KitchenAid KMT2203OB Toaster Review 

 January 23, 2022

By  Jonathan Maxwell

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There are some things that every home will have, no matter where in the world you are. If you were to walk into any kitchen, you can bet that you'll find a collection of small appliances, and one of them will always be a toaster, whether it is a 2 slice or 4 slice unit.

However, if you're serious about your toast, you may not want a run of the mill device you might want something like the KitchenAid Onyx 2-Slice Toaster.

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the KitchenAid Onyx 2-Slice Toaster, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the toaster had to say about their overall experience with it.


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

About The Product

KitchenAid is one of the most trusted names in small appliances, and it's no wonder why. Their products feature innovative technologies that are designed to make your life a little easier. With the Pro-Line series of toasters, you have the chance to take your toast to the next level, thanks to the features the KitchenAid Onyx 2-Slice Toaster has.

Notable Features Of The KitchenAid Onyx 2-Slice Toaster Include

  • Timeless design inherited from the iconic 1937 stand mixer.
  • Keep Warm functions activates after 45 seconds up to 3 minutes.
  • Dual Extra Wide 1.5 inch slots.
  • Available in 3 Colors: black, red and silver medallion


When you're running late in the morning and get distracted while making some toast, the toaster has a Keep Warm feature that activates after the toasting cycle has finished. With this feature, if the toast hasn't been removed after 45 seconds, the unit will lower the toast back into the device to keep it warm.

From there, you have three minutes to finish doing whatever needs to be done. This feature ensures that your toast will still be warm and not hard like a rock!

Other useful features this unit includes an automatic tray that will rise and lower itself when it detects there is bread on it.

The unit will lower the bread when you press the Toast/Cancel button. You can also adjust the shade level (there are seven different levels to choose from, ranging from light to dark) so you can achieve your preferred darkness of toast.

This is a nice feature for those who like some breads darker than others. You can also toast frozen items and bagels with this toaster and still achieve perfectly toasted goods.

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What People Had To Say

When looking at what people had to say about the KitchenAid Onyx 2-Slice Toaster, we were impressed by all of the positive reviews left by satisfied customers. Of these positive reviews, customers were most thrilled with the Keep Warm function.

Several people have mentioned that this feature gave them enough time to finish making the kid's lunch, finishing their makeup, or washing the dishes, and they could come back and still have warm toast.


Customers also like that when the toaster is on, whether it is actually making toast, or if it is keeping the toast warm, the outside of the unit remains cool to the touch. This is a great feature of the KitchenAid Toaster because it prevents accidental burns because you were distracted or someone grabbed the toaster without thinking.

Customers also appreciate that the toaster has wide slots for bagels and thicker breads. At the other end of the spectrum, there were some people who were less than impressed with this toaster. Of the critical complaints left by dissatisfied customers, the most common issue was in regards to how powerful the toaster was; or lack thereof.

Several people reported that they had to run the toaster through the toasting cycle twice in order to get their desired level of darkness. Some people shared that only one side of their unit actually toasted.

Another issue some customers had with this unit was that it took too long to go through the toasting cycle. Also, many people were not happy that the bread tray didn't go up far enough, making the user have to struggle (and get burned) in order to get small round breads like English muffins out of the toaster.

Also, when toasting English muffins, one customer shared that you had to place each half of the muffin in the toaster simultaneously, or else the toaster tray would lower itself with only one half of the muffin in place.

Our Recommendation

During the week, who really has time to prepare an elaborate breakfast Sometimes you don't even have time to make scrambled eggs! On days like this, we tend to opt for a couple slices of toast because it's quick and we can do other things while the toaster is working.

The KitchenAid Onyx 2-Slice Toaster is a unit that can make toast the exact way you like it, thanks to the shade settings. If you're distracted and forget about your toast, you have up to three minutes to retrieve your toast and it will still be warm, thanks to the toasters unique Keep Warm function.

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We like this toaster because it is a sleek and modern unit that has all the bells and whistles that you could hope for in a toaster. Although this unit may look like it came from your grandmother's kitchen, it proves that it does not perform like one.

If you're looking for a toaster that is going to outperform an old unit and take your toast game to the next level, we highly recommend this unit. Best of all you can choose between three colors to best match your kitchen dcor. Who needs to hide the toaster when it looks beautiful on the counter You won't, that's for sure!

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Jonathan Maxwell

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