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.
Summary: I purchased this toaster six weeks ago and although it was a bit pricey (for a toaster!), its worth the money. My toast is perfect! Bagels fit in with room to spare. There are also additional settings for defrost and reheat. It's sleek looking and easy to clean.
Summary: I've had my toaster for 4 months and it works great, from poptarts to dense whole grain bread. It has buttons for defrosting, warming,toasting and to cancel. You also have the standard darkness controls. What I love, is being able to put a poptart in one side and use the warm button and it heats the poptart without burning it up, and you can put a piece of dense whole grain bread on the other side and toast it and they both come out great!
Summary: I love the look of this toaster and it's great to toast four slices at once. However, the toaster does not toast evenly and with toaster waffles, will burn one part while another is barely toasted. I was pretty dissapointed , since it was quite expensive.