Summary: For toast, do not go over 3 unless you want to start a fire, toast is REALLY blackened on the middle setting. We have not tried bagels yet, and I suppose that is what the higher settings are for.
Pros: This toaster does a nice job at what it is supposed to do, make toast. It has very good level settings, just less than 2 1/2 seems to be about right for medium toast. It has a soft, gentle pop-up when the toast is done, unlike my old toaster that nearly threw the toast up and onto your plate.
Nice looks, but mediocre quality for a critical feature
2 April 2012
Summary: The DeLonghi toaster looks good and has some good features. However, when it wore out after only a few years, I took it apart, and found what I consider a major design defect. The darkness control mechanism is based on a small plastic V-shaped part which slides between two sets of high-power...
Summary: We purchased this toaster in 2007. 2011 problems. 01-2012 nothing. I am in my mid 70s and purchased a lot of stuff in my life, this toaster is among the worst. I have pd a 1/3 the price for toasters that worked well 4 times better.
Summary: We bought this toaster to replace a 15 year old Black and Decker toaster that finally broke. This toaster worked well until about a week ago, when it stopped toasting. I think the wiring must have shorted out somewhere, because I see the blue "on" light flicker a bit when toasting, and the toast...
Excerpt: I bought this because it was the only stainless steel toaster in stock at the store that day. However, I have not been dissapointed! This toaster makes toast, bagels, etc. quickly and without much work. It's big enough to fit even the fattest bagels, but still toasts thin slices of bread.
beautiful stainless steel toaster that gives you perfect toast
27 November 2010
Excerpt: The delonghi CTH2003 2 slice toaster is the best of both worlds: both functional and asthetically pleasing! This is one toaster that would look nice sitting out on a counter! The toaster is coated in stainless steel and is a very sleek design that makes it fit right in on the countertop.