Summary: Looks like it might be defective.The elements on the inside only turn red -heat between the two slots and nothing showing red (heat on the outside walls of toaster. Strange. So the toast, english muffins only toast slightly on the inside not the out ward sides.
Summary: When a house sitter dropped his book bag on our toaster, I knew that I wanted an Oster just like the one we had. Really find design, I love the appearance, but it's also a great toaster. Toasts evenly and feels really well-made just by how it all works.
Summary: My only complaint is that the notch on the darkness setting knob is very difficult to find. Have to find it completely by feel as it is not marked in any way. My solution---put a small of dab of red nail polish on the indicator nob.
Summary: Three things I dislike about this toaster: It toasts unevenly. Frozen Eggo waffles come out unevenly. The knob on the doneness setting is too small and hard to set. Instead of a visible pointer there is only a small bump on a round knob.