Cuisinart Toaster Review 

 July 1, 2022

By  Jonathan Maxwell

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Theres nothing like having a plate of fried eggs and toast for breakfast to start the day. However, because eggs take very little time to cook, youre often left waiting for the toast to finish it's toasting cycle. Depending on how dark you like it, you could be waiting for a while, leaving your eggs to get cold.

This is especially inconvenient if youre making breakfast for your partner who likes their toast differently than you. You can avoid that by using a modern 4-slice toaster like the Cuisinart Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster.


As you go through this review, were going to give you a brief overview of the features of the Cuisinart Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster, but were also going to give you a look at what people who have bought this toaster had to say about their time using the appliance.

Then, were going to give our recommendation on whether or not this toaster is something you should consider purchasing for your own kitchen!

About The Product

Step into the modern day with this seamless blend of modern, digital technology with a design that is sleek, intuitive, and versatile. The Cuisinart Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster has a variety of features that will make you forget your old toaster in a heart beat!

With functions like toast, bagel, defrost, reheat, and cancel, you can get much more use out of your toaster. The bagel function is the stand out feature because only half of your bagel will get toasted, providing you with a crispy side and a chewy side.

Notable Features Of The Cuisinart Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster Include

  • Stainless steel housing and blue backlit LCD countdown feature display
  • Blue LED function buttons
  • 7 Shade settings as well as Bagel, Defrost and Reheat options
  • Removable crumb tray
  • 1-1/2-Inch wide slots


For families who have different preferences of how dark their toast is, there is a digital shade control feature. You can choose between seven settings, setting 1 and 2 being the lightest and setting 6 and 7 being the darkest.


Also, the digital display counts down how long it will take for your toast to finish toasting letting you know when to start frying those eggs! Now you can say good bye to cold eggs when you make toast!

Other features that make this toaster stand out are the extra wide slots and the high lift leaver. These features will let you make bagels, even thick ones, without struggling. You can also toast frozen items like frozen French toast, waffles, and toaster pastries quickly and easily.

The high lift lever will let you raise the toasting tray so you can retrieve your food without worrying about burned fingers.

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What People Had To Say

When looking at what people had to say about the Cuisinart Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster, there were many reviews in favor of this toaster. Customers were pleased by how nice the toaster looks sitting on their counter, but they were far more impressed by how well it functions.

Several people have said that they use the bagel function on other bread goods and it gives them soft outsides with crunchy insides which is always a great thing for sandwiches! People also appreciate the high lift lever because they can make English muffins without worrying about trying not to burn their fingers.

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Customers who purchased this toaster also raved about how accurate the settings are. If you set one side on setting 2 and the other side on setting 6, you get the corresponding level of darkness. You dont have to worry about the side with the higher temperature changing the accuracy of the lower setting.

Though there were a lot of customers who enjoyed using this toaster, there were people who werent as pleased with this devices performance. Of these critical reviews, customers were annoyed that this toaster beeps very loudly when the toast is done. Had this been disclosed in the description, they would not have purchased this toaster.

Other complaints customers had about this toaster was that it gets really hot on top. One person said they had to go to the emergency room to treat the burns they received from the unit. Another problem was that the lever didnt stay down, while others had the opposite problem, citing the lever would pop and their toast would burn.

A small handful of people said that even though the lever on their toaster worked, it still would burn their toast, regardless of the setting.

Our Recommendation

Many people do not put a lot of thought into what kind of toaster they purchase. By choosing any old device, especially if youre going for the cheapest toaster around, theres no guarantee that it will give you good toast.

With the Cuisinart Countdown 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster, it has a digital display that makes it easy to choose what toaster setting you have, but it also counts down how much time is left in that toasting cycle.

In this technological age, it should be no surprise that toasters like this one has become smart and easy to use. This unit allows you to choose how dark you want your toast, but it also gives you the ability to reheat toasted items, to toast only half of your bread when you use the bagel setting, and you can even defrost frozen bread before you toast it with the defrost setting.

There are a few complaints about this toaster, namely the loud beeping that sounds when your toast is finished. However, with all of these features, this is one of our favorite toasters.

It's affordable, it has an easy to read digital display, it has a high lift lever so you can retrieve your toasted items without burning yourself. When you're looking to replace an old toaster, this is definitely a great option that is worth your consideration.

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Jonathan Maxwell

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