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The best of... kitchen toasters

Magimix Vision Toaster, Breville Smart Oven, and more

Magimix Vision Toaster
No toaster is perfect, but this high-priced model delivers “the most consistent overall performance.” Credit its quartz heating elements, which produced “flawless” toast every time we fed it just one slice at a time.
$200, chefscatalog.com
Source: Cook’s Country

Breville Smart Oven
The best toaster oven on the market justifies a similarly lofty price with stellar performance and “a sleek professional look.” It excels at baking and broiling and is roomy enough to accommodate six slices of toast.
$250, bestbuy.com
Source: Consumer Reports

Panasonic FlashXpress
A unique double-infrared heating system makes this toaster oven a close runner-up to the Breville. Toasting isn’t quite as even, but it doesn’t even need preheat time to handle baking chores beautifully.
$135, panasonic.com
Source: Consumer Reports

Frigidaire Professional
This “star performer” among midpriced toasters impressed our testers because it “browned bread evenly and consistently from batch to batch.” Handy digital controls include a progress display and a defrost option.
$60, homedepot.com
Source: Good Housekeeping

Oster Designed for Life 2-Slice
Fine performance, good looks, and a five-year warranty make this toaster “a hot pick” for those seeking a low-cost option. Unlike many others in its price range, it toasts bread evenly on both sides.
$29, walmart.com
Source: Good Housekeeping

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