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Cuisinart CPT-420 toaster

Price range:
$79.95 - $106.59
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Summary: This Cuisinart
  • 2-slice toasters has
  • Push buttons controls.
  • bagel settings.
  • Count down timer.
  • Auto lowering toast.
  • Audible signal when toast is done.
  • 3 yr limited waranty.
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Type: 2-slice toasters
About - Cuisinart CPT-420

The Cuisinart CPT-420 is part of the toaster test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toaster models like the CPT-420 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Color range:
How well the toasters or toaster ovens produced both very light toast and very dark toast.

Full batch:
Reflects color evenness among all slices in a batch.

Successive batches:
Represents color consistency in consecutive batches.
About This Brand

A smaller but well-known and more expensive brand. Cuisinart is sold through department stores and specialty channels. Cuisinart toasters are generally made with a brushed-stainless-steel exterior and have defrost and reheat features along with LED indicators.

Features & Specs - Cuisinart CPT-420
info Controls push buttons
info Exterior material Metal
info One slot No
info Bagel setting Yes
info Additional features Digital display, countdown timer, motorized lift, defrost, reheat and cancel buttons, cord storage
info Warranty 3 yr limited
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User Reviews - Cuisinart CPT-420
User Reviews
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It has been excellent for me
Easy To Clean
Even Heating
Excellent Heating
Precise Controls
Best Uses
I am surprised by all the negative reviews. I use mine daily and have never has a problem. It heats evenly. I like the bar timer letting me know when it will be done heating so I can coordinate with cooking other items. Easy remove clean out tray. And it looks good, too.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Short Life Span
Good While It Lasted
Totally Failed Soon
Best Uses
Toaster has good features but never really worked reliably and now has totally failed within a year.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Loved it, while it worked
Best Uses
Purchased it as a Christmas gift to myself last year. It was used perhaps twice a month, and before the end of March it was history. Expensive mistake.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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