It's easy to think that you don't need to own a toaster. It takes up precious counter space, your oven toasts bread just fine, you're trying to eat less carbs anyway — the list goes on.
But here's the thing: Your oven doesn't really toast things the same way a toaster does, and certainly not as quickly. Our point? It's time to embrace the humble toaster — we'll even go as far to call it a kitchen necessity.
If you've been ambivalent about your need for one, check out this incredible deal on this Oster 4-Slice Toaster. It's currently 25 percent off on Amazon, making it virtually impossible (we think) to not give it a chance.
Accommodating up to four slices at a time (and featuring extra-wide slots to guarantee even the largest bagel you can find will fit), this toaster will help out during every meal. It can feed an army for breakfast in the morning, toast bread perfect for lunchtime sandwiches (BLTs, anyone?), and make up a killer basket of garlic bread to accompany a hearty pasta dinner (forget that whole eat-less-carbs thing!).
Some nice-to-have extra features include seven — yes, seven! — toast shade settings so everyone's preferences can be taken into account, a retractable cord for easy storage when not in use, a lift lever to remove smaller pieces of toast, and a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning.
A few notes before you buy: 5 Questions to Answer Before Buying a Toaster
For the most part, the reviews are pretty promising. One reviewer says he was considering a Breville, which was five times more expensive than this model. He settled for the cheaper option and couldn't be happier. Other shoppers say they spent a long time researching toasters and in the end, this one toasts evenly, is durable, and packs just the right bonus features.
Convinced? Just think: Maybe you'll finally be able to stop buying those expensive avocado toasts on your way to work. Maybe.