This toaster is manufactured in Belgium but it seems like it's really made in Texas, where everything is big. It's got four huge toaster slots that deliver restaurant-quality performance for your home kitchen. It has extra insulation to internally retain heat and maximize toasting effectiveness. Plus it's crafted from stainless steel and even has a stainless steel crumb tray along with hydraulic engaging and lifting action levers. And yes, it can handle bagels and pastries but it's better at making Texas toast.