The 5 Best Toasters to Warm and Crisp Any Type of Bread to Perfection
We're all about finding joy in the little things these days, and a perfectly golden-brown slice of toast certainly qualifies. "I find a toaster particularly useful for toasting frozen bread. Because I live alone, whole loaves of bread tend to get moldy before I can finish them, so I store my bread in the freezer and pop a slice or two into the toaster whenever I need it," says Emily Fedner, a self-proclaimed "carb-lover," cook, and food writer. "In this way, the toaster helps me prevent food waste!"
But let's face it: Not all toasters are created equal. Some of them run hot. Some of them run cool. Some of them are just plain hard to clean, with crumbs pooling at the bottom and the residual char (and smell) intensifying with every use. But we believe in a Goldilocks toaster—a Golden-Brownilocks, if you will—that gets the job done just right, every time. And we're here to help you find it—whatever that looks like for you. Here, our five favorite toasters to fulfill every need.