For some of us, traditional 2-slice toasters aren’t entirely adequate, especially for those of us with large families or particularly large appetites. Whatever the case, a simple, traditional toaster isn’t enough for some people, which is how 4-slice toasters came to be. Like the name suggests, these devices can process four slices of bread at the same time instead of two, saving you an awful lot of time in the morning, especially when you’re in a hurry.
While they do take up more space than traditional toasters, 4-slice toasters are also much more efficient overall. However, not all of them are guaranteed to meet your expectations, especially if you don’t spend enough time scouting the market for a good one before making a purchase. To help you in your quest, we put together a list of the ten best 4 slice toasters on the market today, toasters that in our opinion, are the best money can buy.
10Black & Decker TR1478BD 4-Slice Toaster
Equipped with a toast shade selector and extra wide slots, this particular toaster from Black & Decker is one of the most versatile on the market right now. It can process almost any type of bread and will do so while giving you the ability to choose the shade and toasting levels with tremendous accuracy. Among its features, we find a crumb tray, a cleanup breeze, an extended lift feature, and an integrated cord wrap to make it easier to store.
9Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster
Although very spacious, this stainless steel toaster from Cuisinart is also surprisingly small and lightweight. It is a 4-slice toaster equipped with a 6-setting shade dial, a reheat function, and a slide out crumb tray among a couple of other interesting features. It also has a defrost function and bagel control for greater processing versatility, because let’s be honest, you would expect a modern toaster to do more than just toast bread.
8KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slice Toaster
This 4-slice toaster from Krups has a brushed and chrome stainless steel housing that makes it durable and tough. It also features blue LED indicators to make it more user-friendly, along with a 6-level adjustable browning control feature. Furthermore, this toaster has a high lift lever for easy removal of the toast and a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning. At the same time, it is capable of toasting, defrosting, reheating, and warming bagels.
7Cuisinart CPT-435 Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster
Like the name suggests, this is a stainless steel toaster designed to endure a lot of hard use until showing any signs of damage. Thanks to its blue backlit LCD countdown feature display and to its blue LED function buttons, this toaster might just have one of the easiest, most comfortable interfaces a toaster can have. It also features 7 shade settings along with a bagel, defrost, and a reheating function.
6Hamilton Beach 24444 Smart Toast Extra-Wide Slot Toaster
This shock-resistant 4-slice toaster is equipped with a multitude of interesting features like an automatic shutoff in case the toast gets jammed, cool-touch sides, and concealed heating elements for added safety. As we pointed out, it features a SureGuard safety shock-resistant system that prevents the toaster from taking any damage in the event of it falling down or being handled roughly.
5Cuisinart CPT-180 Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster
The CPT-180 from Cuisinart features dual control panels to ensure that each slice gets the appropriate attention. It also has a 6-setting browning dials control setting with dual reheat, defrost, and bagel buttons. At the same time, the toaster’s LED indicators allow you to keep track of the toasting process effectively while its extra-lift carriage lever and slide-out crumb tray make things easier for you when the toasting is done.
4Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Cool Touch Toaster
Equipped with multiple toasting functions and a cool touch exterior, this particular 4-slice toaster from Hamilton Beach might just be one of the most convenient toasters out there. It has an automatic toast boost that engages automatically to ensure a balanced toasting process but also a useful crumb tray to make it easier to clean when the toasting is done. Furthermore, its 1.5″ slots will fit thick bagels, waffles, and hand-sliced bread of any size.
3Cuisinart CPT-142 Compact 4-Slice Toaster
This particular toaster features a compact design with stainless steel access that will help it blend into any kitchen easily and without drawing too much attention to itself. Feature-wise, this 4-slice toaster comes with a 7-setting shade dial with reheat, defrost, and bagel functions, but also with 1.2″ wide toasting slots for easy access and a slide-out crumb tray to make it easier to clean.
2Oster TSSTTRWF4S 4-Slice Toaster
The TSSTTRWF4S from Oster is among the most convenient toasters on the market, mainly due to its extra wide slots designed to accommodate bread slices of any size. Like any respectable toaster these days, it also features bagel, defrosting, reheating, and cancelling functions, along with a retractable cord for easy storage, a dishwasher-safe construction, and a removable crumb tray for good measure.
1Cuisinart CPT-440 Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster
The popular CPT-440 4-slice toaster from Cuisinart is equipped with a stainless steel housing with a motorized lift designed to make things easier overall. It also benefits from an LCD countdown feature with a blue backlit LED function display, features that give you more control over the toasting process. We should also point out that it features an easy cord wrap system to make it easier to store and all the functions you would expect from a high-end toaster.