Summary: I bought this Krups toaster less than 3 years ago because my previous positive experience with small Krups appliances, finding them to be well-designed and very durable. However, this China-made toaster began falling apart very soon after I received it, though it received very light use.
Summary: Toaster worked well at first. Now at the 18 mth mark, after use 2-3x per week, it only toasts one side of the bread. Is it too much to ask that something that costs $50, works for longer than 18mths? Of course it will cost more to fix than to purchase a new one.
Summary: Nicely built toaster as one would expect from Krups. My main complaint is it won't handle oversize slices, the bigger slices now commonly found in whole wheat breads. But makes great toast, works fine on bagels too.
Summary: This thing takes FOREVER to toast a piece of bread, and as for a bagel, fuggeddabouddit. I give up waiting and eat beige toast or a lukewarm bagel. The nameplate says 850 watts but my Kill A Watt measured 790. And in bagel mode, 340.
Summary: I bought this because of the quality of Krups products. I replaced a very inexpensive ($9.98) but excellent toaster I had gotten at K-Mart. The Krups toaster does not toast evenly. At the second lowest setting, the bread is burnt black on one side and not toasted on the other.
Summary: For whatever reason it's hard today to buy a toaster that works. This toaster is more highly rated than others and I bought it with confidence. But I discovered that the slots are too narrow even for even ordinary bread. It's really nice in pretty much every other respect.