What's the best toaster? I purchased a plain bagel from our cafeteria at work today and they have one of those (looks pretty old) steel conveyor-belt toasters that did the job like a champ. Toasted to crunchy perfection on both sides with no cold spots or burning. It seems that when your toaster dies and you run to some retail store to replace it the toasters are inferior, even brand new, and they don't last very long. I am a major advocate of toast as a snack and also to tune up a quick sandwich. Nothing like tuna salad, lettuce and tomato on toast. But good toasters are hard to find.