Toasters

Best 2 Slice Toaster

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Written by Margaret

If you’re looking for a convenient 2 slice toaster to fit snugly into your kitchen, well then you’re in the right place. We’ve scoured the market of toasters and have compiled a list featuring the best 2 slice toaster, and it’s competitors.

Many people look to get themselves a 4 slice toaster, though this certainly isn’t a necessity in any kitchen. If you’re not toasting for an entire family at once, then investing in a 2 slice toaster can be a great option for those looking to save space in their kitchen and save energy through the power that their toaster expends. Fact is, many families prefer a 2 slice toaster just for the sake of convenience. If you want a toaster for a large family though, you’re best off looking at a 4 slice toaster.

So, before we have a look at each toaster individually, lets check out the comparison chart to see some of the differences between each toaster. Things you’ll want to note is the wattage and dimensions of your toaster, making sure it’ll fit perfectly in your kitchen.

 

Comparing 2 slice toasters

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ModelRussell Hobbs FuturaBella LineaTefal TT550015Russell Hobbs TexturesBrevilleBosch TATMorphy Richards Chroma
Watt850 Watt800 Watt1200 Watt1000 Watt850 watts980 Watt1000
Dimensions28.2 x 17.4 x 18.4 cm18.8 x 29.5 x 21.7 cm20.4 x 22.8 x 40 cm33 x 22.8 x 21.4 cm24.8 x 32 x 24.5 cm16 x 31 x 19 cm16 x 25 x 19 cm
Price$$$$$$$$$$$$$
ColorSilverSilver/Black/RedBlackWhite/BlackSilverVariousVarious

 


Russell Hobbs Futura

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The Futura is one of the most popular toasters on sale right now, and there’s a pretty good reason for that. Whilst it won’t blow you away with super fast toasting times, it toasts in a pretty reasonable time that will suit most people.

The design is extremely simple, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Many people don’t want their toaster to be the star of the show in their kitchen, and we can’t say that we blame them. Sometimes, all you need your toaster to do is.. toast. It doesn’t have to look fancy, though this is all down to personal preference. This silver steel-looking toaster will fit in with most colour schemes in your kitchen.

It has a crumb tray too, which makes it ideal for those looking for something that is really easy to clean. You can wipe this toaster down within seconds, which is fantastic if you’re looking to save some time. And lets face it; who wants to spend their time cleaning a toaster, right?

Specifications

Wattage: 850 watts
Dimensions: 28.2 x 17.4 x 18.4 cm
Features: Crumb tray, Frozen bread function
Price Scale: 3/10
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Pros

  • Crumb tray makes cleaning easy
  • High lift so your fingers don’t get burnt
  • Good price

Cons

  • Not good for very large slices of bread
  • Basic design won’t thrill


Bella Linea

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The Bella Linea toaster is a prime example of a toaster that is extremely basic. And, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you don’t think that you’ll need a toaster that has lots of added features, then perhaps getting a basic toaster would be a good option for you. A basic toaster is a good toaster, especially if you’re looking to get one the whole family can use.

Whilst it is basic, it still has most of the features that you would need from a toaster. It has the high lift toast racks, so you won’t need to worry about burning your fingers on the metal parts of the toaster. Probably one of the better things about this toaster is the fact that the slots are extremely wide, which makes it suitable for large families that need to get as much toast done at once! You can also use this toaster for baps, hot cross buns and other breads that you’ll need a wide toaster for.

Whilst there might be better looking toasters available, if you’re looking for one you can get at a cheap price, then this could be it.

Specifications

Wattage: 850 watts
Dimensions: 18.8 x 29.5 x 21.7 cm
Features: Wide slots, high lift, Cord storage
Price Scale: 3/10
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Pros

  • Wide slots make it suitable for buns
  • Top warranty
  • Cheap price

Cons

  • May toast slightly more on one side than the other
  • It’s a basic toaster

Tefal TT550015

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So, we’d thought this would be a great addition to the list as it’s a good example that you can get more than just the regular features with a toaster. This one from Tefal also has an egg cooker as part of the toaster, which is perfect if you’re often eating eggs benedict or anything that involved eggs, really. Whilst it is ideal for producing the perfect hard boiled egg, you can also use it to poach your eggs, too. With the added steaming tray, we think this method is much easier than how we’d usually poach our eggs.

To go with the egg cooker, the toasting slots are made specifically to be ultra wide. This is a necessity with this toaster, as who just wants to have eggs on toast every day? This gives you the opportunity to create different things, like egg muffins and bagels. Better than just plain old scrambled on toast, eh?

All of the features included in with this toaster, and it’s still extremely easy to use. With an adjustable temperature control on the side of the toaster, it’s simple to get your toast to variable degrees of brown. The buttons make this toaster extremely east to work, and once you get used to the egg cooker, that too is pretty simple. If you’re looking for a quick way to get eggs on toast every morning, this would be a great option.

Specifications

Wattage: 1200 watts
Dimensions: 20.4 x 22.8 x 40 cm
Features: Super Wide Slots, Egg cooker
Price Scale: 6/10
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Pros

  • Boil up to 4 eggs at once
  • Poaching option is cool
  • Great warranty

Cons

  • Difficult to clean
  • Buttons are a bit fragile

Russell Hobbs Textures

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Whilst many of the basic toasters that you’ll find are only 700 or 800 watts, it’s unusual to find a toaster this simple to use that is 1000 watts. A toaster with a wattage as high as this one is usually found in more complex toasters with a variety of different features.

This toaster would be a perfect gift for someone looking for an extremely easy to use and basic toaster. As it’s features are extremely simple and straight forward, an elderly person or someone hard of sight would certainly find this easier to use than some other toasters that are available. The more complex the toaster is, usually the more difficult that it becomes to use. sometimes it just makes sense to stick with an easy, simple to use toaster like this one.

Russell Hobbs are one of, if not the, biggest kitchenware brands currently in the UK. Due to this, you can expect a pretty great warranty that will back your product in case of any issues that you might come across. Having a good warranty for your product will give you a peace of mind, assuring that you don’t need to worry about it breaking.

Specifications

Wattage: 1000 watts
Dimensions: 20 x 27.8 x 18.2 cm
Features: Triple heat functions, wide slot
Price Scale: 3/10
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Pros

  • Super easy to clean
  • Wide slots for teacakes and thicker breads
  • Very cheap price

Cons

  • Wide slots but not the deepest
  • Cheap quality

Breville

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If you’re looking for a toaster that is specifically designed to fit Warburtons bread, then this toaster from Breville would be your best option. Through a partnership, they’ve designed this toaster to be the optimal Warburtons toasting machine, leaving your toast perfect. As we know, their bread can be significantly larger than some of the other slices of bread that you’ll find on the market, so if you’re an avid Warburtons buyer, it does make sense to invest in a toaster design specifically for their bread.

The illuminated buttons make it extremely easy to work, so if you’ve got a family with younger children and you want them to start making themselves toast in the morning, then this would be a really great option. Due to these buttons, it’s one of the simplest 2 slice toasters to use, though it does still have many useful functions.

It has the high lifting option, which is so useful to stop yourself from burning the tips of your fingers on the metal parts of the toaster. With the ‘look and lift’ option, you can actually raise your toast slightly out of the toaster and check how it’s doing, all without actually stopping the toasting process. All of this, finished with a cool stainless steel exterior makes for one of the best 2 slice toasters available.

Specifications

Wattage: 850 Watts
Dimensions: 24.8 x 32 x 24.5 cm
Features: Look and lift, Warburton approved
Price Scale: 5/10
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Pros

  • Beautiful stainless steel finish
  • Really easy to clean crumb trays.
  • Simple to use features

Cons

  • 850 watts might not be enough for some – slow toasting!
  • Toaster seems to toast one side a bit more than the other

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Bosch TAT

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Bosch are one of the more known names in the kitchen electronics world, and it seems like they’ve been around forever. Competing with many Japanese and American brands hasn’t been easy for Bosch as they’re headquartered in Germany, though they’ve managed to become one of the most well respected brands in the industry. This is due to their valid warranties and high quality production, which is second to none.

So, what of the Bosch TAT? Well, it’s a basic design, which is pretty much the only thing that we don’t love about this toaster. We’d like to see a more innovative design, something that makes it visually stand out from all the other toasters available. The things we do like about this toaster, however, are almost endless. It’s design might be boring, but it’s certainly sturdy, and this toaster will likely last you for a long time.

It has all the necessary features that a toaster would need, including a pop up wire rack to make things that little bit easier. As well as the ‘regular’ features, it also has some non stick feet that makes it extremely sturdy and stable on your worktop. The variable browning levels work excellently, and the ultra wide toast slots make it ideal for those who use larger slices of bread.

Specifications

Wattage: 980 watts
Dimensions: 16 x 31 x 19 cm
Features: Crumb tray, Frozen bread function
Price Scale: 4/10
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Pros

  • Solid non stick base keeps it stuck to the surface
  • Super wide slots for thick bread
  • Reasonable price

Cons

  • Boring design
  • As with most toasters, one side more toasted than the other

Morphy Richards Chroma

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The Morphy Richards Chroma is certainly a unique design which will separate it from other toasters that are available. The coating is plastic, which may give you the impression that it looks kind of cheap and tacky. Though, this really couldn’t be further from the truth. It is actually one of the better looking toasters that we have on our list, which is of course, a positive thing.

It has pretty much all the features that you would need from a toaster, with removable crumb trays for easy cleaning, and a toast from frozen setting if you’re the type of person that stocks up on your bread (hey, we are too!).

The only real negatives that we can see about this toaster is that dimensionally, it is quite shallow. If you’re someone who’s looking to use Warburton’s bread, the most popular bread in the UK, then maybe you should look at purchasing a different toaster that has deeper toasting slots. We do really like this toaster however, so if you’re buying regular sized bread, then this is definitely one that you should consider.

Specifications

Wattage: 1000 watts
Dimensions: 16 x 25 x 19 cm
Features: Crumb tray, Frozen setting
Price Scale: 5/10
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Pros

  • Re-heat setting to make sure toast is warm
  • Storage for cord
  • Unique design

Cons

  • Ideally suited to small slices of bread
  • Not the best toaster in terms of longevity

Our verdict – Bella Linea

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Although we firmly believe that any of these toasters would be a good choice for the best 2 slice toaster, we’ve chose the Bella Linea as our primary choice.

The reason being is that for the most part, people purchasing a two slice toaster are looking for something simple and easy to use. This toaster is certainly that, and it really isn’t very difficult to use – at all On top of that, it’s available at a super cheap price. In fact, it’s one of the cheapest 2 slice toasters on our list. Combine that with it’s high quality, and you’re certainly looking at a fantastic option for the best 2 slice toaster.


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