If you're in the market for a new toaster (or you’re just tired of your boring old square metal one) you'll notice that there are endless options to choose from. Between 2 and 4 slices, enamel or stainless steel and chrome or color - there are many factors to consider before you pick the toaster of your dreams. Who would’ve thought that cooking your bread for the second time could involve so much?
In our (hipster) opinion nothing can beat a retro toaster. A retro-looking toaster can add so much color and style to your kitchen countertops, but they also have the innovative features of current tech - making them the best of both worlds.
Whether you’re mid-century obsessed or just a bold decorator - we’ve got you covered with this list of 13 toasters we love.
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haden dorset toaster
haden cotswold toaster
smeg pastel green toaster
Haden Dorset Toaster
haden dorset toaster
The beautiful 2-slice toaster features convenient cancel/defrost/ bagel reheat settings, economy mode, self-centering function and a removable crumb tray - as well as a beautiful hue that's sure to brighten up your day.
Available in two colors, the Haden Dorset toaster has a stylish but retro shape and design that comes in two beautiful colors: beige and red. The beautiful 2-slice toaster features cancel, defrost, bagel and reheat settings, as well as a self-centering function with a removable crumb tray. The old-style temperature meter and buttons give it a distinct vintage aesthetic which we love.
Haden Cotswold Toaster
haden cotswold toaster
Simple and elegant in design, the toaster features convenient cancel/ defrost/ bagel reheat settings, adjustable browning control and toasting time, self-centering function and a removable crumb tray, and will look right at home in every kitchen.
Add a touch of retro sophistication to any kitchen with the Cotswold toaster from Haden. This toaster is basically a bigger 4-slice version of the previous Haden toaster. Instead of red and beige, it is available in a soft putty beige or beautiful light sage green which both feature chrome accents and soft edges. Bonus: it also has a matching vintage kettle you can purchase!
Smeg Pastel Green Toaster
smeg pastel green toaster
Bring some vintage charm to your kitchen with this 1950s-inspired toaster. The pastel green finish adds a subtle touch of color, and the removable crumb tray makes cleaning a breeze.
Smeg is undoubtedly the most iconic vintage-style kitchen brand, so we could never leave out their pastel green toaster from a list like this.
The 1950s-inspired toaster has all the wonders of modern tech with 6 browning levels and reheat, defrost and bagel functions, but it looks like it stepped straight out of a retro housewives magazine. The pastel green finish adds a subtle touch of color, and the removable crumb tray makes cleaning a breeze. Why not just decorate your entire kitchen in Smeg?
Continental Electric Toaster
continental electric toaster
Cool touch 2-slice capacity toaster great for any kitchen, apartment, or office employee lounge. Adjustable browning and cancel function button will let you control the right amount for everyone's taste.
This cool-touch 2-slice toaster is a cheap-and-cheerful toaster that’s great for any setting. It has standard size slots that can handle a bagel, piece of bread, or waffle, as well as adjustable browning and cancel functions. If you’re looking for a more affordable toaster that has that gentle retro look about it - this is an excellent choice.
Kate Spade New York Toaster
kate spade new york toaster
This pretty toaster adds an unexpected yet understated hint of color to your kitchen counter. Brilliant blush enamel on steel, this fashionable toaster also comes equipped with defrost and reheat selections.
Retro meets modern with this pretty toaster from Kate Spade New York. With it’s soft blush coloring it adds an unexpected yet understated hint of color and subtle mid-century hints to your kitchen counter.
The toaster is made with vintage-looking enamel on steel and features defrost and reheat functions.
All in Good Taste Deco Dot Toaster
all in good taste deco dot toaster
Bring a touch of style and whimsy to your kitchen with the 2 Slice All in Good Taste Deco Dot Toaster. Decorated with a smattering of bright polka dots, of course, and crafted of enamel on steel, this stylish toaster also comes equipped with defrost and reheat selections.
Bring a touch of whimsical funk to your kitchen with the 2 Slice ‘All in Good Taste’ toaster from Kate Spade New York. Decorated with a smattering of black polka dots on a white enamel base, this toaster would be the centerpiece of any counter.
It is also equipped with defrost and reheat functions, as well as a timer, alarm and power indicator light.
The 2-slice toaster STS3x by Sencor looks great in soft pastel tones - the fresh contemporary design is functional, stylish, and practical! The soft curved shape is cool to the touch, the top is stainless steel with wide slots (5 in length) and the contrasting white base offers cord storage.
We can imagine that this is the kind of toaster from the 1960’s that would’ve been considered ‘futuristic’.
The 2-slice toaster STS3x by Sencor comes in a variety of pastel tones, so you can color coordinate with your kitchen aesthetic and the contemporary soft-curved design is functional, stylish, and practical! All controls are easy to use and include reheating, cancelling, defrosting and bagel functions.
BergHOFF International Seren Toaster
berghoff international seren toaster
This vintage toaster has cool touch exterior, slide-out crumb tray and timer features. It has white finish, and toast or warm cooking mode.
Is this one of the coolest toasters we’ve ever seen? Maybe. Instead of the usual pop-top toasting style, this BergHOFF Seren Toaster has a slide-out design where you put the toast in like a little mini oven. So you don’t have to dig for your toast!
It has a sleek and simple white design with a mid-century rounded exterior and bold buttons - perfect for the hipster who likes futuristic tech with retro styles.
Dualit NewGen Porcelain Toaster
dualit newgen porcelain toaster
This toaster offers all the styling and functionality you would expect from a Dualit toaster, along with the additional features of a defrost setting for frozen bread and the option to toast buns and bagels. The selector control allows you to heat either one or both slots.
This toaster offers all the functionality of a classic toaster along with additional defrost settings and the option to toast buns and bagels.
With a bulkier, old-timey design, the Dualit toaster is hand-assembled in England and built to last. It is made with an insulated stainless-steel body, and features variable controls and an automatic turnoff. It’s durable, solid and sturdy - just like they used to make back in the day.
Toaster comes with removable slide-out crumb tray in the rear, which it easily collects the bread crumbs and easy to clean.
This Keenstone toaster is essentially a more affordable version of the retro-looking Smeg toaster - and it also comes in the same pastel green color! Get that iconic 50’s look with this 2-slice toaster that has three toasting functions, 6 different toasting settings and extra-wide toasting slots.
We especially love the lift-lever function, which can be lifted higher so you can reach those stubborn slices.
Retro Keenstone Toaster
retro keenstone toaster
This 4 slice vintage toaster has 1.5 inch wide slot to make breads, bagels, waffles and English muffins (no oily or watery food).
Decorate your kitchen in true hipster style with this retro stainless steel 4-slice toaster from Keenstone. The extra-wide slot makes it perfect for toasting breads, bagels, waffles and English muffins, and the specialized bagel function will only toast the cut side of your bagel.
The toaster is great for personalizing your kitchen in your own individual style, as you can choose between different colors like black, beige, red, green and white.
Nostalgia Hot Dog & Bun Toaster
nostalgia hot dog & bun toaster
Keep things quick and easy while preparing a meal everyone loves. The large hot dog cage fits two regular size or extra plump hot dogs. Adjust the heat setting to cook hot dogs to your preference. Easily remove the hot dog cage and use the included mini tongs for removing the hot dogs.
Hot dog lovers rejoice! Now this is some technological innovation right here. Get great tasting hot dogs in this all-in-one bun and dog toaster. It toasts up to 4 regular size or extra plump hot dogs and 4 buns at the same time with adjustable settings which allow you to toast to your preferred setting. There is a hot dog cage for easy use and a drip tray for cleaning.
It also works with pre-cooked chicken dogs, turkey dogs, veggie dogs, sausages and bratwursts.
The Elite Platinum Radio Toaster gives a fun and retro feel to your morning routine. Prepare breakfast toast while listening to the morning news, some musical tunes or plug in your own auxiliary connection to supply your own music.
We never knew we needed a two-in-one toaster and radio until this moment!
This 2-slice Maxi Matic toaster has a built in radio and speaker, so you can listen to some groovy tunes while you try not to burn your breakfast. The toaster features extra wide slots that are perfect for bagels and artisan breads, as well as 6 adjustable browning settings and cancel buttons.