Summary: We don't use it every day but when we do I really like the way it works, quiet and does a great job toasting. I thought it was a little pricy when I bought it but all considered I think it was a good value overall.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Even Heating, Excellent Heating, Lots of Room, Precise Controls, Pretty Much Does It All, Versatile
Summary: My husband & I are happy with the performance of the toaster. It works way better than any other toaster we've used. It heats & toasts evenly. We do like the features of the buttons on the toaster-lift & look, frozen, & bagel (ABT cust. service supplied me with that info! Thanks!). Unfortunately, and a BIG unfortunately-the words that say what the buttons do smudged off! We had the toaster for less than a year when they smudged off.
Pros: Even Heating, Lots of Room, Sides Don't Get Too Hot, Toasts evenly
Summary: I wish my toaster worked as well as other reviewers... Doesn't toast evenly - tops or bottoms of one side, not entire side. Can leave controls set for two separate toastings of same loaf of bread and each set will toast completely differently. Because controls are automatic, if you lose power or unplug prematurely, toast will "get stuck" wherever it is, even if not all the way up making removal difficult.
Cons: Doesn't Heat Evenly, Doesn't Toast Consistentl, Imprecise Controls, Poor Heat, Too small
Summary: I've only had it a month, but we love this toaster. It browns evenly, is wide enough for bagels and will accommodate 4 regular size slices of bread. The motorized lift keeps the toast in the toaster when it comes up.
Summary: Better than previous toasters we've owned. Haven't figured best bagel temp. Either burns or doesn't cook properly. Style is good, controls are great. Start button beats pressing handle down. Lift and Look feature is so convenient.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Great Touch Button Start, Lots of Room, Precise Controls
Summary: Handles oversized bread well. Finally I can toast only the insides of my bagels and not burn their toppings. I use Lift and Look feature all the time. Two biggest drawbacks are: 1) the counter space it takes up, and 2) generates too much heat to use it toward the back of my kitchen counter space directly under the upper cabinets. Have to pull it to the front edge of the counter so heat dissipates into the room directly. Are these drawbacks worth accepting?
Pros: Easy To Clean, Even Heating, Excellent Heating, Handles Oversized Bread, Lots of Room, Precise Controls, Versatile, Wide For Thick Bagels