Adding a touch of copper to your kitchen appliances can really brighten up the space and add a touch of metallic glamour. If you're in the market for a new toaster or toaster oven, consider opting for a copper model.
When it comes to toasters and toaster ovens, it's important to take the time to find the right model. These gadgets are hard to stow away, so it's imperative they fit with your kitchen style and function to your liking.
Consider Before You Buy
Rose Gold or Copper?
If you're looking to match other appliances in your kitchen, check the true color of the appliance. Rose gold has a pink tone while copper has more of an orange undertone. These copper toasters also come in a variety of shades, from light to dark, and some have a matte, brushed or polished finish with plenty of shine.
Copper or Copper Colored?
Due to the high price of copper, most of these appliances are not made of true copper. Instead, manufacturers coat the outside of these appliances with copper-colored paint to give the look of copper. The body of many of these copper appliances are actually stainless steel with copper accents. This is a good option if you don't have other copper appliances as it will fit more into your decor.
Size and Capacity?
Look for a toaster or toaster oven that will fit easily on your countertop. You'll also need to consider how many people will be using it. Some of these appliances can toast two or four slices of bread. The toaster oven design will typically do a lot more than toasting. Many can function as a second oven in your kitchen for baking, broiling and warming.
Best Copper Colored Toasters
1) Cotomier 2-Slice Toaster with Rose Gold/Copper Colored Walls
(Check out this Youtube video to see how it looks.)
You'll get the look of rose gold at an economical price with the purchase of this Cotomier 2-slice toaster. It has a sleek look and a vintage appeal. With this model you can toast bagels and other thick slices of bread. Set the controls for light, medium or dark toast.
External Dimensions: 10.6 x 5.9 x 7.3 inches
Weight: 3.34 Pounds
The water-ripple design on the Cotomier 2-slice toaster is unique and gives it a vintage look. It's a great option if you're looking for a toaster with a more retro feel.
Six browning settings
6 Browning settings are pretty much the average for copper-colored toasters. Nothing to write home about but ideal for those who aren't overly (or underly) picky about brownness control.
Extra-wide slots for thicker bread slices
Having wider slots allows you to toast things like bagels and artisanal breads without having to cram it in the slot.
Removable crumb tray
Pretty standard with todays microwaves but still worth mentioning. For ease of cleaning, simply remove the crumb tray, dump it, and place it back in the toaster.
Cord wrap storage
Wires are an ugly thing on a kitchen counter. Better to have a designated place to hide that cord.
- Can toast bagels, waffles or toaster pastries
- Made of food-safe stainless steel
- Cancel function
- Not as shiny as other copper appliances
- Doesn't always toast evenly
- Can toast only two slices of bread
2) Dualit 2-Slice/4-Slice Toaster with 2 Copper Colored Sides (27440)
The Dualit Slice Toaster is another unit with a retro look. It has two copper-colored sides and a stainless steel body that can offer a sophisticated look for your kitchen.
It's pricey, but there are definitely some potential qualities that make it worth the money.
External Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 8 inches
Weight: 8.28 pounds
What's a sandwich cage, you ask? You guessed it, a cage that holds a sandwich. Check out this video demonstration for more information.
Hand Made in the UK
Definitely the most reassuring aspect of investing in a high priced toaster is knowing this baby was hand made with love in the UK.
Removable crumb tray
Again, most toasters these days come standard with a removable crumb tray. It makes the cleaning process far easier and helps reduce the chance of buildup (that is...if you actually use it).
Yes, there are only 3 settings, but there are intervals between those 3 settings as well. In other words, you'll only see the numbers 1, 2 and 3 but you can also put the dial between 2 and 3, giving you a 2.5 browning setting. I know, very complicated stuff 🙂
Weirdly, not a function in all toasters today. If you like being able to pop in a frozen waffle or toast in the morning, you'll be glad to know this toaster has a defrost function.
This is one of those functions that sounds great on paper but never quite works as intended. Basically, it reheats your already toasted bread so it's warm again. Except, in our experience, it never quite reheats exactly like the first toast.
Patented Proheat element
A heating mechanism that they say will "increase toasting efficiency & element longevity." They do this through a "protective armour plated" layer covering the filament, making them virtually unbreakable.
- Large slots for bagels and buns
- Sleek and attractive
- Light and dark settings
- Smokes on the first and/or second use
- Short slots
- The beeper sounds like an egg-timer
Best Copper-Colored 4-Slice Toasters
3) Sencor 4-Slice BEIGE/Copper Colored Toaster
Enjoy the look of modern elegance with this copper colored 4-slice toaster. Its digital controls give it an added luxury look that have some functional advantages as well.
External Dimensions: 11.81 in. x 11.46 in. x 7.8 in.
Weight: 5.81 pounds.
This is such a cool accessory! This rack works great for things like buns and croissants. Just place the rack above the toaster slots and set the toast function. The heat rises from between the slots and warms up the food (without toasting it).
Having a timer is great for anyone who likes to multi-task in the morning. Set the toasting time and get on with your other breakfast preparations while your bread is being toasted to perfection. You can have your cooking times down to a science.
Bagel, Defrost & Cancel Function
Pretty standard toast settings. Great for simplicitys sake.
Nobody likes excessive cord exposure on the kitchen counter. The cord storage is a great feature to roll up the cord when you're done using the toaster to keep the counter neat and clean.
Cool Touch Exterior & Anti-slip feet
Most of us have at least one experience burning ourselves on the toaster. This toaster's "cool touch" feature is an easy way to avoid this altogether.
- The toaster rack is large and removable
- Customers love the color and sophisticated look
- Digital dial makes it easier to manage and function the toaster
- The lever is flimsy
- The bagel function does not toast well
- For some customers, it takes too long to toast
Best Copper-Color Accent Toasters
4) Café Express Finish 2-Slice Toaster w/ Copper/Rose Gold Colored Accents
You'll appreciate the contemporary look of this toaster. Its body is stainless steel with copper accents such as its feet, knobs and lever.
(Check out this youtube video to see how it actually looks.)
External Dimensions: 7 in. x 12 7/25 in. x 8 in.
Weight: 8 pounds
Multiple Quick Functions
In a hurry? Quickly get toasting by pushing one of the four pre-set functions: Express finish, bagel, reheat, frozen.
Having extra-wide slots makes it possible to toast artisanal breads and larger bagels.
8 Toast Shade Options
8 toast shade options allows you to get your toast just the way you like it. Whether you like it light or dark, you can easily find your preferred number after some trial and error.
This feature is great so you don't have to go digging in the slots to fish your toast out. The lever will lift the bread high so you can avoid burning your fingers.
The toaster has an LED ring that lights up to indicate the status of the toast and blinks when your toast is ready.
- Love the large slots
- LED lighting on the control panel
- Customers love the stylish look of the appliance to match the kitchen aesthetics
- Uneven toasting on both sides
- Higher settings tend to burn toast
5) Oster 2-Slice Toaster with Rose Gold/Copper Colored Accents (2097682)
Add style to your kitchen with this affordable stainless steel and copper 2-slice toaster. It is made of stainless steel but is enhanced with rose gold accents and rose gold trim.
External Dimensions: 15'' H x 8'' W x 8.5'' D
Weight: 1.95 pounds
9 Toast Shade Settings
Customize your perfect toast with 9 different shade settings from light to crunchy or in between. This is ideal for a large family, in that everyone can find their ideal toast number and use it accordingly.
3 Pre-Set Functions
Defrost function allows you to toast frozen bagels, bread, waffles and pop tarts.
The bagel function helps toast your bagel evenly and adjusts cooking time for thickness.
The cancel function stops the toasting process just in case you change your mind on the amount of cooking time.
This feature allows for larger slices of bread to be toasted freely and not jammed into the slot.
High Lift Lever
You can easily retrieve your bread with a high lift lever, so you don't have to worry about touching the hot toaster.
- The toaster is stylish and appealing with rose gold finish
- Fair price point
- The bagel function works well
- Takes a longer time to toast than other toasters
- Does not toast evenly; customers complain of one side of toast getting burnt or not toasted at all
- The cord is too short
6) Haden Black and Copper 4-Slice Toaster
This black and copper toaster is ultra-sophisticated. It has a modern appeal with a classic flair.
(Check out this Youtube Video to see how it looks.)
External Dimensions: 7.75'' H x 11.75'' W x 12'' D
Weight: 4.2 lbs
Removable Crumb Tray
Cleaning a toaster can be difficult with all the small crevasses. This toaster has two removable crumb trays for easy cleaning and de-crumbing.
3 Pre- Set Functions
If you're on the go in the mornings, having these quick functions can save you some time. The defrost option is great when you need frozen items to thaw quickly. Bagel functions for bagels (of course) and a cancel button when you just need to get that bread and go.
Having four slots is a plus, but four extra-wide slots are awesome! No more jamming in large slices of bread. Thick bagels, here we come!
Self Centering Function
When you toss your toast into the slots, it can end up in a weird position, resulting in uneven toast. This feature keeps the bread in the perfect toasting position!
Automatic Shut Off
This is a great safety feature just in case your bread gets stuck in the slots and does not pop up. Nobody likes the smell of burnt toast or a fire!
- The toaster is very attractive
- Thickly sliced bagels fit well into the extra-wide slots
- There is a kettle that matches the toaster that customers find appealing together
- The toaster is lightweight; sometimes when pushing both levers down, the toaster falls forward
- There is a chemical burning smell when first using the toaster; it takes several uses before the smell disappears
- The numbers on the dial are hard to read
Best Copper Toaster Ovens
7) Cuisinart Copper and Stainless Steel Toaster Oven (TOB-60N1CS)
You can cook a variety of dishes in this copper toaster oven. It is suitable for baking, broiling, toasting, and warming.
External Dimensions: 19.1 x 15.5 x 9.8 inches
Weight: 14.67 pounds
Multiple Cooking Functions
Switching gears, a toaster oven has a few different cooking functions available than a regular toaster. You can bake, broil, toast, convection bake and keep food warm.
Large Cubic Capacity
This toaster oven has 0.6 cubic foot capacity which can fit a 12" pizza and 6 slices of toast! The more food, the merrier!
With a nonstick interior coating, cleaning just got a whole lot easier. Wipe the oven with a wipe or wet cloth for best results.
Slide-Out Crumb Tray
To add to your easy cleaning process, having a slide-out crumb tray can help keep your counters crumb-free. Sliding out the tray makes it easy to clean the tray as well!
- Easy to clean
- The toaster oven provides a long power cord just in case your electrical outlet is far
- Great for kitchens with limited countertop space
- The toaster does not have timer or beeper so it makes it difficult to know when cooking is complete
- The dial proposes a few issues such as being flimsy and hard to read
- The exterior gets extremely hot when on
What Happened to the Jenn Air Copper Toaster?
The Jenn Air Corporation went through a couple of changes over the last decade. It is now part of the Whirlpool Corporation. The Jenn Air copper toaster had a chic, designer look. The Whirlpool Corporation ceased to produce this product and other small appliances in 2009.
A copper toaster or toaster oven is a simple way to enhance your kitchen decor. It has a clean look with an upscale appeal. Because they are made of quality metal, copper toasters are also durable.
Are you ready to spruce up your kitchen? Happy Toaster Shopping!
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