The Toastmaster T100 Toaster will do the basics, and if all you need is a simple toaster that, well, toasts... it's got you covered for a very small price. The problem I have with the Toastmaster T100 is that it gives me flashbacks to when I was a child and could never get the toast to that perfect spot between too light and crispy black. This toaster does the job, but you have to set it to darker than you think you want and watch it and pop it up in the middle of toasting to that level in order to see any brown on your bread. Also, while watching it as decribed or if you change your mind in the middle and want to pop your bread out before it roasts it to a crisp you must completely unplug the machine. I'm not sure if this is a safety mechanism or a fluke, but it's a big pain when cookig for more than one!