"This is a classic looking toaster in design but modern in its technology."
The Cuisinart CPT-180 is a 4-slice toaster that would make a great addition to anyone’s kitchen because of its sleek design and versatility. The CPT-180 adapts to your needs and comes with functions that make your toasting experience more accessible and better quality. This is a classic looking toaster in design but modern in its technology, having been created to become a staple appliance in your kitchen that’s durable enough for everyday use. Cuisinart is a long-standing and reputable brand in the world of kitchen appliances, so you know you’re getting a reliable and first-class toaster in the CPT-180. With a reasonable price tag of between $50 and $70, it’s also one of the cheapest toasters you can buy to make toast preparation much more manageable.
This toaster is encased in modern stainless-steel which shows off the CPT-180’s quality and durability in one. The attractive design of this toaster by Cuisinart wouldn’t look out of place in any kitchen, thanks to its contemporary style. Furthermore, one of the best design features on this toaster is the variety of finish options there are to choose from. You can select either black chrome, black stainless, brushed stainless, metallic grey, white and red. With an array of color options to choose from, there’s no doubt you will find one that will complement your kitchen style perfectly. The custom controls located on the front of the toaster are smooth, sleek and comfortable to use. As this is a 4-slice toaster, it comes with two crumb trays that can easily be removed and emptied, to prevent the smell of burning every time you make your toast.
This is a mid-sized toaster, measuring 11.2 x 10.7 x 7.5 inches, so it can easily fit onto the countertop without taking up too much room. Equally, if you would prefer to store the CPT-180 away between uses, you can move the 6.1-pound toaster easily to make more room in your home. All the materials used in making this toaster are BPA free, so you don’t need to worry about any nasty toxins getting into your food. Finally, this superior toaster also comes with LED indicators, so you can clearly see what toasting mode it’s on and whether the machine is on or off.
As this is a toaster that has been manufactured by Cuisinart, numerous features have been included on it to make it one of the best toasters on the market. Firstly, the CPT-180 comes a separate bagel function, as Cuisinart are aware that bagels aren’t the same as bread, and so require a different toasting time and heat function. Use the bagel button if you want your bagel to be crispy on the top and chewy on the bottom. This is more of an optional feature, but great to know you have it if you need it. The next function on this top-quality toaster is a shade control setting, which allows you to adjust the browning options available to give you the perfectly toasted toast to suit you! Choose settings 1-2 for a light brown shade of toast, settings 3-5 for medium and settings 6-7 for a darker shade of toast. Of course, this will alter the overall consistency of your toast as well, so if you like your toast crispy instead of chewy, go for the darker browning option, and vice versa. This is a brilliant way to customize your toast to suit you and is a nifty feature from Cuisinart.
The Cuisinart CPT-180 toaster also comes with multiple toasting functions which put it a cut above more simplistic toasters that only tend to have timers on them. On this Cuisinart toaster, you can choose either the toast function for regular bread toasting; the bagel function to toast it the original way; the reheat function to limit browning and burning, and finally, the defrost option for frozen bread. These four options are clearly labeled on the front exterior and make this toaster extremely versatile and customizable. There is also a 'cancel' button if you wish to stop the toasting immediately. For extra versatility, the CPT-180 comes with extra wide slots, measuring 1.5” so you can fit larger slices of bread, frozen pancakes, and toaster pastries into it. As well as this, this toaster also comes with dual independent toasting controls, meaning you can customize the settings via two separate control panels so you can toast two sets of your chosen bread at different settings, at the same time! This showcases this toaster’s adaptability perfectly, as it means you can toast two different bread types, on two different browning settings, for two different people, all at the same time! Family arguments around toast shading will be a thing of the past as you can save time and toast them together in the way you want it.
Ease of Use
The CPT-180 by Cuisinart is extremely easy to use and many customers have stated this as being the case because of its simple functions and uncomplicated design. Cuisinart has also provided an instruction booklet with this model, so if you are ever in doubt about how to use it, you can refer to the instruction manual for guidance. Furthermore, cleanup is easy with this toaster thanks to the crumb trays and wipe-clean surfaces, and the cord can be conveniently be stored and kept out of the way. The CPT-180 also comes with a ‘Hi-Lift’ lever, boosting the toast out of the slot to make it safer to remove without burning your fingers. This shows Cuisinart have thought about the safety of their customers and the usability of the toaster in a way that has created this superior toaster appliance. The functions on this toaster are clearly , and the LCD indicators make it far easier to know what mode has been selected.
Overall, this is a stylish and modern toaster that comes in a selection of finish options so it can suit any kitchen theme. The Cuisinart CPT-180 is comfortable to use, comes with a full instruction booklet if you need further guidance and is one of the most customizable toasters on the market. It’s also extremely affordable and comes with a great 3-year warranty which is a lot more than the usual 1-year warranty from other brands. All in all, this a fantastic toaster that’s worth the money.