Summary: This toaster looks great and does a nice job toasting items. However, if you like Poptarts you will find that the pasteries slip out of the holders and get jammed in the toaster. It makes a mess and is a challenge to get the mangled Poptart out of the toaster.
Summary: I purchased this toaster for its sleek stainless steel look and from the front, I really like it. But from the top, it has a series of 1 cm cuts incised around the edge, which look like staples from afar, and cheapens the appearance. I'm assuming they are there to vent the heat. As to function, it is a far weaker performer than expected. Despite having it on the highest setting, I usually have to cook my english muffins twice to get them just golden brown.
Summary: The toaster is really very good. There is a wide range of toaster settings, so you have real control over the toasting. Bagels to Veggie patties, it has been consistent, reliable (I've had it over a year) and is a nice looking unit. Can't ask for anything more. I wouldn't sell my first-born for it, but I would definitely buy another.