I snagged a Mickey Mouse toaster for cheap the other week (yay Black Friday). I got it for around $18 cad, which is quite a deal given that it sells for $40+ on Amazon! I figured that it would complement my waffle maker.
What’s so special about the toaster? Well, for one, it’s bright red and has Mickey’s face on it. The main highlight, though, has to be the fact that it’ll add Mickey to your toast.
Yup—there’s a Mickey head on the heating element. In other words, he’ll be imprinted onto your toast! At least that’s what it’s supposed to do.
How well does it work? Is it worth the money? These are some of the things that I’ll be talking about in this post.
Scroll down for my review!
The box is really cute—it’s what captured my attention in the first place at the store. The picture pretty much shows you exactly what’s inside.
As you can see, the toaster is all red and has proud-looking Mickey on the front. You would think that it would be kind of heavy but nope! The box was actually pretty light.
I don’t know if you can see (I tried my best with the photo) but there’s a Mickey head inside the slots. Once you turn the toaster on, it’ll heat up and imprint the shape onto your piece of bread.
It’s only on one side so you’ll only get Mickey on one side of your toast. But that’s enough for me!
Here’s the side. There’s a lever like any other toaster and a dial on the bottom that lets you set the heat level (there are three settings—”low”, “medium”, and “high”).
Curious to know what each of the settings is like? I’ll be showing you later (yes, I toasted several pieces of bread just for this post).
Here’s the toaster with two pieces of bread in it. I swear my bread is normal-sized—it just looks tiny in the photo. Then again, it might have something to do with the fact that the slots are extra wide.
The Mickey head is towards the center on the inside so I tried my best to center my piece of bread. You probably won’t have to do this if your bread is big enough so that it takes up the entire slot.
Making the Toast
Here’s what my piece of bread looked like after being toasted on “low”. You can kind of see Mickey’s head I guess, if you use your imagination a bit?
It definitely doesn’t look like the piece of toast on the front of the box, though. Maybe I just have to crank up the heat a bit? Crunchiness-wise, however, it’s perfect—at least for me.
Here’s what I got after using the medium aka the second heat setting. Not sure if you can tell the difference. The ears are maybe a little more pronounced? But still, nothing like the photo on the box.
The bread is definitely toasted, though. I’m sure it still tastes great but it’s a bit too crispy for my liking. I’d probably cut the roof of my mouth trying to eat it or something.
The highest heat setting is definitely a no-go. At this point, you’re just looking at a burnt piece of toast. Forget Mickey, the bottom and sides are black!
Honestly, I’m not sure if anyone could eat such an overcooked piece of toast. I wouldn’t recommend it, that’s for sure.
Is the Mickey Mouse Toaster Worth It?
I have to be honest, I’m a little disappointed with the toaster. I’m not sure if it’s the bread I use but Mickey Mouse doesn’t show up that well at all. At best, it’s a shape that somewhat resembles him.
Imprint side, however, it is good at making toast. Personally, I prefer to use it on the lowest setting but I can see how some people might want to put it on medium. Not sure about high, however…
- Makes great toast in 1 min 30 seconds
- You can choose between different heat settings
- Slots are wide enough so that you can fit most types of bread
- Cord is a reasonable length
- Comes with a removable tray for easy clean up
- It doesn’t take up much space on the counter
- Mickey imprint doesn’t really look like Mickey
- The toaster is light!! I’m always worried that I’ll knock it off the counter one day
- There’s a noticeable plastic smell
Does the Mickey Mouse toaster make good toast? Yes. Does it make good Mickey Mouse toast? Not really.
I would only recommend it for those who want to make regular toast. You’re probably going to be disappointed otherwise.
I don’t regret buying it, though. It’s functional and looks great in the kitchen!