Summary: I really, really wanted this toaster oven. It was the perfect size and design and Amazon had it at a great price. I wanted modern looking Stainless Steel but not digital operation. Thought this was my answer. Well the first one they sent me shorted out my kitchen GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) plug.
Summary: The DeLonghi Toaster Over is a piece of junk. I have a cheapie toaster oven right now. It is getting old and beat up so I decided to buy another one. I am limited as to overhead space. This is one reason why I decided on the DeLonghi. It is only around eight inches high and had a good rating.
Summary: Bought this unit in February of 2012 (it's now June) and was never very happy with it. Takes a LONG time to toast bread, but my wife liked the style. (Of course, she has a closet full of shoes that hurt her feet, but are 'cute.') We bought it at a Sears Outlet, not Amazon (mistake!
Summary: I returned 2 of them due to defective design. The first one that arrived had a defective knob which I would have had Delonghi replace but following the enclosed instructions for making toast, the lower element did not come on until well into the cycle so the top burned while the bottom was not...
Summary: Perfectly happy with the size and the look. I bought it primarily for toast and reheating pizza. I works fine. However I'm not happy with the controls. There a bit sloppy, requiring an extra effort to set the toast function, which has to be set each time the unit is turned on.