Little did I know that when I ordered this to replace my father's wornout toaster, it would be IDENTICAL. There was no unusual reason the other had worn out -- it was not new and I think he might have damaged it. Sometimes it's very comforting to one's parents when the new appliance looks and works just like the old one. And it's cute as a bug! We can have waffles again. Thanks, O!
I wanted something that had that retro look and that was metal instead of plastic. This one sort of fits the bill but it doesn't toast as well as it should in my estimation. Still, for the price it's not bad. It's got a lot of settings if you're into that. While it does appear "classic," it's got some electronics on board. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, probably tell anyone to spend a little more for something a lot better. Having said that, it does do the job eventually.