Which Cheap Toaster is Best?

2021 1 مه
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Today I'm comparing 4 toasters under $30 to see which one comes out on top! Three of these are name-brand toasters and three I purchased at a local Walmart. The Cuisinart is the only toaster I bought on Amazon.
The Toasters Are:
• Mainstays: bit.ly/3ta5DNR
• Hamilton Beach: bit.ly/3uablQN
• Black+Decker: bit.ly/338BV13
• Cuisinart: geni.us/cuistoaster
0:00 Intro
2:14 Round 1.1 (Light Setting)
3:56 Round 1.2 (Medium Setting)
5:23 Round 1.3 (Dark Setting)
8:16 Round 2 (Bagels)
10:37 Round 3 (Waffles)
13:26 Conclusion
MY GEAR (Amazon)
• Main Camera: geni.us/a7siii-fr
• Main Lens: geni.us/gm14
• 2nd Camera: geni.us/a6400-fr
• 2nd Camera Lens: geni.us/sigma-fr
• Lapel Mic: picogear.com
• Some of my top picks on Amazon: amzn.to/2DJCTFW
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Video Edited By Now Creatives: nowcreatives.com
#toaster #cuisinart #hamiltonbeach

  • What to do with the toast, we’ll once I had to toast lots of bread for an experiment then had much wasted bread, so I made a mobile out of it for the birds and hung it in the tree so they could come peck at my artwork.

    A KayfabeA Kayfabeپیش روز
  • I had a Hamilton Beach toaster and mine was not even $15.00 new. I think I paid $12.00 used it for 10 years straight, and it never failed. Yes it browned a bit uneven at times, but it was worth it! This year,finally, the lever broke. I think for 12.00 we got our money’s worth. I replaced it with a 4 slice, large opening, see through the sides, mint green 1950s colored new toaster that was way more than 12.00 lol

    A KayfabeA Kayfabeپیش روز
  • this is what youtube was made for.

    quacksquacksپیش 2 روز
  • "I got them from Walmat, so easy accessible" Oh yea i'll just nip down to my local Walmat here in the UK *facepalm *

    KebsKebsپیش 2 روز
  • Toasters are electronically pretty simple. It would be really easy for even an amateur electrical hobbyist to disassemble one and verify if the buttons even did anything. I'd check them for you myself if I lived closer!

    William AltenWilliam Altenپیش 2 روز
  • What weirdos like black toast.

    Dylan WhiteDylan Whiteپیش 3 روز
  • Me: bored Me: ends up watching videos about toasters

    Sarah van RooyenSarah van Rooyenپیش 5 روز
  • This had to be the most pointless review comparison ever. Pretty much every toaster has different heating settings. You are supposed to get a feel for whatever you normally toast, starting on the lower, safer side, and moving up as you get used to it. Eventually you will know the best settings for what you need. These are just heaters with timers after all. And the higher heat levels btw are for thick or moist or frozen items that need extra time. You should have been assessing things like evenness of the toast, how well the mechanisms functioned (I guess you sorta did with the failed springyness of the one toaster), width and depth of the toast capacity, overall quality of materials. Technology Connections did a great look at toasters and explaining the tech. There's not a whole lot to toasters, but it felt like you were reviewing the most irrelevant aspect when comparing the timers.

    John GoodsonJohn Goodsonپیش 6 روز
  • Isn’t the higher setting for frozen bread?

    Not ConvincedNot Convincedپیش 6 روز
  • I’ve always trusted Black and decker. I haven’t watched the video and I already know it’s the best.

    Not ConvincedNot Convincedپیش 6 روز
  • In the immortal words of Leopold..."Well, insertion of bread into that so-called toaster produces no toast at all, merely warm bread! Inserting the bread twice produces charcoal. So, clearly, to make proper toast it requires one and a half insertions, which is something for which the apparatus doesn't begin to allow! One assumes that when the General of Electric built it, he might have tried using it. One assumes the General might take pride in his creations instead of just foisting them on an unsuspecting public."

    James ConnorsJames Connorsپیش 6 روز
  • have a Cuisinart as a gift, i think i liked the results of the hamilton beach more, except i use bagle / waffle setting a lot, great review

    deaddy57deaddy57پیش 6 روز
  • Highest setting would work better with frozen bread.

    cister30328cister30328پیش 6 روز
  • I would go to Consumer Reports and look at their results before buying. You are doing a great job though.

    Lynne ForesmanLynne Foresmanپیش 7 روز
  • If you make another video like this, maybe vacuum cleaners? My husband and I recently bought a (relatively) cheap one at Walmart but we stood in the aisle debating longer than I thought we would have. Maybe a video like this could be helpful to someone else! :)

    Steffanee CaiolaSteffanee Caiolaپیش 7 روز
  • Love this video- especially including the time to toast!

    tuxedocrazytuxedocrazyپیش 8 روز
  • Walmart probably thought you were nuts when you purchased 3 toasters.

    Sieg670Sieg670پیش 8 روز
  • I appreciated the camera pan when you pushed down the lever and the toast popped out. Great job and thanks for the reviews!

    Grant MartinGrant Martinپیش 8 روز
  • I usually do setting 2 on my mainstays when I want frozen waffles

    jamesTBurkejamesTBurkeپیش 8 روز
  • I bought a mainstays a couple years ago and it still works no problem

    jamesTBurkejamesTBurkeپیش 8 روز
  • Anyone remember the guy on Oprah whose wife hated his chrome toaster collection....they were so cool. Like mini antique cars. No two were alike. He also collected old bowling shirts which she also hated. The audience sided with him on the cool factor.

    mary hershelmanmary hershelmanپیش 8 روز
  • I have recommended you to anyone thinking of buying anything you may have reviewed. You caused my friend to rethink the retractable hose.

    mary hershelmanmary hershelmanپیش 8 روز
  • I love the fact he doesn't waste any food. I've watched several test videos and the amount of food that is discarded just discourages me.

    M. HappyM. Happyپیش 8 روز
  • lol...I have that Black+Decker. Have had it forever.

    rmp5srmp5sپیش 9 روز
  • age 25, watching a video comparing toasters.

    Bill NyeBill Nyeپیش 9 روز
  • Why people need a toaster? 🤔

    Tala YokiTala Yokiپیش 9 روز
  • I bought an expensive toaster a couple years ago and it sucked. I returned it and got a Hamilton Beach cool touch toaster for $13.99, and it's been amazing, so I was rooting for HB here, and glad to see it's your choice. It's no frills, but it makes consistent and even toast, and it's pretty quick too. I wish the crumb tray was a little better,.but that's how I feel about every toaster. For eggo waffles, I actually go to the highest setting, and that works for me. Thanks for doing this comparison!

    ssjmichaelssjmichaelپیش 9 روز
  • Missed ultimate opportunity to say crank it to 11 c'mon now

    kwallace0307kwallace0307پیش 9 روز
  • This appeared in my recommends and i immediately recognized cheap ass mainstays one as the toaster i have. Anything over 1 turns mine completely black and sets off my fire alarm 😂😂😂 it's complete shit

    BellBellپیش 9 روز
  • From all the reviews I've read when buying a toaster, not many of them were good, the really high end ones had better reviews but still not amazing. I ended up with this one, paid $ 60. It's OK, you have to play with the settings to get good results smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N2PNF32/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Kathy doubleuKathy doubleuپیش 9 روز
  • "outside", "inside" - you sounded kinda like a NASCAR spotter LOL! Good review as allways :)

    Fidelis94Fidelis94پیش 9 روز
  • I have the Black & Decker toaster I set the dial straight up and hit Bagel and they come out the way I like them.

    Judge DeathJudge Deathپیش 9 روز
  • Thanks for the review. I'll be buying a Mainstays toaster for my aunt who loves burnt toast. This will be the 3rd gift I've given inspired by your reviews.

    Grateful DeadGrateful Deadپیش 9 روز
  • Should make french toast lol

    TheFiReLoRd777TheFiReLoRd777پیش 10 روز
  • No wonder you fuck up all the time. Frozen waffles specifically say DO NOT REFREEZE.

    kendall cuddleskendall cuddlesپیش 10 روز
  • Can you make a video on the best mandolins??

    Davidd10Davidd10پیش 10 روز
  • 9:38 that’s just a gimmick button lol

    Guis LarciaGuis Larciaپیش 10 روز
  • Glad i bought the cheapest toaster

    Josh LaraJosh Laraپیش 10 روز
  • I had the B&D, and it's junk. Ended up buying a used Sunbeam Radiant Control toaster circa 1980....1375 watts of power!

    Mitch DMitch Dپیش 10 روز
  • Use tongs to take the toast out ?

    GeminieCricketGeminieCricketپیش 10 روز
  • One of your best ever. Keep 'em comin James!!!

    Michelle McGoughMichelle McGoughپیش 10 روز
  • The darker settings aren’t for wonder bread. I only use it for whole grain that has been in the fridge.

    rabidsamfanrabidsamfanپیش 10 روز
  • The Hamilton-Beach toaster is a similar model to one that appeared in an episode of the Disney Channel series “Jessie”.

    Nielson LucasNielson Lucasپیش 10 روز
  • Bought the Cuisinart a few months back and am super happy with it!

    Aaron SchusterAaron Schusterپیش 10 روز
  • Is there the possibility that the waffles browned more than the bread/bagels because the sugar content in the waffles was high?

    Marathon RunnerMarathon Runnerپیش 10 روز
  • I have found that among all the cheaper appliances Hamilton Beach normally comes out on top. Now I'm not saying it's an appliance you can hand down to the next generation, NO CHANCE it's just a bit better than all the other cheap Chinese junk. TheReaper!

    joeblackakareaperjoeblackakareaperپیش 10 روز
  • Lol max setting is to make charcoal i think.

    KittemsKittemsپیش 10 روز
  • Just buy a toaster oven.... who even uses these anymore

    Brian RossBrian Rossپیش 10 روز
  • I see you James. Panning the video down when you depress the lever, and panning it up when the toast pops up. Nice little detail. 👌

    kilos_and_keyboardskilos_and_keyboardsپیش 11 روز
  • If it makes toast it's good.

    Max ZzyzxMax Zzyzxپیش 11 روز
  • I've had a Cuisinart on my target wish list for a while. I think this seals it.

    mst3kanitamst3kanitaپیش 11 روز
  • IMO, 99% of the toasters today do not do a good job. Notice those vertical lines in the bread slices? Is that really how a piece of bread placed into an oven on a rack will look like when it's done? Notice the horizontal lines from where the nichrome wire was closest to the surface of the slice? Notice the distance between those wires? About 3/4". So, you're left with tiger stripes high and low. Truly well made toasters have nichrome wire not more than 1/4" apart (and of course that'll never happen as it's an expensive part, that nichrome wire!). Whether or not there is an old fashioned escapement timing mechanism (which the automatic Toastmasters used from early1935 forward until the early 1940's), a bi-metal thermostat timing control OR a digital timing control matters little. They all work. It's the basic design - with the bean counters in the corporate background making sure everything reflects the bottom line and not any quality in their products - they dig their own graves. There's no loyalty to something of quality - just plastic planned obscolecence, cheesy, styleless rubbish foisted onto an unsuspecting public by userus, soulless creeps.

    Jim MJim Mپیش 11 روز
    • aha

      Nadir JofasNadir Jofasپیش 10 روز
  • I've been using an electric griddle to make my toast and it's the best thing since sliced bread.

    Supa Trending DailySupa Trending Dailyپیش 11 روز
  • i have a fifty year old dulite my aunt gave me when i moved out of my parents thirty years ago still toasts like a dream i know they are expensive but my word fifty years solid service it surely works out under 10 quid a year !!!

    Firsteerr LastmwwewFirsteerr Lastmwwewپیش 11 روز
  • Man, I usually like your videos, but come on... this one you really lost me. You can't toast white bread on max and expect anything edible to come out. Usually the level should be about how many minutes, though they seemed inconsistent with that. But seriously, real disappointed in this one, because the toasters are at their core just heating elements with timers, so your complaint that max time burnt white bread makes zero sense. Toasters can toast lots of different things, that's what the higher levels are for.

    AlexGMasonAlexGMasonپیش 11 روز
  • High setting is perfect for darker breads.. like rye bread

    GruuGruuپیش 11 روز
  • I had a Mainstays for a short while.. It was the 4 slot version.. Threw it away.. It was either not enough or burnt...

    Grady JGrady Jپیش 11 روز
  • I have a cheap $15 Hamilton Beach toaster n I love it! ☺️👍

    Bloop BloopBloop Bloopپیش 11 روز
  • we have a cuisinart toaster that i think is older than me and its coming close to two decaades old and that thing is really built. so far the only thing that broke was the plunge handle so weve been uising the wire fin poking out of if for at least 4 years now. but with a toaster that old its cook dial has gone out of wach to its version of "medium" is just completly black toast. its bagel button workes great still.

    MarkiMarkiپیش 11 روز
  • Use plastic or bamboo tongs when taking toast out of a toaster. Not only do they not conduct electricity, they also save you from burning your fingers. I am a big wimp when it comes to taking toast out of a toaster.

    Milady BlueMilady Blueپیش 11 روز
  • Boy, I wish this had been up last week! My 15 year old Betty Crocker white plastic toaster died on the inside - only the outer elements were working. But she gave me her all, so I have no complaints. I ordered the Black & Decker from Amazon. It works as you showed, with results that are not too uneven. I set it on about 2 1/2 and it does my wheat bread or bagel in one go. I like that it is not metal on the sides, so it won't get hot to the touch. Thank you for the thorough review! And BTW, if you've never made bread pudding, now is your chance!

    Cathy SCathy Sپیش 11 روز
  • Usually the "dark" setting on a toaster is used for frozen bread, not for fresh bread.

    nottheinternetnottheinternetپیش 11 روز
  • A toaster shouldn't care if bread is frozen. It should just cook it to perfection regardless. If the toaster does it's a failure imo.

    FatheredPuma81FatheredPuma81پیش 11 روز
  • Compare dogs clippers. PLEASE

    First-AidFirst-Aidپیش 11 روز
  • Now, this is what we’re looking for. Do more best cheap stuff. My wallet screams when I have to buy necessities lol. Cusinart makes pretty good products, from my personal experience. Edited: I guess B&D doesn’t make ‘em like they used to. Nm lol.

    Mango TMango Tپیش 12 روز
  • I don’t understand the point of complaining that the toaster burned the bread on high. To me that seems like user error. Some bread has higher moisture content than other resulting in longer toast times. On my home made bread I usually always use the highest setting which would definitely burn wonder bread

    Chris RChris Rپیش 12 روز
  • Mainstays is a horrible brand. It's cheaper but not worth it because it'll break down in 6-months to a year, assuming it even works when you take it out of the box.

    wavion2wavion2پیش 12 روز
  • Wonder bread is TERRIBLE for toast. it's a wonder they call it bread

    stan marcusstan marcusپیش 12 روز
  • Loved this video!

    Ryan McdougallRyan Mcdougallپیش 12 روز
  • I use my toaster for all kinds of things like hash brown patties, chicken patties, homemade tortilla pizza pockets, burritos.. It's much faster and cheaper than an oven which i can't afford anyways

    MeenaiaMeenaiaپیش 12 روز
  • You won’t get toast... if you don’t set the dial-setting up! GEEZ!!🤦‍♀️

    Van KatVan Katپیش 12 روز
  • Who toasts a bagel on 2??!?! Come on!!! That’s not even toasted for anything!!

    Gail LGail Lپیش 12 روز
  • Never had a HB toaster but all the other Hamilton beach items I've ever had were Garbage...

    TakingRainbowsBack !TakingRainbowsBack !پیش 12 روز
  • Freakin Reviews, i love your channel. Could you please do reviews on different air purifiers on Amazon?

    The Paralyzed ArmyThe Paralyzed Armyپیش 12 روز
  • I love that you went for budget items compared to budget items. Don't get me wrong, seeing how they stack up vs high end items is fun to watch but the comparison is much more useful to me this way. I'd love to see a budget Dash Cam video. The first one was great but they were all so pricey. I actually just noticed you did a second one, I'm gonna go give it a watch right now!

    CrazinAsianCrazinAsianپیش 12 روز
  • I use the maystage toaster. It isn't the best but I have had it now for 3 years and its as good as new almost. It has melted a bit but thats my fault there. It was in a small area and got too hot.

    lock dot 2lock dot 2پیش 12 روز
  • Hamilton Beach usually makes decent products. I've owned all sorts of their kitchen appliances over the years and never had any issues. Mainstays is the cheapest crap you can buy. It's made that way, its disposable. To expect other than the poorest quality would be a mistake. If it lasts a year it would be a miracle. You just throw it out and buy another one. Our landfills are overflowing with this junk

    mszoomymszoomyپیش 12 روز
  • Thanks, but I will keep doing my toasts with my 1950 vintage Sunbeam T-35, 70 years old and still running fine. Very ecological toaster, you don't have to send the toaster to the landfill every few years.

    Louis PaquetLouis Paquetپیش 12 روز
  • "Kweezin-art"? Somewhere a French person's head explodes :-)

    Otto Otto EisenbrotOtto Otto Eisenbrotپیش 12 روز
  • I've got to say your editing and cinematography has gotten quite nice! I'll always be nostalgic for the old lofi days, but kudos!

    yurisuikayurisuikaپیش 12 روز
  • I still make toast in the oven....

    Leah DesmondLeah Desmondپیش 12 روز
  • I'm not sure why, but Hamilton Beach has always been my go to for kitchen appliances. Maybe just because they are cheap, but not TOO cheap.

    regorllerrefregorllerrefپیش 12 روز
  • I have two cusinart 4slice toasters $56 each . They are pretty good in my opinion . But not I had to I could get the same thing accomplished with a $10 one . Shit it's just toast .

    Michael RMichael Rپیش 12 روز
  • Hmmmm... strange... My dial goes to 11 1:30

    Xione08Xione08پیش 12 روز
  • Love this review!! I have always been a big fan of Hamilton Beach appliances, and this review does NOT disappoint! GO HB!!!lol ( although, at the moment, I do own a Cuisinart...and it works great as well....so I guess I totally agree with you James!)

    Robin SchaeferRobin Schaeferپیش 12 روز
  • The piercings are a turn off. Freak. 👎 Telling YT to block your channel.

    Wayne FlaniganWayne Flaniganپیش 12 روز
  • I think it’s sad that society in general has gotten to the point where we don’t trust each other enough that has to anyone realistically has to add disclaimers like I’m going to refreeze these waffles 🧇 so please don’t start with the comments similar to “I can’t believe all that food is being wasted and someone who’s starving could eat it &/or it’s soooo unfair and there’s nothing else that’s ever unfair the person commenting has or ever does like leaving a comment implying that freakin reviews would somehow be so wasteful it’s worth commenting about if he just threw those waffles 🧇 in the trash. I hate wasting food too and appreciate if he really is going through all that effort not to, but also fact is regardless if he is going to throw them out or make croutons or whatever just because he’s making a public statement sharing his experience society has gotten to the point that if he doesn’t say he’s not wasting the good it’s likely someone will acuse him of doing so. Just sharing my experience, a review if you will, don’t accuse me of anything else please and thank you.

    Associated DissociativeAssociated Dissociativeپیش 12 روز
  • This review was timely because my toaster just broke. We now have a new Hamilton Beach!

    Denise MillerDenise Millerپیش 12 روز
  • Proceeds to put toaster on the highest setting. " that's too burnt for my taste " lol

    james blankenshipjames blankenshipپیش 12 روز
  • The higher settings are not intended for crappy Wonder bread. It's meant for heartier breads and frozen waffles and such. Although, I love your reviews, I think you blew this one!

    Michael SeaverMichael Seaverپیش 12 روز
  • The best toaster is an old convection oven from the 60's/70's. They never wear out, and can occationally be found for peanuts at thrift stores.

    grndzrogrndzroپیش 12 روز
  • Bagel function works great on hamburger buns.

    Jeffrey GordonJeffrey Gordonپیش 12 روز
  • I guess it's been too long since I've had a toaster, but what's the 'cancel' button for? back when I did have a toaster, if you wanted to stop the toasting early, you could just push the lever back up, do these not allow that? ...and I don't ever remember my ancient toaster smoking, and I usually had it set to medium-to-dark

    Laura NolastnamegivenLaura Nolastnamegivenپیش 12 روز
  • I love burnt toast with coffee.

    james williamsjames williamsپیش 12 روز
  • Now we're talking about the important things in life...

    CrazyCrazyپیش 12 روز
  • The mainstays will allow you to have a new toaster every couple months. I have had one last as short as 2 months and as long as 7 months. Family of 6 and it was used daily!

    Michael Hardy SrMichael Hardy Srپیش 12 روز
  • price doesn't reflect safety though... everyone loves to poke fun at people who pay a bit for toasters or heaven forbid toaster ovens..... at least I know it won't light my house on fire and that insurance is well worth the cost and ease of use and cleaning. I hate bottom dollar toasters because they are a pain to clean and I have heard of several in my mission catching on fire..... and this was using it correctly as instructed. mainstays toasters were banned for a reason from my mission, they kept getting quickly replaced due to them failing months after purchase and constant use and fire safety issues.

    Shining SakuraShining Sakuraپیش 12 روز
  • Pretty sure the highest setting isn't for white bread. lol

    LivvieLynnLivvieLynnپیش 12 روز
  • I have a Krups KH754 Silver Art and it’s a gorgeous piece of art, but it makes the most uneven lousy toast ever. It’s too sexy to throw out.

    yogibearstieyogibearstieپیش 12 روز
  • But you have to remember that the toaster has cycles that are very different for very different types of bread. Wonder Bread has tons of sugar so yeah the highest setting it’s going to burn frankly if it didn’t I would think it was a crappy toaster.

    PJ SchmidPJ Schmidپیش 12 روز