Summary: I have been dissatisfied with this unit since first purchased for top dollar from a high end kitchenwares store. Cuisinart sent a requested replacement for the first one which initially performed a bit better. Now 3+ years later with a only light (i.e. maximum two toastings) daily usage on average, the LH side circuit board has blown out. In addition, the toasting consistency has been highly variable since the beginning.
Best toaster i have ever had and i have gone through many.
4 October 2011
Summary: I currently have one 6 years old and it is only now beginning to heat unevenly on the right two holes. I still have the other two holes to use up and i consider it the best toaster i've ever had. I only bought this one because I was afraid it would be discontinued, and I would not be able to get another one.
Pros: It's a powerful toaster. Has settings for various toast scenarios.
Cons: The range between untoasted and overtoasted is miniscule and changes a lot between different grades of bread, let alone other products and settings. I would like the slots bigger for home made bread.