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2-Slice Toaster with High Lift Lever - Empire Red

Model # KMT2116ER

 4.6 out of 5 (142 Reviews)

Available in 4 Color(s)

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Save space on your counter with this 2-slice toaster, and enjoy the versatility to toast just about any kind of bread, bagel and more. All with 7 shade settings, including Bagel, Defrost, Reheat and Keep Warm.

Features:

  • All Metal Construction - Offers durability and extraordinary style, with smudge resistant painted metal housing for easy clean up.
  • Easy-to-Clean, Removable Crumb Tray - Located along the entire bottom of the toaster, slides out for easy cleaning.
Specifications
Dimensions
Depth 7-3/4 in
Depth 7-3/4 in
Height 7-7/8 in
Height 7-7/8 in
Net Weight 4 lbs
Net Weight 4 lbs
Net Weight 4 lbs
Width 12.0 in
Width 12.0 in
Configuration and Overview
Control Type Manual
Crumb Tray Yes
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
Details
A Little Longer Function No
Bagel Function Yes
Cancel Function Yes
Completion Alert Yes
Count Down Timer No
Defrost Function Yes
Frozen Function Yes
Lift Manual
Number of Shade Settings 7
Slot Size 1-1/2
Toasting Light Yes
Appearance
Digital Display No
Certifications
NSF® Certified No
Electrical
Hz 60
Watts 1200

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4.6

out of 5 (142 Reviews)

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

Wonderful Toaster

Submitted by Hard Armor Mike - 9/9/2017

Truly a great toaster. Toasts bagels wonderfully, really perfect. It is really great looking as well. Highly recommended, well worth the cost.

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bright color

Submitted by breakfast girl - 9/8/2017

I bought this a few weeks ago, to replace a 45 year old proctor silex toaster. WIDE slices of bread actually fit in the kitchenaid product. The lift bar is nice too, as is the keep warm feature.

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relatively quite good

Submitted by Sejanus - 8/17/2017

quick , almost even toasting ( a rarity in the field) and well designed and attractive.

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Terrific toaster!

Submitted by Judy T. - 8/16/2017

Love this toaster so much that I purchased a second one for our vacation home. Great styling and great performance. In my opinion, it's very hard to beat Kitchenaid!

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Very nice toaster

Submitted by Hanelaine - 8/2/2017

So many reviews of toaster, expensive and cheap, complain of uneven toasting and/or burning. This toaster has none of those problems. It is lightweight yet feels substantial. It is attractive (I bought the red one) and functions exactly as a toaster should. It makes a handsome and efficient addition to the kitchen. (Wish it came in purple)

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AWESOME TOASTER

Submitted by Bubbah - 7/24/2017

GREAT QUALITY & FEATURES

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Beautiful Toaster

Submitted by cynthia - 7/17/2017

Beautiful toaster, works amazing and a great product!!

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well designed

Submitted by Sejanus - 7/17/2017

nicely sized and finctions well. It browns a little unevenly top to bottom but as compared to other toasters, rates well.

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I love my new Kitchen Aid Toaster ?

Submitted by Lin - 7/16/2017

This toaster is amazing !

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Great Features

Submitted by Bee - 7/12/2017

I bought this a month ago. i like the stainless steel look. I like the controls and also the fact that it beeps when the toast is ready.

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One-sided Toaster

Submitted by Woody - 7/11/2017

The toaster looks pretty in red, but it toasts only one side of the bread. While one side is almost burned, the other side of the bread is un-toasted.

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Sleek looking

Submitted by Starbucks - 7/1/2017

Gave our old toaster to our daughter so needed a new one. Read the reviews and was happy to choose this product. Love KitchenAid!!

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You want toast? It makes toast.

Submitted by Toast maker - 6/16/2017

I bought this to make toast. Guess what? It makes toast. I don't like the bell when the toast is done.

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Smart design,great functions,

Submitted by Joetool - 6/16/2017

Great looking toaster. Works wonderfully.

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Great toast

Submitted by Murphysmom - 6/15/2017

Got this as a replacement toaster, and we're very happy with it. Makes great toast, English muffins, bagels. And we love the lever that you can push up when you have smaller bread items toasting, so you don't have to reach down into the toaster to get them.

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Clean lines

Submitted by Debra - 6/14/2017

I bought this to go with my kitchen redo. Like the size and performance

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2 slice toaster with high lift lever

Submitted by ms - 6/13/2017

excellent toaster ,toasts all sides very evenly

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Simply, Love it !

Submitted by Joetool - 6/4/2017

Works wonderfully, great style, excellent features !

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A single 'dark' cycle does not result in toast.

Submitted by BataviaConsumer - 6/1/2017

I love my decades old Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and expected similar effortless quality results. At this premium price I expected more. It does not toast wide pan bread (Pepridge Farm, Brownberry) with a single 'dark' cycle. It requires one cycle at '3' + one cycle at 'dark.' Even then, the bread is very unevenly toasted. I question if Kitchen Aid ever tried to use this toaster model. Try a different brand at this price. I will rate it lowest in all categories. Style, design, ease, innovation mean nothing when it will not do the most basic expected of a toaster.

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Sleek design, innovative new features

Submitted by TerriJ - 5/26/2017

We were hesitant at first to spend so much on a small kitchen appliance, but we liked the extra feaures of the lift bar and the warming setting, so we gave it a try. Turns out we loved the features and the sleek look so much, that we went back and purchased a second one for our vacation home. Hard to get excited over a toaster, but nice to see innovation, quality and design come together.

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Great looking appliance, and very well constructed !

Submitted by Ricardo - 5/25/2017

Best toaster that we have ever owned, so far! On the more expensive side, but worth every penny, compared to the cheap plastic made toasters, that break after only a year or two of use! Love the steel construction, and the front controls on this unit! Hopefully, this will be the last toaster that we will ever have to purchase.

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Very practical

Submitted by William - 5/22/2017

Pleasantly surprised by the elegant attractiveness of the toaster. It gives the appearance of an overdose jewelry box. Quite beautiful atop my counter.

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Industrial work of art.

Submitted by Chris W - 5/21/2017

This toaster is beautifully designed, performs as promised, very functional. Great shade of red.

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Thank You Kitchen Aid

Submitted by Amy - 5/20/2017

I bought this toaster hoping it would be better than the last several I have bought. I am overjoyed with this toaster it does bagels perfectly and my toast are evenly toasted on both sides, I was skeptical because some of the reviews were not good but decided I would take a chance and I am so glad mine works perfectly and I hope will continue to do so for many years. I love my kitchen aid mixer and glad to say love my kitchen aid toaster too!! Thank you Kitchen Aid!!

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Kitchenaid Toaster

Submitted by ralphod!00 - 5/16/2017

We had a Kitchenaid toaster that we had for over 10 years and was working fine, but we wanted a red one to match the colors in our kitchen. Very pleased with how this one works, it toasts bread evenly and we like the sound it makes when the toast is ready. Cleaning it is easy. The controls are clear and easy to use. Very pleased with it.

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Excellent little machine

Submitted by Shipwright - 5/15/2017

Well made, nice size, works nicely.

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Works Great

Submitted by kathy - 5/8/2017

My old toaster died, and I was so happy to get another great Kitchen Aid appliance.

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Husband Loves

Submitted by Synigal - 5/5/2017

My husband loves his toast burnt. Yes not my favorite way to have toast but what can I say each to his own. In the past 6 years we have gone thru 4 toasters ranging in prices from $20 to $40. They all have worn out in about a year or two. We bought the large model of this toaster and it is great since the controls work for all levels of toasting and you can also toast large slices of bread. I like the color it matches my kitchen aide mixer and other small appliances. It is not flimsy like other toasters and it is easy to use. We have only had it a few months but we are hoping it will be the last one we have to buy for at least 4 or 5 years.

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Somewhat disappointed

Submitted by JoJo - 5/5/2017

It looks terrific, but I have to say that the toast doesn't toast evenly. :-(

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Better than average

Submitted by Murphysmom - 5/2/2017

We've had this toaster for about a month and it works well. Our only issue is the toast pops up too quickly, before it's done .. and yes, we've adjusted the setting to darker but it still does it. So we always have to pop it down twice, and on the second try, we have to stop it mid-way because it will otherwise get too dark (since this is the second "pop"). We like the feature where you can push the toast up higher when it's done, so you don't have to reach down into the toaster with smaller slices of bread.

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Awesome!

Submitted by bennielou - 4/30/2017

This toaster is great! Love the signal it gives when the toast is done. Also love the "keep warm" feature is case you're not quite ready for your toast. Looks great on my countertop too!

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The Third Toaster's The Charm

Submitted by Tall Guy - 4/21/2017

Bought two other toasters from well-known, reputable brands before purchasing this KitchenAid. Those two toasters were returned immediately out-of-the-box due to overall quality / manufacturing defects. Ironically, those two toasters scored much, much higher in that well-known consumer magazine's rankings. Guess I should have gone with the KitchenAid first. I will the next time.

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Beautiful design but could toast better

Submitted by Mary - 4/14/2017

The design is amazing, but not even in the maximum heat I can get the bread toasted the way I would like.

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Above Average Toaster

Submitted by Larry - 4/14/2017

Although we'd only had it for a week, it performs flawlessly. Toast, bagels, and muffins are toasted exactly the same on both sides, something our old toaster could not do. The one feature I like best is the "warning buzzer" sounding off just before your item pops up. Great idea! It toasts evenly over the entire item. I hope it serves us well for a long time.

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love the warming featlure

Submitted by chere - 3/30/2017

I love the color and the features

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Best toaster

Submitted by Aunt Becca - 3/29/2017

I particularly like the high lift.

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it's all that and then some

Submitted by Smokedbird - 3/23/2017

This toaster was well thought out. The slots are plenty wide and deep. I really like that it gives a little "ding" when it comes up. The Bagel function is nice and came in handy when I made Tuna melt sandwiches. I lightly toasted the slices on both sides then ran it one more time on the bagel setting to toast the inside of the bread where I put my tuna salad, then put them on the grill and finished them up. super good looking, easy to clean and one heck of a toaster.

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Pretty toaster

Submitted by DSteck - 3/23/2017

I bought this for the beauty of the product. It looks so classy on my kitchen counter. The only thing is that it doesn't toast my. Read dark enough even on the Dark setting. I use teontoaster times. Also the bread does not toast evenly. One side is toasted more than the other. I sent my first toaster back with that concern and was sent a brand new toaster. Same concern. I am keeping it because I like the reheat feature and the bagel setting. I don't mind setting my bread in for two toaster cycles but was disappointed that it required two cycles. And no, I do not have it on the bagel setting for my toast. Maybe I am unusual but I like my bread toasted nice and brown.

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Love it!

Submitted by Malette - 3/18/2017

Does everything I want my toaster to do! Great choice!

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Easy to use.

Submitted by Kathy - 3/17/2017

I love the high lift lever, it makes it easier to get you toasted items out.

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Great Product

Submitted by DLS - 3/16/2017

This I would say is the best toaster we have ever had. Yes we did pay a higher price for this item, but it was well worth the extra cost. It is very easy to clean.... both on the outside and emptying the lower tray that catches the crumbs. It is a very solid unit and does a really great job toasting anything that you want to toast. We also love the keep it warm feature that it has. Would for sure recommend this unit to anyone looking for a good Toaster.

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Love the futuristic look

Submitted by Traci - 3/16/2017

I love how the toaster alerts you when your food is ready!

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Toaster

Submitted by Sherree - 3/9/2017

After a lot of research and reading a lot of unhappy reviews about a lot of different brands, I found that probably nobody makes the perfect toaster anymore. No, it's not the old days when, blah, blah but this one seems to be one of the best out there. Is it perfect every time? No, but most of the time it is. It has some wonderful features and I find that I look forward to a good piece of toast in the morning with anticipation and not dread. The defrost is great, as the bagel and the keep warm are all great features that I use on a regular basis. Will it always work perfect after one try, no not always. So sometimes I need to give it a second shot, but not that often to annoy me. All in all, I'd buy this toaster again and again. I think it's a great toaster and a good value for the quality that it is. Save yourself a lot of time and trouble and just buy it. You'll be glad you did.

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Toasts evenly

Submitted by Arizrich - 3/4/2017

Purchased this toaster because my previous one was very poor in even toasting. So far I'm satisfied with this toaster - each slice is even. Controls work fine.

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Liked the style

Submitted by harry - 3/2/2017

Purchased it to replace an old toaster, works well and fits our space

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Beautiful looking toaster but had a little trouble

Submitted by D the Toast queen - 2/23/2017

I am recommending this toaster because of the great customer service I received when i called with my problem. The toaster is beautiful to see on the counter. Very nice design. What happened with mine was that the toast would not be done unless put on the very last setting of "Dark". I just wanted medium, but that was too light. I used a variety of bread types as well. Also, the toast came out toasted on one side but only a little on the other side as though it was on the "bagel" function. I called to see what i could do and they very efficiently told me that they would send me a new toaster. Can't wait to see how it works I am hopeful and appreciate the customer service.

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Amazing Little Toaster

Submitted by Toddster - 2/9/2017

I bought this toaster as a replacement for another KitchenAid toaster that lasted me over 10 years. This one is by far the best one with so many features. I love the chime that tells me when the cycle is done.

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Love, love, love, my new kitchen Aid toaster.

Submitted by M&M - 2/6/2017

This was a Christmas present, perfect!

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The Best Toaster Ever

Submitted by zman - 2/6/2017

I've had many toasters in my time but was never happy with them. I decided to go upscale and pay more for a better toaster. It was the best choice I made. Toast comes out perfect. Finally a toaster that delivers!

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Hey, good lookin!

Submitted by Beloved - 2/6/2017

Received as a Christmas gift from my daughter and I cannot stop using it! It's absolutely perfect, I had to play with the number settings the first few times because of the difference in brands from my older toaster but once you get it, you're golden! Looks chic next to my other stainless steel appliances and whole lot easier to spot clean than my other stainless steel appliances too. I believe I made a solid choice and am happy with it thus far.

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