Summary: This is a solid, well made toaster. Much heavier than the ones you find in the discount stores. It is a straightforeward design with no fancy dials. You can toast bagels and warm pastry, using the button settings. Aside from that, it makes toast and does it well. It browns nicely without drying out the bread. A 5 setting is a good place to start. Homemade bread does take longer to brown. Just play with it a little and you will find the settings that suit your purpose.
Summary: This KitchenAid works as advertised. Even toasting with good darkness control. The bagel feature is truly outstanding. It properly toasts the flat inner half while leaving the outer surface only slightly toasted. Outside remains spongy, the way I like my bagels. Great for English Muffins too if you put it on "bagel" mode. It's very sturdily built and, although we've only had it a couple months, it seems as if this will last for years.
5 stars for customer servise, 1 star for durability, 4 star for appearence.
D. Soloviev "POLUCKS", Amazon
4 June 2010
Summary: The very nice toaster when it is working. I'm not heavy user, but had use this toaster once a day in the morning time. During the year 2 of them broken. Instead 4 slices toaster I had 2 slices, both toasters had broke in the same scenario, 2 slices slot start malfunction, did not hold stuff anymore and pop up every time. So, going to find another one. PS. I have Kitchen Aid dishwasher and it is working pretty well, but toaster disappoint me?
Summary: I ordered the KitchenAid red 4 slice toaster. Once again, KitchenAid is the best. You won't be disappointed. Toasts perfectly and looks great. I already have the professional stand mixer, food processer, and coffee maker in red so all I needed was the toaster to complete the set. This was by far the lowest price I've seen. In addition free shipping that practically flew to my door. Don't hesitate to purchase!
Summary: This is the best Toaster my wife and I ever owned. We used to have a Cuisinart (which was more expensive) but always had unpredictable results. Toasts Bread, Bagels, Muffins, evenly and to each of our individual requirements (also, easy clean-up). Would recommend this product to all!!
Summary: This toaster lasted about a year. I bought it because I was tired of cheap toasters. This is just another "Made in China" POS. It looks nice and has a nice feel to it though. After about six months, one of the plastic handles broke off. A couple of months later that side of the toaster would not stay down. A few months later, the other side did the same thing. Buy something else, this is not high quality KitchenAid like you would expect.
Summary: Like most people, I own Kitchen Aid products and have been very happy with them in the past. I did the research and was alittle concerned with some of the reviews but thougth it wouldn't happen to me. The toaster is alittle over 6 months old and one side will not stay down or latch, I had the same problem with the last toaster ($30 and three years old) Spending top dollar doesn't mean top quality. It's obvious kitchen has lowered their standards.