Summary: It is highly *reproducible* in its toasting so you can actually predict how your toast will come out (the way you like it). It does not burn when toasting on the 3rd time in a row like many toasters. It has a handy 'lift' handle, plenty wide enough for bagels, doesn't take up tons of counter space, and has a great defrost feature. I've owned this toaster for more than a year and it has restored my faith in toasters! Thanks Consumer Reports!
Summary: I saw this toaster over a year ago, and finally broke down and purchased one. Love the design and ease of use. Nice wide slots, and easy to "pre-pop" whatever is being toasted. Does great with bread, bagels, and English muffins. Only problem is, I was shipped a used one, which I had to settle for ... vendor problem, not a product problem.
Summary: Finally, I've found the perfect toaster. It toasts bread, etc. evenly, and the lever to raise the toast is one of the best inventions for toasters in a long time - no more sticking something in the toaster to retrieve toast.
Summary: I was dissappointed in the toaster because I like everything about it except for the main thing; it doesn't toast evenly. I always feel that I need to flip the toast around when it pops up so that the other side gets toasted more. It's very light weight as well and tips a little when you pull the lever down. I had expected a higher quality toaster than this from Krups.
Summary: I bought this toaster to replace a 20+ year old toaster with a bad plug. This is by far the best toaster I've ever used. I especially like the bagel feature that only toasts the cut side of the bagel. It has very wide slots; no more fishing out a piece of toast with a metal fork. Ouch. The lever allows you to bring the toast right up high, so no fishing into the electrical guts is necessary.
Summary: I really like the way this toaster toasts the bread. However, it would be nice if they had made the slots a little bit longer. The width is fine and accommodates even thick slices of bread. The bread I usually buy is Oroweat and I have to punch it down with my finger as it is a tad too long for the slots. That is the only problem that I find with this toaster.