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Best Toaster: 5 best 2-slice and 4-slice toasters

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Magimix Vision toaster

5 / 5

Reviewed by Andy Vandervell

07 December 2015

Magimix Vision

Features: 2 slice toaster, glass sides, 1450W, Bagel setting, warm up toast setting
Price: £160

The first thing you notice about the Magimix Vision is that it looks stunning. The glass panels let you see right through it while the stainless steel (it also comes in black, white and red versions) makes it look like it will last forever. Making toast has never been so much fun.

It has a single long slot. This means it’s much bigger than most two-slice toasters but it also allows it to toast more fiddly bread products, like pitta breads, without having to cut them in half. It was also one of the best toasters we tested in terms of width of bread you could include.

Other than the glass panels the Magimix Vision toaster doesn’t have too many gimmicks. It has eight settings for toasting and we found that they were very accurate, with the middle one providing just the right level of browning. Other than that it lets you warm toast bagels on just one side.

The Magimix Vision works a little differently in terms of how it toasts the bread. Instead of many thin elements that run from throughout most toasters it has thick heating element bars, two at the top and two at the bottom. It’s the sort of thing you’ll find on a bar heater.

This is what lets the Magimix Vision have its unique style and it also means that the Vision is one of the fastest toasters we tested at 2 minutes and 38 seconds. We were a little concerned that it would also mean that toast was unevenly cooked but the tops and bottoms of the slices were only slightly darker than the middle while colouring on both sides was very consistent.

The glass panels open for cleaning and the crumb tray is easy to access.

If you’ve got the space in your kitchen and you value style then the Magimix Vision is a great choice of toaster.

We loved:
It’s a design statement
Good toasting and bagel option

We didn’t like:
Bulky for a two-slicer

Our Score:

9
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