Updated 25 Jul 2018

KitchenAid

2 Slice Toaster KMT2116

Snapshot: The KitchenAid 2-Slice Toaster KMT2116 is a 2-slice toaster with a stainless steel + painted metal finish. Is it the best thing since sliced bread?

2 Slice Toaster KMT2116
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$199

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Test results

Overall score
20
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Browning consistency
?/10
Browning evenness
?/10
Burgen
?/10

Good points

  • Good controls.
  • Crumb tray is easy to clean (but fiddly to pull out).
  • Has a 3-minute keep-warm function.
  • Has a crumpet setting.

But

  • Extremely poor toasting performance - was not able to toast bread to a suitable level of browning therefore we were unable to perform the rest of our tests.
  • No reheat setting.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:

Toasting performance (70%): As a toaster heats up it produces darker toast, so we wanted to check the consistency of colour from run to run. To do this we toasted slices of fresh white bread over 4 runs in quick succession. We also assessed the evenness of browning across each slice. Next we checked how well the toasters dealt with a single slice, as well as bread straight from the freezer. Where a toaster has a Burgen score, we also assessed how well the toaster cooked Burgen bread.

Ease of use (30%): We assessed how easy the controls were to use, whether the toasters were easy to clean or had dirt traps, and whether the crumb tray was easy to remove and empty.

We also measured the temperature of the sides of the toasters — if these get higher than 68°C they could burn you. (None of the models in this test were higher than 68°C but the metal around the slots can still get very hot.)

Key data

Key data

Type
2-slice

Model

Avg price
$199

More test results (/10)

Frozen slice
0.0
Single slice
0.0

Specifications

Toasting time (min:sec)
n/a
Dimensions LxWxH (cm)
31 x 20 x 20
Exterior finish
Stainless steel+painted metal
Number of slots
2

Features

Long slot
×
Separate slot-controls
n/a
Separate browning controls
n/a
High-lift lever
Self-centring
Cancel button
Cord storage
Reheat setting
×
Frozen bread setting
Bagel or crumpet setting
Sliding crumb tray

More Info

Comment

We have given this toaster a performance score of zero, as the toaster did not reach a suitable level of browning, even after we tried on three separate samples. In response to our findings, KitchenAid says it "stands by the quality and performance of all its products.

Availability

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