Summary: I wanted a run of the mill toaster, nothing super fancy, and wanted it to look decent. This gets the job done and I only have one gripe: should you need to release the toast early, doing so is a battle...and sometimes the toaster wins. The box says something about "easy to release," but mine is having nothing of it. When I do manage to shove the lever in the opposite direction, I can see sparks inside. Very comforting. Again, wouldn't get it again.
Summary: Yep, it worked. It takes a little longer than my old toaster, but it did the job. On the one I received, the inside heating element on one side is crooked so the top part of one slice of bread remains bread while the rest of that slice and the other slice turn into toast. I have to keep it near the highest setting for golden brown toast so it takes almost 3 minutes for 2 slices. The reason I purchased this toaster is because of the flat sides.
Summary: I replaced the first product in a month and got the replacement. The second toaster went bad after a month and now I cannot return it. The push down button does not stay down and keeps popping out the bread.