We were looking for a four-slice toaster and this one fit perfectly with our kitchen decor. I love how the adjustable slots hold everything from toast to big, thick bagels. The special settings are very nice too. We've only had this toaster for a couple of weeks, but my parents have had the two-slice version for almost a year with no problems.
After shopping around, I got the best deal (including the best shipping rate) from cooking.com. I would always recommend Cuisinart, but now I will also not hesitate to recommend cooking.com!