Summary: This toaster looks really nice with the stainless finish and the aluminum knurled knobs. Unfortunately, it has a couple of problems. 1) It doesn't allow longer slices completely into the slot when toasting. 2) The bottom of the toast was toasted to one degree while the middle of the toast had a darker band across it and the top remained pretty much untoasted. 3) It slid across the counter every time we tried to do anything with it.
Summary: Very nice toaster. I like the little chime sound you hear when it is done:) Does not pop up, stays down and warm. You can toast bagels on one side or toast both sides on low or high, it also has a variable knob to set your preference. Larger adjustable slot. You can lift and check your toast without interrupting cycle. I also did use the sandwich cage once. I like it.
Summary: Finally, I can toast large pieces of bread in one session, without half sticking up out of the toaster! This is a very sturdy toaster, and I like the "peek & check" feature, how you can lift the toast out to see how it's doing, without cancelling the toasting cycle. Also, this keeps the bread warm if the cycle ends and you have stepped away for a moment. The adjustable slot fits all thicknesses of bread, and bagels have their own cycle so only one side gets toasted.
Summary: The DeLonghi 2-Slice Toaster is a hit in my home. It toasts evenly for one thing and it adjusts to all sizes of bread, bagel, muffin etc. On the right side, there are 10 settings to choose from. I usually keep it on #4 for almost everything. There is also a lever, which lowers the bread to start toasting and lifts when ready. This is not a pop-up toaster. You can peek and see how your toast is doing in the middle of toasting, which is a plus.
Summary: Mostly good things to say. The moving element makes sense when toasting different thicknesses. I like the raising and lowering mechanism that let's you monitor your toast while it is toasting. The muted ping when toast is done, without the ejector seat effect is appreciated. Construction seems solid. Only downsides - some unevenness is toasting as noted in other reviews, but not so drastic as to be a deal-breaker.
Summary: Just received my DeLonghi "Virtu" toaster ....Upon examining the product, I was impressed with the overall design and " heavy-duty " construction... Interesting feature is the sandwich cage, which allows the user to lift the bread/pastry out of the element to check progress. Buttons light up, and alarm goes off when toast is ready. Performed the "toast test"....and yes! it toasts evenly. The trick is to adjust the width of the slot...
Summary: This toaster is sleek and great looking. I also loved the fact that you could toast sandwiches in it as well. It does a great job toasting, but the sandwich toasting isn't as ideal as I would like. Because it is vertical, it's hard to press the two sides of the sandwich together (there is a lever, but it doesn't lock in place). I've had many sandwiches have the bread be toasted, but the cheese in the middle isn't melted at all.