Best toasters for bread and bagels

Frequently asked questions about toaster

What is the difference between a toaster vs a toaster?

In our guide to toaster ovens, Roxanne Wyss, co-author of the cookbook Toaster Oven Takeover, said, “The versatility of the toaster oven outshines the regular toaster. You can toast a wide variety of bread sizes and often toast the number of toasters. Slices you need for a larger family. ..the toaster oven easily roasts English muffins, bagels, rolls and a wide range of special rolls, cakes and muffins. “

While this is true – most toasters are not wide enough to accommodate a pastry or roll – a toaster may better suit your needs if you are mostly looking for something to toast, bagels, waffles and English muffins in, rather than a appliance that acts as a mini oven. Toasters are also typically cheaper and take up less space on the countertop.


How long should a toaster take?

During our test, we found that the average toaster took 2.5 minutes to toast bread on medium setting. Of course, if you work with frozen foods, putting your toaster in thaw mode will add some time – about 25 to 30 seconds in most cases.


How to keep a toaster clean?

Best cleaning practices will vary from toaster to toaster, so it is important to refer to the instruction manual for your particular model. That said, this cleanup routine generally works.

1. Unplug your toaster.

2. Wait until it has cooled completely.

3. Remove and clean the crumb tray. Most modern toasters come with a removable crumb tray. If yours does, pull it out, shake off any loose crumbs and wash it in warm soapy water. Then set it aside to dry before putting it back in.

4. Turn your toaster upside down and shake it out. If your toaster does not have a crumb tray, you will probably need to shake it over your sink or trash can to remove any loose crumbs. If there are still some stubborn pieces of toast left in there, try loosening them with a pastry brush before overturning your toaster again.

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