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GE 4-Slice 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 GE 4-Slice Toaster is a four-slot toaster. It has basic features, including settings for bagels and frozen items and dials to select your desired shade. You can operate each pair of slots with different settings. It's a little bulkier than some similar toasters, though, and you'll probably want to store it where you plan to use it.

Our Verdict

4.5 Toasting

It's not a good toaster. Most of the 7 presets produce very light bread, and items that take longer to toast, like multi-grain bread or bagels, may need more than one cycle. It doesn't make golden brown toast from white sandwich bread, even if you set the dial between presets. The slots are wide enough for thick slices of bread and lift high enough to grab small items. However, they aren't very deep when pushed down, so if your bread is much taller than white sandwich bread, it might stick out the top.

  • Easy to grab smaller pieces.
  • Bad toasting range.
  • Toasts one side more than the other.
  • No cycle countdown indicator.
  • 4.5 Toasting
  1. Updated Feb 13, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The GE 4-Slice Toaster comes in one stainless steel variant, and you can see the label for the unit we tested here. There's a similar 2-slice version, but it may perform differently.

If you come across another variant or yours is different, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Toasters

The GE 4-Slice Toaster is a four-slice toaster that doesn't perform very well compared to models like the Black+Decker 4-Slice Toaster TR4900SSD or the Cuisinart 4-Slice Custom Select Toaster. Most of its presets produce light toast, and it toasts bread more on one side than the other. It's also a little bulkier than those toasters.

If you're still looking for a toaster, check out our recommendations for 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 7.4" (18.9 cm)
12.4" (31.5 cm)
11.2" (28.5 cm)
Weight 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
Power Cord Length 2.72 ft (0.83 m)
Toaster Type
Measured Wattage
1,470 W
Slot Length
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Slot Width 1.2" (3.0 cm)
Slot Depth When Toasting
4.8" (12.2 cm)
Slot Depth When Fully Raised 2.1" (5.3 cm)
Controls And Functions
Bagel Button
Frozen Button
Stop Cycle Button
Cycle Countdown Indicator
Toasting Range
Pale Toast
Light Brown Toast
Golden Brown Toast
Dark Brown Toast
Charred Toast
Golden Brown Toast Setting
Not Capable
Cycle Time At Lowest Setting
105 s
Cycle Time At Highest Setting
261 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

Note: Because it doesn't make golden brown toast, the score is based on dark brown toast. The higher contrast results in a lower score. If we did the test on a lower setting, the score would be overly high instead of too low. You can see the results and score using setting 5 here. In reality, the toaster performs better than the score suggests.

Repeated Toasting
Run-To-Run Difference

Note: Since most toasters shorten the cycle time once the machine has heated up to keep its performance consistent, the lighter second batch is likely because this toaster is overcompensating and shortening the cycle too much.

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