I purchased this toaster a year ago when my old one broke and I am so glad I did. The T-FAL Classic Avante 4-Slice Toaster has some excellent features. There are dials that let you adjust the heat/amount of toasting you get. It also has a stop button that allows you to stop the toasting whenever you want. Arguably my favorite feature is the button that allows you to raise the bread (or whatever) out of the toaster, this makes it so that you do not have to reach your fingers inside the toaster and risk burning yourself. If you are looking for a great quality toaster, I would highly recommend this Avante one! Safety The raising button allows you to raise whatever you're toasting out of the toaster so that you do not have to reach your fingers inside. Ease of Cleaning This toaster is a little bit hard to clean, but that comes with almost any toaster. Durability I have had this toaster for a little over a year and it still works great. Design The toaster is a little bulky, so it takes up a bit of counter space, but other than that the design is great!