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: 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.
Summary: I don't know what you can say about a toaster. It looks good with the other stainless steel appliances in my kitchen and toasts well. The timer function is nice if you toast different types of bread (frozen bagels, pop-tarts, thawed bagels, etc) as you have a bit more scientific method of toasting...
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!