Sunbeam 4 slice toaster is a very affordable toaster, but unfortunately it is not the most reliable appliance in the world. It gets the job done, toasts your toast, but not completely evenly. Burns bread or bagels pretty easily. The toaster is also pretty difficult to clean, crumbs get stuck at the bottom and when burnt smell up the toaster pretty royally. Bottom line, it works, and for the price, it is a decent product. Toasting Evenness It does not toast evenly consistently. Occasionally it will toast a piece of bread perfectly, but it is a rare occasion. I still use it however. It gets the job done, however. Safety Not the most safe appliance, because when crumbs inevitably fall to the bottom of the toaster, they immediately burn - sometimes causing little embers to spark up. Not a true hazard unless you never ever clean it. Ease of Cleaning Hard to clean, unfortunately! Durability One of the redeeming qualities about this toaster is that it does indeed last. Design I like the sleek white design. It matches just about any kitchen.