Cuisinart 2 Slice Aluminum Long Slot Toaster, CPT-2000 : Leave it to Cuisinart to make a toaster that saves space, looks fabulous, and makes the standard lever a thing of the past! A motorized lift & lower feature moves items down or up with one light touch. Streamlined housing is virtually immune to fingerprints and fits in small spaces. And with LED shade indicators counting down toasting time, and a one-sided bagel control, perfect results are guaranteed! Product Features Extruded aluminum housing Motorized lift (lever-less operation) Cool-touch housing LED countdown feature Seven shade settings Enhanced bagel toasting Cancel and defrost options Cord wrap Limited 3-year warranty
This was a replacement for a similar model that was at least fifteen years old. I really like having a long slot toaster for artisan shaped breads. The first thing that I noticed was how gorgeous this toaster is. The metal finish is beautiful and looks very high end. The toasting is very uniform and it produces a nice crisp piece of toast, just how I like it. However, the slot is about an inch shorter than my old model. As some have noted, this does make it a challenge to toast loaf bread that is oversized. To toast two pieces at the same time, you need to use traditional sized loaf bread. Think Wonderbread. Anything wider will not fit two at a time. I do like the ease of the button settings. I do have to remember that every time I toast a bagel using the special setting, I have to press it again to toast a second bagel. The toaster automatically reverts to the two sided toast setting. The motor is silent, unlike the old model which made noise. The beep takes some getting used to, but is a nice reminder if you are getting several things ready and want to grab your toast hot out of the machine.