- automatic Keep Warm function
- Automatic lift and lower
- Seven shade settings
- 10 pounds
- Candy apple red
- Side crumb trey
- alerts when toasting is finished
For an almost three hundred dollar toaster the KitchenAid Candy Apple Red Pro Line Toaster has a variety of features that other toasters don’t have. Thanks to its smart features the Candy Apple has an automatic lift and lower when it senses food in the slots. Even after toasting is finished it will automatically keep your food warm for up to three minutes without over cooking it. The toasting itself is fairly solid with the candy apply doing a good job at even toasting which would be expected given its price point. It has seven shade settings ranging from light to a dark, almost burnt shade. The Candy Apple will alert you when toasting is down with distinct beep. The crumb trey is placed on the side for easy access and feels like a better spot to place the crumb trey rather then in the back or front.
Several customers have complained that toasting english muffins takes too long to only slightly brown one edge of the muffin and not raise it high enough to easily pull out of the toaster. Regular bread also doesn’t get raised enough when toasting is done forcing you to fish them out. The frozen waffle setting produces a product toasted on one side and soggy on the other side. Others have pointed out that the KitchenAid Candy Apple Red is overpriced at two hundred dollars with other toasters capable of preforming the same functions as the Candy Apple.
The KitchenAid Candy Apple Red Pro Line Toaster is a well crafted toaster with a great design. The red color is unique, looks great and will stand out well in your kitchen attracting the attention of others as they admire the Candy Apple. The smart features make the toaster more attractive and are great improvements overall. It is great at toasting most things except muffins which might be a deal breaker for some. The design and features such as keeping food warm make the Candy Apple a top toaster. Overall we recommend the KitchenAid Candy Apple Red Pro Line Toaster if you’re willing to pay a decent amount of money for a quality toaster.