Professional testers generally prefer manual dials to digital toaster controls because they're simpler to read and use. However, owners agree that the T-Fal 4-Slice Digital Toaster Long Slot's digital controls are intuitive. Like most toasters, it offers bagel, defrost and reheat settings, and owners consistently say it performs exceptionally well with bagels. The T-Fal 4-Slice Digital Toaster Long Slot has two extra-long slots instead of the four individual slots common to most four-slice toasters. It automatically adjusts to the length of the bread and therefore tends to perform better with two slices than comparable four-slice toasters. A high-lift lever provides easy access to completed toast (no more fishing out toast with a utensil). Owners like the digital display, which counts down the remaining time in the toasting cycle. Owners also like the toaster's sleek black appearance and say its unique design means it's less bulky than most four-slice toasters. As with all toasters, there are some complaints of uneven toasting.
ConsumerReports.org includes the T-Fal 4-Slice Digital Toaster Long Slot in its most recent toaster roundup, which evaluates 30 two-slice and eight four-slice toasters for ease of use, color range and ability to toast multiple batches. We also found a recommendation for this toaster at HomeAndGardenIdeas.com. To round out overall opinion, we consulted about 170 owner-written reviews on Amazon.com.
Editors of ConsumerReports.org evaluate eight four-slice toasters and 30 two-slice toasters in this roundup. Toasters are rated based on color range, ease of use and ability to toast consecutive batches.
Review: Toasters, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated
About 170 owners contribute to the T-Fal 4-Slice Digital Toaster's average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Owners say this toaster works great for bagels, and its long-slot design means it's less bulky than most four-slice toasters. There are some complaints of uneven toasting.
Review: T-Fal 4-Slice Digital Toaster, Black, Contributors to Amazon.com
This brief review names the T-Fal 4-Slice Digital Toaster Long Slot as one of the best toasters of 2011. Reviews primarily focus on features, and it's not clear whether the author has used each recommended model personally.
Review: The Best Toasters of 2011, Joseph Boyle, May 13, 2011