Years ago, I bought a toaster oven when I needed to replace my regular old “Two slice” toaster. I was never entirely happy with the consistency of my toast and, now that the toaster oven itself has seen better days, have pretty much shelved it altogether. A few months ago, I was actually sticking slices of toast in my regular oven occasionally, which is by no means efficient or ideal. “Get a new toaster” was one of those things floating around on my to-do list, so when I was approached to try out the 3 Squares COV3R Toaster, I was immediately game.
After years of sub-par toast, it was a treat to not only have a nice new toaster, but the best toaster I have ever seen or used personally. What makes this humble toaster so special? This is what stood out to me:
- Toasting quality & versatility: With a variety of buttons and settings, you can tweak your toast exactly to your liking; but what’s really special in my book is the fact that it has extra wide slots, large enough to comfortably accommodate bagels. I love bagels, but usually you have to prepare them in the oven or toaster oven due to their size. I absolutely loved the ease and quality of toasting my bagels in the COV3R toaster – there is even a special “Bagel” button! There is also a “Defrost” mode that you can utilize – we’ve prepared toaster waffles in this before, but just on the regular old “Toast” mode as that worked well for us.
- Cleanliness: This toaster comes with a silicone cover that you can put on while it’s not in use, to prevent gunk and dust build up. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Traditional toasters are usually a gross nightmare to clean, so I think this is simply genius! The 3 Squares website mentions that this “Looks way better than those old nightmare floral cover designs”, which definitely sounds like something I’d see in a 1950’s homemaker manual, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen one personally or thought to use one myself, so I was impressed by this idea – maybe I’m just a toaster heathen though! Which brings us to…
- Style with substance: Aesthetically speaking, this is the prettiest toaster I’ve ever had! It has a sleek, space-age design that just looks cool, and the best part for me personally is that it is black. My fridge and coffee makers are black, and my kitchen is painted pink with black trim, so I could not think of a better toaster to match my decor.
The COV3R toaster retails for $40 and is available at Get3Squares.com – own one and you, too, can become the toast of the town!