We've had our GE 2-Slice Toaster for years now and never had any problems with it. The price is average, the durability is exceptional, and it is convenient to use. It does what a good toaster should. We use the toaster for toast, bagels, even grilled cheese sandwiches, if you turn the toaster sideways! It is small enough to fit on the countertop and the design is nice enough for any kitchen. The design and make of this toaster is simple and easy to use. The toaster cooks evenly and works quickly. It is safe to use, as we've never had any problems with the wiring or any malfunctions. Cleaning the machine is easy, as there is a pull out tray to clean the crumbs. The timer sometimes is a bit off, so we have to cut the timer short so the toast does not burn. Other than that no complaints. This little toaster will probably outlive our pet. Why pay more to buy a 4-slice toaster when it only takes 30 seconds-1 minute to make toast with this GE Toaster?