I was surprised how big the toaster is when I received it. However,it looks as good as on the picture. The green colouring of the sides, lever and control buttons are misleading as it hasn't got the green sides that it appeared on the picture, in fact the sides, lever and touch buttons are charcoal in colour. The slots are generous but you still need to turn the breads upside down once more to toast in order to achieve evenness and lookability especially the slots are in gradient which is a styling point. The only downside is the lead, I do understand one do not want an excessive amount of spare cable on the worktop, an extra 10cm will do no harm if you have wall cabinet above.