This was shortly followed by an electric toaster that had a small door on each side where the toast was inserted.
When it was toasted on one side, the door was opened to flip the bread over in order to toast the other side.
Both of these toasters had to be watched carefully to keep the toast from burning.
Today's toaster is a compact little appliance that can toast two, four, six or more slices of bread and can warm and toast other goodies as well.
If you have a larger family, then you need to have a four slice toaster.
The hectic mornings when you have to get the kids off to school and yourself ready for work, the four slice toaster can save you some time.
Instead of toasting two slices of bread, the four slice toaster will give you four slices of toast which will satisfy more than just one person.
The four slice toaster of today has slots that are wider and can accommodate such things as bagels, pastries, sandwiches, hot dogs with the bun, and more.
Today's toaster can even heat up the morning ready-to-eat breakfasts that are on the market.
Some toasters feature a defrost setting; so that if you are going to toast something that is coming directly from the freezer, it will still be perfectly toasted if properly set to use the defrost setting.
The four slice toaster comes in colors that will match any kitchen décor, as well as in stainless steel or chrome colors which are neutral.
The four slice toaster not only saves you time, does a lot more than the old time toaster and looks great in your kitchen.
What more can a busy housekeeper ask for.
It's all there, in one small kitchen appliance that once was nothing more than a bundle of wires that had to be set on a flame to do its job.
You might also look for a four slice toaster that has an easy lift lever that will make it easy to take the toast out of the toaster without burning your fingers.
As for the crumbs, they can be found in a crumb tray at the bottom of the toaster, and in some instances, that crumb tray is removable in order to make cleaning the crumbs easier.
Some very good reasons to get yourself a four slice toaster has been set out above but to summarize: the four slice toaster can toast bread, sandwiches, bagels, frozen breakfasts, and more; it saves you time by toasting more than one slice of bread; it comes in colors to match your kitchen décor, and is easy to care for.