Best Toasters

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a few slices of toast to start off the morning, which is why finding the right toaster for you and your household is so important. Toasters now come with a host of features that make achieving the perfect crust achievable, and prevent you from having to scrape burnt bits into the sink. Continue reading...

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Based on 1,578 reviews
Sunbeam Kyoto City Collection 4 Slice Toaster

Sunbeam Kyoto City Collection 4 Slice Toaster 🏆 2024

4.4  (60)
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  • Number of Slices 4
John P.
John P.NSW3 posts
 
DisappointingNice looking toaster with a great crumb tray arrangement.
Uneven toasting.
Two of the four slots stopped working after 6 months.
Glad I had bought it on special for $69 and not $200!
The store gave me a full refund. Show details
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Breville Smart Toast

Breville Smart Toast

3.3  (272)
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Mr.Buys.things
Mr.Buys.thingsAustralian Capital Territory7 posts
  BTA845
Breville 4 slice toaster BTA845BSSBought this 12 years ago and still toasting strong! Its pricey but worth the money for a good looking, quality, modern toaster. Toasts from warm to burnt black, the automatic drop down and buttons are solid. Kids love the red lights and beep when its finished... awesome will buy another!
Dualit Newgen

Dualit Newgen

3.8  (43)
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Digger11
Digger11VIC29 posts
  2 Slice
Russell Hobbs Brooklyn 4 Slice Toaster RHT94

Russell Hobbs Brooklyn 4 Slice Toaster RHT94

3.7  (35)
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  • Number of Slices 4
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Sea legs
Sea legsQLD5 posts
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Russell Hobbs Addison 4 Slice Toaster RHT514

Russell Hobbs Addison 4 Slice Toaster RHT514

3.5  (30)
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NigelK
NigelKVIC10 posts
 
Russell Hobbs
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KitchenAid Artisan

KitchenAid Artisan

2.7  (88)
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Agent Fly
Agent FlyVIC2 posts
  Verified KMT223
Dualit Vario

Dualit Vario

4.3  (12)
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DJW
DJWVIC6 posts
 
Not living up to expectationsI thought if I invested more in a good quality toaster, I'd acquire an appliance which would toast bread evenly. Sadly the Dualit has not lived up to that expectation. While the appliance itself looks great great, it does not toast evenly. I'm still cutting off burnt parts of toast while other areas are pale.

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DeLonghi Icona Toaster

DeLonghi Icona Toaster

2.5  (125)
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$149RRP
Mark
MarkVIC11 posts
  CTOV4003
Good toasterWe have had this for a while. Does the job well. The complaint about toasting half the bread are people who have pressed the crumpet function and not read the instructions. Show details
Kmart Anko 2 Slice Toaster

Kmart Anko 2 Slice Toaster

3.1  (28)
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  • Price (RRP) $7.50
  • Number of Slices 2
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Reviewer
ReviewerNSW15 posts
 
Contempo Toaster

Contempo Toaster

3.3  (20)
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  • Price (RRP) $25
  • Number of Slices 2
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Diane S.
Diane S.VIC4 posts
 
Not that good after a couple of months…I bought this toaster a few months ago, and I had been relatively pleased with it. Unfortunately one side has just died on me, so I think that it’s safe to say that I’m not really impressed now. Show details
Smeg TSF02

Smeg TSF02

2.4  (138)
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$269Bing Lee
Sofia D.
Sofia D.QLD16 posts
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Awesome toaster!Extremely happy with it. Looks great on my kitchen and works very well! Toasts come up just perfect! Show details
Breville The Bit More Plus

Breville The Bit More Plus

2.7  (38)
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susanb
susanbVictoria10 posts
  BTA440
Sunbeam Fresh Start Toaster

Sunbeam Fresh Start Toaster

3.5  (13)
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PeterN18
PeterN18QLD12 posts
  4 Slice
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Kmart 4 Slice White

Kmart 4 Slice White

3.0  (20)
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  • Price (RRP) $45
  • Number of Slices 4
Billie
Billie
 
Cheap and NastyThe age old you pay for what you get type thing. It's a cheap toaster that feels cheap. It also doesn't toast evenly and the dials sound like plastic that's crumpling when you turn them. So unhappy with my purchase. Show details
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We are sorry to hear about your product feedback, Billie. We will be sharing your comments on.

Smeg TSF01

Smeg TSF01

2.2  (79)
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$229Bing Lee
Melisa
MelisaNSW9 posts
  Verified TSF01SSAU
Smeg
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Kmart 4 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

Kmart 4 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

3.0  (16)
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Donna
DonnaNSW
 
Don't waste your moneyI know I shouldn't be surprised due to the price of the toaster, but it was rubbish. Only toasted one side of the bread and then other times it toasts normal. Don't waste your money! Show details
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Kambrook KTA120

Kambrook KTA120

2.8  (19)
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travelbug
travelbugNSW7 posts
 
Good solid toaster, does what it's meant toThis is a no-fuss solid toaster. It does what it's meant to, toasts bread evenly at a range of settings. Even bread from the freezer toasts evenly after one go. I tend to use sourdough bread and it's always done perfectly. Show details
Breville Lift & Look Pro BTA720 / BTA730

Breville Lift & Look Pro BTA720 / BTA730

2.0  (103)
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Gizzyduck
GizzyduckQLD7 posts
  BTA720
Love this toasterWe have had this toaster since Dec 2018. It has never skipped a beat. Perfect for crumpets, wide slices of all types of bread. Never sticks or gets jammed in toaster. Easy to pull out the crumb tray. Cord winds up underneath so no exessive cord hanging out...only what you want. Show details
Sunbeam Alinea Select 4 Slice TA2840

Sunbeam Alinea Select 4 Slice TA2840

2.9  (15)
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  • Price (RRP) $179
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Graeme
GraemeNSW
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Breville The Toast Select Luxe BTA735

Breville The Toast Select Luxe BTA735

2.5  (24)
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$179Bing Lee
Liz
LizNSW9 posts
  Verified The Toast Select Luxe
Great 2 slice toasterGreat 2 slice toaster! Looks beautiful and works really well. Has the option to check to pull up the lever to check the colour of your bread without cancelling the toast. Show details
Morphy Richards Accents 4 Slice

Morphy Richards Accents 4 Slice

2.0  (94)
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Dickhead
Dickhead 4 posts
  242018
What a piece of crapWhat a pile of junk, usual Chinese heating elements, all over the place no consistency. Show details
Bellini BTT780

Bellini BTT780

2.2  (31)
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Lazza48
Lazza48NSW31 posts
 
AverageThe dialing numbers & the dot on the knobs are way too hard to see. Last toaster of ours had 'a bit more' button. Very useful. This toaster does not have this. Show details
Breville The Toast Control

Breville The Toast Control

2.8  (14)
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m79
m79ACT4 posts
  LTA670
Terrible, slow and doesn't toast even on highI bought this toaster thinking it would be great with the 'little bit more' feature and fruit bread setting. Was excruciatingly slow and toast wasn't even brown on the highest setting. Returned to shop Show details
Russell Hobbs Legacy 4 Slice Toaster RHT445

Russell Hobbs Legacy 4 Slice Toaster RHT445

3.2  (10)
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  • Number of Slices 4
Vicki B.
Vicki B.2 posts
 
Bread WarmerDud. More a bread warmer than a toaster. Takes about 10 minutes to even get a faint blush on the bread, have to re-do 2 or 3 times for darker toast. Show details
Russell Hobbs
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Home & Co (Kmart) 4 Slice Stainless Toaster

Home & Co (Kmart) 4 Slice Stainless Toaster

4.2  (6)
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Sada
SadaVIC747 posts
 
Good every day toasterWe use this toaster regularly and it’s good for daily use. I clean it by wiping with a kitchen wipe.
Pros:
Can fit in thick bread slice
4 slices can be done at the same time
Varied heat setting
Affordable

Cons:
Takes a minute or two to toast

Kmart Toaster and Egg Cooker

Kmart Toaster and Egg Cooker

5.0  (4)
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$59RRP
Keith Supreme
Keith SupremeVIC
 
Sunbeam Alinea Select 2 Slice TA2820

Sunbeam Alinea Select 2 Slice TA2820

3.8  (6)
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$159RRP
Kevin W
Kevin WCairns71 posts
  Verified TA2820W
KitchenAid Pro Line KMT2204

KitchenAid Pro Line KMT2204

2.5  (11)
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CameraShy
CameraShyACT6 posts
  5KMT2204ACA
Buy another brandExpensive, bulky, erratic toasting even on plain white bread, frequently jammed, and broke down completely after 4 years. KitchenAide does not supply parts, so it could not be fixed - this company wastes the earth’s resources! Don’t be fooled by the pretty colours and desire to match your mixer and buy another brand. Show details
Sunbeam Alinea Collection 4 Slice TA2740

Sunbeam Alinea Collection 4 Slice TA2740

3.1  (7)
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$109Bing Lee
Mr. Fix it
Mr. Fix itVictoria110 posts
  TA2740W - Ocean Mist
Adesso 2 Slice Toaster

Adesso 2 Slice Toaster

4.3  (4)
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  • Price (RRP) $25
  • Number of Slices 2
Maev....Sydney
Maev....Sydney66 posts
 
Awesome!Hands down the best toaster I have ever owned....browns the toast to my exact taste...all over...even....I mostly toast frozen bread/crumpets/crumpet toast etc...no defrosting required!....I also purchased matching kettle/jug. Show details

Two slices of brown toast sitting in a white toaster.

Should I get a 2 slice or a 4 slice toaster?

Most toasters can cook either 2 or 4 slices of bread simultaneously, however you can sometimes find some that cook 1 (which might be useful for studio living) or 3 at a time.

Here’s what each is most suited for:

  • 2 slice: Most people opt for 2 slice toasters because they’re compact enough to fit on kitchen benchtops and feed smaller families.
  • 4 slice: Larger households - particularly those who eat their breakfasts together - may find that a toaster that can cook 4 slices is more efficient and lets everyone eat together. They’re bulkier and more pricey than their 2 slice counterparts, but sometimes come with special features that let you also toast other types of bread, such as crumpets.

If you’re storing your toaster on a benchtop or kitchen island, also think about how many other kitchen appliances are also stored in the same place.

Product images of the Dualit Newgen 2 slice toaster and the Breville 4 slice Smart Toast On the left: The 2 slice 'Newgen' Dualit toaster. On the right: The 'Smart Toast' Breville 4 slice toaster.

What’s the difference between a toaster and a toaster oven?

While toasters simply toast things (namely bread), toaster ovens can toast as well as reheat and cook foods, such as a pizza, and depending on the model you buy, can sometimes even bake and broil food.

They usually have more advanced settings and let you set an exact temperature needed for the food you’re cooking. You can check out our Benchtop and Toaster Oven Buying Guide to see whether it may be more suited to you and your kitchen than a toaster.

What should I look for when buying a toaster?

Slot size

If you like hunkier slices of bread, then make sure your toaster can accommodate that by taking the width, length, and depth of the slot sizes into account.

Someone who sticks to regular-sized square loaves may not need as big a slot as someone who also likes to eat loaves of different shapes, such as sourdoughs and circle loaves. A toaster with a long slot, for example, can accommodate the flatter and wider slices of a Vienna loaf.

Settings

Cheaper toasters will usually only have basic settings for light, medium, and dark toast, or a dial that you can rotate to select a heat level.

Higher-end models can often also warm, reheat, and defrost bread. Some can also accommodate other bread types and shapes, such as buns, bagels, and crumpets.

You should look into how easy a toaster’s controls are to use. Some have electronic touchpads and LED displays that let you precisely choose a setting and clearly show the settings selected, as well as the remaining time left for your bread to toast.

Features

Here are some features to look out for that can help make your appliance easier to use and clean.

  • High lift lever: This lifts your toast very high out of the toaster once it’s finished so that you can remove your bread without burning your fingers.
  • Removable crumb tray: A removable crumb tray lets you slide out the base of the toaster where crumbs have fallen, so you can easily empty it out and wash it.
  • Lift feature: Some more expensive models let you lift your toast to see how it’s browning without stopping the toasting.
  • Viewing window: A few models have a clear viewing window so that you can see the progress of your bread without lifting it out of the toaster - saving you peering in and running the risk of singeing your eyebrows.
  • Timer: A timer lets you know how much longer until your toast is ready. Some use a countdown timer, while others use a light display to show you the progress of your breakfast. Some even have an alarm that alerts you when it’s finished toasting.
  • ‘A Bit More’: Different manufacturers have different names for this feature, which lets you toast your bread for slightly longer if it hasn’t browned to your liking after popping up.

Cleaning and maintenance

A removable crumb tray is one feature that makes a toaster easier to clean. Some toasters also have spring-loaded trays that pop out so you can easily clean them.

It’s a good idea to give any bread toaster you’re considering a once-over, so that you can see whether there are any nooks and crannies on or in it where crumbs can get easily trapped.

Also take into consideration the material of a toaster. Stainless steel is widely considered to be more aesthetically pleasing than plastic, but takes a bit more elbow grease to clean. Fingerprints also clearly show on steel and chrome toasters.

Price

There are plenty of cheap toasters that may not possess the bells and whistles to cook different types of bread perfectly, but still get the job done. The 2 slice Kmart toaster is one of the most affordable models you can buy, costing just $7.50.

Most toasters start around the $30 to $40 mark, and can cost as much as $450 for high-end 4 slicers, however most Australians fork out somewhere between $50 and $60 for a new toaster.

Buy a kettle and toaster package to save money

If you’re also in the market for a new kettle, or if you want your toaster and kettle to match for a more aesthetic kitchen, some manufacturers offer toaster and kettle packages at lower prices than you’d pay if you bought each separately.

The bottom line

While choosing the right toaster is important because it can make or break your breakfast, you don’t need to go for a toaster jammed pack with special features if you don’t think you’ll use them all.

Reading reviews can help you see which features on a toaster actually hold up with daily use and whether it gives you consistent browning, so you can pick an appliance that helps you start each day off on the right foot.

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