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Toasters
Sun 29-Dec-13
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Vagabondic
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Thought I'd start a new thread on toasters as the toaster which we had as a wedding present (and I can't remember who gave it to us) has expired after 13.5 years - is that all you say - they don't make them like they used to.

Well as for the toaster it was a tefal one slice - and I hated the thing ( dancing on it's grave or at least on top of the wheelybin),  how can anyone  build a toaster which isn't big enough to take two slices of bread. So being the sort of person who due to a strict upbringing cannot chuck out a working thing  on a whim I now have a rare opportunity to buy a new toaster. But what should I get,  any views??? In particular I am attracted by the possibility of the ones which will take muffins and sandwiches in a little cage even if it is juct a gimmick.

Cost wise I don't mind what I spend as it will be used every day and if it lasts 5 or 10 years  that is potentially thousands of uses  so if it is £20/£50/£150  I can justify spending it given the amount it will be used. I just want to see one in the flesh and check it will accommodate  a thick slice of homemade bread.

Anyone's views on what is good/bad would be much appreciated

Sun 29-Dec-13
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Vic, I can't give an opinion but, I want to know how you got a one slice toaster, because that it exactly what I  need - I am on my own and always want one slice of toast.

I'll try that again!

Mon 30-Dec-13
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It is a long thin toaster with just a single slot - the slot should be long enough to take 2 slices of bread - but isn't quite,  hence you have to have 1 in landscape and 1 in portrait as it were - the portrait one being untoasted at the top.  It is thus much longer than a normal 2 slice toaster. You can still get them but they are rare.

Mon 30-Dec-13
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Thank you, I think I have seen one at some point in the past.  As for choosing what to get, why not take along a cardboard cut-out of a slice of bread and have a browse at John Lewis?  They always have toasters on display.

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Mon 30-Dec-13
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Beware of getting a cheap toaster......we did, to quickly replace our last one which died, and it's rubbish.  Well, it works, but the 2 slots are so shallow that a normal slice of bread sticks out at the top by a third.  So you have to put up with 2/3 toast, 1/3 bread, or turn the slice upside down and toast again.  Why do the manufacturers make something that is essentially useless? Grrr dohponder

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Mon 30-Dec-13
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Thank you for the responses - taking along a template for the toast is an excellent idea.  I too cannot understand why people sell toasters too small to take a slice of bread properly - or maybe they know that some people will buy something purely on price  and that they can then sell a second one  once the first one has proved to be useless.

Tue 31-Dec-13
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could well be something to do with them all being made in China and they are small anyway...what_the_heck

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Wed 1-Jan-14
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A long fork held in front of the fire allows total control over the depth of browning and the area browned tonguebig_laugh

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wave  Love it Aly!  And it tastes so good too!  big_laugh

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Wed 1-Jan-14
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That is how we used to cook crumpets at home when I was a kid, sadly now with no open fire have to rely on a gadget....

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Wed 1-Jan-14
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I seem to have gone backwards since moving here!

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Wed 1-Jan-14
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Toast made in a Toaster, does not in any way resemble that made at an open Fire, I speak only from memory, but well remember the days of my youth , and the old Black Monster of a Range, was bliss on cold nights, days too, with the  Soup Pot, a constant presence on the back.  Then upstairs where you got undressed as quickly as possible, clutching your stone Piggie, lucky for us, we never slept alone, there being too many of us, in fact I remember the boys at one time sleeping head to tail.

Thu 2-Jan-14
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Our toaster is also rubbish, sometimes it burns, sometimes it rarely colours, it also doesn't take big slices of bread. Never bothered cooking toast on the fire, but I do prefer it toasted under the grill rather than done in the crap toaster.

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The other week a soup caught my eye in Waitrose, beetroot and mint! decided to buy it and have on my fasting days! it's lovely! it think it would also be lovely as an iced soup in summe

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Pardon me, but what does this have to do with toasters?  And why pick on a thread that hasn't had any contributions for a whole year?ponder

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