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Cuisinart Custom Select 4-Slice Toaster RBT-1350PC Toaster Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 15, 2023 at 08:23 am
Latest change: Writing modified Feb 13, 2024 at 10:44 am

The Cuisinart Custom Select 4-Slice Toaster RBT-1350PC is a metal-bodied four-slot toaster with multiple toasting modes. It has the garden-variety preset modes for bagels and frozen items and more unconventional settings intended for pastries, waffles, and more. Its slots are fairly deep and somewhat long, but they can be too narrow to fit thick baked goods.

Our Verdict

6.8 Toasting

Theย Cuisinart Custom Select 4-Slice Toaster RBT-1350PC is an alright toaster. It has large slots and does a great job of maintaining a consistent level of done-ness after going through multiple cycles, which is great if you need to toast a lot of bread in a hurry. On the downside, even at its highest shade setting, it won't char white bread, so you'll need to run an extra cycle to really brown dense bread. While each slot tends to brown both sides of a slice to a similar level, there's a noticeable degree of inconsistency across different slots. It also lacks a countdown indicator to tell you when your toast will be done.

Pros
  • Wide variety of toasting options.
  • Consistent performance batch-to-batch.
Cons
  • Won't char white bread in a single cycle.
  • Inconsistent toasting across different slots.
  • 6.8 Toasting
  1. Updated Feb 13, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Cuisinart Custom Select 4-Slice Toaster RBT-1350PC comes in one stainless steel variant. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

If you encounter another variant of this toaster, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Toasters

The Cuisinart Custom Select 4-Slice Toaster RBT-1350PC is a four-slot toaster with a metal body. It's very similar in design to the Cuisinart 4 Slice Custom Select Toaster but features a slightly different control scheme with a rotary dial for adjusting the shade setting, as opposed to the latter's slider, which didn't allow you to select increment settings. This makes the RBT-1350PC the better option if you want to adjust the length of the toasting cycle more precisely.

If you're looking for a recommendation, check out the best 2-slice toasters, the best 4-slice toasters, and the best toasters.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Body
Material
Stainless Steel
Height 7.8" (19.7 cm)
Width
10.7" (27.3 cm)
Depth
10.9" (27.8 cm)
Weight 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
Power Cord Length 2.46 ft (0.75 m)
Design
Slots
Toaster Type
4-Slot
Measured Wattage
1,680 W
Slot Length
5.4" (13.6 cm)
Slot Width 1.0" (2.5 cm)
Slot Depth When Toasting
5.2" (13.3 cm)
Slot Depth When Fully Raised 2.3" (5.9 cm)
Design
Controls And Functions
Bagel Button
Yes
Frozen Button
Yes
Stop Cycle Button
Yes
Cycle Countdown Indicator
No

This toaster has a variety of settings for different kinds of items. The 'Bagel' setting turns down the elements on one side to avoid burning the bottom of your bagel, and the 'Defrost' (Frozen) setting is meant to warm frozen items like waffles gently before toasting. It has presets for bread, waffles, pastry, and English muffins. There's also a 'Single' button for when you're only toasting one slice of bread. Unlike the Cuisinart 4 Slice Custom Select Toaster, the RBT-1350PC's shade setting dial allows you to select increment settings for more precise levels of toasting.

Performance
5.5
Performance
Toasting Range
Pale Toast
Yes
Light Brown Toast
Yes
Golden Brown Toast
Yes
Dark Brown Toast
No
Charred Toast
No
Golden Brown Toast Setting
Setting 7
Cycle Time At Lowest Setting
69 s
Cycle Time At Highest Setting
156 s

The photo above shows the results for one slot, but you can see a full montage showing all the bread toasted here.

7.4
Performance
Toasting Evenness
Evenly Browned Area
87%
Face-To-Face Difference
59,697
Slot-To-Slot Difference
49,505
8.2
Performance
Repeated Toasting
Run-To-Run Difference
48,929

The photo above shows the results for one slot, but you can see a full montage showing all the bread toasted here.