What's this? Based on performance, convenience, cleaning, and safety. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Ratings order may differ from earlier reports because of a new scoring method.
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.
How well the toasters or toaster ovens produced both very light toast and very dark toast.
Reflects color evenness among all slices in a batch.
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
Touchpad Has electronic touchpad controls.
One slot A long slot that holds two pieces of bread side-by-side.
Bagel setting Provides the option to toast on just one side, such as the cut side of a bagel.
Exterior material Some toasters housing are all plastic, some are all metal or a combination of the two. Typical metal surfaces are chrome and stainless steel.
This toaster looks good and toasts consistently well. The automatic lower and raise elevator is a fun feature. Toaster has a variety of options, and yet controls are simple and well laid out. We toast everything from fresh bagels, to hand-sliced Italian bread, to frozen pumpernickel. The bagel orientation guide on top of the toaster helps avoid confusion. The digital darkness settings help you learn what works best for you. So far, we've stayed between the No. 2 and No. 4 settings. The defrost and toast combination works wonderfully for frozen slices. Bread comes out evenly toasted, and comes out the same everytime even when used in rapid succession. Some have complained about the loudness of the two beeps to tell you your toast is done – we didn't find this to be annoying at all. Others have complained that the coils don't get red enough. The important thing is the results – how good your toast is – not how red the coils get. No more scraping burnt toast, and no more toasting a second time (and then burning your toast) because it was too light the first time.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Albuquerque, NM
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Highest rated toaster?
If this is the best rated toaster, then the state of modern toasting technology is really, really bad. I've posted a video review of this thing on a very popular online retailer to show how incredibly uneven a single side of each slice toasts, how uneven different sides of bread toast, and how uneven two pieces toast. I've tried other brands with the same unfortunate results. Why can't modern technology turn out a toaster that actually performs its basic function: toasting????