Five of the best toasters
Featuring the world’s first see-through toaster and another with a specific gluten-free bread setting
Russell Hobbs Polka Dot Two-Slice Toaster
This spotty Emma Bridgewater toaster has three toast settings, plus a high-lift function to stop you from burning your fingertips.
Smeg TSF01 Retro Two-Slice Toaster
With six browning levels, the Smeg TSF01 has three preset programmes for reheating, defrosting and bagels, plus self-centring racks to ensure even toasting.
With the world’s first see-through toaster, there is really no excuse for letting your toast burn. This two-slice machine has four settings, for toasting, reheating, one-sided toast and defrosting, and extra-wide slots.
Gastroback Design Toaster Digital 4S
This four-slice toaster has a rack for warming rolls and seven preset programmes including one for gluten-free bread, which tends to be denser than regular bread, plus extra-wide slots.
Handmade in the UK, the new Dualit can be set to heat one, two, three or all four slots. It has a mechanical timer and an ejector lever.