Summary: got to say I'm not impressed my Proctor Silex was a better toaster. Not sure why these newer toaster seem to take so long but just toaster takes two to three times longer to make toast later than the old toaster did. If you need something that's fast this is not the toaster. Also someone that designs it with the court coming out the side who has the toaster cord to the side it's a very poor design. Did not realize that when I bought it online.
Summary: Please read the reviews on this product carefully before making a purchase. I did not and purchased this product because it was a Hamilton Beach like my old 16 year old toaster. Each and every complaint that someone has written here, I find to be true while using this product. It is now, as apparently are many others, in the trash. If I could give it zero starts I would. My husband has demanded a new toaster and this time I will pay careful attention to the reviews.
Summary: After only two weeks the inside wires in both slots discontinued to heat. In my opinion you should be able to make two slices of toast per day and have it last more than two weeks. We will try something else.