Tuesday, January 02, 2018

New Year, New Toaster

Another cheap, made-in-China, digital toaster bit the dust this week. The current $25 model has decided that all slices are bagels and will toast only one side. It is impossible to disavow it of this misunderstanding because the push controls on its plastic panel no longer respond to touch. All I want is to toast both sides of the bread simultaneously and have it returned to me when done. This does not seem too much to ask though it has been been eluding me for decades.

Until now. I have just purchased, and am awaiting delivery of, a 1956 Sunbeam, lovingly cleaned and restored by a little old man in New York City.

The bread drops down when you insert it and glides up when the surface of the bread reaches the desired temperature. That's it. No levers. No fancy settings. I expect it to be my last toaster.

7 comments:

  1. Your last toaster. How many times have I expected some household object to be my last. I expect every old Volvo to be my last, but they keep saving my life.

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  2. It looks final to me. Rather like a chalice.

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  3. We've never had a toaster ... I was told years ago that the best toast is toast cooked under the grill !!!
    Happy 2018 Shawn. XXXX

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    1. It would be very wasteful for me to make toast under the grill as I would have to throw away so many burned ones.
      P.S. Do you have central heating?? XXX

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  4. Ah, toasters! My present one came with me from my previous house so it is at least 20 years old. It barely toasts but, thankfully, doesn't burn anything. I like my toast on the raw side anyway!

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    1. Sadly, twenty years old isn't nearly old enough to be a forever toaster.

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