Friday, November 4, 2011

Cuisinart Elements 2-Slice Toaster review

We finally found a toaster! We had no reviews to base our purchase off of, but we trusted the Cuisinart brand and got this Cuisinart Elements toaster (model CPT-220TN) from Kohl's with our 30% off coupon.

Craig and I are avid researchers when it comes to buying anything, so purchasing this toaster without a review meant we were taking a chance, but I am glad we did (I was frankly sick of watching the ads for toasters and looking at them at the store). Most of the reviews on other toasters made us nervous because people seemed to get lemons or the options on the toaster weren't sufficient for their needs.

Cuisinart Elements toster box

Cuisinart elements toaster

Cuisinart Elements 2-Slice Metal Classic Toaster

So far so good with how it toasts evenly and the different options on the toaster are nice too. There are buttons to push for bagel, defrost, reheat and cancel and then there is a dial to adjust the shade of the toast.

Cuisinart Elements toaster front view

Cuisinart toaster box

Cuisinart 2-Slice Metal Toaster

We like it a lot so far, especially compared to our old toaster. I don't have to worry about Craig leaving the toaster plugged in and it turning itself on (like our old one did). I felt like our old toaster was possessed and I was kind of scared it would start on fire.


Here is the latest thing I toasted--a whole wheat bagel. Our old toaster was old so the slots weren't wide enough for bagels and they used to get stuck. With this new one that features bagel wide slots, I don't have to worry about that happening.

bagel and pumpkin cream cheese

side view of Cuisinart Elements toaster-Kohl's

Positives: nice look (modern); does not get hot on top or on the sides; easy to use; like the wide slots; trust the Cuisinart brand because I have had good luck with their products in the past.

Negative: The only negative aspect we found so far is that the electrical cord is kind of short. We had to put it in a certain spot on our counter due to this fact. Why are products coming with such short cords lately?

If you have any further questions about this product, I'd be happy to answer them for you.

Disclaimer: We purchased this product with our own money and this is my honest review. :)


  1. Bought this toaster --- the bagel function is supposed to heat on the center side only --- it heats both sides --- exchanged it --- same thing with the new toaster --- very frustrating ---

  2. purchased the Cuisinart CPT-220TN today and am wondering if the browning control knob is supposed to turn so easily.. it stops where it's supposed to, but no resistance what-so-ever.