For those who have color co-ordinated their kitchen in a sumptuous red color then only a red 4 slice toaster will sit well. Especially if they are in a bit of a hurry in the morning and don’t want to wait on a 2 slice toaster go through its motions.
If your household is pretty hectic and a hub of activity with family members waiting for more toast, then a 2 slice model will cause more disruption than anything else.
Disruption is putting it mildly if those in a hurry have to wait patiently and patience isn’t in their nature. There may be some eyes in the kitchen seeing red without even trying to co-ordinate with the kitchen color scheme.
Apart from having the right color and being big enough the toaster needs to perform well, unless that is, you just want a nice red one that’s purely for show. Although somehow I don’t think that’s the case, as a vase of red flowers would do a better job.
I have found a selection of 3 toasters that have received some feedback as to how they perform (and another novel idea that may even compliment the toaster).
Reducing the possible selection to an exact color such as red, plus 4 slice, will obviously limit the amount of choice available although the ones reviewed provide an excellent choice. And if you should have other items in the kitchen to match such as a mini food processor, a hand crank food chopper in a Cherry finish, all the better.
This toaster is not just purely red but more like a silver with edges in metallic red 4 slice toaster due to the red doted side panels which gives it a modern look.
Apart from bringing a bit of color into the kitchen the Bella Dots toaster will make a good job of toasting more than just bread.
The toaster will defrost as well as reheat using the appropriate settings or set to bagel and use cancel if required.
It doesn’t stop there because the slider controls will allow the level of browning precisely to your requirements.
The crumb tray fitted in the base can be removed to empty the crumbs which all help to keep the kitchen work surfaces clean and tidy.
The sizes are 11 1/2″ wide x 7″ high x 9 1/4″ deep although you can add a further 3/4″ for the front knobs. The opening to take the bread is 1 and a 1/4 inches. According to some of the comments its “large enough for bagels, Wide enough for Texas Toast, and muffins cut into”
Review figures left for the Bella Dots 4 slice toaster in red are really very good with a big majority of the users pleasantly surprised how well it performed. The review figures are from the 147 users who left a review and rated it with an average of 4.2 from 5 stars. Excellent when you consider that this is not really an expensive toaster.
See more details about this good value toaster at this link.
Kitchenaid 4 Slice Toaster in Empire Red – Model KMT422ER
Similar to the previous model the KitchenAid KMT422ER 4 slice toaster is in a silver color with red end pieces. The toasting controls also have similar settings of, reheat, bagel, defrost, toast and cancel buttons.
There is a digital display that will let you know the progress of whatever you have inserted into the extra wide 4 slot toaster openings.
Coupled to the digital display is a countdown timer which might prove to be a very handy feature if you were to buy this particular red 4 slice toaster. The reason I draw your attention to it is that after reading one of the reviews for the toaster, the user kept burning everything.
They stated “It seems that #3 is too light and #4 is too dark but there’s no way to really go in between”. That’s why I mentioned about using the countdown timer as your guide. That being said surely watching the timer defeats the purpose of all these settings anyway. Read the full review here
Another reviewer gave a good report and then changed this because one of the metal screens that hold the toast in the vertical position broke. Although full marks to Kitchen Aid here as when the user spoke to Kitchen Aid they sent a replacement toaster. Read about it here
The 2 reviews were picked from the 73 reviews created by users with an average rating of 4.5 from 5 stars which are really pretty strong figures. So it would be well worth your time reading them for yourself in order to give a more true reflection.
Red 4 Slice Toaster Oven
AS I mentioned at the beginning of this review that being specific with the search for a red 4 slice toaster would reduce the options available and that has proven true. Yes there are others out there that I could have added here but felt that they either were poorly rated or had no ratings at all.
That was one reason for adding the red 4 slice toaster oven (or 6 slice toaster oven) . Another reason was that perhaps this is the sort of toaster quite a few folk are looking for. Personally I can see times when I would use this not just as a toaster.
There must be many situations when this smaller unit would be just what’s required. Bachelor pad or the small kitchen were space is at a premium to name a few.
So what can the Kings Brand red toaster oven offer the user? To start with you have a choice of toasting 6 slices instead of 4 which might come in handy and indeed save a few tempers from rising in the busy kitchen scenario I mentioned at the beginning of this post.
You could also use it for broiling, grilling, baking, roasting and as a warming oven. You could even throw a 12 inch pizza in this thing which has a special shaped bump at the back to take a 12 inch pizza.
There are 3 control dials on the right hand side of the toaster oven. The top one controls temperature with markings from 150 up to 450. The middle control is for the grill which offers – keep warm – broil – bake – toast options and the bottom dial is a timer going up to 60 minutes on the dial.
You can watch the progress of your cooking/baking/toasting through the door which is made from tempered glass.
The sizes are 19 1/2 inches length x 10 inches high x 14 inches deep and big enough to handle a 4 lb chicken or roast. As far as I can make out, the length takes into account the 2 carrying/lifting handle found on either side of the unit. The 14 deep size I believe will include the dials and the handle which protrude.
The reviews from the 88 users are rated at 4.2 from 5 stars. There are a few differences of opinions for the red 4/6 slice toaster oven although 4.2 is a fairly good figure. I think when you take the price into account it works out as good buy for a compact multi-cook item.
Cheap Red 4 Slice Toaster for Hot Dogs
Ah yes, that novel idea I spoke earlier. How’s about a bit of pure nostalgia? When you put on some dogs for the family you can expect to see some lip liken going on here when the dogs start to cook.
Pop in 2 regular sized hot dogs, open up and pop in 2 hot dog buns, set the dial to 4 or 5, turn the dogs if you prefer and there you have it done in only a couple of minutes. Add your favorite condiments or eat plain if you prefer, next please!!!
Both the drip tray and the hot dog basket are removable for easy cleaning and the cooking heat can be controlled via a dial. Comes complete with mini tongs.
I thought that it would be popular, in fact there have been 471 reviews left for it and rated at 3.7 from 5 stars. If looking for a cheap red 4 slice toaster, this may be your baby. Hot Dog, Hot Dogs, get your Hot Dog here!!!