Summary: A toaster is not 'just' a toaster. After extensive research (I am rather fussy) I chose this one. Although it is more money than any sound minded person would spend on a toaster - I have to say that it toasts bread PERFECTLY every time and is well worth spending the extra money.
Summary: I thought this was rather expensive, but it is worth the expense. The toast browns evenly and because it takes a little longer to brown, it gives an old fashioned 'toast on a toasting fork in front of a fire' type of result. The toaster also looks very smart on the worktop.
Summary: I have tried various ultra cheap toasters over the years and accept their varying toasting quality. Recently I was encouraged to try one of the ultra premium toasters - not a Magimix. I had to send 2 back for ultra poor toasting quality - so changed to a Magimix.
Summary: Le Toaster does its job very ell. The 'bagel' setting, that lets you toast on one side of the food, is very useful. The product is attractive and well made. If it toasted just a little bit faster, I'd have given it 5 stars.
Summary: Although more expensive than the toasters you can buy in your local hardware store or at the supermarket the Magimix toaster does seem better made and does deliver toast which is evenly toasted along both sides of a slice of bread.