Open Thread: Ambiano 4 Slice Toaster

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Aldi has a pretty steady lineup of rotating small appliances, many of them under the Ambiano label. Whether it’s a waffle maker, a wok, or a deep fryer, Aldi’s selection is pretty diverse. Aldi also occasionally sells toasters, both traditional ones and toaster ovens.

While Aldi has previously sold both 2-slice and 4-slice toasters, the traditional toasters we’ve seen in recent years from Aldi have been the 2-slice variety. In fact, we’re not sure we can recall seeing a 4-slice toaster in Aldi since perhaps 2015, when Aldi sold one under the now-defunct Kitchen Living label. That is, until, Aldi sold one in the summer of 2019.

What We Know:

The Ambiano 4 Slice Toaster (model CT-913, product code 59011) is an ALDI Find (Special Buy), which means it’s only in stores for a short time. At the time of this post, it retailed for $19.99, which is a lot less than 4-slice toasters we see in other places.

The toaster appears to be made by Wachsmuth & Krogmann, a company Aldi has turned to multiple times in recent years for a variety of products. The manual, available through Wachsmuth and Krogmann’s site, indicates that the warranty is for 3 years and is serviced through the e-mail [email protected]

According to Aldi, the toaster’s features include:

  • Wide slots for thick breads, bagels, waffles, and more
  • Two removable crumb trays that slide out for easy cleaning
  • Multifunction controls, including cancel, defrost, reheat, and bagel options, all with indicator lights
  • Self-adjusting slots that keep food away from the heating wires
  • A browning control

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t tested any of Aldi’s toasters, and it might not be much help here anyway, since Aldi appears to have outsourced its toasters and toaster ovens to various manufacturers over the years. On top of that, we haven’t seen any 4-slice toasters in Aldi in some time, so this is a product we don’t know a lot about apart from what we see on Aldi’s page. That means we don’t know anything about the toaster’s performance or longevity, although the 3-year warranty is a nice thing to have.

Do you have any experience with this toaster? Let us know in the comments.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

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