KitchenAid 2-Slice Toaster : The toaster ahead of its time, this KitchenAid, 2-slice toaster features a blue backlit LCD display highlighting the shade level of browning, and countdown to serving time. Engineered to recall and display the last shading level and function, this contemporary appliance toasts to exact standards every time. Change the shade level using the dial that adjusts from 1-7 settings for precise browning. Using the one-touch motorized control, you can raise or lower bread at the touch of a button. The extra-wide 1 1/2" slots feature interior racks that self-adjust, centering the rack width to keep thick or thin slices of bread, bagels, pastries or English muffins upright for even toasting. The unique bagel function on this toaster reduces power 50% on one side of the heating element to gently brown the outside of a bagel, while toasting the inside, preventing over-cooking. With the defrost button, frozen pastries are heated inside and toasted to perfection in minutes. Also features a cancel button to stop the toasting process. Cord wraps underneath the base for convenient storage. Removable crumb tray is dishwasher safe. Since the first stand mixer was introduced in the early 1900s, the KitchenAid brand has been acclaimed internationally for performance. These technologically-advanced appliances are sophisticated in design for the home chef. Product Features Advanced technology with an LCD display showing toasting progress and countdown to serving time Recalls and displays the last shading level and function to toast identically every time Change the browning level using the dial that adjusts from 1-7 settings One-touch motorized control to raise or lower bread at the touch of a button Extra-wide 1 1/2" slots feature interior racks that self-adjust, centering the rack width to keep thick or thin slices of bread, bagels, pastries or English muffins upright for even toasting Defrost function provides complete thawing of frozen waffles or pastries to ensure precise browning Bagel function reduces power 50% on one side of the heating element to gently brown the outside of a bagel, while toasting the inside Removable crumb tray Cancel button Cord tidy to wrap cord out of sight underneath the toaster base KitchenAid is acclaimed internationally for high performance appliances
This toaster was by far the best value, with more features and sturdy design, after doing quite a bit of searching. The booklet informs you to set English Muffins on the bagel setting - and works wonderfully. All the features, self lowering, digital, push button and push to open tray are delightful. A great toaster and good value. Retractable cord would have made it perfect!