Everyone needs a toaster in their kitchen. This is a quality product and good choice for this kitchen essential. If you only need two pieces of toast this will serve you perfectly, but if you are preparing for a large party than it may not serve your needs. The setting are easy to understand. Whether you want to toast a thin slice of bread or a thick bagel, this toaster can do it. Toasting Evenness This toaster will get toast very even. It is everything you expect from a toaster. Safety It is a typically safe toaster. As long as you don't do something unsafe like stick a fork into it. Also the outside gets pretty hot so do not touch it. Ease of Cleaning It is very easy to clean. All you have to do it remove the bottom tray and dump it out in the trash. Durability This is a good, durable toaster that should last a long time as long as it is properly taken care of. Design It is a pretty sleek design. It fits well into counter space and is not too bulky.