We've had a toaster for a few years that work quite well except for its "bagel" setting. It just doesn't seem to do anything different than the regular toast setting. A bagel would come out of our toaster being toasted on both sides with the bagel setting. But I love a perfectly toasted bagel - nicely toasted on the cut side but leaving the outside warm and soft.
So please tell me more about the bagel setting in the toaster you own (brand/model).... does it toast two sides or one side only? does it work well or is it just an useless feature to charge more? I am in the market for a toaster that can toast well and toast bagel beautifully.