KitchenAid 2-Slice Toaster, KMT222OB : Your toast is made to order every time! The exceptional performance KitchenAid 2-Slice Toaster features a LCD display that sets the last shading and function settings in its memory. A digital progress bar shows when the toast will be ready. Extra wide 1 1/2" slots perfectly brown the thickest of bagels, breads and pastries. An ultra-deep steel toasting cavity ensures even toasting and five adjustable shade settings regulate browning. The KitchenAid toaster includes bagel, defrost, reheat and toast/cancel buttons. The bagel toasting function gently browns the bagel bottom while toasting the sliced side. The defrost button quickly and thoroughly toasts frozen pastries to golden perfection. The reheat button quickly reheats toasted food in less than a minute. Racks automatically adjust slot width for thick or thin slices, keeping breads upright. The manual high-lift lever raises even tiny slices for easy access. The rugged stainless-steel design includes durable temperature knobs with light/dark indicator. Cool Reach steel side panels keep exterior cooler to touch. Dishwasher-safe steel crumb tray slides out easily for simple cleaning. Product Features LCD display sets the last shading and function settings in its memory A digital progress bar shows when the toast will be ready. Two 1 1/2" toast slots let you toast everything from regular bread to Texas toast to frozen waffles Extra-deep steel toasting cavity ensures even browning Bagel toasting function reduces power by 50% on one heating element to brown one side and toast other Five adjustable browning settings and carriage lift levers provide ultimate control Offers bagel, defrost, reheat and toast/cancel buttons Handsome, rugged brushed stainless-steel and stamped metal housing Dishwasher-safe crumb tray is easy to remove and clean Cool Reach steel side panels help keep toaster exterior safe to touch 3 1/2-foot power cord lets you place your toaster virtually anywhere in your kitchen 1-year replacement warranty
This is a nicely designed, compact toaster. The slots are wide, and can take bagels, or adapt to narrower bread slices. Browning is even, and the range of browning is large, from warmed-up-a-bit to almost-burnt. There is a digital display countdown, which is nice, but the piercing beep when the toast is done is superfluous and annoying - you hear when the toast pops up anyway. I must see if there's a way to turn that off. It seems somewhat slow, compared with previous toasters, but I can live with that as results are good.