Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice Toaster

  • Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice Toaster
  • Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice Toaster
  • Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice Toaster
  • Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice Toaster

Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice ToasterGreat compact toaster that is available in 2 slices or 4 slices size. Comes with a slide out tray for crumbs for easy clean up. With over 1300 purchases on Amazon, how can this be wrong?!

There are features I love about this toaster that offset the imperfect coloration to me. I did tests with the dials to set the color and the higher I set the dials the darker the toast turned out on both sides, as they should. I love the fact that I can pull the handles up higher to get out smaller pieces of toast as I often toast French bread. I love the reheat function as I can make the toast, then push it back down and hit reheat while I am dishing up the eggs and by the time I have plated the eggs the toast is back up and ready without burning or browning too much. I love the cancel button so I can pop the toast back up if I realize I didn’t set the color the way I wanted or some other reason.

I am very happy with this toaster and would highly recommend it to others.


This portable toaster has 7 settings for heat and a bagel option. Also comes with slide-out crumbs tray for easy clean up. 1.5 inch slots.
8.9 Total Score
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I bought this toaster over a year ago and it is still working well. The degree of brownness with this Cuisinart works better than any other toaster that I have owned. I am well pleased with my purchase of this brand. Good quality.

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Manufacturer’s Information

The classic toaster gets a modern update with the Compact toaster by Cuisinart. It saves space, placed sideways or facing forward, to fit any kitchen counter. Whether making thick bagel halves or thin sliced breads, the wide slots, high-lift carriage and custom controls ensure even, precise and convenient toasting, every time.

  • Compact design with stainless steel accents
  • 7-setting shade dial
  • Reheat, defrost and bagel controls
  • 1-1/2-inch wide toasting slots
  • Slide-out crumb tray


On the Bagel setting, does it toast only on one side?
I am not sure what the BAGEL function does. It does NOT toast on one side, only. You still need to turn the “doneness” setting down when you toast a bagel because the bigger bagel toasts quicker. I tried toasting a bagel on the toast setting with the BAGEL function on and it burned up on both sides!

Is it good for larger slices of bread?
The slot is 5 1/4″ wide max. I use a nonstandard loaf of artisan bread, and, rarely, the slices are just a little oversize. As to thickness of the slice, I have not had any problems.

Is cord supposed to come out the front?
Turn the toaster over and you will notice clips where the cord slides under thereby bringing the cord out the back. There is a track and plastic hangers (triangle shaped) to run the cord on so that the cord comes out the back of the toaster.

Does the inside cage that holds the bread moves sideways to open up and close as the bread is inserted?
Bread is top loaded. When the lever is pushed down the inside “cage” closes around the items. This allows for thicker items or thinner items. I love this toaster.

How many watts?
900 watts, 1800W for the 4 slices toaster.

Is it a cool-side toaster?
While holding my hand on side of toaster, I inserted bread and held it there until bread was toast. Could tell no difference in temp from start to finish.

Does it toast evenly on both sides?
Yes, it toasts evenly on both sides.

Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice ToasterHow do you clean the toaster? Does it have a crumb tray?
Yes on the crumb tray….great toaster…especially like the defrost button, the ability to raise the items being toasted high for removal, and the cancel button to easily complete the toasting cycle

How well does it toast english muffins?
This toaster does a great job in English muffins.

What is the cord length?
The cord itself is 33 inches long and the plug adds another 2.5 inches.

Is this a silent toaster?
Very quiet, the only noise is when the toast pops but its not a beep.

What is the outside depth, height and width of the toaster?
It’s 7 inches x 6.5 inches x 11 inches.

1 Comment
  1. Avatar VDub September 5, 2015 at 12:41 PM
    Mmmmm.. bagels m_m

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