This 2-slice toaster is especially great for bagels and bread. I purchased this toaster as a replacement for my old Kitchen Aid and cannot be happier. The slots are much larger than those of the toaster I owned previously. The fancy feature I really enjoy and fully take advantage of is its defrost setting, because I have never had something like this. In general, I go grocery shopping once a week, and purchase a specific French bread I really like. To make sure the bread does not go bad, I store it the freezer to last for one week. And now comes the beauty of this toaster: the defrost setting for my French bread. This feature makes it so fresh and fluffy, that you would think it was freshly baked. As far as the design goes, I really enjoy the color; I usually like a style that is not cliche and makes my kitchen look unique when I have guests over. To sum up, this toaster is exceptional and extremely useful in every possible way. It is worth every cent.