Cuisinart was started in 1971, it is an American company owned by Conair Corporation. It has since that time expanded and produces a wide variety of products.
It all began with an electric food processor and now includes numerous other appliances such as coffee pots, blenders, cookware, bake ware, grills, rice cookers, vintage toasters, and slow cookers just to name a few.
The Cuisinart name is now synonymous with top quality appliances at a reasonable price. Some of the top names in the culinary industry gave their endorsement to Cuisinart over the years.
Culinary greats such as Julia Child, James Beard, Jacques Pepin and Craig Claiborne were using Cuisinart publicly prompting a sharp rise in popularity.
When it comes to quality, style and performance, Cuisinart is one of the best. Their toasters and other appliances are not only functional, but elegantly crafted and very durable.
Specifications Of The CPT-180MR:
This compact 4 slice toaster leaves nothing out of it’s design. It might be a compact in size, but big on features. The toasters dimensions are 11.6” x 11.8” x 7.0” and is made of stainless steel.
It is available in black chrome, brushed stainless, white and metallic red. The shade control setting offers a large range of options to aid you in making the perfect slice of toast.
The settings range from 1-2 for a lighter shade, 3-4 for a medium shade, and 5-6 for those who prefer a darker shade. The slots are wide and can accommodate thick bread, bagels, french toast and more.
Using the bagel setting ensures your bagel will have a crispy top and a soft chewy bottom. If you prefer your bagel crispy on both sides just omit the bagel setting and toast it like a slice of bread.
When it comes to other functions, there’s a defrost so you can thaw the bread first then toast. Reheat is a great function, allowing you to reheat the toast without browning it any further.
With dual controls it’s like two toasters in one, you can make toast on one side while making a bagel on the other. The cancel button allows you to stop the toasting immediately at any time.
This toaster also has a slide out crumb tray for easy cleaning, and an extra lift carriage for help in removing smaller slices of bread. An instruction book is included with the purchase of this toaster.
Pros Of This Cuisinart Model:
- Works very well and looks great.
- My bagels turn out perfect every time, great toaster.
- Looks great on my counter, and toasts much faster than my old one.
- I find the reheat function very helpful and use it more than I care to say.
- I love how I can make toast on one side while making a bagel on the other.
Cons Of The Classic 4 Slice Toaster:
- Unfortunately I am on my second Cuisinart toaster as the first one had toasting issues.
- I find it doesn’t toast as well as I expected, but still looks good.
- Sadly I consider this toaster to be only okay, not as good as expected.
- I find it a little bigger than I would of liked.
Frequently Asked Questions By Consumers:
Does this toaster toast evenly?
I have not had a problem, all the toast I have made turned out evenly browned.
Does the toaster beep at the end of the toasting cycle?
No unfortunately not, I think this would be a great feature for Cuisinart to add.
When toasting does the outside of the toaster stay cool?
Although the outside does not stay cool, it does not get hot enough to burn.
What length is the toasters cord?
The toasters cord is 24” long.
Does it have a crumb tray?
Yes, it is easy to remove and clean.
Summary And Conclusion:
The Cuisinart 4 slice classic toaster has a stainless steel housing with polished chrome and black accents, giving it an elegant, slightly retro look.
This toaster will fit any and all your toasting needs, from English muffins, french toast or bagels to thick sliced breads and just about any other product you can desire.
With it’s multiple settings you can be assured of perfect toast every time. Because it’s available in your choice of black chrome, white, brushed stainless and metallic red it’s sure to fit with any decor.
Cuisinart is a trusted name in kitchen appliances as well as quality built and great style, it’s an asset for the avid toaster that will give you years of great service.