6 Best Red Toasters: The Ultimate Review in 2019-2020

Best red toaster

If you’re a colors aficionado, then you know that the red color can blend in with most, if not all, things. That is what led me to believe, one day you would come looking for this post on the best red toasters.

With that in mind, I decided to set out into the marketplace before you and review hundreds of red toasters then narrow the list down to the six best, I am presenting to you today. To make sure I do not include an inferior in the enumeration, I personally ordered and tested them all as well.

Without wasting any more of your time, let skip to the main section of the post and look at the best red toasters out there today.

The Top 6 Red Toasters in 2019-2020

Toaster NameWeightTimerDimensionsSlicePrice
Retro Style Toaster3.7 lbsYes6.7 x 9.8 x 7.9 in2 Check Price
Homeart Artisan Toaster8.55 lbsYes14.5 x 13.6 x 10 in4 Check Price
Wide 2-Slice Toaster3.62 lbsYes18.5 x 15.3 x 11.3 in2 Check Price
Queen of Hearts Toaster6.1 lbsYes16.1 x 5.4 x 7.9 in2 Check Price
Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster5.4 lbsYes12.7 x 7.6 x 7.7 in2 Check Price
Red Toaster3.55 lbsYes10.8 x 7.3 x 6.1 in2 Check Price
  • The first product in our review (and rightfully so) is from the current king of retro styles in the realm of kitchen appliances. That is none other than Russell Hobbs. This brand has been in existence for a couple of decades now, and if there is anything they have proved, it is their ability to amalgamate design and practicality in all their products over the years. This Russell Hobbs 2-Slice Retro Style Toaster is a great example of that.
  • Before we get to the appliance’s toasting abilities, let us talk about the warming rack that it retails with. If you have leftover toasties you would like to get to when you get home, then that’s where the rack will come into play. Turn on the toaster and place your slices on top of the warming rack. This will ensure that they are warming up without browning them any further.
  • Now to the toasting department.
  • It retails with a toasting timer. This is in place to ensure you do not burn your toasts, especially if, like me, you tend to get carried away while preparing your breakfast. Always ensure you avail this feature regardless of the browning setting you chose.
  • In addition to that, this toaster also comes with a lift and look feature. This is there to help you monitor the toasting progress of your slices without having to cancel or interfere with the heating cycle. Sounds impressive, right?
  • This appliance also retails with three different functions you can avail, the bagel function, the defrost setting, and the cancel option. The bagel function allows you to only toast the cut side of your bagel slices. It also does this in a way that the outside comes out crispy, but the inside remains warm and soft.
  • The defrost setting is in place to allow you to unfreeze frozen bread slices quickly. And in case anything gets stuck in the appliance while you are toasting, simply press the cancel button to halt the entire procedure.
  • Another feature worth noting is its six different browning levels. These are in place to ensure the tool accommodates everyone’s taste in your family. So, if, for instance, you love your slices lightly toasted but your loved one loves his darkly toasted, then you can rest assured the appliance will serve you both.
  • Russell Hobbs 2-Slice Retro Style Toaster retails in four other colors: Black, blue, cream, and white. So, if you love how it performs and want to get it as a gift for someone else, then you can acquire it in the recipient’s favorite color.

Pros:

  • Includes a toasting timer to ensure your slices will not over burn
  • Very versatile
  • Six different browning levels
  • Includes a removable warming rack
  • Has a classic and modern red shade
  • Comes with a lift and look function
  • Attractive retro design
  • Slots are wide and long

Cons:

  • Takes up too much space on the kitchen counter
  • Heavy, so isn’t very portable
  • For those who have a larger household, this is the only four-slot toaster in this enumeration. It is also extremely fast since it could deliver perfectly toasted slices in less than five minutes regardless of the toasting level.
  • In addition, straight out of the box, you will love the appliance’s dual controls. For those not accustomed to this toaster feature, it allows you to use the first two slots to prepare a certain meal with specific settings while at the same time using the other two slots to prepare a different meal in a different setting.
  • This toaster also includes a safety and security protection. The company included anti-leakage and anti-overheat protection, a 12-month replacement warranty, and 365 days money-back guarantee.
  • The company’s customer service is also super friendly and available 24/7.

Pros:

  • USA quality
  • 12-month replacement warranty and 365 days money back guarantee included
  • Retro design to complement any kitchen interior décor
  • Dual controls included
  • Super friendly customer service
  • Versatile and durable

Cons:

  • Takes up too much space
  • The section in between the slots gets too hot during operations
  • I don’t even need to get deeper into this Nostalgia RTOS200 Retro 2-Slice Bagel Toaster’s abilities to understand what its superpower is. Just form its name, you can tell that this toaster delivers some of the best bagels.
  • It toasted them in a way that the outside was crispy, but the inside remained warm and soft. And this was the same case even when it tried toasting English muffins, croissants, and artisan bread slices.
  • Speaking of versatility, the appliance could fit slices of all sizes and shapes thanks to the extra deep and long slots.

Pros:

  • Very powerful for its size
  • Aesthetic retro design
  • Slide-out crumb tray to make it easy to clean
  • The slots were deep enough to fit in anything I tried
  • Five different browning levels
  • Cord storage included at the bottom

Cons:

  • The high lift lever is not very sturdy
  • The exterior surface showed fingerprints
  • This list would be incomplete if I did not include a masterpiece from KitchenAid. If you are a fan of upgrading kitchen appliances, then you must’ve come across this brand at some point. It has been in existence for almost a century now and they are best known for their ability to amalgamate a retro design and durability in all their appliances.
  • You will also love KitchenAid KMT3115QHSD’s extra-long slot that can fit bride slices of any length and width. If you use regular bread slices, then you can fit up to two inside that one slot.

Pros:

  • Removable crumb tray for easy cleaning and emptying
  • High lift lever included to protect your finger from burn injuries
  • Extra-long and extra wide self-centering rack
  • Versatile and durable
  • Very aesthetic

Cons:

  • Only has one slot
  • The long design tends to take up a lot of space
  • Of all brands whose products have been included in this enumeration, I think SMEG is the only brand whose products have covered every corner in the kitchen appliances realm. Whether you’re looking for the best toaster oven, refrigerator, or coffee maker, you can rest assured that Smeg has something in store for you.

  • This specific Smeg TSF01RDUS 50’s Retro Style Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster retails with six different browning levels that can accommodate everyone’s taste in your household. To ensure the product meets all your basic toasting needs, the manufacturer also included the three main toasting modes: defrost, reheat, and bagel.

  • The appliance also retails with anti-slip feet to keep it stable on every surface that you put on.

Pros:

  • Six different browning levels for you to pick from
  • The basic toasting modes included
  • Removable crumb tray to make it easy to clean
  • Anti-slip feet
  • The slots are wide enough to fit anything you try throwing in there

Cons

  • Not everyone appreciates the design
  • I couldn’t notice any difference between the third and fourth toasting level
  • If you are in the marketplace hunting for the best retro style toaster, then this Bonsenkitchen 2 Slice Red Toaster could be what you are looking for. After reviewing this product and loving how it performed, I had it as a wedding gift to my sister, and she was head over heels in love with it.
  • During my testing sessions, I used the thickest croissants, bagels, English muffins, and artisan bread slices I could find. Needless to say, all of them fit perfectly inside the appliance. The tallest slices I could find were also perfectly toasted from the bottom to the top.
  • If saving space in the kitchen is a priority for you as well, then this is the toaster for you. Measuring 10.8 x 7.3 x 6.1 inches, it is extremely lightweight and will take the smallest space on your kitchen counter. The two coupled together also make it one of the most portable toasters out there. So, if you love making your toasties while doing something else such as watching a movie, then you can feel free to take the toaster to your living room and make your toasties there.
  • The tool also retails with the three basic modes required in every practical toaster: bagel, defrost, and cancel. I specifically talked about what these features do so I won’t go into details right now.
  • Bonsenkitchen 2 Slice Red Toaster also boasts seven different shade settings you can pick from. These are in place to meet everyone’s toasting preferences in your household. And after your toasties are done, use the high lift lever to raise them high enough so you can retrieve them without hurting and burning your fingers.
  • As a general rule, remember that the space in between the slots gets extremely hot during operations so avoid it at all costs.
  • For those, like me, who hate cleaning, Bonsenkitchen has included a removable crumb tray in order to make the appliance easy to clean. All you have to do is take the tray out, wipe it off using a clean cloth, then put it back and go on with your toasting efforts.
  • If you want to do more thorough cleaning, then the tray is dishwasher safe as well.
  • To boost your confidence in the appliance, Bonsenkitchen also included a one-year warranty for the appliance.

Pros:

  • Easy to use and clean
  • Very versatile and sturdy
  • Durable to serve your family for years
  • Extra wide and long slots to fit anything you would like to prepare
  • Boasts a space saving design
  • Lightweight and portable

Cons:

  • The cord is short
  • The feet are not anti-slip

Conclusion

After extensive research, I personally pick the Artisan 4 Slot Toaster by Homeart as the best red toaster out of the six above. This appliance is easy to clean, compact (given it is a four-slice toaster), safe to use, comes with a money-back guarantee, and most importantly, includes dual controls. There is nothing that can’t be loved in this appliance.

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