Summary: I have scoured the Web for toaster reviews, looking for something that actually toasts correctly. It seemed like this was the best one, without spending $200+. It does toast pretty well. I don't need to run it through a second cycle to toast sufficiently. I quite like the auto-warm feature (if you don't pick up the toast after 8 seconds, it drops back down to be kept warm). My only complaint is that the top of the bread is toasted more heavily than the bottom.