I bought this toaster for my grandaughter who just moved out on her own. My reason for selecting it was the fact that I have the same one in a four-slice model. The toaster has so many features that make it a good purchase. Examples: Slide out trays that are easy to empty; handles on front push up for easy removal of toast, and a designated slot for one slice of toast. I have so many Cuisinart kitchen items that I love, most of which were purchased from Overstock..