We don’t own a toaster. When we want toasted bread we pop it on the sandwich press. It works well, but breadcrumbs often scatter far and wide making cleaning up a bigger chore than it should be. With toast making waves among foodies, I think one should consider investing in a good toaster that can accommodate anything from rye bread to ciabatta. You should also be able to control the intensity of the toast (my mom loves a real dark toast while I prefer it on the softer side).
Here are five of my favourite toasters: