morphy Richards Accents Special Edition 4 Slice Toaster

The Toaster You Need to Get Perfect Toast Every Time

Four Slice Toaster Buyers’ Guide

When was the pop up toaster invented?

When you talk about pop up toasters, you should know that those were developed a very long time ago. The first electronic toaster was Scottish Alan MacMaster’s invention in 1893. It was called the “Eclipse Toaster.” At the same time, there was also a reinvention of it in 1909. Frank Shailor from the U.S. was the first one to introduce the “D-12” toaster to use at home. However, the downside of this was that it required more time and a bit more effort since one had to stand near to turn the sides of bread manually as it toasted one side at a time. Several different versions of toasters kept developing until 1919, when the first modern pop-up toaster was invented by Charles Strite.

What do the numbers on a toaster mean?

The numbers on Four Slice Toaster refer not to the time that bread remains in the toaster but totally different things depending on the type of a toaster. On the toasters purchased for $300, such as Dualit, the numbers truly refer to minutes.

Some other toasters have the numbers as browning control (from the lightest-1 to the darkest-6). Another type of toasters is called Capacity Toasters. These toasters charge capacity, and once a particular voltage set is reached, toasts pop out. In this type of toasters, the numbers on the dial control the resistance, which defines the rates for the capacitor, which in its turn, is in charge of the duration that the timer is set on.

Finally, the Bimetallic Strip Toasters are older. As you put the toast in it and the process starts, a bimetallic strip in the machine heats up and bends to the point when it cuts off and disconnects the circuit. At that moment, toast pops out. The role of the dial in this type of toaster is connected with electricity. It controls and defines the amount of electricity that is emitted through each switch. If you want to run more heat through the circuit, then you should put it in a lower number, this results in the toast to pop out sooner, not to be excessively toasted.

How many slices of bread in a bagel?

Bagel is a rolled dough that is baked to produce bread for breakfast. A bagel was the bread that was used to make the first sandwiches and pizzas. First introduced in Poland, bagels have been the source of food over centuries. However, recently, it decreased in its use because people were more and more concerned about its quality, and the excessive amount of carbohydrates in it. If one pays a lot of attention to being thin and ready, it’s not recommended to eat much bagel since it is full of carbohydrates. Finally, let’s get back to the question. So an average bagel contains 3.15 slices of bread. In terms of calories, since every slice of bread contains 79 calories, then in total, a bagel has 245 calories. Of course, the number of slices of bread in each bagel also differs depending on the size of the bagel.

Kitchen tools price updated on 2020-01-19 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Skillet Director team earns from qualifying purchases.

Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. As a talented young cook I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I'm worked as a chef in the most prestigious restaurants. Early in my career, I attended many workshops and seminars in Europe and the United States. The training took place at Michelin 3*-4* restaurants and cooking schools.