If you have to rely on a smiling half-toasted piece of bread to make or break your day, then you might as well just put a bullet through your head right now. Besides, can you imagine just how awful that partially toasted bread is going to taste? The pictures alone proove it: soft and cold until--crunch! This one is worse than the Mickey Mouse Toaster, simply because it encourages you to swich out the stupid metal plates. The website also warns, "This item can not be discounted." Really? I don't think this can be discounted enough. Another great reason to go on Atkins.