Our elderly Black & Decker died recently, and we are not having an easy time finding a replacement. We are looking for a compact model that toasts evenly, hopefully without a lot of noise or beeping. We picked up a Cuisinart, but will be returning it because it produces excessive steam, browns too aggressively, and beeps annoyingly when the toast cycle has ended.
The dimenion we're most concerned with is depth -- even at 12" the Cuisinart was a little tight. Length and height are not as important. I'm not sure what we're looking for even exists anymore!