We have this toaster in stainless steel. I love the modern sleek design and quick toasting time. It toaster most every thing evenly but not quickly. It has dials that can be adjusted and finely set for what your toasting. Overal great toaster, worth the money. Toasting Evenness I toast lots (bread, pancakes, bagel, toaster strudels) and have had no issue. Everything comes out evenly toasted. Safety The slots on the top are a little large. I have see my kids try to reach in there and I'm sure they could, when it is hot. Not sure how this could be fixed, but is a safety issue. Ease of Cleaning Most of the stuff falls to the bottom and the trays can be pulled out and easily cleaned. The stainless steel does lead to lots of finger prints on the exterior. Durability We use this toaster almost every morning. It had been taken along to hotels and camping trips and we have had no issues. Design Great look. Lots fits in the slots, work well and evenly.