Summary: Hate .... This Toaster is the worst Toaster I have ever had !!!!! My previous toaster I had for 10 years but needed to upgrade to a 4 slice ( I had been using a 4 slice one that a friend tossed out it was running great even after she owned it for 15 years) so I bought this one. To begin, just to push toast down it was hard, you have to push really hard for it to stay down, so of course after doing this for months both knobs broke, so now to toast I have to find a butter...
Very slow and doesn't toast bagels or English muffins very well.
B. Margolis, Amazon
15 October 2014
Summary: I bought this toaster to replace an older black plastic Cusinart 4-slice toaster. I had high hopes that this newer model would toast bread, bagels and English muffins well. I agree with many of the other reviews; this is a very slow toaster. Using setting 3, it toasts toast OK. Using setting of 4 or 5, bagels and English muffins are hardly toasted and they are nearly cold, following the instructions correctly.
Excerpt: Toaster is used by each family member. The greatest thing about it is the ability to differentiate two toast settings and even toast bread and bagels at the same time. No more waiting in line for your turn to toast in a family of 3.
Pros: Delicious Bread, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Simple Settings
Summary: This toaster was bought for me, and it is the worst I have ever owned. My previous toaster lasted me 7 years before it had needed to be replaced but even at its worst is better than this at its best. *You must push very hard several times to get it to drop your toast. It is not just mine, as I have a friend with one and you must do the same thing. *Shade 1 burns everything if you don't watch it and pop it up on your own. It doesn't turn down any lower than that!