Some features to look for in a basic two-slice toaster are its browning control, pop-up capability, bread lift option and easy cleaning access through a bread crumb tray. These same features are also desirable in a four-slice toaster as well. However, another factor to consider may be the design of the toaster.
When toasting bread, both the pop-up and lift options are important because a person can retrieve the toast without burning himself. Similarly, choosing the desired brownness of the toast is made easier with the browning control. For cleaning the toaster, the crumb tray is very useful.
Because toasters are appliances that are prominent in the kitchen, factors like its design and color are also important to consider when choosing one for the home. The toaster should fit the overall design scheme of the kitchen.