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Salter Cosmos

Salter Cosmos two-slice toaster review

Published: February 7, 2022 at 3:25 pm
A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Our Rating

Read our full review of the Salter Cosmos two-slice toaster, which has clear controls and is inexpensive.


  • Even toasting, well-priced, small footprint


  • Missed the top of longer slices

Salter Cosmos two-slice toaster summary

This isn’t the biggest toaster and the controls sit on the side rather than the front, meaning it can sit lengthways on your worktop so it takes up minimal space.


It’s a sleek-looking machine – the controls are silver, contrasting nicely with the matte grey ends.

The toaster has very clear controls; buttons are labelled with words rather than icons, so they are foolproof.

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How easy is the Salter Cosmos two-slice toaster to use?

This toaster is pretty intuitive to use and very easy to operate.

There's a clicking noise as you twist the browning dial through levels one to six, which may The cancel button lights up in red when toasting as a constant reminder that you can stop it if needed. The reheat and defrost lights come on when in use.

The toaster has wide slots, so although there is no separate bagel function, bagels do fit.


A slice of bun loaf did need an extra wiggle on the lifting lever to be extracted. Reheat was effective and quick.

We found the toaster averagely quick, with a regular slice taking around 2 mins 15 seconds to toast on level three. It was pretty evenly toasted on both sides. Longer loaves weren't toasted at the top when placed vertically. Defrosting took about 2 mins 30 seconds on level three, and the bread was nicely toasted.


Neat, effective and inexpensive, this is a decent toaster that offers all the essentials. There's no fancy warming rack or bagel function – not that you need the latter, as it's big enough to handle bagels, too.

Key features:

Bagel function: no
Defrost function: yes
Cancel button: yes
Manufacturer warranty: three years
Removable crumb tray: yes
Wide slots: yes

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