Summary: I paid over a hundred dollars for this toaster, hoping to finally be able to buy one that would last and serve well. After a bit over a year with only two of us using this toaster, one side will no longer heat both sides of a slice of toast. It's perpetually on the "bagel" setting on two slots. The warranty is for only one year, so now I must buy another toaster. Again. Don't buy this if you want a toaster that will last.
Summary: I've had this toaster for more than a year now and can honestly say that I love it! It toasts English muffins, bagels and bread perfectly! I love the SS finish and the fact the outside stays cool even when toasting. It cleans very easily and the slide out crumb tray is great! I gave up on toaster ovens after using them for years and wanted the best toaster I could find.
Summary: I just got this toaster and it is really nice. It toasts fairly quickly, but most importantly, it toasts evenly. The slots are long enough to fit larger-type bread and wide enough for bagels. Much better toaster than the Dualit that costs half again as much money.
Summary: So far, so good. I paid top dollar for this toaster and fully expect top dollar service from it. I guess I could buy three toasters for the price of this one but in my long life of experiences quality of consumer products has deteriorated. In order to keep prices down quality must be sacrificed. 40 years ago most manufacterers took pride in their products, not the case today.
Summary: Amazon performed the trransaction with dispatch and the toaster arrived promptly after placing the order. I had a Krups toaster that performe flawlessly for many years but, unfortunately, it finally failed. I then began searching for a replacement and knew I wanted an other Krups. Shopping about I found Amazon to be the best source and purchased the toaster.
Summary: My old toaster (cuisinart) toasted unevenly and although it had a bagel button, crisped both sides of the bagel when I used it. This toaster does a great job with toast as well as bagels (the cut side is toasted and the other side is warm). I freeze pre-cut bagels and by using the defrost function and pushing the bagel button, the frozen bagels are perfectly done! The crumb tray is easy to remove and clean. The only reason this doesn't get a 5 is design..