Based on reviews and other user experiences with Toasters, I decided on this one as the deciding factor was the non-stick appeal, which seems to be a problem with other machines, cleaning wise.
My first impression was of a rather large and sleek machine with a nice shiny chrome upper half and a pretty large cooking surface. I'd imagine you could make four Sandwiches in one go but most certainly, two large ones.
Having set it up in it's allotted space, I made a Brown bread sandwich of Cheddar cheese and Ham. I then grabbed the instruction booklet to see what I should be doing and here comes the first surprise. The machine has seven settings but the Booklet has absolutely no guide lines as to what power these settings represent - although helpfully explaining you can also use it as a toaster - big deal.
After putting the setting on max, I put the Sandwich on when the Green light glowed to indicate ready and waited nearly six minutes before lifting said plate which showed a more than ready "Toastie" with some leaked Cheddar onto the hot plate. It was obviously over done but was still delicious although much crispier than desired. I've made a few more since then and am getting better at it but it's quite obvious that Kenwood can't issue guidelines as each individual has to decide what way they like the finished product.
Now to cleaning: It passes all tests, with a damp sponge removing any burnt bits and no sticking pieces. Another plus point is that you don't butter the bread and put it butter side down on the plate which seems to be a common factor with other Sandwich makers.
I rate it very highly, but be warned, it does take up aa bit of space.