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Cuisinart CPT-120 5 Star Rating: Cheapism Best Pick
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Summary:

Cuisinart is a well-respected appliance manufacturer, and its CPT-120 Toaster garners many favorable reviews. The styling and size are big pluses, according to Cuisinart CPT-120 reviews on Amazon. Users like the compact 10x5x6.5-inch dimensions and wrap-around cord, making it a good choice for apartment dwellers or those with limited counter space. Consumers posting reviews also praise the spare look and well-placed toaster controls on the side panel.

Most Cuisinart CPT-120 reviews by users express satisfaction with the toast (or bagel or waffle) that pops out. One user appreciates the extra time added to accommodate thick-cut bagels, the reheat option that warms toast without additional browning, and the lift lever for small pieces, according to a review on Epinions. Cuisinart CPT-120 reviews on Amazon and Overstock.com comment on the uniform browning and balanced texture, and one English muffin lover says it toasts her favorite breakfast food perfectly. Some postings, however, complain about uneven toasting (one side is way too dark and the other barely browned) and excessive browning even at low settings.

The Cuisinart CPT-120 (starting at $26, Amazon) offers an extensive range of features for a cheap toaster, including a stay-cool exterior, 1.5-inch-wide slots that adjust for thin or thick items, removable crumb tray, and cancel, reheat, defrost, and bagel settings. U nlike most other cheap models, this Cuisinart toaster features LED indicator lights and touchpad controls, and nine browning levels (note, however, that even users who praise the toaster say anything higher than 3 produces very dark toast). Equally unusual at this cheap end of the toasters market is a three-year limited warranty.

Bottom line: You may have to fiddle a bit to find the browning setting that produces toast the way you like it, but once you do, the streamlined Cuisinart CPT-120 will prove its worth.

by Maralyn Edid (Google+ Profile) – April 19, 2012
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