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Cuisinart CPT-440 toaster

Price range:
$89.99 - $139.99
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Summary: This Cuisinart
  • 4-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: 4-slice toasters
About - Cuisinart CPT-440

The Cuisinart CPT-440 is part of the toaster test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toaster models like the CPT-440 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-440
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-440
User Reviews
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Easy To Clean
Lots of Room
Doesn't Heat Evenly
Imprecise Controls
Best Uses
I do like the buttons on this toaster However,I really bought this product because I thought for the price it would toast evenly. It doesn't. I have to turn the toast around and put it back in the slot to toast it more on the side that didn't get toasted very well the first time. Sigh!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not so far.
Auto Lowering And Raising
Cool-to-touch Front
Easy-to-read Led Display
Nice Wide Slots
Doesn't Heat Evenly
Only Light Brown At Max
Best Uses
I have returned two of these toasters in three weeks, and I am awaiting the third and final one in a couple days. I returned the first two because they did little more than lightly brown the toast at even the highest setting and did so unevenly. I've asked the retailer to please choose the third toaster from a different shipment in their warehouse in the event there was a manufacturing problem with a particular production of toasters. I trust CR and I'm curious how this toaster could be so off the mark from their assessment of its qualities.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Bought this about a year ago
Excellent Heating
Heats Evenly
Internal Motor
Precise Controls
Push Button Controls
Slightly Hard To Clean
Best Uses
This toaster heats evenly and with push button ease. The LCD screen shows time remaining in a graphical format. <br /><br />Raises and lowers toast with internal motor. <br /><br />Plays beeping sound when toast comes us, each pair of slots beeping independently.<br /><br />One of the best toasters owned. The only one that compares is a wide mouth toaster I had in the late 1990's that I don't think is made anymore. This is top 2 for toasters owned.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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