This was the third toaster/oven we tried and aesthetically the nicest (IMHO). The cheaper model Cuisinart model toasted better (simpler operation with more consistent results), but this one looks better in our kitchen and both the regular and convection oven features work very well. Taller items like bread require adjusting the oven rack to the lowest position rather close to the heating element in the bottom of the oven, so care must be taken to avoid scorching. To toast, you have to turn a dial to light, med, or dark, so getting the setting just right is guesswork (the cheaper model just had a convenient button to press and a different nob to set the degree of toasting desired--once your got that setting right, it worked consistently). The oven settings have no timer so, like a regular oven, you need to set your own timer and remember to turn it off (however, the toasting function does have an integral timer and does turn off when the chosen toasting cycle completes).