The chrome on this old toaster is in very good condition with only a few scratches. The rest of the toaster is black metal that shows its age a bit with some rust on the bottom. The toaster heats up, really quick! Toast 1 or 2 slices of bread with this drop door toaster. It's 7 1/2'' tall x 9 1/4'' wide and 5 7/8''deep. The door would hold up to a 5'' square of bread.