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Cuisinart CPT-420
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$67.95 - $109.99
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Summary: This Cuisinart toaster has:
  • Touchpad control.
  • Bagel setting.
  • Warm/Reheat setting.
  • Defrost setting.
  • Count down timer.
  • Auto lowering toast.
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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 Touchpad No
info One slot No
info Bagel setting Yes
info Exterior material Metal
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User Reviews - Cuisinart CPT-420
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Bad choice
Precise Controls
Muffin Jams When Pops Up
Poor Pop Up
Best Uses
Toast get caught it toaster when coming up. Holders are like chicken wire.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Worked great until it died - prematurely
Precise Controls
Doesn't Heat Evenly
Short life span
Best Uses
We bought this toaster in late October 2012 as part of a move to a new apartment and it worked quite well for about 6 months. Then the outboard heating elements stopped working. I thought initially this was a glitch with the Bagel option but on close inspection I found that the heating tape had burned through at the contact point with the rivet at the top-right, in the back of the outside heating panel. One might look past a failure like this with a cheap appliance, but this toaster is not cheap. What percentage of these things fail at 6 months, at 1 year, at 2 years, etc.? Unfortunately, that's not a posted statistic... So, are we left to take our chances and hope for the best...?
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
No More Burnt Toast
Best Uses
Dorm Room
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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