Top 12 Best 4-slice Toasters: Your morning routine made easy

Everyone knows that the quickest way to prepare breakfast is to put bread into the toaster and break out the butter and jam. If you have a family to serve, make your morning routine that much easier and quicker with one of these 4-slice toaster. Not only is it fast but you can set it to different browning level, type of bread, personal preferences or tastes.

Common Features Among 4-slice Toasters

We start off by looking at the common features among 4-slice toasters. Your chosen toaster will have all if not most of the features below.

Independent controls: unless it is a long toaster, most 4-slice toasters are two 2-slice toasters in one, each with its own controls set side-by-side.

This means two separate settings to suit different tastes, different bread types, different shade preference or different preferences.

Wide slots: wider slots up to 1.5-inch wide to accommodate thick cuts, heavy slices, French toast, bagel, toaster pastries, frozen pancakes and more.

Self-centering guides: to keep the slices irrespective of thickness in the middle for even toasting on either side.

Some available functions:


  • Toast: standard toasting function based on selected shade or browning level. Toasts on both sides of the bread.
  • Bagel: Upper half toasting only or unequal heat level on the sides. This makes the bagel crispy on the top and soft and chewy on the bottom.
  • Defrost: Thaw frozen bread, ready to eat or for further toasting
  • Reheat: Reheat functions to warm the toast without burning or browning them further

Easy push buttons with Light Indicator: The functions above are activated with easy push buttons. An accompanying LED light indicator shows when the function is activated. These are sometimes built into the buttons.

Cancel: Quick cancel button to stop toasting or chosen function instantly stopping all toasting operation

Shade Control Settings: selector dial or knob to choose up to 7 different browning levels. Typically, 1 to 2 for light shades, 3 to 5 for medium shades and 6 to 7 for dark shades.

Easy Lift Levers: lets you lift the slices higher to remove them easily without burning your fingers

Removable Crumb Tray(s): pull out tray or trays at the bottom of the toaster for easy cleaning and to keep the counter top clean

Cable Management: cord wrap underneath the unit to manage unsightly power cords when not in use.

Back lit Digital Display: some toasters come with digital display to show the browning level or toasting progress or both.

Countdown Timer: the same displays can be used to show the remaining time for the toast to be ready so you do not have to wait around. It will show you the exact time down to the second to pick up your toast.


Ready Tune: beep or tune for when toasting is done.

More advanced toasters have motorised lift to bring the slice up slowly, not in a hurried, eject mode.

Top 12 Best 4-slice Toasters

  1. Cuisinart CPT-180P1 Metal Classic 4-Slice toaster
  2. KitchenAid KMT4115SX Stainless Steel Toaster
  3. BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Extra-Wide Slot Toaster TR4310
  4. BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Toaster T4030
  5. Hamilton Beach Digital 4 Slice Toaster
  6. IKICH Toaster 2 Long Slot 4 Slice Toaster
  7. CUSIBOX 4 Slice Toaster Stainless Steel Toaster
  8. Cuisinart CPT-142 4-Slice Compact Plastic Toaster
  9. KRUPS KH734D 4-Slot Toaster
  10. Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 4 Slice Toaster
  11. BUYDEEM DT-6B83 4-Slice Toaster
  12. Whall 4 Slice Toaster

Now for a closer look,

1. Cuisinart CPT-180P1 Metal Classic 4-Slice toaster

  • Shade Level: 6 settings
  • Program Functions: Bagel, Defrost, Reheat, Cancel
  • Slot Width: 1.5-inch
  • Exterior: Brushed Stainless Steel

This Cuisinart 4-slice toaster features dual control panels with huge dials to select the browning level and four dedicated buttons for bagel, defrost, reheat and cancel. The wide 1.5-inch slots comes with extra lift carriage operated by the lever and self centering guides. Other features include convenient cord storage and slide out crumb trays.

Cuisinart CPT-180P1 Metal Classic 4-Slice toaster

2. KitchenAid KMT4115SX Stainless Steel Toaster

  • Shade Level: 5 settings
  • Program Functions: Bagel and Cancel
  • Slot Width: 1.5-inch
  • Exterior: Brushed Stainless Steel

With the most colour choices available, this KitchenAid KMT4115 in brushed stainless steel (shown below) is also in red, silver or black. It does not come with Defrost or Reheat functions but has a Bagel function accessible via the soft touch button above the cancel button. As for browning level, use the dial to control the shade settings. Choose one of 5 levels. As with all things KitchenAid, you can expect the same level of durability and dependability with this toaster. Unlike other 4-slice toasters, the removable breadcrumb tray is full-width, allowing it to carry more crumbs and easier to remove and empty.

KitchenAid KMT4115SX Stainless Steel Toaster

3. BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Extra-Wide Slot Toaster TR4310

  • Shade Level: 7 settings and Cancel on dial
  • Program Functions: Reheat, Bagel, Defrost
  • Slot Width: Wide
  • Exterior: Brushed Stainless Steel in silver or two-tone finish

We choose to feature two Black and Decker under this heading, one in silver and the other, our favourite in silver ombre with a graduated black finish. The Ombre Finish makes it the most attractive among toasters in our list. The 4-slide toaster comes with two shade selector knobs, one for each sides, and 6 function and buttons for Reheat, Bagel and Defrost, 3 on each side. In case you are wonder, the cancel button in built into the shade selector knobs. Choose from a range of 1 to 7 shade settings depending on your preference. The slots are also extra wide and the lever supports extra lift to reach small items in the toaster. Other notable features include self centering guides and removable easy clean trays.

Black n Decker TR4300SSD
BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Extra-Wide

4. BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Toaster T4030

  • Shade Level: 6 settings
  • Program Functions: Bagel, Frozen and Cancel
  • Slot Width: Wide
  • Exterior: Brushed Stainless Steel and black plastic

To help keep the cost down, this Black and Decker 4-slice toaster T4030 has a mix of stainless steel and plastic exterior. The big selector dial lets you choose from one of six timed toast settings for your favorite browning shade. The slots are extra wide for accessibility and to accommodate thick cuts of breads, bagel and more. Each of the three function buttons comes with indicator lights. Select the Bagel function for bagel or thick cuts or Defrost function to thaw frozen bread. The third button is the cancel button. Elsewhere, it comes with self-adjusting guides, extra lift levers, cord wrap and removable crumb trays.

 

BLACK + DECKER 4-Slice Toaster Stainless Steel T4030

5. Hamilton Beach Digital 4 Slice Toaster

  • Shade Level: 6 settings
  • Program Functions: Bagel, Frozen and Cancel
  • Slot Width: Wide
  • Exterior: Brushed Stainless Steel

This premium Hamilton Beach toaster comes with Digital displays to show the browning level and soft touch buttons to select the functions and browning level. There are no selector knobs or dials here, which makes it look sleeker than the rest. It is also finished in brush stainless steel with an all metal exterior. The digital display shows the selected toast shade setting at a glance from the round display windows. Use the wide and deep slots for large cuts of bread, bagel, Texas Toast and other food such as muffins and waffles. The soft push function buttons let you access Bagel, Defrost or Cancel functions. Lastly, the two removable crumb trays, indicator lights around the function buttons and auto shut off feature completes this rather handsome toaster.

Hamilton Beach Digital 4 Slice Extra Wide

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6. IKICH Toaster 2 Long Slot 4 Slice Toaster

  • Shade Level: 6 settings
  • Program Functions: Reheat, Defrost and Cancel
  • Slot Width: 1.5-inch wide
  • Exterior: Stainless Steel and Black Plastic

This toaster stands out from the rest in that in comes with two long slots, 10-inch length each that can accommodate wide slices or two regular slices side-by-side per slot. There is only one set of controls on the side versus two independent controls. The toaster is available in all black or classic silver (shown below). If you are more of a boule, large sour dough or artisan bread person, more so than standard sandwich loafs then the IKICH long slot toaster is for you. Choose from 6 shade settings and use the reheat, defrost and cancel buttons to meet your needs. Other standard features include fuss-free cord wrap underneath the toaster, removable crumb tray and 1.5-inch wide slots. Plus, there is a built-in warming rack that can be extended to support and warm buns, pastries, croissant, rolls and more.

IKICH Toaster 2 Long Slot

7. CUSIBOX 4 Slice Toaster Stainless Steel Toaster

  • Shade Level: 6 settings
  • Program Functions: Bagel, Defrost and Cancel
  • Slot Width: 1.5-inch wide
  • Exterior: Stainless Steel and Black Plastic

In classic warm cream, black or red, the CUSIBOX 4-slice toaster has a retro feel but comes with modern conveniences like push button, light indicator and chrome finished selector dials. With dual independent controls, you can choose to use one or both sides for quick toasting. Each slot is 1.5-inch wide and there are 6 browning settings to choose from using the selector knob. The functions available are Bagel, Defrost and Cancel accessible via easy push buttons with LED indicators. Finally, the toaster comes with high lift lever, removable trays and cord storage.

CUSIBOX 4 Slice Toaster

8. Cuisinart CPT-142 4-Slice Compact Plastic Toaster

  • Shade Level: 7 settings
  • Program Functions: Reheat, Defrost, Bagel and Cancel
  • Slot Width: 1.5-inch wide
  • Exterior: Black or White Plastic

Another Cuisinart 4-slice toaster in our list, this time with plastic exterior. The Cuisinart CPT-142 is available in black or white. While the top is stainless steel, the exterior of the unit is plastic making it more compact. There are LED indicators next to the function buttons and a selector dial that lets you choose one of 7 different browning levels. This Cuisinart option is both compact and elegant and still manages extra wide 1.5-inch slots for a variety of bread.

9. KRUPS KH734D 4-Slot Toaster

  • Shade Level: 6 settings
  • Program Functions: Reheat, Defrost, Bagel and Cancel
  • Slot Width: wide
  • Exterior: Brushed and Chrome Stainless Steel Finish

In brushed and chrome stainless steel housing, this 4-slice toaster from KRUPS exudes charm and class only a high-end toaster can. The buttons, levers and dials are clearly marked and easily accessible. The slots and wide and with a choice of six browning levels, it will toast any bread, bagel, buns, muffins, waffle, pancake and more to your desired shade.

KRUPS KH734D Breakfast Set 4-Slot Toaster

10. Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 4 Slice Toaster

  • Shade Level: 9 settings
  • Program Functions: Reheat, Defrost, Bagel and Cancel
  • Slot Width: Extra wide
  • Exterior: Chrome Stainless Steel Finish and Black Plastic

A budget entry from Hamilton Beach, The Classic Chrome 4-slice toaster has everything going for it even in a chrome stainless steel housing and all the features you need including bagel, defrost and reheat functions, multiple shade selector and cancel button. The slots are extra wide and it comes with what they call toast boost, extra lift to move the food higher for easy removal using the lever.

Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 4 Slice Extra Wide Slot Toaster

11. BUYDEEM DT-6B83 4-Slice Toaster

  • Shade Level: 7 settings
  • Program Functions: Reheat, Defrost, Bagel and Cancel
  • Slot Width: 1.4-inch wide
  • Exterior: Stainless Steel with retro colour coating (Light Teal) or Brushed silver finish

With a retro design, the BUYDEEM toaster shown below comes with levers, knobs and buttons spread evenly on the side for ease of access. Each slot can hold up to 1.4-inch thick slices with self-centering guides for even browning. Use the selector knob to choose one of 7 toast shade settings to control the browning and the four buttons for reheat, defrost, bagel / muffin and cancel functions. Standard features include high lift lever, removable crumb trays (2) and long 40-inch code with cable storage.

One for bagel lovers, use the bagel function to toast the cutter side of the bagel for crisp top and chewy bottom, as a toasted bagel should be.

BUYDEEM DT-6B83 4-Slice Toaster

12. Whall 4 Slice Toaster

  • Shade Level: 6 settings
  • Program Functions: Reheat, Defrost, Bagel and Cancel
  • Slot Width: 1.5-inch wide
  • Exterior: Stainless Steel with brushed finish

Last but not least, from the Mega Casa range by Whall comes this 4-slice toaster. It has four 1.5-inch wide slots to fit various bread types including bagel, waffle and baguette. The buttons and knobs are located at the lower half of the unit near the bottom in a line. These are to access cancel, bagel, defrost and reheat functions with accompanying LED status lights that lights up when it is selected. Use the knobs to select 6 different browning settings to suit different tastes.

Whall 4 Slice Toaster