While this may look like your mother's toaster, it's far from it. Cuisinart has combined classic styling with modern electronic technology to produce this handsome, chrome-plated toaster with powerful performance. The two toaster slots are wide enough to accommodate thick bagel halves or rustic bread slices; when they're done, they pop up close to the surface for easy removal. The browning control is simple and easy to use, and the well-spaced heating elements make for even browning overall. Added features include a defrost control for frozen items such as toaster pastries or waffles, and the reheat cycle will come in handy in case your toast gets done before your eggs are scrambled. A crumb removal tray ensures easy cleanup--just slide out and dump. Keep the shiny metal surface glowing with the wipe of a damp cloth, and avoid abrasive powder cleaners or metal scrub pads. The handy cord-storage area underneath the toaster keeps your counter looking neat--because, of course, you're going to want to show this one off. --Marianne Painter
Editor's note: This is a reconditioned small appliance. Reconditioned generally means that the appliance has been returned to the manufacturer, who brings the appliance back to like-new condition. Some appliances may contain cosmetic blemishes. This unit has a 90-day warranty.
Browns bread, bagels, waffles, or toaster pastries