Summary: I am not a frequent toaster and neither are my kids, so this toaster is working out okay for us. I was mostly motivated by its sleek and simple black design and very inexpensive price, so can honestly say I'm not disappointed. It takes up very little room on my counter and looks great.
Summary: This is my second purchase of this toaster. The first one lasted many years, and still works, except that something just broke that necessitated holding the lever down throughout the toasting process. So, it was time to replace it.
Summary: It toasts. But this is the first toaster that won't allow a person to prematurely end a toasting session. It's not possible to lift up the lever. The only way I've found to manually end the toasting session is to actually unplug it.