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Old 10-25-2005, 01:03 AM   #1
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Arrow Tell Me About Your Toaster Please

I need to replace my toaster soon, I think. I don't like this one so I'm not sad it's going. (I loved my previous toaster that was broken when my landlord's cat knocked it off the counter!)

Tell me about your toast: what brand is it, what do you like about it, what do you hate about it, whatever you care to tell me.

ETA: A toaster oven is not an option. I don't have the counter space for it or the storage.

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Old 10-25-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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Mine isn't anything special, it's just 2 slots and cheap :o)
We don't do a lot a toast or anything at home, so , didn't want to spend the money.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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I have a Kenwood cool-wall toaster - it cost about 30 or 40 UK pounds a year or so ago. I have tried other brands, but hvae been disappointed with the results. I bought a Tefal one and tried it for 3 weeks and then gave it away to my daughter and went out and bought the present Kenwood
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:38 AM   #4
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Mine isn't anything special, it's just 2 slots and cheap :o).
Mine is the same. It came with our place and I know that the landlord only paid about 11 (Euro) for it! I hate using the thing because sometimes it omits a funky smell when it's turned on. So I often just make toast in the oven. I want to get a way better one, perhaps I'll ask for one for Christmas.

For more on toasters check out this website:
http://www.toaster.org/faq.html
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:45 AM   #5
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If you are going to start over new with a toaster, I would suggest a little oven toaster rather than "toaster toaster".... it is much more versatile, you can also reheat sandwiches, baguette or croissant etc. quickly without having to heat up the big oven.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:45 AM   #6
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Mine is a Cuisinart custom control toaster. I purchased it probably 7+ years ago, to go with my kitchen's coloring (it's yellow). I've not ever had even one problem with it, and it consistantly toasts perfectly. It's also a great design - long and shallow, so it doesn't take up too much counter space.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:56 AM   #7
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Toastess brand. LOL! Its a piece of garbage, got it at Canadian Tire and it is awful. I had a Black and Decker one when we got married but it didn't survive the move. That one was AWESOME.
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:19 PM   #8
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If you are going to start over new with a toaster, I would suggest a little oven toaster rather than "toaster toaster".... it is much more versatile, you can also reheat sandwiches, baguette or croissant etc. quickly without having to heat up the big oven.
Took the words right out of my mouth! I swear by my toaster oven. I'm sure it doesn't toast as nicely as a slotted toaster, but I hardly make toast and like you said, the toaster oven is incredibly versitile. I do all of what Licia said along with toasting bagles that wouldn't fit in a toaster, making individual pizzas, baked potatoes, you name it. I think mine's a Black and Decker.
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:01 PM   #9
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I have a bright red KitchenAide toaster which I love. It it wide enough that bagels fit in nicely. It's also one where the outside stays cool to the touch. The crumb tray is a pullout from the side so you don't make a mess moving from a cupboard to the countertop. It toasts evenly every time.

But I wish I had bought a toaster oven! I always thought they were just another gadget that I didn't need but having used one at my ex's, I changed my mind.

You can make perfect grilled cheeses in them. And any other kind of toasted sandwich. It reheats things like pizza perfectly. I didn't do a whole lot with it since I was a n00bie with it, but with practice I could see using it for a lot more stuff.


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Old 10-25-2005, 04:55 PM   #10
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We also went from a cruddy toaster to a deluxe toaster oven. I think it's even convection. I'm not that crazy about the way it toasts bread, but it's great for other uses.
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