The morning breakfast routine used to take me what seemed like forever to get through. If your family is anything like mine, it is really difficult to get them to agree on a matter, much less when the subject on topic for agreement has anything to do with food.
There was a point when I was setting my alarm to wake up at 5 am, just so that I could get everyone’s breakfasts on the dining room table in time for them to have a quick sniff at what I had prepared and then gallop out of the front door.
As I previously stated, my kids seldom agree on anything and I have a funny feeling that they like it that way. And should they, as if by some miracle agree on what to eat, the eldest will usually shout to the youngest, “well that’s copying!” and all hell breaks loose again.
During my 5 am wake ups, there was a time when I was preparing porridge for my partner, lovingly chopping up strawberries and topping the porridge with blueberries to make it a little more exciting; frying eggs and bacon for my eldest, as he would just make such a mess if left to his own devices (I know we make a rod for our own backs by doing everything for our kids but sometimes you just have to accept defeat) and whisking together pancake mix for my youngest and squirting them with a little sauce that would almost inevitably end up smeared across the table and halfway to the living room.
And what was left for me, you may ask? I would grab a breakfast bar and make some instant coffee if lucky and finish it on my way out the door.
I went along with this crazy routine for quite a while (I was actually quite impressed with myself), until one dark day when the porridge got stuck to the pan, the bacon got burnt to smithereens and the pancakes were lumpy and I decided to put an end to the madness, I was going to restructure our families breakfasts and I would take hold of my life again. The solution? Toast.
Why was toast the perfect solution? For two simple reasons – it is quick and it can be varied. One of my main problems in the mornings is time, I simply did not want to continue waking up at 5 to prepare breakfast, but also wanted my family to have something filling to eat before starting their day.
Unlike porridge, eggs, bacon and pancakes, toast can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Simply buy the bread, place it in the toaster and then wait for it to pop. Bob’s your uncle.
The other convincing factor was that toast can be so versatile. My family all have very different tastes, but toast breakfasts allow for such variation. I was able to set my alarm clock to a more humane 6 am and still have enough time to lay out a few tasty spreads for my family to enjoy on top of their toast.
The best part is that my family love it, and it is something that they can cook independently. I still help the little one of course, but everyone else in the house is becoming, dare I say it, self-sufficient and I must say, it is refreshing.
If you are also fighting the battle with your family at breakfast time, then trust me, it is time to invest in a great toaster and make the swap to toast breakfasts.
This article has been prepared for you, the busy parent in mind as I will go on to discuss the very best features to have in a toaster, to assist you in choosing a model that will really help you out.
I will then go on to review 10 of the best commercial toaster on the market right now so that you can get an idea of what style suits you.
Top 10 Commercial Toaster Reviews
Is your old toaster starting to look a little worse for wear and you are after a replacement? Or perhaps you are moving into a new apartment and are looking for a brand new toaster that will last.
Whatever the case, have a look at the following list of 10 of the best commercial toasters out there. Make a note of the specifications listed above that you definitely can’t be without and then compare with the following makes and models to find the toaster that best suits you and your families needs.
Here is a great family sized toaster. It has room for four slices, so that you get breakfast ready at top speed.
The Dualit toaster has a polished chrome finish that genuinely looks stylish and as such, makes it easy to clean and nice. The toaster is available in 2 slice and 4 slice capacities, so you can get what you really need. You can also get any color you’d need, giving your kitchen the look it needs in order to truly strive and become great.
- Pro Heat System that evenly browns the bread
- Insulated stainless steel body
- High lift mechanism
- Removable crumb tray
Are you a fan of homemade bread? Everyone knows that homemade tastes better, but it can often be a bit of a pain to toast when you can’t quite fit it all in the toaster.
That is why this 4 slice toaster by Wolf Gourmet has come to save the day, as it has been designed with extra wide slots which will toast your artisanal bread to perfection.
The Wolf Gourmet toaster is a 4 slice toaster that was designed with extra-wide slots that enable even the thickest bread to perform extremely well while within it. Get equally brown bread on each side and embrace the beauty of this toaster. It is clever and it centers the bread you place inside of it, it even evenly distributes the heat every time you use it and adapts to the type of bread you have.
- Wider than average bread slots
- Self-centering bread guides
- Warm settings with two slide-out crumb trays
- Black knob accessories
- 5-year warranty
Not only does this 4 slice toaster by CUSIBOX look the part with its buffed stainless steel exterior.
This toaster has 6 levels of browning, a mechanism that allows you to create how brown you want your bread to get, and it also helps to make for easy cleanup as it has a removable crumb tray. This toaster has an excellent design, and it will fit nicely in just about any kitchen.
- Dual independent control panels
- Evenly toasted bread and bagels
- Toasting features with functions such as bagel, defrost and cancel
Hamilton Beach 24850
Do you love a chunky slice of homemade bread in the morning, smothered in lashings of butter and strawberry jam?
Then this 4 slice toaster by Hamilton Beach will be the perfect match for you and your kitchen. This toaster comes with 1.5 inch wide toast slots which are the perfect size for any artisanal bread, waffles, bagels or even English muffins.
This hamilton beach toaster works great and has been designed to stay cleaner for longer periods of time due to the fact that it has a chrome brushed exterior that does not show any fingerprints and is dust resistant. This makes it extremely good-looking as well, giving your kitchen the look it needs.
- High volume toasting
- 80 to 15 slices per hour
- Light, medium, and dark toast
- Bread centering
Waring Commercial Toaster
Take control of your breakfast with this medium-duty 4 slot toaster. No two people like their toast exactly the same way and that is why this toaster has been designed with two browning dials for you to adjust how golden your toast is.
This means that your partner can keep it their way on one side of the toaster and you can keep it your way on the other.
This toaster helps you keep everything clean around the kitchen and even comes with a removable crumb tray. These crumbs can accumulate in this tray and you can remove it and empty it once a week for the best possible results when it comes to cleanliness.
- Brushed Finish
- Removable Crumb Tray
- Extra Wide Slots 1.8
- Electronic Controls
Cuisinart CPT-340 Commercial Toaster
Are you trying to save a little space on your kitchen work surface? Then this stainless steel 4 slice toaster by Cuisinart will help you out.
It is compact in size so it can easily be tucked into a small corner of the kitchen and brought out when necessary.
This model even has a cord wrap so that you can keep it tucked under the base of the toaster, out of sight and out of mind.
The unique aspect of this toaster is the fact that it has two different types of bread shading preferences on each side of the toaster that can be enabled by default. This means that two people can use it at the same time and get the toast shade they genuinely want to get.
- Compact Design
- Stainless Steel Construction
- 6-setting shade dial
- 1/1.2 inch wide toasting slots
- Slide-out crumb tray
Waring Commercial WCT805 Commercial Toaster
Looking for the very best commercial toaster? Then this is it. This is a fantastic heavy duty toaster by Waring that is great for use in the home or in a restaurant.
This toaster has the capacity to toast 380 slices of bread within an hour, and that’s quite impressive. This is essentially the perfect toaster for busy kitchens. It toasts bread as it has 1.8-inch slots, that are wide enough for bagels as-well. It has a 240-volt ac and 2700 wats.
- A stainless steel material construction that makes it durable
- Can toast bread, toast, frozen waffles, and other foods.
- Has a 240-volt AC
One of my favorite things about this 4 slice toaster by KitchenAid is that it comes in so many great colors. You can choose from onyx black, brushed stainless steel, contour silver or empire red and get the color that will best match the interior and decor of your kitchen.
This toaster comes with under-base cord storage and you can put everything away when you are finished using it. The toaster also has a manual lift-high lever that will help you eject the smallest slices of bread from the toaster. This is convenient, as you never have to put yourself in danger.
- Extra-wide 1.2-inch slots to accommodate whatever you are doing
- Bagel and cancel buttons
- All-metal construction
- Under Base Cord Storage
Dualit 46555 Commercial Toaster
Now here is a really solid toaster. This 4 slice black and steel toaster by Dualit also comes in a 2 slice model, so that you can choose which one will suit your family best, depending on the size of your family and how many toast lovers you have among you.
This is a model that comes with a peek and pop function that allows you to check on the status of your bread without interrupting the toasting cycle at all. If it is not done, you can pull back the lever and back it down while allowing it to continue working. This is excellent for people who like to check up on their bread.
- Commercial grade elements that keep up in commercial kitchens
- Peek and Pop functions
- Extra-wide slots
- Defrost function
Willsence Commercial Toaster
Not found a toaster that really catches your eye so far? Not to worry as I think I have saved the very best toaster till last.
This toaster is unique in the sense that it has an LCD display that indicates the remaining cooking time in a countdown type of display, so you know exactly how long it will end up taking for the bread to finish cooking. It also comes with 9 browning settings so you can get your toast exactly how you want to get it.
- LCD Screen
- Many functions
- Premium look and feel
Our Favorite Commercial Toaster Features to Have
There are so many different toasters on the market and different toasters come with various features. In order to get your bread just the way you like it, make sure you pick a toaster with some of the essential features listed below.
Here are 5 of the most handy features out there
If you are a lover of a good old fashioned New York style bagel, then your toaster must have a bagel setting. What does a bagel setting do? It will toast your bagel on the cut side only, giving you that perfect gold crunch on one side without having to use the oven grill.
Not only does a bagel setting toast the perfect bagel, but it is also the perfect solution to toast a crumpet and will also give your English muffin that perfect crust one side.
Everyone likes their bread toasted a little different, some like it so that it has just a little color, others like it more on the what I would call burnt side. I think I’m somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.
That is why a really handy feature to have on a toaster would be some browning options so that you can be in control of exactly how dark or light your toast turns out.
The nice thing about a browning dial is that you can set it on one number so that all you have to do is pop your toast in the toaster in the mornings and it will come out exactly as you like it, without having to hover over it wondering when the toast will be done.
Cool touch exterior
Now here is a great feature for families. Gone are the days of burning your hand on the side of a hot toaster! If you purchase a toaster with a cool touch exterior, it will remain cool while in operation, making these models a safer option for families with small children or households with more limited countertop space.
Removable crumb tray
Lifting the toaster up, turning it upside down and shaking it violently will be a thing of the past with a removable crumb tray. It can simply be taken out, emptied into the trash, wiped with a dry cloth and then reinserted.
Easy peasy. Some removable crumb trays on certain models are dishwasher safe so that you don’t even have to worry about wiping them. Nice.
Now here is a really nifty feature, not available on many toasters, so it is a real gem should you find one. A countdown timer helps you to know exactly how much time will need to elapse before your toast is ready. Another way to keep you on track of time in the mornings.
Dualit 4 Slice Toaster, Polished Chrome
Wolf Gourmet 4 Slice Toaster (WGTR124S) (Stainless Steel)
Toaster 4 Slice, CUSIBOX Stainless Steel Toaster with BAGEL/DEFROST/CANCEL Function, Extra Wide Slots.
Hamilton Beach 24850 Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Extra-Wide Slot Commercial Toaster
Medium-Duty 4-Slot Toaster 120V Waring Commercial Toaster WCT708 Cuisinart CPT-340 Compact Stainless 4-Slice Toaster.
Waring Commercial WCT805 Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Standard Toaster with 4 Slots.
KitchenAid Kmt4115cu 4-Slice Toaster with Manual High-Lift Lever. Dualit 46555 4-Slice Design Series Toaster, Black and Steel Toaster 2 Slice 1800W, Willsence Stainless Steel Bagel Toaster with Extra Wide Slots
Best Commercial Toaster Conclusion
So there you have them, 10 of the very best commercial toasters on the market right now. Narrow down your search by making a list of the specifications that you love and the size of the toaster that you require.
Then have another glance over the reviews that will help you find that perfect toaster.