KitchenAid was one of the early pioneers of the kitchen appliance industry, asides the blenders and counter top mixers which are the pride of KitchenAid they are also well known for their line of high end toasters.
KitchenAid toasters have received a great number of stars on amazon with a large consumer satisfaction level, this could be enough to make someone jump comfortably right into buying them.
I have a few KitchenAid toasters to recommend. All these toasters are built with one thing in mind, a good exterior and a proper service life, not to mention functionality. They come each with 1 ½ inch wide slots which you can fit most conventional slices of bread, even muffins and bagels. Removable crumb trays and high lift levers make them a great deal on the simple side; I just hate having to flip a toaster upside down to try to get the crumbs out only to get them stuck on the heating elements, so removable trays are just that little detail that you will just enjoy having.
KitchenAid KMTT200 2-Slice Toaster
A KitchenAid toaster that would definitely catch your eye with its colors, it comes in red, white and Onyx black, a definite beauty in a hip kitchen.
The main focus of this toaster happens to be the sensor that controls heat, a neat feature to say the least. This toaster does not heat up on the outside.
With bagel and defrost function you can do more than just toast bread with this KitchenAid toaster. You get a whole lot of regular toaster things with this one but with a few noticeable additions that play a big role in the usefulness of this 2 slice toaster .
Manufacturer’s product description
- 2-Slice Metal Toaster (Brushed Onyx Black) 1-1/2-inch-wide slots with self-centering racks.
- Even-Heat system with sensor ensures consistent toasting.
- Shade-control knob.
- Easy Lift lever cancels cycle and raises toast.
- Reheat setting.
- Bagel setting.
- Dishwasher-safe removable crumb tray.
- Cool-touch exterior Cord storage Dimensions: 7-2/7″ x 11″ x 8″
KitchenAid Toaster User Feedback
I couldn’t find much user reviews, complaint and feedback for this KitchenAid KMTT200OB model, but I think this 2 feedbacks that I got from amazon.com and cooking.com can sum up all the good reason why I need to buy this toaster.
” This is the best toaster I’ve ever had. Has a defrost button, bagel setting, and you can warm things on top! “
Karen M. Kermgard from Amazon.com owner feedback
”Toast the thickest bagels and English muffins perfectly using the industry’s most advanced bagel toasting function. Baker’s Bagel Toasting gently browns the bottom of the bagel while toasting the sides that are sliced.”
Review From Cooking.com
KitchenAid KMTT400 Toaster
Similar to the specifications of the KMTT200 this toaster specializes in doing more, however unlike other variants of 2 slices to 4 slices. KitchenAid does not compromise any of the features, usually a 4 slot toaster would have the same power as a 2 slice one, this one has a significant increase letting it toast at a good rate and speed.
The 1-1/2 inch opening is big enough to fit English Bagels in, some people might fret that a large opening would let the toasted material lean over to one side and giving it an uneven browning, but with the “even heat” system that monitors the browning process to ensure you that your toast is even on both sides, the heavy gauge heating elements are also held flat by extra thick mica boards which benefit to the even toasting. KitchenAid KMTT400 also incorporates a heat sensor to regulate and adhere to the required heat for your browning setting.
This toaster comes with individual controls for each pair; that means you can alter the settings on one pair of toast without affecting the other. It also comes with an easy lift lever for both sides which instantly pops your bread or anything which was toasting out and instantly turning off the heating elements.
Speaking of cleaning, the removable crumb tray makes it easy to just dust away all those build up of crumbs without having to tilt the toaster up-side-down, and you won’t be doing much of that with this big toaster.
The terrible thing about such a fantastic 4 slice toaster is that it breaks after long usage and there are no replacement parts from Kitchenaid, a lot of buyers have been complaining about it being ridiculously fragile after the first 6 months of usage, even with the hassle free 1 year warranty, there still seems to be a lot of problems.
Overall for the $150 price tag, the KitchenAid KMTT400 Toaster will be a charm if and only if it does not break when you use it, it’s a gamble.
KitchenAid Auto-Lift 4-Slice Toaster
A toaster without a manual lever to push toast down? Fear not for this KitchenAid toaster is an automated device, the automatic tray will slide your bread in the minute you press the toast button.
The front panel lights up with a faint glow which looks great, not to mention the fancy looking digital display that lets you know how much time it need to toast the bread. A 7 setting dial ensures proper toasting with adequate browning for each level.
A great toaster to add to your collection of digital and automated appliances, this KitchenAid toaster really expresses itself in its fancy and techno looks.
A well made toaster can determine the quality of the toast which would ultimately make or break your day if you were having it for breakfast, well that would be for the most avid toast eaters who are passionate about perfection. The KitchenAid Auto-Lift 4-Slice Toaster is ideal for the digital age, gone were the days of the manual lever (but this model also comes with a variant that has a lever in front), this version without the lever has an automatic button in its place, where a single push starts the toasting or immediately ends it.
I also found the auto lift feature very fancy, I just place whatever I want to toast into the tray and hit the toast button and it lowers the tray into the heating chamber automatically, it also raises it when it’s done or when the cancel button is pressed.
I found that the auto lift sometimes causes the bread to lean towards the inner plate which can cause your toast to be browner than expected, so you should carefully ensure that it remains straight in the chamber.
The Shade dial comes with 7 levels; it allows for accurate browning, the digital display has indicator bars on it so you will know how much time is left for your toast to achieve the desired level of brownness. The setting is also indicated by the display, however it was nice that the setting buttons have a faint glow to them which actually came from the LED of the main toast button (this may be by accident but it has proven useful, when I decide to toast in the dark) the buttons are for settings like keep warm, bagel, defrost, and reheat, you may find all these settings very handy.
Alike other stainless steel and brushed steel toasters, the KitchenAid Auto-Lift 4-Slice Toaster attracts stains and fingerprints, I find it a nuisance to have a beautiful kitchen only to discover a dirty and smudged appliance laying on the counter top, the body requires constant cleaning to ensure it retains its wonderful looks.
The insides of the toaster can be cleaned just by removing the slide out crumb tray (most toasters have this by now).
KitchenAid Auto-Lift 4-Slice Toasters is a great toaster for under $100, it looks great and has gimmicks to keep you entertained, and the only problem would be the easily stained body.
KitchenAid KMT423OB 4-Slice Toaster with One-Touch Lift/Lower and Digital Display – Onyx Black