Toast and bagels done the way you want

The Breville Ikon Toasters offer features to facilitate perfect toasting.

It's okay to peek. Crate and Barrel

It can be hard to trust a toaster. Even the sleekest modern models still tend to use a toasting mechanism that hides the toasting progress from hungry stare of antsy eaters. While brushed stainless steel may be a handsome shade for a kitchen appliance, toast aficionados are more concerned with the doneness of their toast. With nine browning settings and a stylish brushed stainless steel exterior, the Breville Ikon Toasters offer precision toasting while looking good doing it. However, there is one more feature that should appeal to toast lovers who want their toast "just so."

With a patented "lift and look" feature, these toasters--available as either a two-slice or four-slice model--allow for impatient users to sneak a peek at the toasting progress. Settings can be readjusted midcycle without interrupting the toasting process. Good news for when only a properly toasted slice of bread will do.

But the ability to simply toast a slice of bread does not a modern toaster make; it must be at least capable of handling a bagel too. These toasters oblige, and come equipped with extrawide slots for pastries and bagels. A specialized setting for bagels even toasts faster on the inside element, allowing for bagel-eaters to properly toast the cut side. An LCD control panel with a circular count down display rounds out the features on this modern toaster. With stylish design and smart features, even the pickiest of toast eaters should be able to find their perfect slice.

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    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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