Here Are The Top 10 Best Long-slot Toasters As Of April, 2018
Here are the latest long-slot toasters, including a few single-slot models. Toasters with long slots are convenient in some situations: They accept odd-shaped bread slices, such as jewish rye or pumpernickel bread, and can even toast longitudinal French baguette slices.
Considering its aggregate ranking of 80%, we determined that the Russell Hobbs TRL9300BKR is currently the best long slot toaster 2018. We also believe that our 76 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies to call it a "no-brainer best choice."
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Though there are the inevitable lesser reviews (almost inherent to any toaster that has had in excess of 927 reviews), including a few cases of "stopped working after X months" in a world where we have yet to find appliances that do not yield a few occasional lemons -- covered by the warranty anyway, the Breville BTA830XL long-slot toaster still remained under 13% 1-star reviews while sporting an enviable 66% 5-star reviews last time we looked at its Amazon reviews. There was also one user that complained it toasted too much, but that's something we, the power-hungry folks at AlphaChooser, consider a pro, not a con, so much so that we also maintain -- by the way -- a list of the best fast toasters 2018 . However, its 1600-watt rating, resulting in 400 watts per slice, is just average.
Incidently, the slots are about 10-inch long (based on our rather-accurate visual estimate -- using a rule over a side picture and deriving it from Breville's overall length specs), which should definitely be able to swallow a good longitudinal slice of that French baguette you wanna put in it, and for sure that Arnold Jewish rye bread -- Did we tell you how much we hate not being able to fit Jewish rye bread in a toaster? On the bonus side, this model has top-mounted controls and a motorized lowering system (no lever).
The many 5-star ratings we saw were not very detailed, but hovered around praise and love for its sleek look, the "a bit more" function, and the toasts, of course. It seems to concur with our system's conclusion, which decided to rank it a good choice.
The KitchenAid KMT4116 long-slot toaster seems to have swept a majority of its users off their feet. With a 4 stars-star rating from the 12158 reviews that our system has scoured, there's little doubt as to how it landed a spot on our top 10 list.
Most reviewers took delight in this model's toasting ability, with a number of verified buyers raving about its ability to achieve even browning across the entire width of their bread slices. We all know how much of a plague the combination of burnt edges and a soggy center is (or the other way around). Additionally, the efficiency with which this toaster's heating elements work has earned it praises for how fast it can get the job done.
Other commonly-mentioned good points include how nicely-varied its browning settings are -- thus avoiding the "2 is bread, but 3 is charcoal" dilemma. Appreciation is bountiful for the Keep Warm button and high-lift lever, as well -- on top of the more obvious asset that is its sleek-looking exterior.
On the other side of the coin, some customers have knocked a star off their given ratings due to the "loud and annoying" sound that goes off to indicate that the toasting process has finished. It appears that the KMT4116 is noisier than your average toaster, but others appreciate this quirk -- especially during busy and frantic mornings.
The reviews point to this model as a toaster of many virtues, but with quirks that may or may not turn off a consumer based on personal preferences .
The Breville BTA630XL seems to get a lot of praise from fans of artisan bread and frozen bagels. With an average rating of 4 stars stars from 1289 reviews, this doesn't come as a surprise. Commended by many reviewers for its ability to "brown evenly" (and we know how plenty of toasters cannot even toast evenly, so that's a pro) and for its long and wide slots -- though 1.5-inch wide is rather common and 9.5-inch long is also typical of other long-slot toasters, this Breville offering's Lift and Look and Just A Bit More features helped earn its stars.
As a 4-slice toaster, the BTA630XL has a below-average browning setting count of just five, but it features motorized lowering and an LED toasting progress indicator. Common complaints from Amazon reviewers revolve around the device not ejecting toasts properly after some time. Several customers have also reported heating elements (on at least one side) that have stopped working -- with time frames ranging from weeks to more than a year. This just highlights how crucial it is to secure for yourself a warranty, which should come as a given for any device, anyway.
Additionally, it's important to keep in mind that these 1-star ratings accounted for just around 13 percent of its total Amazon reviews, the last time we checked, and it is within our norms. This is a sharp contrast to its 5-star reviews, which amount to 62 percent, securing the Breville BTA630XL a place on this best long-slot toasters list as a good choice.