Summary: This toaster has so many problems it is hard to know where to begin. It takes FOREVER to toast even something small like an English muffin. Forget something solid like a bagel. It would be quicker to build a camp fire and toast it on a stick. The ejector doesn't lift small items (like the aforementioned English muffins) high enough to get them out. I have to slap the ejector upward and catch it in mid air.
Summary: I should have read the reviews BEFORE buying it, but I was in a hurry. This is probably the worst toaster I've ever had. It takes forever to toast and it doesn't pop up enough after it's finished. I always have to stick my fingers down inside the toaster to try and pull out a regular size piece of bread. Also, I have trouble with the staying down in the "toast" mode sometimes. I'm trashing this and looking for a different brand.
Summary: This toaster is really bad and I should have thrown it out sooner. First the exterior.. It takes up a lot of space because it's big and bulky. Be careful how you clean the outside as the black plastic scratches easily. On to how it doesn't work as a toaster.. It takes forever to toast bread and doesn't toast evenly. I keep it up to the last setting on the dial just to get it to toast the bread. The slices don't fit down in it either.
Summary: I've used this toaster daily for a couple of weeks now, and the only thing it has going for it is looks and price. I read Amazon reviews for everything else, don't know why I didn't in this case. The first problem is that it doesn't toast evenly. Some of the "coils" don't seem to get hot (red), so there are bands in your toast that aren't browned. It has to be turned up very high to get the whole piece, then the rest is so hard it's unpleasant.
Summary: I used this toaster for almost 3 years and it always stunk. It wasn't until I went on vacation recently and used a real toaster that I realized what I was missing. This toaster is a time waster and it takes forever to make toast, I can't wait to throw mine away.