You know, my parents received a toaster as their wedding gift over 35 years ago and it still works like a charm. Me, I have been throught toaster after toaster. It seems they just like to die on me!! I was once again on a toaster hunt when I saw a clearance cart at Walmart with a unique 2 piece set on it - A George Foreman Grill and Toaster on clearance for 19.99. The selling point for me was the fact that both small appliances were a shiny metallic red! They matched my cherry themed kitchen and I would get a Foremen grill for the same price I was going to spend for just a toaster!
This toaster has all sorts of bells and whistles. There's a special bagel setting, a warm button, and a reheat button. But what was touted as a great feature of the toaster has been something that has not worked out so well for us, the extra large toasting slots. Honestly, sometimes it seems like the pieces of bread get lost in the big toasting slot. When I toast something small like an english muffing the only way to remove it from the toaster is to use a plastic fork to grab it out (or pick up the toaster, hang it upside down and give it a good shake, but that gets kind of messy, lol).
Beyond the huge toasting slots, the toaster works well. It does what it is supposed to do and is really easy to clean the crumbs and wipes down back to it's shiny red shell. Ironically, as excited as I was to have the grill too, I have never even removed it from the box yet, but the toaster is used just about everyday!