The wish list

Five of the best toasters

Featuring the world’s first see-through toaster and another with a specific gluten-free bread setting

1

Russell Hobbs Polka Dot Two-Slice Toaster

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.

2

Smeg TSF01 Retro Two-Slice Toaster

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.

3

Magimix Vision

Magimix Vision

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.

4

Gastroback Design Toaster Digital 4S

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.

5

Dualit NewGen

Dualit NewGen

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.

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