Summary: After a fair amount of toaster research, I purchased this toaster soon after my husband and I got married. Now, four years later, we're still really happy with it (and with each other). We use the toaster probably six days a week for toast or reheating pancakes or waffles, and we have no complaints.
Summary: I chose 5 star because it did everything it was suppose to do as advertized. When using the lever/dial you can feel the quality. Recommend this toaster to anyone who wants a toaster that does what it's suppose to do.
Summary: Nice toaster. Bread toasts easily. It has a simple dial for timing, added buttons that amend time for bagel, defrost, and reheat. A timer shows time to completion. Four, rather than five stars as top gets vey hot, so a chance of burning fingers when removing toasted items.
Summary: I bought this toaster exactly two years ago. It is used to make four pieces of toast on Saturday and Sunday. It's not used during the week. When it was purchased, it worked fine. About 9 months to a year ago, toast started cooking unevenly and it has become progressively worse.
Summary: Looks beautiful. Works okay. It toasts just fine, seems to take a long time to get color on the toast, maybe it's because I've never had a timer and didn't realize how long it took to toast something.
Summary: I bought this top rated Consumer Report toaster to replace my aging Cuisinart toaster that had performed wonderfully for years. To my astonishment this new Cuisinart toaster CPT-170 is not able to toast both sides of a slice of bread to the same degree. The difference in degree is not minor!
Summary: This toaster was top rated in Consumer Reports magazine and we concur with their findings. Toast and bagles consistently turn out perfect time after time. The count down timer is a very handy feature as it allow me to make a perfect breakfast, as I can time everything to be piping hot when served.
Summary: Ok I've read the reviews regarding this toaster not toasting evenly and I think I see the problem. If you are one who does a lot of toasting of only "1" slice at a time, then this is not the toaster for you. (Ahh..