Retro Toaster

Retro Toaster

We all know how delicious toast and tea is but in order to make the delicious toast we need a toaster! If you are a retro maniac like me then you need a retro toaster 🙂

Did you know that the word toast translates to bread singed by heat, i didnt until i looked it up on wiki and the word toast has been around since 1430!

Now when it comes to a toaster, one thing you need to decide on is the quality of build, the heat elements and the amount of toast it can make or slices of bread it can hold.

Here are my Top 5 Retro Toasters
available right now

1. Smeg 50’s Retro 2 Slice Toaster

What we like :

Very cool looking toaster – love the color!
It has a nice European-style setting that lets you toast items on just one side
It has a DEFROST mode for frozen bread It has a toasting dial that goes from 1-6,
An easy CANCEL feature that will immediately stop toasting and pop up your toast
A re-heat button to warm back up your toast item without toasting it again.

What we didnt like:

Its on the higher side of pricing at $149 but looks great and toasts very well!


  • 2 extra wide slots with self-centering racks
  • Automatic slice pop up
  • Anti-slip feet
  • Removable stainless steel crumb tray
  • 6 browning levels and 3 pre-set programs: reheat, defrost, bagel
  • Power 950 W


2. Russell Hobbs Toaster

What we like:

Makes great toast. Both sides come out even.
Makes great bagels. Be sure to face them outward as indicated on the top of the toaster.
Eject button works very well and is a great addition!
Price is good value for the Toaster

What we didnt like:
You may find the Bagel rack cumbersome
Might not be suitable for all bread types (depends on what bread you use i suppose)


3. REDMOND 2 Slice Toaster

What we like:

Great Retro look
Available in plenty of colors
Easy to clean with removable crumb Tray
Wide slots to fit even bagels

What we didnt like:

Nothing really, its a lovely Toaster 🙂


4. Nostalgia Wide 2-Slice Toaster

What we like:

Super cool vibrant retro blue with retro signage and logo
Its a newer improved version of the previous model
Wide slots to fit even bagels, english muffins and other bread types
Easy to clean bread crumb tray

What we didnt like:

May need to monitor the toast even on lowest setting as could burn it (not an issue though if you like burnt toast 🙂 )


BUYDEEM 4-Slice Toaster 丨Extra Wide Slots

What we like:

Cool Turqoise Colour
Nice rounded edges on the toaster , funky and retro design
Different settings for the desired cooking of the bread
4 Toasting slots which are wider than normal so you can fit different thicknesses of bread.

What we didnt like:

Plug cable cord would be better if it was a bit longer



How We Chose The Top Retro Toaster in this List?

When looking for a toaster, its easy to see that there are plenty of toasters in the market. Some have stainless steel builds some are plastic moulded.

There a few things to consider when selecting your perfect toaster such as if they are easy to clean, have a removable crumb tray, a countdown timer, how many bread slices it will hold.

What about a warming rack, this list can go one. and of course, they should have a premium toasting performance.

The retro design also matters the retro style aesthetic should be pleasing as well as the color of the toaster, these are probably some of the things that you are looking for when selecting a toaster for your home.

Considering how much workspace you have in your kitchen is also a point to consider and whether there is enough room on the kitchen countertop.

Toasters come in all different shapes and sizes and if you have a large family, you probably want to have a much larger toaster that can accommodate making plenty of toast.

This way everyone in the family can have breakfast at the same time and not have to wait for their toast to.

What is the perfect toaster?

This really comes down to your very own preference and making an informed decision based on what you have researched or the reviews you have read about which is the perfect toaster for you and your family.

I would definitely check on the warranty being offered as well as the brand. Some of the most famous brands i can think of are the Russell Hobbs Toasters.

They are a household name and have been manufacturing household appliances for years and have a good reputation in the market which is reassuring.

What is a toaster made of?

The heating element in a toaster is most often a thick nichrome wire.

Like most wires in any house, they conduct electricity. But other wires are made of metals that are better conductors of electricity.

That means electricity is easily passed through the wire, which can help all sorts of things work.

How does a toaster work?

In simple terms, the toaster is plugged into the mains via a wall plug socket. The electricity is then fed to the filaments inside the toaster that begin to heat.

Once the heat reaches a certain temperature then it begins to toast the bread.

The toasters are designed to only reach a certain temperature which you can control by the toaster settings.

What makes a toaster stay down?

The toaster mechanism stays down when the level triggers electric flow and enables a magnet at the bottom of the toaster, just below the down level

Should I unplug my toaster when its not in use?

If you are worried if the toaster may use electricity when plugged in but not in use then you don’t need to worry as most modern built toasters only function when they are switched on and the toasting lever is pressed down.

It’s always advisable however to turn off the toaster at the mains switch in order to ensure no power is being supplied to the toaster. I would do this with all the appliances in my home to avoid any doubt.


All in all the above reviews of these awesome retro toasters should give you some good insight into making an informed decision about which one to select, thank you for reading and HAPPY TOASTING :)!

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