Donate |
Indicates subscriber only content

Best Toasters

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Toasters

Best Toasters

We tested 73 toasters to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Toaster based on the following criteria:

  • Broiling
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Color range
  • Baking
  • Ease of use
  • Full batch
  • Successive batches
  • One slice

Below lists the Toasters that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Toaster is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Toasters

Best Toaster for Broiling

Reflects how evenly each model broiled.


This Toaster which tested best for Broiling has the following features: Dimensions (HxWxD), Low oven height and Interior dimensions HxWxD.

Best Toaster for Ease of cleaning

We look for a crumb tray that slides out smoothly and that is easily accessible. We look for areas that might trap dirt or food stuffs. For toaster ovens, most have a non-stick interior for easier cleaning.


This Toaster which tested best for Ease of cleaning has the following features: Dimensions (HxWxD), Low oven height and Interior dimensions HxWxD.

Best Toaster for Color range

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


This Toaster which tested best for Color range has the following features: Bagel setting and Exterior material.

Best Toaster for Baking

Reflects how evenly each model baked a batch of muffins and a pizza


This Toaster which tested best for Baking has the following features: .

Best Toaster for Ease of use

Reflects how easy the controls are to set and how clear they are.


This Toaster which tested best for Ease of use has the following features: Convection oven, Six slices, Dimensions (HxWxD) and Interior dimensions HxWxD.

Best Toaster for Full batch

How well the toasters or toaster ovens produced a batch of even, medium-brown toast.


This Toaster which tested best for Full batch has the following features: Bagel setting and Exterior material.

Best Toaster for Successive batches

Represents color consistency in consecutive batches.


This Toaster which tested best for Successive batches has the following features: Convection oven, Six slices, Dimensions (HxWxD) and Interior dimensions HxWxD.

Best Toaster for One slice

We toasted just one slice of large white bread in each model, aiming for medium brown toast.


This Toaster which tested best for One slice has the following features: .