For those who are used to spending what is a decent amount of money on a toaster this may be surprising, but for me it's been a delight to have a hassle free toaster.
After years of the false economy of going for cheap toasters I invested in this and there's no looking back now. If/when it needs replacing at some point in the future I now know what I'm looking for.
It toasts things. That's basically it, but where it wins on the features is a nice spinny-knob for setting the amount of toasting (and it's quite accurate too, rather than the "barely touched ---> charcoal" scale you sometimes seem to get without much inbetween).
There's presets too - defrost, bagel, reheat which all seem to work pretty well too. I'd still defrost bread in a microwave by preference (if I'm in a hurry, otherwise nothing beats a few hours at room temperature) but good to know the setting is there.
One thing this toaster does very well at is toasting frozen bread - cheaper toasters seem to struggle to get an even toasting but not this one.
Best of all though is that the slots for the bread are wide enough for a good variety of thickness so your slice never gets stuck. Anyone who makes their own bread or buys unsliced loaves knows how important this can be.
All in all it does a good job. Can't say fairer than that.
Short name: DeLonghi CTO2003