This is very pretty sitting on our new granite and does a great job of not taking up much room, however, only two regular size pieces of bread fit in or they partially overlap. It toasts one time at the setting as you would expect but the consecutive pieces either come out too light or too dark. My husband uses it more than I do and hates it. If I had realized that earlier on I would have returned it. I read the reviews before purchasing and it seemed like people loved it. Not sure why unless it is just for the appearance. Not worth the $$ that I paid.
I just love it....it's very sleek and thin which gives me more space on my counter. I really like the motorized feature and the fact that it beeps when the toast is ready. I'm very happy with this purchase and the best part is that it makes everything taste wonderful.
The best thing about this toaster for me is the really good control it gives us over the toasting action. It enables us to fine tune the darkness / lightness of the toasted product. The bagel option allows for toasted surfaces on rolls as well as bagels which is easier than using a broiler. I do wish the slot were a little longer as I have found that if I want two slices toasted at the same time I must overlap them slightly (but it works fairly well that way). One other issue is that the crumb tray sits below a narrow slot. We had a small chunk of bread fall off. The piece was too large to fall down to the tray and the wire caging above did not allow for shaking the toaster upside down to get the piece out (I did get it out finally with a 10 " tweezer I happened to have.) Those things are minor so, all things considered, I am happy with this purchase.
I was very hesitant about spending so much money on a toaster, but it was exactly the kind I was looking for, so I bit the bullet and ordered it, and hoped it was all it was cracked up to be. It is great, the long openings, getting the desired color of toast, and the quietness of this toaster is great. The design is very sleek, and doesn't take up much counter space either..