Excerpt: Turns bread slightly brown, as expected.
Has a small overall size leaving some more counter space for other stuff, while the slots for the bread are very large. Definitely an upgrade to my old toaster, which broke and was huge with tiny slots.
Excerpt: For a cheap toaster this thing is pretty good. It has some nice features that you wouldn't necessarily expect from a bargain (cancel button, frozen setting, bagel setting) and toasts fairly evenly (i would say very evenly but sometimes there is a stripe along the top crust that stays untoasted) Love the bagel setting, it really does make a perfect bagel with a soft bottom and a crispy top.
Summary: The reason I chose this model is my cousin has one and it makes beautiful evenly golden crunchy toast -- unlike my present B&D, which toasts only the top on one side and only the bottom on the other.