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Cuisinart Long Slot Toaster 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 Long Slot Toaster is a metal toaster with slots that can accommodate two slices of sandwich bread side by side or one longer slice of homemade or bakery bread. It has modes for bagels, frozen items, reheating, and a dial for selecting the shade. Like many toasters, it lacks cycle countdown indicators to tell you when your toast will be ready. Also, the lever on our unit doesn't pop up all the way on its own at the end of a cycle. You have to manually lift it because otherwise, it's hard to grab even regular-sized slices of bread without burning yourself.

Our Verdict

7.8 Toasting

Theย Cuisinart Long Slot Toaster is good. It does a good job of toasting the bread evenly and has a consistent performance batch after batch. You can get anything from lightly toasted to dark brown sandwich bread with the presets. However, none of the seven presets chars sandwich bread, so you need to run another cycle if you want to brown denser or thicker bread. It doesn't toast the corners of the bread as much as the middle, especially on the inner face.

  • Consistent results batch after batch.
  • Makes golden brown sandwich bread with a preset.
  • Toasts lightly.
  • 7.8 Toasting
  1. Updated Feb 13, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Cuisinart Long Slot Toaster comes in one stainless steel variant. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

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

Compared To Other Toasters

Cuisinart Long Slot Toaster has slots that can fit two pieces of sandwich bread side by side or accommodate longer slices of bread that don't fit into regular-sized slots. It performs well overall, but toasting denser bread may require more than one cycle to brown, unlike toasters with a better range, like the Breville Die-Cast Smart Toaster or Smeg 4-Slice Toaster. Its slots are shallower when pushed down compared to the Breville or Smeg, so taller pieces can stick out the top, and you need to manually operate the lever to get maximum lift, or you might have trouble grabbing smaller pieces without burning yourself.

If you're still looking for a toaster, check out our lists of the best 2-slice toasters, the best 4-slice toasters, and the best toasters.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Stainless-Steel & Chrome-Plated Steel
Height 7.3" (18.6 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
17.8" (45.2 cm)
Weight 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Power Cord Length 1.87 ft (0.57 m)
Toaster Type
2-Slot Long
Measured Wattage
1,410 W
Slot Length
10.2" (26.0 cm)
Slot Width 1.2" (3.1 cm)
Slot Depth When Toasting
4.7" (12.0 cm)
Slot Depth When Fully Raised 2.3" (5.8 cm)
Controls And Functions
Bagel Button
Frozen Button
Stop Cycle Button
Cycle Countdown Indicator

It has settings for bagels and frozen items, plus a reheat cycle that you can use to reheat cold toast without browning it, according to the manufacturer. However, the lever doesn't fully rise on its own at the end of a toasting cycle, so you have to manually raise it to retrieve your toast. This can be annoying, especially if you're making several batches, but we don't know if it's because of the toaster's design or if it only affects our unit.

Toasting Range
Pale Toast
Light Brown Toast
Golden Brown Toast
Dark Brown Toast
Charred Toast
Golden Brown Toast Setting
Setting 6
Cycle Time At Lowest Setting
87 s
Cycle Time At Highest Setting
218 s

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

Toasting Evenness
Evenly Browned Area
Face-To-Face Difference
Slot-To-Slot Difference
Repeated Toasting
Run-To-Run Difference

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