The 6 Best Motorized Leverless Toasters January, 2019 (And 2 Other Models)
This list made of the latest motorized leverless toasters includes only toasters that satisfy these specs:
- Leverless toasters are generally motorized and include a push button, sparing you the lever-lowering routine
- Some leverless models included in this list even do away with the button and simply lower your toast as soon as you drop it in the slot
At this moment, this motorized leverless toaster has earned a 4-star rating from 1085 reviews. We've scanned through its reviews and found that it has a lot of positive feedback about its ability to heat and toast many types of bread evenly. A lot of Breville BTA830XL users raved about the consistency with which this toaster does it job, once these said users have figured out the best settings to use based on personal preference -- and it appears like doing so wouldn't be too difficult, since consumers have also reported that this particular model is very user-friendly and smooth to operate.
With that said, we have encountered a few reviews saying that an even color isn't as easy to achieve with extra-long pieces of bread, as they tend to be more toasted on one end. There were people who've also expressed dissatisfaction with how "sensitive" the browning controls were -- saying that the jump in browning between consecutive settings were too big.
Take note that these not-so-positive reviews were relatively-few compared to the good ones. Aside from the commonly-mentioned good points discussed above, many consumers have also said that they were happy with how easy it is to clean this toaster. The cord manager built into the 4-slice BTA830XL didn't go unappreciated, as well.
With all these aforementioned pros, and with the fact that this motorized toaster's aesthetic quality seems to be universally-appealing, we don't doubt how it's now named as the best model in this sub-category (Learn how we rank items) with 100 confidence (More on confidence levels).
|Average rating: (82%) (1085 reviews over 4 sources)|
This KitchenAid Pro Line 4-Slice toaster has an impressive amount of glowing reviews. Although it doesn't completely escape having unsatisfied customers here and there, its 4-star rating across 53 reviews should give you an idea of how this motorized leverless toaster has been generally received by the public.
First addressing the physical, this toaster has noticeably banked a lot on its looks to attract consumers. The modern design is reportedly accompanied by an imposing and heavy body, which has helped enhance its premium feel -- but may also explain its generally hefty price. Many customers have also raved about the convenience brought by having separate controls which, when added to the leverless mechanism, apparently makes this toaster easy-breezy to operate -- though most 4-slice toasters have separate controls anyway.
As for performance, a lot of reviewers have said that it makes toasts "just the way they want it" -- owing probably to the features (like A little longer and auto keep-warm) that supplement the seven browning settings that it offers. Furthermore, it reportedly does its job "super fast," but we've also encountered reviews (although far smaller in number) that say otherwise. Its hefty price tag may be an issue for a lot of consumers, but its satisfied buyers say that it's worth every penny -- with one even calling it "the Cadillac of toasters."
On the other hand, some people have noted that its slots are smaller than what they expected. This remains subjective, of course, but the 1.12-inch width reported by KitchenAid is, indeed, a tad smaller than the 1.5in width we are used to seeing in many toasters. Lastly, there were some who wrote that the auto keep-warm feature tends to dry out some types of bread, so there's that.
At the end of the day, the KMT4203 has managed to earn an imposing number of very happy customers. This is why upon going through a total of 8199 reviews for all the models in this subcategory, this particular toaster ended up securing the spot of Alphachooser's second best leverless toaster 2019.
|Average rating: (83%) (53 reviews over 3 sources)|
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For many people who bought the 4-star Cuisinart CPT-420, the speed with which the said motorized leverless toaster does its job is a pleasant surprise. It has also received plenty of praise for producing even toasting results -- at least for many of the usual types of bread, like white bread, bagels, and sourdough (Apparently, English muffins are a bit harder to properly toast in this particular model). The thing is quite pleasing to the eyes, as many people have concurred, but there were some reviewers who've pointed out that the stainless steel exterior can be vulnerable to showing fingerprints. Nonetheless, many agree that it's a toaster that feels solidly-made and sturdy.
Talking more about convenience, the CPT-420's digital display, which indicates the toasting progress, proved to be one of the biggest pros for its buyers. The alarm that signifies the end of the cycle has also been generally-regarded as sufficiently-audible and pleasant to the ears. In addition, the cord manager is a feature that has been very well-received.
As for the reviews from less-than-satisfied customers, we see a number of people complaining that the electrical cord is "too short." Also, people seem to be expecting that for the Cuisinart CPT-420's price, they would be able to enjoy a motorized toaster with a cool-touch exterior. This model doesn't come with this feature, however -- and added to the fact that it doesn't have any handles, people find it difficult to move this toaster around or adjust its position while it's being used.
Examining the entirety of its reviews, it's obvious that the Cuisinart CPT-420 has garnered far more positive feedback than negative ones, which makes it deserving of being regarded as an Alphachooser good choice.
|Average rating: (80%) (2534 reviews over 5 sources)|
The Cuisinart CPT-440 goes the fancy route with two separate controls for each side of the toaster and two LCD countdown windows, and its reviews indicate that these features are generally well-received. Garnering 4 stars from 2734 reviews, this motorized leverless toaster capitalizes on its fancy profile -- earning a lot of raves about its brushed stainless steel design from consumers.
But more than that, many reviewers have nothing but pleasant things to say about this particular model's performance and convenience factor. A lot of people seem to appreciate the cancel button and the digital shade controller. Navigating through the seven browning levels and and options like "reheat" and "defrost" is also reportedly smooth. The alarm that indicates the end of the toasting program, which has been generally-regarded as sufficiently-audible, has also been appreciated by a lot of the CPT-440's buyers. For a model that boasts such a relatively-high-end list of features, this toaster is apparently also very easy to clean and maintain.
On the other hand, some people have said that it's more difficult to achieve consistent browning with artisan types of bread. Apparently, these breads being generally denser and thicker render even the highest toaster setting inadequate, thus necessitating another toasting cycle. So if you're not a fan of "normal" types of bread, you may want to look more into this department.
Still, a lot more people appear to be completely-satisfied with the Cuisinart CPT-440, so much that it ended up being regarded as an Alphachooser good choice by our system.
|Average rating: (80%) (2734 reviews over 6 sources)|