A toaster isn't a just a toaster anymore; they're are now more specialized and stylish than ever before. They can warm up food as well as the decor of your kitchen. And, you now have choices ranging from the classic 2-slice toaster to specialty models that will heat your hot dog and toast the bun to pushbutton "lever-less" options and more. Choose the Best Toaster for You
If all you need is a simple bread toaster, there are plenty of 2-slice and 4-slice toasters available, many with new features to prevent burning. Most come in stainless steel, though some are available in striking colors like cherry red
to complement or add punch to the rest of your kitchen decor. Today's options may surprise you: For that Star Wars fan in your life, go galactic with a Darth Vader toaster
. Likewise, a retro toaster can be the finishing touch to your kitchen’s nostalgic look. If you’re running low on countertop space, a compact or portable toaster will work best. Modern Toaster Features May Surprise You
Newer toasters also offer more advanced controls, with digital models that feature LCD displays for light/dark settings, LED function buttons, reheat and defrost options, and special toasting capabilities for bagels. Several Cuisinart models include a digital readout that indicates darkness level and also lets you see the “countdown” that signals when your toast or bagel is ready to pop.