We had our last, $20.00 toaster for 15 years. I was thrilled to find this one at such a reasonable price. It looks great and functions even better. Even the crumb catch on the bottom is easy to open and empty. The knobs and buttons are great for getting your perfect toasting every time. The bagel button is handy and seems to toast bagels too well for us but, we just use the regular toast option. We love this toaster and it looks great in our black and white kitchen.