April 26

7 Best Clear Glass Toasters – Nifty Gadgets

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Tired of your toaster not giving you the perfect toast?

Do you find that your toaster often undercooks or overcooks your bread, resulting in a pale or burnt mess?

If so, you'll adore a new clear glass toaster! A see-through toaster is the perfect way to get the perfect toast and add a modern touch to your kitchen.

Why a Transparent Toaster?

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Pros:

  • Helps you see the shade/toast level of your bread so you can control how long it cooks. No more burnt toast! Well, unless you like burnt toast
  • Glass toasters conduct less heat (They're better insulators)
  • Can be a sleek addition to your kitchen countertop
  • Majority of transparent toasters allow you to remove the glass panel for easy cleaning


Cons:

  • Not typically a good fit for larger families as most glass toasters only have one long slot for bread
  • More expensive than your traditional toaster
  • The heating element of a transparent toaster differs from a standard toaster. In a glass toaster, the heating occurs at the top or bottom (sometimes both). So you may get spotty toasting. A standard toaster provides heating on the sides so the entire side of the bread gets toasted.


How Customers Felt Over Time

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Buying a clear glass toaster initially sounds like a great idea. You may simply be satisfied by seeing your toast browning to your preferred level of doneness.

However, as time goes on, some customers have found the overall functionality or lifespan of a see-through toaster is about the same as a regular toaster. Some still experience uneven toasting, faulty levers or defective products after a few months of use ( just like all toasters).


Our Advice...

homewell-toaster

If you really want to spruce up your kitchen or are totally picky about how you like your toast, then a glass toaster is definitely something to consider.

If you're going this route, make sure and pick out a toaster with clear visibility and a wide window to see through.

If you do not plan on leaving your toaster on the kitchen counter all the time, a glass toaster may not be the best option for you as most of these toasters are aesthetically pleasing in order to fit into your kitchen feng shui.

There are many different types of glass toasters on the market, so finding the perfect one for your kitchen can be a daunting task. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the seven best clear glass toasters available.


The 7 Best Clear Glass Toasters


1) Dash Clear View Toaster

dash-toaster

Specs:

Dimensions: 6.6in x 15.7 x 7.8
Weight: 4.4lbs


Features:

  • Pre-set Buttons: Bagel, Defrost, Reheat
  • 7 toast shades
  • Removable crumb tray and glass panel
  • Auto Shut-off feature
  • Includes recipe book and database access


Product Summary and Comparison 

This is a cute, compact transparent toaster in seven distinct hues. If you need a baseline to compare to other transparent toasters, the Dash Clear View is the one.

With over 9,000 reviews on Amazon, this seems to be a fan favorite. The Dash has all your basic functions making it easy to navigate your toast in three easy steps. A plus is having auto-shutoff as a safety feature in case your bread does not come out.


Pros

  • Love the extra wide, long slot for sliced loaves of breads
  • The toaster is stylish and available in several colors
  • Bagel setting works well for one sided toasting & English muffins


Cons

  • The toaster launches the bread into the air, and it may fall on the floor or counter
  • Toasting occurs more at the top of the bread than the middle and bottom
  • The crumb tray does not thoroughly cover all sections to catch crumbs



2) Daewoo SDA1060

Daewoo Clear toaster SDA1060

Specs:

Dimensions: 16.7in x 7in x 8.4in
Weight: 5.58lbs


Features:

  • Removable inner glass panel and crumb tray
  • Auto shut-off function
  • Defrost, reheat & bagel function
  • 7 Level Browning Control
  • 900W power for faster toasting


Product Summary and Comparison 

The 900W power for faster toasting makes the Daewoo stand out. This is a plus for individuals always on the go and need breakfast toast fast. Like the Dash Clear View toaster, auto-shut off is always a great safety feature to have!


Pros

  • Ability to see the toast toasting
  • The bagel function works very well
  • Product is worth the money


Cons

  • Does not toast evenly
  • Not thinly-sliced bread friendly. They will fall deep into the toaster, making it difficult to fish out.
  • The spring in the lever is fragile and many reported faulty after a few months of use



3) Casa Bugatti Noun Transparent Toaster

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Specs:

Dimensions: 21in x 9in x 9in
Weight: 15.7lbs


Features:

  • Multi-functional Appliance - you can cook meat, fish, vegetables & bread
  • Touch Screen Console
  • Removable ceramic glass panels
  • Semiconductor heating and far infrared rays
  • Smartphone app available


Product Summary and Comparison 

Let's start by noting how crazy this toaster is and how it looks like it came from the future. This might fall under the overkill spectrum of clear glass toasters. Bugatti, (not the sports car brand) manufactures products for the kitchen that are highly innovative with a touch of sophisticated design.

If you have a luxurious kitchen and need a luxurious toaster, this is it. Not only can the Noun toast, but it can cook meat, fish and vegetables! The touch screen makes it easy to navigate functions. Currently, it is priced for about $2,000. Yikes! This one is way out of my budget but if you have the desire, go for it!


Pros

  • Sleek, futuristic, transparent design
  • You can utilize the app on your smartphone to control settings
  • Cooks more than just toast
  • You can have toast in less than 2 minutes


Cons

  • Extremely expensive
  • Limited production in stock



4) CUKOR 2-Slice Long Slot Toaster with Window

cukor-toaster

Specs:

Dimensions: 15.15in x5.4in x 7.5in
Weight: 9.64lbs
Slot Dimensions:10.5in x 1.5in


Features:

  • Warming rack
  • 7 Toast Shades
  • Bagel & Defrost Settings
  • Detachable crumb tray and side panels for easy cleaning
  • Cord Storage
  • Extra Long & wide slots
  • Automatic slots that rise and sink


Product Summary and Comparison

I believe the best feature of CUKOR toaster is the warming rack. I mean how cool is that? If you need to prepare breakfast for a family, you can toast and warm up pastries at the same time.

The interior is made of stainless steel so no plastic or weird odors will arise. Customer service offers a 30-day free return/replacement and 18 month warranty. Lastly, the CUKOR has a slow rising feature so it won't shoot your toast in the air like the Dash Clear View Toaster will. 


Pros

  • Customers love the use of the warming rack
  • Viewing window to watch the toast
  • Toaster has a sleek, clean modern look
  • Bagel & defrost feature is very convenient


Cons

  • Poorly translated instruction manual
  • A handful of customers reported toaster defective after a few months of use
  • The automatic lift stops working which renders the entire toaster defective



5) Homewell Windowed Long Slot 2-Slice Toaster

homewell-toaster

Specs:

Dimensions: 15in x 6in x 8in 
Weight: 10.5lbs
Slot Dimensions: 10.5in x 1.5in


Features:

  • 7 Toast Shade Settings
  • Automatic lift - the toaster automatically lowers bread when you push start and automatically lifts bread when done
  • Removable crumb tray & side panels for easy cleaning
  • Defrost, bagel & cancel functions
  • Wide Slots


Product Summary and Comparison 

This Homewell toaster uses quartz tube heating elements to evenly and quickly toast. The body of the toaster is made out of stainless steel and the window is long and clear. This would be my preference if you toast a lot of artisan or larger long breads due to the extra long and wide slots!


Pros

  • Love the automatic lift mechanism
  • Long transparent window to watch toasting process
  • There is only one long slot instead of two, so you can fit more than two pieces of bread or one long piece of bread
  • Toaster is easy to operate


Cons

  • Some customers received the toaster with a dent on the side or defective
  • The toaster is a bit larger than average



6) Balmuda Steam Toaster Oven

balmuda-toaster

Specs:

Dimensions: 14.1in x 12.6in x 8.2in
Weight: 10.2lbs


Features:

  • 4 Bread modes: sandwich bread, artisan bread, pizza, pastry
  • Steam Technology-locks in the bread's inner moisture and flavor
  • 3 oven settings


Product Summary and Comparison 

This toaster is a bit pricey, but hear me out! The BALMUDA steam toaster is one of a kind with a clean bold design.

The steam technology used is pretty cool and according to customer reviews, it actually works! It heats your bread and maintains the inner moisture so the bread is not dry. I am also a fan of the different bread modes. The toaster heats according to the type of bread so it does not over/under toast.


Pros

  • Looks nice and compact
  • The steam technology is effective by keeping moisture in the middle of the bread
  • Reheating function works really well with items such as fish, waffles and french fries
  • Heats up quickly


Cons

  • Toaster interior is too small, can not fit much more than two slices of small bread
  • Customers had issues with the baking pan. The pan is not nonstick and is not dishwasher safe
  • This toaster is too expensive



7) Cusimax Clear Long-Slot 2-Slice Toaster

cusimax-toaster

Specs:

Dimensions: 15.15x5.4x 7.5 inch


Features:

  • Cord Storage
  • Slide-Out glass panels for easy cleaning
  • Removable Crumb Tray
  • Extra-wide Slots
  • 7 Shade Levels


Product Summary and Comparison 

If you like to multi-task in the kitchen and need an alarm to let you know when something is finished, this toaster is for you. Customers complained that the beeping is loud and annoying, but I think it's a good safety feature that none of the other toasters have.


Pros

  • Saves on counter space
  • Easy to operate, features are easy to understand
  • Aesthetically pleasing & matches other kitchen appliances
  • See-through window helps with monitoring toast settings


Cons

  • The beeping at the end of toasting cycle is loud and annoying
  • The toaster is unbalanced
  • Slanted bread rack


Conclusion

bugatti-food

Are clear glass toasters nifty or overkill? A little bit of both I would say! As you can see, transparent toasters have similar functionalities as a standard toaster.

They look sleek and modern in your kitchen, they're easy to clean, and best of all, you can see what's happening inside. You can go the simple route with the Dash View Toaster or take it up a notch with the BALMUDA. 

If you're feeling super fancy, the BUGATTI Noun will definitely impress. Whichever you chose, just remember the main reason you probably want to purchase a clear glass toaster is to watch your toast toasting!

Amy 


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About the author

Amy spends her days changing diapers, creating chaos in the kitchen, hunting for bourbon and exploring breweries across the country with her husband and Baby Amelia! (She has been to more breweries than Amy ever did when she was a one year old!) Amy received her Bachelors Degree in Hospitality with a concentration in food & beverage at East Carolina University. She spent most of her hospitality career managing & guiding individuals to provide the best dining experience to guests through the creativity of the dishes & beverages

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