Toasts well, most of the time, but controls need improvement.
Sparky "ljmd", Amazon
7 June 2010
Summary: We've had this toaster for years now. And it still works. So that's good. Not so good: 1. The lever you press to make the bread descend into the unit is, um, too demanding -- especially for something you use first thing in the morning! You have to press it at a very particular angle, and with quite a bit of force (I teach aerobics, I'm no weakling) to make it "stick.
Summary: This toaster is a disappointment because you can't just pop in a piece of bread and start it and have it pop up great toast. But, if you set the dial real low (on 2) and toast it twice, flipping the bread in between, it makes nice, evenly browned on both sides, amazing toast! It's just that you have to go through that two-step process to get it to work--and that just shouldn't be necessary with such an expensive toaster.
Summary: I recently bought this Cuisinart toaster, and expected it to simply toast bread. This Cuisinart toaster is the worst I have ever used, and I'm 50 years old! It is extremely inconsistant. Usually it burns the edges of the toast and under-toasts the center. Sometimes it toasts one side of the bread and not the other, and this is when I have it on the normal setting, not the bagel setting!
Summary: I had a Cuisinart 4 slice toaslter similar to this for over 6 years. This new one is even better. The bread/muffin wells are plenty wide, and the choices of toasting range are perfect. The new wide removable crumb stray is also a good improvement.
Summary: The toaster is only average. It doesn't seem to get hot enough on the highest settings and there are also too many settings making it confusing to use. It does, however, have a great "pop-up" function.
Summary: After only a few months, the words for the settings wore off. Now you can't tell if the button being pushed in means 2 slices or 4. If you get it wrong, the toast in the back slot doesn't toast. The design is awkward with the dials on the front and the level on the side. Despite the numerous settings for bagel, toast, etc., and the number of levels of doneness, we constantly have to re-toast or end up with burned spots.
Summary: Reading some of the negative reviews made me hesitate at first to order it or not, but since I had nothing but the best experiences with Cusinart Small Appliances (Convection Toaster Oven, Food Processor, Coffee Maker)I decided to give it a try. I am glad I did since this is a nice looking and good toaster, easy to use, has all the features I would ever need, toasts very evenly every time I use it although after a week of use I did notice some inconsistency in the...
Summary: I looked for months, (well, ok, only when I happened to be in a store that sold toasters,) for this item, to no avail. I should've tried Amazon to start with. The really GREAT THING about this toaster, aside from the size of the slots, is the precise control of the defrost feature. It makes Absolutely Fabulous Eggos, just crisp enough throughout, top to bottom, without burning the edges black or leaving soggy bits at the bottom!
Summary: This is the second Cuisinart toaster we have tried. Like the other, it simply is not consistent in the amount of browning. Sometimes, the toast (or bagel) comes out with perfect browning on one side and nothing on the other. Occasionally we hit the jackpot and get good toast but we've no idea what alignment of the stars makes this happen.