This is a great little toaster and exactly what I wanted. It's compact, wonderfully functional, has sophisticated setting choices, easy to clean surface and my toast comes out perfect. I never realized what a bad job of toasting my old toaster did. Just had a bagel - it was perfect!
I bought this because I had the same toaster befote only it was a 4 slice. That one lasted me several years of lots of use. I bought this 2 slice about 2 years ago. It still toasts great. It toasts evenly. I do use the bagel function regularly and occasionally the defrost function and I have no complaints. I'll continue to buy Cuisinart brand even if it's not at the great Overstock prices.
You get what you pay for with Cuisinart. The slots are wide enough to hold bagels w/o squeezing them, the reheat feature is great and it even has a cord that is more than 6 inches long. I like the looks of the chrome and white and it is a basic for any kitchen.