Toaster Ovens providing poor toast performance are often not set correctly. Many models with 3 dials have a temperature dial, a mode dial, and a combination timer/toast shade dial. On these ovens, both the temperature dial and the mode dial must be set to "Toast" for optimal toasting performance. If either dial is not set to toast, toasting results will be less than ideal.
Toast too dark
If the toast is coming out too dark or overdone: