Summary: the main reason i purchased the tt6170 toaster was the controls on the front. the lite-dark control too sensitive. the lowering knob feels like rubbing two stones together.would not buy one again.uneven browning top to bottom and side to side
Summary: We've owned this toaster for about 16 months and it has died. It looks really great on our counter, but what good is that if it doesn't work? I noticed it was having issues about 2 months ago - the lever wouldn't stay down when we inserted bread or waffles; it also stopped popping up the bread or waffles when done. I'd say pass on this. I thought Krups was a good brand but this product doesn't live up to their reputation. Very disappointing.
Summary: I read many positive reviews and had great hopes for this toaster. However, I have been very disappointed in the product performance. The Good: It is very nice to look at and the "cool touch" safety feature is nice but it does a pathetic job of making toast. The Bad: 1) The upper half of the bread toasts at a rate twice as fast as the lower half. The net effect - you get either light toast top with raw lower half OR nicely toasted lower half and burned upper half.
Summary: I used to have a Black & Decker toaster that worked marvelously for about 10 years, paying less than 10 dollars at the time for it on a special sale. As it didn't look modern or nice anymore after 10 years of heavy use, I made the brilliant decision to buy this Krups toaster for about 50 bucks, horribly expensive I thought but looked very nice and the brand had -again, HAD- a fairly good reputation After about 1 year and 10 days this toaster stopped working without...
Summary: It's o.k. for the price--but just barely. A leisurely toaster, it also has the annoying habit of browning each side differently. And NO, I do not mean when it's on the "bagel setting" either. The slots are not particularly long, designed for a standard sandwich-sized slice; so if you bake your own bread or buy the artisanal variety, your choices are either cutting the slice in half, or doing a double-dip switching ends (and side-to-side, too, if you are in a mood for...
Summary: This toaster works well. It was a replacement for an older white Krups toaster that I had for about ten years. The removable crumb tray is always a plus, makes it so easy to clean. It toasts well and is a more compact overall size. Don't like the bagel setting. Can't figure out why you want to toast just one side. Does not allow the very large width sizes of bread, thickness is not a problem.
Summary: I think for under $40 that this is a great toaster. It doesn't fit wider slices of bread, you have to feed them in longways. The best feature is the "stop" button on the front, which ejects bread mid-toast.
Summary: Initially, the "slider" that pushes the toast down was getting stuck in the down position - so the toast never popped up! I had to violently shake it up and down many times to "loosen" it up before it started working correctly.