At light setting #1 you still get very dark toast! Poor quality for the price.
I AM "Alliswell", Amazon
11 April 2015
Summary: The number 1 setting on the know makes the toast dark. So, I can't get a light toast at any setting. There is no access to the thermostat so that I can adjust the setting. This was a very expensive toaster and it's big...takes up a lot of counter space. Don't waste your money.
Summary: Biased review as I only have KitchenAid appliances. Initially, the toaster worked better on one side each, but after a couple uses, the toasting become more even. It's also quite sturdy - more than other brands.