Black & Decker TR1400SB 4-Slice Toaster

| November 5, 2015

Toasters have always come in numerous different shapes and sizes but nowadays many tend to include tons of other features too. The TR1400SB however is fairly straightforward as a 4-slice Black and Decker toaster made from brushed stainless steel with black accents. Positioned as a more humane design toaster, it has several features that make it easy to use, convenient and flexible.

What Makes Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Stand Out

Aside from its classical good looks, the Black and Decker toaster has a high lift carriage, wide toasting slots, and a dedicated set of controls for each set of toasting slots. In other words you can choose between its 3 settings of ‘Bagel’, ‘Defrost’ or ‘Reheat’ for each pair of slots. That additional bit of functionality is paired with the fact that each pair of slots has its own dedicated crumb tray too – which makes cleaning it easier.

In short, whether you want to toast some bread or a bagel, or even heat up a frozen waffle – all you need to do is pop it in and press the appropriate button while turning the dial to select how brown you want it. Better still you can even heat up a frozen waffle while toasting some bread too. The individual controls on this Black & Decker toaster will give you a lot of flexibility, and considering all those features it isn’t at too expensive a price point either.

Assuming you’ve entertained the idea of getting a Black and Decker 2 slice toaster, the question you should ask yourself is: Why get that when this black toaster can act as 2 individual 2 slice toasters anyway for not so large a difference in price?

PROS

  • Dual independent controls with custom settings to control the type of function and heat
  • 4 wide toasting slots that can easily fit any thickness of bread or bagels
  • Self-centering slots will ensure an even toasting of any bread or bagels that are put in
  • Stylish black-on-steel exterior that is sturdy
  • Crumb trays inbuilt to eliminate crumbs gathering on the table surface
  • High lift carriage pops toast up well above the threshold making it easy to get out without burning your fingers
  • Retractable wire cord

CONS

  • Does not have a timer and the duration of each toast is based on the option selected and the ‘brownness’ setting
  • Numbers on the Black and Decker toaster dial can be a bit small and may be difficult to make out

Summary

Suffice to say, the Black and Decker toaster does fit the bill as a more humane design toaster. It is solid and straightforward, and yet comes with features that make it flexible enough to fit any and all of your toasting needs. Considering the fact that unlike other toasters it isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg, it is a great choice if you’d like a toaster that can be used in various circumstances and will deliver even and perfectly browned toast.

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Category: 4 Slice, Black & Decker, Under $50

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