11 Best Toaster; brown your bread and crisp your crumpets

Toasters! Toasters are an important kitchen appliance, especially for people who have busy mornings and less time to make breakfast. A perfectly well-toasted slice of bread with butter or jam along with your favorite beverage is one of the best pleasures of life. Choosing a toaster seems like a simple enough task, but there are many factors that need to be taken into account before you part with your cash.

A good toaster should be quick, it should toast bread evenly, on both sides, and it should also be deep enough to toast any taller pieces of bread. On top of this, the exterior should stay cool in use and be easy to clean, especially if it shows up fingerprints.

Relevant toaster will provide delicious bread toast within few minutes and without much mess.

Basically, there are 3 types of toasters – pop up, conveyor belt and toaster ovens. However, pop up toasters are more popular.

What To Look For When Shopping For A Pop-Up Toaster?

Here are the following things that you should consider when you buy one:

Energy Consumption

Pop-up toasters use heat energy to toast because of this expectation that the pop-up toasters require a large amount of electricity for it to run. When you are conscious with your energy consumption always take note of the wattage before you purchase one.

The material of the Body

It is very crucial to look at the materials used to make the toaster, specifically the body. Check if it is made of a plastic or metal; if it is made of metal, be sure that it is fully insulated because we do not want any accidents to happen such as electrocution.
On the other side, if the material of the body is made of plastic, be sure that it is heat-resistant and thick enough to avoid the melting of plastic because of the heat.

Emergency off/eject feature

It is very comfortable when you can eject the bread anytime you want to because the level of browning one needs on bread depends.

Removable crumb tray

This a significant factor when you are planning to buy a pop-up toaster. Any leftovers and residues can cause health problems, and so it is vital to throw it off and not let it remain in the toaster.

Temperature control

Isn’t it nice if you can set the temperature of your pop-up toaster? Is, because of this, you can have the authority to decide the brownness level of your bread.

Portability

This one is very important in the sense that if you wanted to bring your pop-up toaster outdoors specifically for picnics and other family gatherings. The number one factor in portability that you have to look for is the weight and the size of the toaster.

Accuracy

It is very important that the bread that you will toast will be getting the right amount of heat for it to be toasted properly. Nobody likes a half toasted bread.

Good warranty

It is very vital to look for a warranty when you are buying a pop-up toaster. The product uses a tremendous amount of heat; that is why there is no room for a factory defect here. It can be in the form of product service or replacement; it depends on the terms. You can always read it on their user manual or the product website.

Capacity

There are different capacities when it comes to pop-up toasters. Some can handle four pieces of bread simultaneously, while others can only handle 2. It is essential to consider the number of people that live in your house.
Ask yourself on what is the purpose of you buying a pop-up toaster is it for personal use or business? If it is only for personal use, then two slots will already do its job but if you use it for business then go for multiple slots which are 4 and above.

Exterior Heat

Pop-up toasters that do not emit too much heat from the outside are much better because of this it will reduce the rate of skin burn incidents.

Affordability

One of the most important factors to consider is the price of the toaster if it fits your budget or not. One way to determine it is by thinking of the functionalities that you want. In this way, you can choose what toaster is the best for your needs.

Safety Features

This is very important because we are talking about an appliance that consumes high wattage of electricity and produces too much heat. 

One important feature to look for is the auto shut off feature to protect your home and pop-up toaster for any shortage of circuits.

Availability of Parts

This is a standard operating procedure whenever you are buying an appliance. Make sure that the brand has an abundant supply of aftermarket parts in case the product stops working in the future.

Cord length

This is very good for space management, mainly if you have limited space in your kitchen. You can use it even if the electrical plug is far and so, a longer power cord is preferred.

Light Indicator

It is one of the essential features that you can consider because the light indicator notifies if the bread is toasted and you do not have to wait for it to get toasted.

However, some pop-up toasters do not have a light indicator, but what they have is a warning sound which works the same way the light indicator. Either of the two will work.

Anyway, here are our favourites, in order of preference, taking into account of cost-to-quality ratios.

11 Best Pop-Up Toasters:

1. Morphy Richards AT-201 Two Slice Pop-Up Toaster

If you are looking for an appliance which works excellent and is also easy to clean, then this product is for you.  It has the basic functionalities that you need for a pop-up toaster no more and no less.

This Morphy Richards pop up toaster is our top pick for the pop-up toasters in the low price range! Its affordability and durability make led us to the decision to select this.

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Main Features : –

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Material Used:  Thick plastic
  • Color: White
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 16.4 18.9 centimetres
  • Weight: 1.74 kilograms
  • Power Consumption: 650 watts
  • Warranty: 2 years of product warranty
  • Comes with Hi-Lift feature that helps you remove small slices of breads easily.
  • Also has a cancel feature if you want to end functioning mid-way.
  • It has a variable browning setting which you can have the freedom to choose on how brown you want your bread to be.

PROS (What we liked)

  • It has an automatic pop-up function which makes you at ease doing other things while toasting your bread.
  • This pop-up toaster has one of a kind hi-lift feature which gets rid of the small particles of bread inside the toaster which makes it very easy to clean.
  • Saves money because it consumes less energy.
  • Has an anti-slip feet design.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • The design is too plain; that is why it is not advisable for people who are meticulous and wants a stylish pop-up toaster.
  • A little bit heavy and big, which is not advisable to bring outdoors.

2. Bajaj ATX 4 Pop-up Toaster

The Bajaj ATX 4 Pop-up Toaster is perfect for those who love to have toasted bread anywhere they go. You can bring this to your friend’s house or office because it is convenient.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Material Used:  Stainless-steel outer body
  • Color: White
  • Power Consumption: 750 watts
  • Warranty: 2 years of product warranty
  • It has a locking clip for added convenience and safety.
  • Energy Efficient – It conserves a lot of electricity because it heats up quickly, resulting in toasting at the earliest possible time.
  • The outer body of this pop-up toaster is completely insulated; that is why it is very safe to touch it while using without getting burned.

PROS (What we liked)

  • It has a crumb tray which makes cleaning very easy.
  • Has a variable browning setting which you can choose your preference of how brown you want your bread to become.
  • Very handy because of its small size.
  • Very convenient to use and toasts perfectly brown bread.
  • Superior quality toaster.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • Bigger sizes of bread won’t fit inside because it is a lot smaller compared to their counterparts.

3. Philips Daily Collection HD2582/00 Two Slice Pop-up Toaster

This is another high-quality product that is created by Philips that will surely make your mornings more wonderful.

The Philips pop up toaster comes with some features like a bun rack to heat rolls and pastries, auto shut-off, crumb tray, etc.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Material Used:  Stainless-steel outer body
  • Color: White
  • Product Dimension: 15.6 x 27.5 x 18.8 cm
  • Weight: 1.18kg
  • Power Consumption: 750 watts
  • Warranty: 2 years of product warranty
  • Has an integrated bun rack to heat rolls and buns.
  • It has an eight variable browning setting which lets you choose the level of browning you want on the bread.
  • It has an additional safety feature, which is the auto shut-off protection which protects the appliance from short circuits.

PROS (What we liked)

  • It can defrost and reheat at the same time. 
  • If you have to go somewhere, then you do not have to worry at all because it has a cancel button that stops the toasting anytime.
  • Easy cleaning with crumb tray available.
  • It has an automatic pop-up feature which pops the bread up after it is toasted.
  • The product is very comfortable to carry anywhere because it is very light.
  • Has an auto-shutoff feature.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • No negative points found.

4. American Micronic AMI-TSS2-150Dx 4-Slice 2in1 Pop-up Toaster

This pop-up toaster is a great choice especially if you are looking for a multi-slot pop-up toaster then this is definitely for you. It toasts four slices of bread per one use! This toaster is perfect for a large family of 5-6 people.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 4 slices per use
  • Material Used:  Stainless-steel body
  • Color: Chrome
  • Product Dimension: 32.2 x 25 x 31.6 centimeters
  • Power Consumption: 1600 watts
  • Warranty: the 1-year product warranty
  • It has an automatic shut off feature 
  • It has a 7-level browning variation which gives you all the control of the brownness level of your bread.

PROS (What we liked)

  • It has a defrost button which removes the heat on your bread quickly so that you can eat it right away.
  • If you have to go somewhere, then you do not have to worry at all because it has a cancel button for you to stop the toasting anytime.
  • It has a crumb tray which does the cleaning of the pop-up toaster hassle-free and very easy.
  • It works even you put in minimal additives/oil on your bread.
  • It has an auto cater for thin and thick slices of bread.
  • Has a fire-proof cable for added safety.
  • The toaster has an insulated body to avoid any burns on the skin of the one who will be using the toaster/
  • Ideal for large families or business use.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • Short power cord.

5. KENT 850-Watt 2-Slice Pop-up Toaster

The Kent pop-up toaster comes with wide slits and a high lift lever that provides two crispy toasts at a time which you can take out without burning your hands.

 It also comes with a re-heat, stops and defrosts function which allows you to re-heat your cold toast, stop the toasting process when needed and thaw out frozen bread slices respectively. Moreover, the five heating modes provide the desired color on your toast.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices at a time.
  • Weight of the toaster: 0.9 kg.
  • Power consumption: 850 watts.
  • Has five heating modes to adjust the heat as per your preference so that you get the desired toast color.
  • Features a defrost button to thaw the frozen bread slices.
  • You can stop the toasting process at any time by just pressing the stop button.
  • It comes with a re-heat function so that you can re-heat the cold toast without burning or changing the color of it.
  • One year warranty.

PROS (What we liked)

  • Comes with a removable crumb tray so that you can easily clean the breadcrumbs.
  • You can easily remove the small size toasts without burning your hands because of the high lift lever.
  • It has a compact design for everyday use.
  • Provides crispy toasts within minutes.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • The heat distribution of the toaster is not even.

6. Philips HD4815/01 2-Slice 800-Watt Pop-up Toaster (White)

Philips HD4815/01 2 slice 800-watt pop-up toaster is the last one on our list of best toasters in India – although we must reiterate that all these toasters are equally best and are in no order of preference.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Weight: 1.5 Kilograms
  • Material Used:  Hard plastic on the exterior and aluminum steel on the interior
  • Color: White
  • Power Consumption: 800 watts
  • Warranty: the 2-year product warranty
  • Comes with crumb tray which makes it easy to clean.
  • It has seven different levels of browning.

PROS (What we liked)

  • The product is budget-friendly because it is affordable.
  • It has a pop-up feature which makes you feel at ease even you are multitasking because it does its job independently.
  • It has a cord winder for much more accessible storage.
  • The product has a rubber grip stands at the bottom of it to prevent any slipping.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • Although the body is shock resistant, some users have mentioned that the outer body heats after continuous use.

7. Pigeon Two Slice Auto Pop-up Toaster

This Pigeon auto pop-up toaster is a very functional and basic pop-up toaster. It is perfect for homes that do have a black concept which will add elegance to the dining room without compromising the functionality. This is our best choice for the mid-range price range pop-up toasters because of its beauty and precise features.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Material Used:  Stainless-steel outer body
  • Color: Black
  • Power Consumption: 750 watts
  • Warranty: 2 years of product warranty
  • It has an anti-slip design for additional safety.
  • It has five variable browning settings as per your requirements.
  • It has a bread slice centering feature for even toasting.
  • Has more full slots which make different toasting slices of bread properly. 

PROS (What we liked)

  • Quick in toasting bread, which can save up a lot of time and energy.
  • Comes with a crumb tray that makes cleaning easy.
  • It has an automatic pop-up feature that pops up the bread when toasted.
  • It has a very stylish and elegant design.
  • Many users have appreciated the excellent quality of the toaster.
  • The toaster has a full slot for more natural cleaning and for accommodating different sizes of bread.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • Quality of the buttons is not good.

8. Usha PT3730 750W 2 Slice Pop Up Toaster 

Usha has been in the business for a long time and one of the best brands in kitchen appliances. If you are shopping for a very sturdy pop-up toaster, then this is the one you must consider. This pop-up toaster is built to last with its hard plastic body that is resistant to any shocks.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Dimensions: 24.6 x 14.6 x 17.5 centimeters
  • Material Used:  Stainless-steel outer body
  • Color: White
  • Power Consumption: 700 watts
  • Warranty: 2 years manufacturer warranty
  • Flexible power cord – 1.2-meter length
  • It has a power-on light indicator for additional safety
  • It has a seven-variable browning setting which you can choose your preference of how brown you want your bread to become.
  • The outer body of this pop-up toaster is wholly insulated; that is why it is very safe to touch it while using without getting burned.

PROS (What we liked)

  • It has a cancel function which gives you the privilege to stop the function anytime without damaging the toaster.
  • It has a higher lift, which is very applicable to fit in smaller bread.
  • Has a double slot so that you can toast up to two slices of bread simultaneously which can save time and energy.
  • Very handy because of its small size.
  • It has a shock-proof body.
  • Cord winder for simple storage.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • The quality is not great.

9. Black & Decker ET122 Two Slices Pop-up Toaster

If you are looking for a right home massive duty pop-up toaster, then this is a must try! Black & Decker is a proven brand when it comes to quality; that is why you will inevitably never go wrong with their products!

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Material Used:  Hard plastic
  • Color: White
  • Weight: 1.54kg
  • Power Consumption: 800 watts
  • Warranty: 2 years of product warranty
  • It has an electronic browning control which you can choose your preference of how brown you want your bread to become.
  • Two wide slots that can fit thin and thick slices of bread.
  • It has a cool touch body that resists any damages due to overheating of the appliance. 

PROS (What we liked)

  • It has a defrost button which removes the coldness on your bread quickly if it just came out of the freezer.
  • If you have to go somewhere, then you do not have to worry at all because it has a cancel button that stops the toasting anytime.
  • Trouble-free cleaning with a crumb tray.
  • It has an automatic pop-up function that is why you are completely safe even you forget that it is turned on while you are doing other things.
  • Has a bun rack which gives you the privilege to toasts different kinds of pastries.
  • It has a reheat function in which you can bring back the hotness of the bread that has been cold for a while.
  • The product is very comfortable to bring anywhere because it is very light.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • The pop-up feature stopped working for some people at sometimes.

10. Kelvinator KPT-601 Two-Slice Pop-up Toaster

If you are looking for a pop-up toaster that is affordable and at the same time has two powerful toasters, then this is the one that suits you. This is perfect for standard size bread.

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 22.5 centimeters
  • Material Used:  Hard plastic on the exterior and aluminum steel on the interior
  • Color: White
  • Power Consumption: 600 watts
  • Warranty: 2 years of product warranty
  • Has a cool touch feature which keeps the exterior of the toaster cool and safe to touch.
  • You can select your preferred browning levels for your bread.

PROS (What we liked)

  • The product is budget-friendly because it is affordable.
  • It has great insulation which makes its body to maintain its coolness even the pop-up toaster is on.
  • Has an integrated cancel feature for additional safety
  • Very compact and handy so is easy to bring outdoors.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • The covering of the switch is a bit brittle, which is questionable if it will last long.
  • Cleaning takes time for its complicated mechanism.

11. BMS Lifestyle Stainless Steel Two-Slice Pop-up Toaster

This pop-up toaster has a considerable resemblance with a lunch box that we use to bring in school. This is an excellent choice for people who are keen to the styles of the items that they are buying this will surely fit their taste!

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Main Features :-

  • Capacity: 2 slices per use
  • Material Used:  Stainless-steel
  • Color: Silver
  • Power Consumption: 700 watts
  • Cord length: 1.5 meters
  • Warranty: the 1-year product warranty
  • It has a reheat function if you want to heat the bread again.
  • Has a firm grip bottom that doesn’t let it slip off the base.
  • It has seven different selections for the shade of your bread.

PROS (What we liked)

  • It has extra-wide slots, which makes it very easy to clean.
  • It is not only designed to heat bread but also possess additional options such as defrost and cancel.
  • The design is compact, which is advisable if you would want to bring it outdoors.
  • It has a cover at the top, which is very stylish and at the same time provides extra protection to the toaster from dirt and other foreign objects.
  • It is compact in size and lightweight so easy to can be carried to places quickly.

CONS (What we didn’t like)

  • The wattage is a little high for a two-slot pop-up toaster.
  • The chrome on the handle looks brittle and might fade quickly.

When deciding on which toaster to buy it becomes important to choose a brand that’s trustworthy and offers good service to the customer. We’ve listed the best toaster brands in India that have really good reputation and provides great quality products.

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