Cuisinart has been a great brand in the kitchen, from blenders to mixers, they ensure to provide me with top quality and productive appliances. Now they come with a wonderful little model the Cuisinart CPT-170 2-Slice Toaster. It provides a space of 1-1/2 inches which is enough to fit most size of bread slices, even bagels and buns.
The most noticeable thing about this product would be the looks; the front panel has a classic sense to it despite having a light up timer display and LED indicators.
The body of the device is brushed steel, and does not stain or rust, and when constantly in range of heat and butter, regular un-brushed steel would just rust. The color of the appliance definitely matches a kitchen environment, in my perspective it even compliments the white apparel of cooks.
It has six browning levels to cater to your preferences; from the slightly heated to the burnt, I like the bread I toast to be in between and this appliance is fabulous when it comes to doing that.
I found the large openings and single side function to be very useful at toasting bagels, I just drop them in and set it to toast on “Bagel” and it will give a single side toasting.
It gives an even dual sided toasting for thin and thick breads alike, however thin breads tend to lean over to one side and that will cause the toast to be uneven, being more burnt on one side and not so done on the other.
The biggest downside besides that mentioned earlier about the uneven toasting would be the fact that it does not keep its good looks for long.
I find myself cleaning the exterior of this appliance more than the interior (the interior is easy to clean thanks to a sliding out crumb tray), finger prints are for some reason attracted to it, and a dirty finger print filled model is a definite problem for me as I really like my appliances to look as good as they perform.