Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North
My grandparents had a toaster with a clockwork timer years ago. That thing made perfect toast every time. You just pulled the timer arm back to the degree of doneness you wanted and let it go. You could hear the timer doing its thing. If I could have inherited anything from that household, it would have been that toaster. Your toaster sounds similar.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
Is this the toaster, do you think?
Toaster - Classic Original, Combi, Sandwich and Bun Toasters from Dualit
They are also made in fancy colours. Ours at home has pale blue ends. They can get hot. Ours has been going for ages. Dualit also have an after sales service and apparently don't charge the earth in repairs and replacements.
The timer on ours pulls back in the same way. It happily clicks away like a busy little clock, and sort of buzzes and makes a loud click once the toast is done. Before using our Dualit we always warm up the toaster panels with one minute on the timer.
My late Gran had a range. To make the loveliest of toast, all she did was put a slice onder the top lid and close it down. She always knew how long the toasted need to do, whereas I cremated mine to charcoal.