I purchased the Kenmore 2-slice toaster a couple years ago and it is a very basic toaster. If you do not toast items often then this is the perfect toaster for you. The three buttons along the side are defrost, bagel, and cancel. The defrost feature is excellent for frozen bagels or bread! This toaster also comes with a dial that lets you adjust the heat/how toasted your food gets. I like that the setting goes from 1-9, this lets you adjust to get your food cooked just how you like it. For the price, this toaster is great. If you are looking for a basic yet good quality toaster I would definitely recommend this Kenmore one! Toasting Evenness Ive never had a problem with this toasting my bread unevenly. Safety I have not had any safety issues with this toaster. Durability Ive had my Kenmore toaster for about 2 years now and it still works great! Design This is a nice looking toaster that does not take up much space on the countertop.