Don't let artisan bread stop you from toasting. This toaster's extra-long slots accommodate artisan bread, 4 slices or hot dog buns. The standard mode works like any other pop-up toaster. Bagel technology toasts one side of the bagel while gently warming the outside. Keep warm mode cycles the heater on and off after toasting is completed to keep the food warm and an audible signal lets you know when things are ready. There's even a defrost button and, of course, rotary shade selector.