I bought this toaster after our old one went out and the first replacement just did not do everything that I wanted it to do. I need a toaster that has wide openings because my son likes to cook the wide toast and I need to be able to make myself bagels as well. This toaster fit everything that I was looking for, it has a lot of different settings and will accommodate a nice big bagel in it. I really like that this has a stop button on it, so if you realize that your toast or bagel is going to be overcooked you can hit the stop button and it instantly pops it up and stops cooking it. This has settings just for things like bagels an toast on it, even if they are frozen you can press the button and it makes sure to toast it to perfection for you. It is really easy to clean by removing the bottom and just getting all of the crumbs out. The toasting settings range from 1-9 on the darkness you want in your toast and it toasts it all very evenly. This toaster is safe and effective and looks sleek in your kitchen, it is the best toaster I have ever had.