This is a very budget , no frills 2 slice toaster that is very inexpensive and downright plain looking , if not ugly . It looks and feels cheap - poorly made and does not toast evenly . The lever control to push down the toaster to heat fails to catch at times and , overall, feels more like a toy than a working appliance . I returned mine within days of purchasing it . IF you are very limited in funds and need a small toaster immediately , give this one a try for a dorm or very small apartment with little counter space . But if you are looking for a good - looking , and well- made toaster that heats evenly and is solidly built , pass on this one . It is not even worth the small price it costs and for 5 or so more dollars, you can find a much better toaster. Rival is a well-known brand - for crock pots. I would recommend that brand for a crockpot but definitely not for a toaster .