Do you love toast? We love toast and do you know how to get the perfect slice of toast? Well, you need a Japanese toaster for that.
These toasters use different but very cunning mechanical strategies to prevent your toast from drying out as you cook it. In turn, you get a slice of toast that is soft, chewy and feels like it just came off a freshly cooked loaf of bread.
This is a new and something of a fine art and for the moment, it’s an art that only Japanese manufacturers have turned their hands too.
So, please check out our five best Japanese toasters. They’re not the cheapest toasters but they are, by far and away, the best. Add a little luxury to your life.
You know that you’re worth it.
BALMUDA The Toaster | Steam Oven Toaster
The original and possible the best of them all is the BALMUDA Toaster.
It can handle two slices of bread at once and you can choose from a healthy array of 5 cooking modes. It does toast, cheese on toast, French bread, croissants and “classic” modes.
You can also manually set the cooking temperature and time.
It uses a steaming process to ensure that the cabinet stays nice and moist and that your toast doesn’t dry out.
To make this work, you must add water before you use the oven. We recommend that you do, the toast is oh so good.
You can find BALMUDA The Toaster | Steam Oven Toaster online.
IRIS OHYAMA Toaster Oven”Ricopa” EOT-R1001-PA
Style gurus are going to like this toaster, they’re also going to appreciate the price tag which is lower than most Japanese toaster models.
There are a pair of heaters inside and you can use either one or both at the same time.
You can cook 2 slices at once or even a 9” pizza inside which is very handy.
There’s no steamer but the central cooking unit is very well-sealed, and we’ve not noticed that our toast was any drier than normal when using it.
It’s a very easy model to clean too and you can take everything inside out in a minute.
You can find the IRIS OHYAMA Toaster Oven “Ricopa” EOT-R1001-PA online.
TIGER Toaster Oven”YAKITATE” KAK-A100-W
TIGER make a range of toasters, but this is their most popular model, the YAKITATE.
It’s a very small but compact toaster oven which has the most easily controllable heat settings of any model in our trials.
The rack inside is removable which allows you a fine degree of control over what you can out inside too.
One thing we really like aboutthis model is how fast it is to preheat.
If you’ve had a long day at work and just need to get a snack on the go as fast as possible –this is the toaster to do it with.
You can find the TIGER Toaster Oven “YAKITATE” KAK-A100-W online.
BRUNO Toaster Grill BOE033-WH (White)
We really like the form factor of the BRUNO and the fact that the exterior stays cool even when the insides are piping hot.
The anti-skid feet are a nice touch, and we think if you’ve got kids around, this is a very important feature.
It has a 30-minute timer which is about twice as long as most Japanese toasters, and we think that extends the usability of the device considerably.
We also thought it was fantastically easy to clean which is really important to us, we don’t want to spend longer cleaning equipment than we do eating.
You can find the BRUNO Toaster Grill BOE033-WH (White) online.
Vitantonio Vertical type TOASTER OVEN VOT-20-I (Ivory)
This vertical style toaster will either take your breath away or put you off completely.
We like the practical benefit of having two cooking racks inside and that means you can cook more than one thing at a time with no contamination risk.
It only has 3 power settings but at 300-Watt, 700 Watt and 1000 Watt we don’t think they’re missing anything here.
The height also has the added benefit of reducing the overall footprint of the toaster, if you haven’t go much space on your work surfaces this is a very solid choice.
You can find the Vitantonio Vertical type TOASTER OVEN VOT-20-I (Ivory) online.
Last Word on Japanese Toasters
We hope that you found the Japanese toaster of your dreams on our list of the best Japanese toasters.
However, if you’re still searching for the perfect toaster why not check out our list of the 5 best (ordinary) toasters.
You might also appreciate our list of the best toaster ovens which offer a little more to the discerning chef than just the opportunity to toast a slice of bread or two.