The Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster T4030 is a good-looking stainless-steel/black appliance that gets high praise from expert and consumer reviewers. With dual independent control panels, it operates as two toasters in one unit. It has bagel, frozen/defrost and cancel settings along with a six-setting lightness/darkness dial. It does not have a reheat feature. Some consumer reviewers say it takes a long time to toast, and opinions vary on the evenness of toasting.
Two toasters in one. The black/stainless-steel Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster T4030 basically is two toasters in one unit with independent control panels for the two sides. Reviews vary on its browning consistency. It has extra-wide, self-centering slots. Function indicator lights let you know when the bagel, frozen/defrost and cancel settings are at work. There is no reheat setting. Lightness/darkness for toasting is set by dial with six settings. The T4030 has a one-year warranty. Many consumer reviewers say they love the toaster and it works perfectly. Others say it toasts unevenly and takes too long to toast.
Easy-to-use controls. Slide-out crumb trays located in the back of the Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster T4030 help make cleanup easy -- just dispose of the crumbs and wash the tray. The toaster exterior can be cleaned simply with a damp cloth or sponge, then dried with a paper towel. The toaster's controls are easy to use and access. The T4030's high-carriage bread lifter raises toasted items above the toaster top for easy retrieval, which helps avoid burned fingers.
Attractive in any kitchen. The Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster T4030 is made of black plastic and stainless steel. Its sturdy look is attractive in any kitchen's décor, with several saying it looks "cool" and "modern." It measures 13.6 by 12.9 by 9.2 inches, and a number of reviewers say it's large and takes up quite a bit of counter space, so keep that in mind if you have a smaller kitchen. The cord wraps on storage cleats under the toaster.
TopTenReviews.com includes the Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster T4030 in its comparison of Top Ten toasters, ranking it No. 9 out of 10. The review is brief, and there is no mention of testing, but the reviewer notes it has dual settings for independent cooking and is missing key features.
Review: 2013 Best Toaster Comparisons and Reviews, Editors of TopTenReviews.com, Not dated
The Black & Decker T4030 comes in at No. 8 in this roundup of the top 10 toasters, with an overall score of 8 out of 10. Rowland says the T4030 is a modern-looking toaster and she likes its extra-wide slots and mix of electronic with dial controls. There are no negatives mentioned.
Review: Best 4-Slice Toaster: Top 10 Rated 4-Slice Toasters 2013, Brittany Rowland, Not dated
Consumer reviewers for Amazon.com give the Black & Decker T4030 4-Slice Toaster a rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars based on more than 60 reviews. Many consumer reviewers say they love the toaster and it works perfectly. Others say it toasts unevenly and takes too long to toast.
Review: Black & Decker T4030 4-Slice Toaster, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2013