KitchenAid KMT223 2-Slice Toaster with One-Touch Lift/Lower and Digital Display - Silver
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- Extra-wide 1 1/2-inch slots
- LCD display with digital progress bar
- Bagel, Defrost, and Reheat buttons
- One Touch Control - Raises and lowers bread on demand even in the middle of cycle
- All-metal construction (120 volt, 60 hz)
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|Item Dimensions||7.8 x 11.5 x 8.3 in||10.5 x 6.5 x 7 in||8.25 x 13.25 x 9 in||11.3 x 7.3 x 8.3 in||12 x 7.7 x 8 in||11.5 x 16 x 9.4 in|
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The KitchenAid 2 Slice Toaster features an attractive metal housing that gives the toaster durability and style that you’ll love displaying on your countertop. The LCD display featured on this toaster remembers the last shading and function set, so you can get your toast the way you like it every time. A sleek, digital progress bar counts down time, so you’ll always know when your toast will be ready.
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Maybe KitchenAid had redesigned the buzzer since its initial release, but with the 2015 model that I received, I have absolutely NO issues with its buzzer volume. In fact, I'm more afraid of not hearing the buzzer if I step away from my small apartment kitchen only to return to cold toast that wouldn't melt any butter.
Beyond the buzzer, I love everything else about it, and toast comes out evenly and to the right "shade" (after trial and error on what "bar" setting toasts it to my preference). For lower-profile bread, the platform may not elevate them high enough so it may be uncomfortably hot to pull the toast out by hand; I use tongs for those situations.
Sure, it may be the lazy man (or woman) way of performing such a simple task with motorized lifter, but it does this job admirably.
I regret that I did not follow my instinct and originally purchase this KitchenAid toaster to replace the KitchenAid I bought in 2005. Unfortunately, I was swayed by reviews but after much frustration going through reviews of other toasters, I decided why not buy the KitchenAid since my old one was fantastic.
This KitchenAid toaster is so much better than the Krups #732D I returned. Setting this toaster on the counter I noticed it was a better quality product than the Krups. It was heavier, had a more solid construction and nothing jiggled.
I ran 4 test cycles at various heat levels and was surprised the new toaster did not give off an obnoxious smell.
Next, I toasted a couple of pieces of bread to see if they came out evenly toasted. On level 5, I found the toast to be way too dark, almost burnt. On level 3, it was good. The quality of the toasting was fine. Play around with it and find your sweet spot.
Comments made by other reviewers regarding the loud annoying beep are overstated. The toaster emits a beep at both the beginning and end of the toasting cycle. It's no big deal.
Finally, the KitchenAid was cool to the touch on the sides of the toaster. I didn't touch the top of the toaster as it is metal and I would expect it to be hot.
I did test out a Cuisinart toaster purchased at Target for $39. Black plastic little number that was just as bad as the Krups. AVOID.
* Attractive design and isn't oversized.
* The push button rather than a traditional lever to start the toast cycle is a cool, modern feature and you don't have the problem when the lever isn't pushed down all the way and it pops back up.
* The "shade" of your food item is adjusted from a 1 to 6 on the LED display using a traditional dial.
* There are several options (buttons) that will tailor the toaster cycle to your need. If you're toasting something that was frozen, like a waffle or bagel, you can push the defrost button when you start the cycle. Additional buttons customize the cycle for keeping an item warm, reheating a previously toasted item, and bagels (face the cut portions to the center and the heating elements toast that side while just warming the outer half).
* The wide slots are more than adequate for fitting items such as bagels.
* An LED progress bar that starts fully across the display under the shade number and decreases as the cycle processes provides an idea of how long until the toasting cycle is completed.
* A single beep sounds when you start the cycle and three beeps when it's completed. Several people have complained about the loudness of the beeps but I really can't agree. Will you hear it in another room? Sure, but isn't that the point? You can walk away and if you forget you had something in the toaster, you'll be reminded when it's done.
* A removable crumb tray
* The underside is designed so that you can wrap-up the unneeded length of AC cord so that you don't have a long cord unnecessarily cluttering your countertop.
* Like so many traditional toasters, it doesn't toast both sides of a slice of bread exactly the same. It's not a drastic difference, but enough that you may want to flip the bread around in its slot and give it a quick second cycle.
Overall, I like this toaster. I think the price is fair given the new features it has like the push button start and the ability to customize for the type of food you're toasting.
Also, I think the elements are not very hot, or hot enough. It seems to take a long time to produce toast and when it is done, even on a setting of 3 it seems to be light on the outside and somewhat baked through. So the toast kind of dries out on the inside.
I did get better toast from my previous $20 toaster, but this looks nice and I thought the brand name would carry through to product quality. Not so much. I don't recommend