I thoroughly enjoy bagels as a snack because you can pick and choose from so many types such as poppy seed, sesame seed, onion, cinnamon and raisin and I better not forget plain. There are others but the Bagels Cinnaminson is long so I will move on.
At our house we had a normal toaster and not a bagel toaster. What’s the difference you ask? There is not really that much difference with the basic models. A bagel toaster has a bigger slot to accommodate the wider snack because if you squeeze a bagel in to a normal sized toaster it will burn because it’s so close to the elements and you don’t want that.
Since it was time for us to ‘upgrade’ our toaster I decided to look closer at what we could get and of course I ended up buying one with all the mod cons. I wanted something that had something to offer and I got what I wished for with the Back to Basics TEM4500.
This toaster is made not only for toasting bread but muffins and bagels too. It is a 4 slice toaster with dual controls. What this means is that you can have one set of two slices doing something different from the other two slices. For example I would put two slice of bread in one side and on the other side I would put my bagel. I then push the bagel button which tells the toaster to only heat up one side of the bagel.
Another option you can have with the dual control is to defrost two slices and cook the other two.
Along with this there is the option to poach some eggs. This is still part of the toaster but sticks out to the side and you can program the toaster to cook the eggs and your bagels at the same time. This whole process takes around four minutes for a very healthy, very filling meal.