We purchased the 4-slice toaster. It is always set in the "Bagel" mode even when that is not selected. The individual slices of bread get toasted more on one side than the other. Therefore, you have to toast the slices again after turning them around. The only good feature is that it is made of aluminum instead of plastic and the power cord is 2 feet long [longer than other toasters]. And it works okay for bagels and muffins, but not slices of bread
We have tried other toasters. It seems most toasters are made this way; that is to toast more on one side than the other. But we will keep looking. Some manufacturer has to make a toaster like in previous years where you have to toast only once.