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Disappointing Cuisinart Toaster - Need to Replace

ambrose Feb 22, 2007 07:49 AM

I bought a Cuisinart CPT-120 toaster and am really disappointed in it. I saw some good reviews on-line but chose to ignore a couple that said that it did not toast both sides the same. They were exactly right! No matter what I do, one side of my toast is wonderful and the other is not.

My toasting requirements are pretty basic. All I want is toast that is uniform and the same on both sides. Being able to do bagels is nice but not absolutely necessary. And I can get by with a toaster than does only two pieces of bread, not four.

Any good recommendations?

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    RBCal Feb 22, 2007 01:04 PM

    I like my Panasonic toaster oven. It toasts by infrared light and looks really cool when its toasting (kind of like a spaceship). Read the reviews of it on Amazon.com

    Panasonic NB-G100P 7.2-Quart 1300-Watt Infrared Toaster Oven

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    1. re: RBCal
      RShea78 Feb 23, 2007 04:16 PM

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      RBCal, those specs kind of make me leary in getting such a contraption. I mean, who in their right mind would use, a liquid - quart rating?

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      1. re: RBCal
        ChowFun_derek Feb 24, 2007 02:03 AM

        I HATE my Panasonic toaster oven!!!

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          Ted in Central NJ Feb 24, 2007 03:25 AM

          I bought the same model Panasonic Infrared Toaster Oven from Amazon, and I really like it. It is very different in its function from a traditional toaster oven, but I am very satisfied with it.

          Prior to purchasing the Panasonic, I spent a lot of time researching toaster ovens, and I concluded that Cuisinart (at least the Cuisinart models that I could locate) were very unpopular with owners. Although this Panasonic is a bit obscure and hard to find other than on Amazon, I do recommend it.

          1. re: Ted in Central NJ
            ChowFun_derek Feb 24, 2007 07:35 AM

            My distaste for this model is already on Chowhound and if interested, a search will ascertain this info.....bottom line in addition to its' other faults, it doesn't toast bottom and top evenly...
            The OP however mentioned looking for a toaster and not a toaster oven, so this may be a completely different discussion....

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              Ted in Central NJ Feb 24, 2007 08:11 AM

              Derek--I guess that I got the good one, because I have not had any problem with the evenness (is that a word?) of the toasting. Sorry that yours is not so good.

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          DebL Feb 22, 2007 11:33 AM

          http://www.cooksillustrated.com/testi...

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          1. re: DebL
            ambrose Feb 22, 2007 12:34 PM

            I really wish I'd seen this review sooner. The toaster I purchased is NOT RECOMMENDED for the very reasons I cited above!!

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            daisymiller Feb 22, 2007 10:04 AM

            I seem to be the Toaster Provider in the family.

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              daisymiller Feb 22, 2007 10:04 AM

              I just have to start a controversy by saying that my sister has a Dualit at her house and I dislike using that thing. I bought it for her. She wanted it. She's happy. But I think it's a POS of a toaster. Just sayin.

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                daisymiller Feb 22, 2007 10:00 AM

                The Krups that CR rated highly for my mom. The top is shaped so that it serves as a warming tray. She loves it. I like how it looks. I got her the 2-slice but they also make a 4-slice:

                http://www.amazon.com/Krups-FEM2B-2-S...

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                1. re: daisymiller
                  ambrose Feb 22, 2007 12:36 PM

                  Yeh, I saw the CR article and looked for both the Cuisinart and Krups toasters they rated highly. I couldn't find the Krups anywhere and it turned out that the Cuisinart had been discontinued. So.....dopey me just bought a different model Cuisinart thinking it would perform as well as the CR one!

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                  ClaireWalter Feb 22, 2007 09:38 AM

                  Ditto. I thought mine was just a fluke.

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