I have not had my own toaster until I bought this one. It was super cheap and I just needed one so badly I bought the first one I saw. It works great and toasts really well, but I hate it because it is so light. It moves if you just touch it slightly and when you push the button down you have to hold it in place. It works great at toasting though as I mentioned because you do not have to put it up high at all otherwise you will have burnt bread. It is a great size as even most large bagels can fit inside it without getting stuck (I hate that). I also love it because the instruction manual is easy to read and it actually taught me about the little sliding board at the bottom that you can use to empty the crumbs out of toasters. I never knew about that until I had this one! I would recommend this toaster if you are on a budget or just want something to use that you do not care about it getting broken/trashed. Toasting Evenness One side always seems to be more toasted than the other. Durability Seems flimsy as it is so light. Does not seem too durable.