I actually bought this as a gift for my son. He loves it and said it was great. We tried it out when I was there and it browned both sides evenly. Everything worked good, the knobs, lights, etc. He really likes the look on his counter also. All in All it is a good toaster.
The lever didn't want to stay down and it stopped working after less than a year. My previous Kenmore toaster worked for 12 years without any problem. I can't even return it, because I bought this in the store and I didn't keep the box. I am very disappointed and won't buy or recommend Kenmore again.
She has wanted one of these for awhile now. She said that she was tired of serving toast that was almost cold when we would get our plates for breakfast. So I had some shop your way points and I used them to bring the price down and bought it for her for Christmas this year but as usal she received it early and I have see her smile like she had in awhile!
The settings work consistently, delivering an even and well toasted product. The only complaint that I have is that the bagel button leaves the uncut side totally untoasted, so I use the normal toasting setting for bagels, which toasts them the way that I like.