Just looked for a recommended toaster that toasts bread evenly – the one with the highest score (2021) for Eveness is no longer listed on the manufacturer’s website. Could this test be done more frequently, please? I’ve not been able to purchase one YET that does brown ‘evenly’!
It appears that the highest scorer in that test may be hard to come by.
But quite frankly as the test for toasting evenness used in the Choice testing aims for a ‘B4’ as the desirable outcome,
I would be taking no notice of that score.
I am more of a B2 or B3 person.
How about you on the B level score?
I find the greater problems with an automatic pop up toaster are,
- Inconsistency of browning comparing each side of a slice of toast. Typically one side more burnt and the other half done. Best solved by manually interrupting the toast half way and reversing each slice.
- Different thickness and different types of bread all needing a different setting. Best solved by manually interrupting the toaster several times until target achieved.
- Imprecise and too coarse a setting of the toasting control knob. IE Lack of repeatability when changing a setting. Best solved by manually interrupting the toaster several times until target achieved.
We had a toaster oven in a self-contained in Japan. It had a large glass front that made progress easy to observe. There were two settings. One for time and one for temperature. It adapted to any thickness of bread or bun. Perfection in toasting. The one disadvantage might be the extra time it took to complete the task.
There is no such thing as an automatic toaster, unless one prefers burnt toast surprise.
Apologies for any frustration we have caused @gowinter, we are updating this review soon. I will also pass on your comments to our teams.
B2 or B3 for me
Whatever happened to shoving the bread under the grill?
Weapon of last resort?
We find it extremely handy for toasting buns and melting cheese on toast, schnitzels etc.
It does require a certain temperament and attention span to avoid kitchen armageddon, aka burnt black toast with optional smoke alarm activation and or real flames.