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: A decision to purchase this toaster was due to our old Cuisinart 4-slice toaster finally burning out. I expected this toaster to be on par with my last one. To my enjoyment, this toaster has been a step up from my old one. For one, I like the timer.
Summary: This is the first toaster I've actually been enthusiastic about. Despite the negative reviews I read about it, we've found it to toast whole grain bread, thick sliced bread, bagels and frozen waffles evenly and efficiently. Aesthetically it looks great.
Summary: I've had three of these toasters and every one has had the same problem: When toasting a single slice, the side of the bread facing "inside" is darker than the "outside," usually burned to an unacceptable degree. When you cook 4 slices at once it works fine, but I don't do that all that often.
Summary: The first toaster I ordered had a defective timing light. I returned it and asked for a replacement. When the replacement arrived, it also didn't work properly. I returned this one for a refund.