Those few who desire a striking toaster conversation piece, look to the Alessi SG68, but for everyone else, a practical toaster makes a great deal more sense.
Buying the KitchenAid 4-Slice Manual only makes sense if you have a weakness for retro appliance looks, otherwise you'd be better served by cheaper machines which make toast better and faster.
It might look the part of a $500 machine, but the KitchenAid Pro Line didn't toast any better than the $30 Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome Toaster.
Even if you don't expect much from your toaster, you can do better than this.
The Frigidaire Professional toasts as evenly as any model we tested. It takes the guesswork out of getting your bread to the level of brownness you desire.
At $100, this toaster is a tough splurge to justify, but not an impossible one, given that it gets the job done quite well.
Premium toasters can cost anywhere from $100 to $500. Are they simply expensive to appeal to the high-end market, or do they actually offer more bang for your buck?
Cuisinart's fanciest toaster is built to perform, and priced at a premium
With a quintessential build and so-so performance, this is the $30 toasteriest $30 toaster that ever $30 toastered
For $109 the Kitchenaid 4-Slice Manual Toaster sports classic car styling, handy features but crisps bread slowly.