Excerpt: Best toaster I have ever owned! The outside of the toaster stays cool and I never have to worry about my touching the exterior or small children accidentally touching it. I can count on it to handle all sizes and shapes of breads and English muffins. Like the fact that you can check on the progress of the toasting, therefore not ruining toast. The plug is especially handy and sturdy for someone with limited finger motion.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Excellent Heating, Lots of Room, Precise Controls, Versatile
Fixes almost everything to dislike about a toaster
Jerry S, Amazon
1 April 2014
Summary: Caring about product design, I can only imagine how it must have been for the design team. Make a list of everything that people complain about in a toaster and try to fix them all. They get how, they toast badly, they can't do this or that. I use almost all of the features now and then and a couple are every day things.
Summary: My Mom would Pop me upside the head if she knew I spent this much but this is one deluxe toaster! The cast metal is over-rated and I think the cool white skin on this model is perfect. The mechanics of this toaster seems prone to breakage but after a couple of months all is fine. The slots are ample for the biggest bagel or homemade bread. So splurge if it makes you happy. I'm liking it so far.
Summary: 14 months into usage and one side (one of four toasting elements) stopped toasting. A wire must have burnt out somewhere. I like the toaster, but expected more than 14 months of service for $80.
Roger A. Knopf "makes sawdust in spare time", Amazon
7 March 2014
Summary: I liked the capacity, the features, and generally the way it toasted a variety of items: sliced bread, bagels, baguettes (sliced in half), and toaster waffles. It is easy to keep clean, and has the extra bonus of an easy-to-grab plug so I was never tempted to pull on the cord to unplug. Until it stopped working....