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Old 10-25-2005, 09:30 PM   #11
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Ours is a basic Toastmaster toaster that we got for a wedding present 12-1/2 years ago. 2 wide slots handle bagels nicely and it does toast just fine. I doubt that it cost more than $10 new, and it will probably still be going when I'm not any more...

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Old 10-25-2005, 09:40 PM   #12
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I have a Cuisinart bought a few years ago and I'm not thrilled with it. If DH's toast is dark enough I find mine burnt. But I don't toast all that much. I would prefer a toaster-oven but the ones we've had don't make very good toast. DH saw a machine in one of the on-flight magazines that combine a toaster-oven with a proper toaster (a slot on each side) which might tempt me but the cost is awful!

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Old 10-25-2005, 09:44 PM   #13
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We have a retro style Cuisinart that stinks. It toasts inconsistently and the slots aren't wide enough for some slices of rye or pupmernickel.

I like a Cuisinart toaster oven/broiler that got good ratings from Consumer Reports. I think it's time for a switch.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:46 PM   #14
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I have a Cuisinart toaster that I love. It has wide enough slots for bagels and does a great job of evenly toasting the bread. I also have a toaster oven. The oven is great for somethings, but I prefer the toaster to the oven for toast and bagels.
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:45 PM   #15
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I got a $20 GE bagel toaster today from wally world. The slots are ultra wide 1.5 x normal size and it has a bagel setting.
We'll probably take it for a test spin in a day or two.
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:42 AM   #16
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I can't find a toaster I like...

I had a cheap, cheap one from Walmart and I didn't like it because one side of the toast was always toasted and the other side wasn't...so when that toaster died I wasn't sorry!

Then I bought a Cuisinart...and find I don't like it either! I guess the problem is the wide slots...it's OK for bagels, but regular bread slices get brown on one side and not the other. sigh...and that's the biggest kitchen problem I have

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Old 11-07-2005, 11:26 AM   #17
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We have a toaster and a quite large toaster oven. I never use the toaster - dh does once in a while. I like oven toast and with the oven I can do most everything.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:20 AM   #18
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I bought my toaster from Fry's. Pretty good selection actually. All stainless, digital read out with count down.

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