This four-slice toaster is the larger sibling of the Cuisinart Compact 2-Slice Toaster CPT-120 (*Est. $30) , and it gets similar reviews. Fifty bucks is actually a good price for a four-slice toaster (some, like the more highly rated Breville Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster BTA840XL, cost almost triple the price). On the downside, owner-written reviews are mixed for the Cuisinart four-slice toaster; although many are happy with it, others complain of uneven browning, over-browning or having to run toast through two cycles. On the plus side, a bagel setting is included, and there are two sets of controls. On the whole, this toaster gets stronger overall reviews than other four-slice toasters in its price class.
The Cuisinart CPT-140 isn't included in any professional reviews but receives plenty of owner feedback at Amazon.com. Like almost all toasters, the overall story is mixed. Although many users seem perfectly happy with it, others aren't as pleased. We found additional owner-written reviews at Cooking.com and Viewpoints.com.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Cook's Illustrated put eight four-slice toasters through their paces, evaluating each toaster's ability to toast on the light, medium and dark settings. Editors also toasted bagels, pastries and waffles. Finally, they took a hard look at design, including controls and crumb trays. The Cuisinart CPT-140 is one of the toasters included in testing.
Review: Inexpensive 4-Slice Toasters, Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine, Dec. 2008
Amazon.com has mixed reviews for virtually all toasters, and the Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster CPT-140 is no exception. Most reviewers praise its browning consistency, but some say it toasts unevenly. This overall assessment is common among inexpensive toasters, but the Cuisinart toaster gets fewer complaints than others in its class. Overall, about 55 owners contribute to an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.
Review: Cuisinart CPT-140 Electronic Cool Touch 4-Slice Toaster, White, Contributors to Amazon.com
Cooking.com is an Internet retailer that allows visitors to write reviews of kitchen items, including toasters. The Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster CPT-140 gets 4.5 stars out of 5 in more than 70 reviews. Owners praise its compact design and ease of use. Reviews here are more positive on the whole than those we found at Amazon.com.
Review: White Compact Toaster, Contributors to Cooking.com
Less than 30 owners contribute to the Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster's average rating of 4.37 stars out of 5. Some say the reheat feature is useless, and the adequacy of the bagel function is brought into question by a number of owners. Otherwise, the majority are pleased with the Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster CPT-140.
Review: Cuisinart Compact 4-Slice Toaster CPT-140 Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com