The best toasters on the market right now
Whatever your breakfast treat of choice, find a countertop accessory that's both stylish and functional in our pick of the best toasters
Whether you're partial to toast in the morning, a crumpet in the afternoon or a syrup-covered waffle as a teatime treat, the trusty toaster is a heavily-used countertop appliance. As a kitchen essential, it's worth finding a reliable toaster that fits into your kitchen’s interior.
Despite their practical nature, toasters can add to your kitchen's aesthetic, thanks to the wide range of designs available. In our list of the best toasters, you'll find a mix of retro, sleek and colourful choices so you can find the perfect match for your kitchen. A lot of our picks have matching kettles available, so you can go all out and create a uniform look.
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Best toasters for 2022
Smeg Two Slice Toaster
Renowned for glossy colourful finishes and retro lines, you can't go wrong with Smeg. This bright red toaster is the perfect way to add a fun splash of colour to a black and white kitchen. With Smeg kitchen appliances, you can find matching fridges and stand mixers, but this toaster will also look great as a standalone countertop item.
As well as an eye-catching design, this model has room for two slices and features six browning levels, so the whole household can enjoy their ideal shade. There's even a toasting mode specifically for bagels, yum! Built-in cord storage allows for a tidy countertop and the removable touch-release stainless steel crumb tray should make for faff-free cleaning.
If you're not a fan of the vibrant red, there are also softer pastel colours available, such as baby blue or pink.
De'Longhi Brilliante Four Slot Toaster
For a stylish look at a budget-friendly price, this black De'Longhi toaster makes for a glamorous kitchen accessory. The sharp, diamond design exterior makes this model stand out, and it would look great in a contemporary kitchen.
The wide slots are ideal for bagels and crumpets and there's a high lift handle for easy removal of smaller slices. Control buttons include variable browning levels, defrost and reheat function, and there's a slide-out crumb drawer to keep your countertops clean.
The four slots make this a practical choice for big families, and you can use two of the slots independently when you're making toast for one.
Fancy creating a funky set? Check out the matching kettle available.
Breville Mostra Four Slot Toaster
We love the slate grey colour, and shiny mirror-like side of this Breville toaster. Made of stainless steel and featuring the usual browning control and defrost function, it's another four slot toaster well-suited to larger households, with each set of two slots able to be operated independently. The chunky dials give it a subtle retro vibe, but thanks to its dark colour, this toaster would work well in modern kitchens with navy or dark green cabinets.
You can even check on your toast without cutting off the toasting cycle with the Lift and Look feature.
Russell Hobbs Emma Bridgewater Toaster
Of course we had to include an Emma Bridgewater kitchen accessory in our roundup! Pop this creamy coloured four slice toaster in a farmhouse kitchen for the ultimate homey vibe. The iconic typography gives it a comforting and charming look, and the extra wide slots are perfect for tea cakes and crumpets. Pair with a couple of stylish Emma Bridgewater plates and mugs and you've got the afternoon tea set-up of dreams!
Dualit Two Slice Long Toaster
A straightforward toaster design that'll fit into any kitchen style with ease. The extra long slots are ideal for awkward homemade loaves, wide slices of sourdough, or lengthy flatbreads that are often too big for narrower slots. No more jamming or uneven toasting!
This is another toaster that lets you check on progress without interrupting the timer, and the high lift mechanism is handy for smaller bits of bread that tend to get left behind.
Breville Edge Two Slice Toaster
This Breville design is a bit of space-saver thanks to its compact nature and cord storage, so if you're fed up of cluttered countertops, this is a practical choice. The deep slots lend themselves well to longer bits of bread for even toasting. Plus, silver is an easy and classic option which will work with any kind of kitchen interior.
There's also the option to buy the kettle and toaster together.
Kenwood Elegancy Four Slice Toaster
Adding a colourful toaster to your kitchen can help add a cheery vibe, particularly if you've opted for a neutral colour scheme.
This Kenwood toaster has a lovely light blue colour which it's fun without being not too loud. With five browning options, as well as a defrost function, it's got all the features you'd expect. It's a four slice design, with the option to toast two bits of bread separately.
Match it with a blue patterned table cloth, or baby blue kettle to help bring the room together.
- Take a look at our list of affordable alternatives to KitchenAid stand mixers for more countertop accessories.
Morphy Richards Two Slice Toaster
If you're after a budget-friendly toaster which is simple but stylish, this dainty Morphy Richards option could do the trick. The cream colour gives it a warm vibe, perfect for cosy kitchens, with a modern brushed stainless steel top. Featuring a high-lift function for easy removal as well as the usual reheat, defrost and cancel functions, this cute model is also available in red, black and white.
Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across a range of Immediate’s special interest brands. Whatever your passion, whether it’s hillwalking, cooking, gardening, running, socialising or even sleeping, she'll likely have written about it.