Toasts quickly and cooks bacon too, with generally great results, I make two half toasties at a time and family loves them. Non-stick surfaces easy to clean and the ribbed top plate structures a sandwich well. Also easy to store. SNAGS: won't store upright due to silly design flaws, the clip holding top closed is weak and grease can drip down the back. Such a shame, if Sunbeam hired a good design engineer, they could sort these problems in an hours work!. OVERALL highly recommended.