Summary: If you toast sliced bread it is fine, for muffins or bagles it will toast only lightly. I have it turned all the way up but I still need to toast my muffins twice. If you like only a light toast, then I guess it is fine but if you want a (crunchy) toast......buy a different toaster.
Summary: Considering the dearth of acceptable toasters, this one is very good. I didn't care for the newer model - it's lighter in weight and as is usual these days, of lesser quality. It does make pretty good toast and I do like the toasting on one side and the warming options.
Summary: It's a few extra bucks but, given the features and performance, worth the difference. The bagel toasting option allows for differential browning on the inside and outside of a bagel or English muffin...a nice feature that enhances the taste of the item toasted. Nicely styled. Easy controls. Sounds simple, but I conducted a toaster search of some weeks and it is not very easy to get all of these things in a reliable toaster.
Summary: Just what I'd been looking for. Looks great, works great. A little slow, but that doesn't bother me at all. I won't starve while I wait. And the toast comes out perfect every time when you set it on the proper number. Amazon is reliable in their ads.
Retro-appearance lets this toaster blend in with like appliances
Bobbi Snow "Bobbi Snow, SciFi Fan", Amazon
2 February 2010
Summary: I purchased this because we replaced our stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher in December. I wanted a toaster to match. This looks very nice with all the other new appliances, and I like the bagel button. It's a very handy feature. The one drawback is that the trays pull out from the back; this means I have to turn the toaster all the way around to empty the trays. It would have been much more convenient if the trays could be pulled out from the front.
Summary: I bought this toaster as a Christmas present for my wife who is always complaining that our toaster didn't toast evenly, burning one side and hardly toasting the other. She toasts english muffins, waffles and bread daily for our kids. So far after about 3 weeks of use, this toaster has made my wife happy, which is almost like getting a Christmas present for myself. ;-) One last thing. It is a space hog. If that is a concern, get your tape measure out before you buy one.