The Waring Professional Cool Touch Toaster is highly rated by expert and consumer reviewers for being a simple toaster that does its job well. It has bagel and defrost settings with LED light indicators and 1.3-inch-wide, self-centering toasting slots for different bread sizes. Its high-lift carriage feature brings toasted items above the top of the toaster for easy retrieval. Some consumer reviewers say toasting evenness varies and they wish the toaster had a cancel button.
Wide, self-centering toasting slots. The Waring Professional Cool Touch Toaster is widely praised for being a good appliance that toasts evenly, though some consumer reviewers say toasting is uneven. It has two 1.3-inch-wide, self-centering toasting slots and a high-lift carriage feature that brings small items above the top of the toaster for easy retrieval. In addition to bagel and defrost buttons, it has a knob to adjust the light/dark shading and to cancel toasting. Consumer reviewers say they wish it had a cancel button instead so they do not have to keep resetting the shading dial. It has a one-year warranty.
Slide-out crumb tray. Cleaning the Waring Professional Cool Touch Toaster is as simple as wiping the exterior with a clean damp cloth and then drying it. The slide-out crumb tray makes it easy to remove crumbs. The toaster's controls are simple to use -- the bagel and defrost settings are indicated with LED lights. The light/dark shading is set with a knob. When you turn that knob counterclockwise, it cancels toasting, but some consumers would prefer a simpler method. A high-lift carriage (bread lifter) brings small items above the top of the toaster for easy retrieval.
Retro look. Made of plastic with stainless-steel and chrome accents, the Waring Professional Cool Touch Toaster is a sturdy appliance that some consumer reviewers say has a "retro" look. Perhaps because of its cool-touch housing, some consumer reviewers say the toaster is a bit bulky, with dimensions of 11.75 by 7.25 by 8.25 inches. No mention is made in the owner's manual of cord storage. This toaster comes in black and white
The Waring Professional Cool Touch Toaster comes in No. 7 in this roundup of the top 10 toasters, with an overall score of 8 out of 10. Rowland says the Cool Touch has a classic design with automatic adjustments for even browning. Hands-on testing is implied.
Review: Best 2-Slice Toaster: Top 10 Rated 2-Slice Toasters 2013, Brittany Rowland, Not dated
Frugal5.com puts the Waring Professional Cool Touch Toaster in the No. 1 spot on its list of the top five toasters based on value for the money, with an overall score of 9 out of 10. There is no review -- just a list of features.
Review: Best Toaster for the Money: Comparison of Best Value Toasters, Editors of Frugal5.com, Not dated
Amazon.com contributors gave the Waring Professional Cool Touch two-slice toaster a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on more than 400 reviews. The Amazon reviews are coupled with reviews of the same Waring toaster model in a four-slice version. Generally, consumer reviewers give both toasters high praise.
Review: Waring Professional Cool Touch Toaster, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2013