It feels sturdy compared to the competors plastic models and the lift control works well. The heating eleements are spaced closer together to give better toasting of the bread.
We had the toaster a few days. It looked really nice sitting on our kitchen counter. It's pretty stainless steel and black. I thought Oster was a good brand. After a few days the button didn't work to put the toast down. You couldn't make toast. It should've lasted longer than a few days. We had to return it.