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Serious toasting from the $100 Frigidaire ProSomehow, this ordinary toaster makes a solid case for its lofty price.
Hi, I'm Andrew Gebhardt for CNet. Today I'm taking a look at the Frigidaire professional four slice wide slot toaster. So this toaster costs, wait for it, 100 bucks, which might make you ask why on earth would you spend $100 on a toaster? But believe it or not, I'm actually gonna recommend this toaster. Common problems with bargain priced toasters is you might get bread with thick burned lines, or bread that's cooked on one side but not the other, or bread that doesn't cook at all one time and then on the same setting is gonna burn your toast to a crisp the next time. So, having a toaster that can brown evenly. Can avoid all of those issues. And can hit your preferred darkness level every single time is nice. The Frigidaire Pro is slower than the other similarly priced toasters we tested, but, because it gives you an exact. Countdown timer on the front as soon as you start. I didnt' actually mind, because I knew when my toast was gonna be ready. The presets it offers are standard. You can select from up to seven darkness levels. Seven, if you're working with a thin, normal slice of bread is gonna burn it. But one gives you just a nice hint of brown. Four, right in the middle, is a perfect medium. And six, if you like your toast a little darker, will hit it right on. So you have consistent levels that give you a range, depending on how you like your toast. It can also multi-task. On this side I put a couple of frozen waffles. Over here I put a couple of Pop Tarts. Wanted this one to be five, I wanted it to be a little browner so that the divots got a little brown. But you know, you don't wanna over cook your pop tarts. Push them both down at the same time. I got both to the level I wanted and had a delicious and full breakfast. Other than that, the Frigidaire's solid, it's sturdy, it won't wow you, it's a little boring even. But it toasts as evenly as any model we've tested, and that includes. The $400 KitchenAid Pro Line. So, if you love your breakfast breads, the Frigidaire makes a surprisingly worthwhile splurge. No more guessing, you're just gonna get nice toast done to the level you want consistently. For more, check out my full review and all of our other toaster and appliance reviews on cnet.com. For CNet, I'm Andrew Geppart. [MUSIC]