Amazon Basics 2 Slice Extra Wide Slot Toaster Review

Toasters are basic essentials for any kitchen. Most people assume that all toasters are more or less with the same features. But eventually, they realize that finding the right toaster that meets their requirements and budget isn’t that easy. There is a wide range of varieties of toasters on the market, from metal to plastic, to 2-slice and 4- slice toasters, to wide-slot toasters, and so on. Thanks to technology and changing demographics and lifestyles—most toasters are designed to do more than just toast a plain white slice of bread.  So, it’s essential to purchase the right toaster for your lifestyle.

The Amazon Basics 2-Slice Toaster is an affordable and capable toaster that makes delicious crispy toasts. It’s sleek and small and works reliably. It’s a 2-slice toaster and makes for a perfect addition to any kitchen counter. So, how does this stylish, black 2-slice toaster fit in your everyday life? Let’s find out:

 

Key Features

The Amazon Basics 2-Slice Toaster is a stylish, yet super affordable 2-slice toaster from Amazon. This is a perfect choice for anyone looking for compact toaster capable of toasting up to two slices of bread at a time. The toaster has six shade settings allowing you to toast your bread slices or bagels at different brownness.

The Amazon Basics 2-Slice Toaster has wide slots that can seamlessly accommodate thicker slices and most bagels. Each slot measures at 5.25 inches in length by 1.25 inches in width. The toaster can defrost or toasting slices of bread and bagels. There is a ‘Bagel Setting’ for toasting the cut side of the bagels, the ‘Frozen Setting’ for defrosting bread, and the ‘Cancel Function’ stops the toasting process. There is easy-to-use knob dial where you can adjust the settings to lower or higher for light-dark toast or darker, crispier toast. The indicator lights display the selected settings.

The buttons of this toaster illuminate to indicate selected settings.  Sometimes it’s not possible to pick the toasted bread or bagels from the slots using fingers. Fortunately, the Amazon Basics toaster comes with the ‘extra-lift lever’ for taking out smaller sized bread or bagels. The toaster has a 22-inch power cord that is located in the rear. Storing this toaster is easy as there is cord wrap. When finished using the toaster, unplug it, and wrap the cord with cord wrap.

Operating this toaster is easy, so is the cleaning process—thanks to the nifty removable crumb tray, which is also located in the back. If you’re someone who wants a toaster that can toast bagels, English muffins, or thick slices of bread with all the bells and whistles at a budget—this is the best budget toaster oven to buy.

Pros

  • Toasts 1 or 2 slices simultaneously
  • Affordable
  • 6 shade settings
  • Extra-wide slots
  • Can toast and heat bagels
  • Can defrost bread
  • Has Bagel, Frozen, and Cancel functions
  • Extra-lift lever for removing smaller pieces
  • Cord wrap
  • Removable crumb tray
  • Indicator lights
  • Incredible value for money
  • Easy to clean and operate
  • 1-year warranty
  • Easy storage

Cons

  • Made of plastic panels
  • Available only in black
  • The toaster also toasts one side of bread/bagel

Specs

  • Dimensions: 10.7 x 6.4 x 7.6 inches
  • Weight: 2.17 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Amazon Basics
  • Color: Black
  • Materials: Plastic
  • Wattage: 900 watts.
  • Voltage: 115 Volts

 

Amazon Ratings

The Amazon Basics 2 Slice Extra Wide Slot Toaster has fantastic feedback on Amazon, scoring 4.2 out of 5 points based on over 3,187 reviews. It also on Amazon’s Choice list.

 

FAQs

Question: Is the toaster deep enough to fit a standard slice of bread?

Answer: Yes, this toaster can accommodate almost all breads in the slots, including Texas toast and Canadian white bread.

 

Question: Is it made in the USA?

Answer: It’s made in China.

 

Question: Does this toaster have an auto shut off?

Answer: Yes. When the toasting time you set is over, the toasts pops up, and the toaster shuts off automatically.

 

Question: Is this toaster cool to touch while toasting?

Answer: Yes, the plastic panels on the sides and back prevent the user from burns.

 

Question: Does the toast slots toast bagels?

Answer: The toast slots are large enough to fit bagels. You can either toast or warm them.

 

Question: How long is the cord, and where does it come from?

Answer: The cord is 85cm in length, and the cable comes out the front. You tuck it under the toaster when not using it.

 

Question: How easy is it to clean this toaster?

Answer: It is easy, and there is a small tray when the crumbs are stored. You can pull it out to clean. Very easy!

 

Question: Does it work with Alexa?

Answer: No, it doesn’t.

 

Question: How much watts it consumes? What is the voltage?

Answer: 900 watts. The voltage is 115 volts.

 

Question: Does it get hot outside of the toaster?

Answer: No, most of the time, it doesn’t. But, some customers reported it does get mildly hot on the sides.

 

Question: What are the length and width of the slots?

Answer: The slots are extra-wide and measure at 5.25-inches by 1.25-inches in length and width, respectively.

 

Question: Is this toaster part of stainless steel?

Answer: The sides are plastic, but we don’t exactly tell.

 

Question: Does the exterior get hot when used?

Answer: Only the top part get warm, not hot.

 

Final Words

The Amazon Basics 2 Slice Extra Wide Slot Toaster is a decent, reasonably priced 2-slice toaster. It has wide slots that allow you to toast and defrost all sizes of bread, bagels, as well as English muffins. This budget toaster has all the necessary functions of any other 2-slice toaster. It will meet the toasting needs of most customers. The Amazon Basics 2-slice extra toaster also looks stylish, and a decent built that will last for a few years. Overall, an excellent toaster, and we highly recommend it.