Everstart ATS-274 Cool-Touch 4-Slice Toaster User Manual


Everstart ATS-274 Cool-Touch 4-Slice Toaster User Manual



Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using electrical appliances, including the following:

  1. Important: Read all instructions carefully before first use.
  2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  3. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse the cord, plug, or the appliance itself in water or other liquid.
  4. Never leave appliances unattended when in use.
  5. This appliance is not intended to be used by children. Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is in use near children.
  6. Do not operate or place the toaster on a non-heat-resistant or flammable surface.
  7. Do not place or operate the toaster on a hot burner, stove, flame, or in a heated oven.
  8. Do not operate this appliance when the power cord or the plug is damaged, or if it malfunctions, is dropped, or has been damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to an authorized service station for examination, repair, or electrical/ mechanical adjustment.
  9. Do not use attachments or accessories other than those supplied or recommended by the manufacturer. Incompatible parts create a hazard.
  10. Do not toast food that will drip fillings or coatings when heated. Clean out accumulated crumbs frequently. Such accumulation inside the toaster is unsanitary and increases the risk of fire or toaster malfunction.
  11. Do not operate the toaster without both crumb trays securely in position.
  12. Do not insert fingers, metal and non-metal utensils, foil-covered and oversized foods, etc in the toaster when plugged in as it increases the risk of electric shock.
  13. Do not use outdoors.
  14. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  15. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
  2. Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
  3. If a longer extension cord is used:
    • a. The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
    • b. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled by children or tripped over unintentionally.

This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other); follow the instructions below: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.


Grounding Instructions (For Canadian Users)
This appliance must be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electrical shock. The appliance is equipped with a 3-conductor cord and a 3-prong grounding-type plug to fit the proper grounding-type receptacle. The appliance has a plug that looks like sketch A. An adapter, sketch B, should be used for connecting sketch-A plug plugs to two-plugs to two-prong receptacles. The grounding tab, which extends from the adapter, must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box as shown in sketch C using a metal screw.


This appliance is for household use only.



  1. Toast slots
  2. Control panel
  3. Crumb tray
  4. Toasting lever
  5. Cancel button
  6. Bagel toasting button
  7. Defrost button
  8. 2 or 4-slice function button
  9. Darkness selector knob


Before First Use:

  1. Read all the instructions and important safeguards.
  2. Remove all packaging materials; make sure items are received in good condition.
  3. Remove any stickers from the surface of the toaster and wipe clean with a damp dishcloth.
  4. Place the toaster on a flat, heat-resistant, and non-flammable surface.
  5. Run one cycle before first use, to burn off any residue.
    • Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
    • Do not immerse the appliance, or cord, and plug in water at any time.

Control Panel:

  1. CANCEL: Press cancel anytime during the toasting process to end the cycle. The bread will pop up from the toaster.
  2. BAGEL: Use this function for toasting bagels or thick breads.
  3. DEFROST: For frozen bread, press the defrost button. This extends the toasting time to ensure desired toasting effect.
  4. 2 or 4 SLICE FUNCTION: Push in when toasting 4 slices, and leave out when toasting 2 slices.

Darkness Selector Knob:
You may adjust the darkness of the toast from 1 to 6, 1 being the lightest and 6 the darkest. Results may vary depending on the thickness of the bread and its moisture content. It is recommended that you select 3 or 4 (the middle range) in the beginning and then adjust accordingly.

To Toast Bread:

  1. Select the desired setting or function.
  2. Place bread into toasting slots and press the lever down.
  3. When toasting a single slice, the bread can be placed in any one of the slots. If toasting one or two slices, leave the 2,4 slice function button out. If toasting three or four slices, press the 2,4 function button on the control panel.
  4. Toast will automatically pop up when the selected darkness is reached.


  • Do not leave the toaster unattended while in use.
  • Do not block the top of the toaster while in use.
  • Do not toast any type of buttered bread. Melted butter may cause fire and/or toaster malfunction.
  • Never use metal non-metal or sharp-edged utensils to remove toast.


Always unplug the toaster and allow it to cool completely before cleaning.

To Clean the Body of the Toaster:
Wipe the body of the toaster clean with a soft, damp cloth.

To Clean Crumb Trays:
There are two crumb trays located at the back of the toaster. It is recommended that the crumb trays be cleaned out at least every 3-5 uses.

  1. Gently slide the trays out from the back of the toaster.
  2. Dump the crumbs in the trash can.
  3. Using a damp cloth, wipe the crumb trays clean.
  4. Always dry the crumb trays completely before replacing them.
  5. Push firmly to close the trays and make sure they are securely in position before using the toaster.


  • Do not immerse the toaster in water or any liquid.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads for cleaning.
  • Never use wet or damp accessories.
  • Do not clean the heating elements.
  • Never place the toaster in the dishwasher.
  • Clean the crumb tray often to reduce the risk of fire caused by built-up crumbs.


Aroma Housewares Company warrants this product free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the provable date of purchase in the continental United States. Within this warranty period, Aroma Housewares Company will repair or replace, at its option, defective parts at no charge, provided the product is returned, freight prepaid with proof of purchase, and U.S. $6.00 for shipping and handling charges payable to Aroma Housewares Company.

Before returning an item, please call the toll-free number below for the return authorization number. Allow 2-4 weeks for return shipping. This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse, abuse, or neglect on the part of the owner. Warranty is also invalid in any case that the product is taken apart or serviced by an unauthorized service station. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary from state to state and does not cover areas outside the United States.

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