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Cuisinart Compact 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120

*Est. $30
Reviewed
December 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Cuisinart Compact 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120

Pros
  • Compact
  • Easy to clean
  • Stay-cool exterior
  • Fits bagels and thick breads
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • LED light stays on
  • Uneven toasting

The Cuisinart CPT-120 was included in a performance test and receives high ratings from one professional review organization. However, reviews at Amazon.com are mixed, with more than 370 reviewers giving it an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Although many owners seem perfectly happy with it, quite a few complain of uneven browning, particularly with regular supermarket bread as opposed to thicker items like bagels and Texas toast. Part of the reason might be its wide slots -- great for big bagels, but large enough that thinner items may not get close enough to the heat source. Still, all toasters get some poor reviews for uneven browning. The Cuisinart Compact 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120 gets better reviews than others in its price class. The four-slice version, the Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster CPT-140 (*Est. $50) , gets similar reviews.

The Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster CPT-140 is included in a professional roundup of 38 toasters conducted by ConsumerReports.org. The ratings are available only to subscribers. We found more reviews at Amazon.com, where hundreds of owners give this model a mixed overall evaluation. We consulted additional consumer reviews at Cooking.com and Viewpoints.com. The main complaint is uneven browning.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.org provides the most recent and comprehensive toaster reviews available. The Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster CPT-140 (identical to the two-slice model except for capacity) is included in a test of 38 toasters based upon performance, consistency and ease of use.

Review: Toasters, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Jan. 2010

2. Amazon.com

Amazon.com has mixed reviews for virtually all toasters, and the Cuisinart Compact 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120 is no exception. Some owners praise its browning consistency, but some users say it toasts only one side. Several suggestions on the site indicate that this problem may be because of a bagel setting issue and not a mechanical default. Some users note that the LED light stays on even when the toaster is not in use.

Review: Cuisinart CPT-120 Electronic Cool Touch 2-Slice Toasters, Contributors to Amazon.com, Contributors to Amazon.com

3. Cooking.com

Cooking.com allows users to write reviews of various kitchen items, including toasters. The Cuisinart Compact 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120 earns an average of 4.4 stars out of 5 with more than 70 reviews. Owners praise its compact design and toasting consistency.

Review: White Compact Toaster, Contributors to Cooking.com

4. Viewpoints.com

Just over 35 owners rate the Cuisinart Compact 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120, contributing to an average rating of 3.83 out of 5 stars. Feedback is consistent with that found on other review sites, with several owners complaining of uneven toast.

Review: Cuisinart 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120 Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com

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