"...a contemporary yet straightforward toaster that will make a useful addition to any kitchen."
The 22215 2-slice toaster comes from one of the most renowned names in kitchen appliances. Proctor Silex has created this toaster functionally and stylishly, bringing a much-needed modernization to the classic toaster with a smart and trendy design. The 22215 is a versatile toaster, toasting a variety of bread and bagels effortlessly. Although Proctor Silex has maintained the classic toaster look with the 22215, it’s anything but traditional in its features, having been created for ease of use. With a price tag ranging from $15 to $25, this is one of the cheapest toasters on the market where you can be assured you’re getting exceptional quality.
The trendy and modern style that has been incorporated into the 22215 makes it an excellent appliance to add to any kitchen theme. It has a compact design, weighing just 2.9 pounds and measuring 10.3 x 6.5 x 7.3 inches, so it will take up minimal countertop space which is ideal if you have a smaller kitchen. It’s also light and small enough to be moved around with ease, so it would make the perfect portable toaster if you don’t want it to be on the countertop all the time. Although this toaster is encased in plastic, it is a high-quality and durable material, so you know you’re getting a well-made and sturdy model in the 22215. This toaster comes in a sleek black finish which means it’s ideally suited to complement your kitchen style without sticking out like a sore thumb. The contemporary toaster has a single dial on one side of it to control the shade selector and cancel button. Although this is quite simplistic, it’s great if you’re looking for a toaster you can use quickly and easily without having to get to grips with lots of different controls.
As far as simplistic toasters go, the Proctor Silex 22215 comes with a variety of functions which make it excellent value for money. This top-quality toaster comes with wide slots so that you can toast bagels and artisan bread amongst regular slices of bread. Although customers state these slots aren’t as wide as other toaster brands, it’s still a credit to Proctor Silex for adapting the slots to be wider on such an affordable model. The 22215 also comes with a toast boost function, meaning that it raises the toast higher out of the slots when it has finished toasting so you can remove it more easily without burning your fingers. This is especially useful if you’re toasting smaller products such as English muffins and crumpets. As well as this, the Proctor Silex 22215 also comes with the option to customize the shading of toast you want by using the dial to adjust the settings. There are seven different shade options to choose from, so there is bound to be one that you prefer your toast to be. As with all toasters, it can take a little while to get to grips with how toasty you want the desired effect to be, so if you do find the shade number you picked is too much, there is a cancel button you can press which immediately pops your toast up whenever you want it to.
One of the best features on this top-quality toaster is its cool-touch sides, meaning that the sides of this toaster don’t get hot, so you won’t risk burning your hands if you accidentally touch them. This is often a problem with other toaster brands, particularly ones that are made of stainless steel as the exterior material can get very hot indeed and could burn you if you’re not careful. Fortunately, there is no chance of this happening with the cool-touch sides on the 22215.
Ease of Use
As expected with such a simple toaster, the Proctor Silex 22215 is probably one of the most straightforward toasters to use on the market right now. With only one dial and press-down button, you won’t get confused or baffled when using this toaster. Proctor Silex has done an excellent job of making the 22215 easily accessible and basic to function. With only shade numbers and a cancel button to get your head around, the only downside is that customers have stated it can take a while for the bread to get toasted. However, the 22215 toasts bread evenly on both sides, providing you with better quality toast than some of the more expensive models. If you’re wondering about how easy this toaster is to clean, you have nothing to worry about as it comes with a slide-out crumb tray for easy cleaning as well as a smooth exterior that’s easy to wipe down. This toaster also comes with a cord-wrap so that you can store it away neatly and comfortably ready for the next time.
Overall, the Proctor Silex 22215 is a contemporary yet straightforward toaster that will make a useful addition to any kitchen. It’s sleek design and small footprint mean it won’t take up a lot of countertop space and will be subtly there as and when you need to use it. It’s one of the cheapest toasters available to buy, and although it only has a 2-slice capacity, you can rest assured that Proctor Silex have tried and tested this model type in the product development stage to make sure it’s of the highest-quality before landing on your countertop. With a 1-year warranty and a more than affordable price tag, it’s certainly a bargain appliance if you need a simple but effective toaster to add to your kitchen.