Toasters

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Ripleysbaby, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Why do people spend quite a large amount on a good ? Toaster, then continue to buy bread that is too long to fit in the slots !
    Just wondering
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I sense domestic disharmony behind this plaintive query ...
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Because nice bread isn't usually the mass produced damp stuff that fits nicely in a toaster!
     
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  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Very true. The toaster in question does cater for bread sliced to a thickness of my liking. But I still need to cut the top (or bottom) to get it in. Don't the toaster designers eat real bread :-(
     
  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I just turn mine round when the first bit's done :)
     
  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    +1. I bought a new one recently which is wider and a bit longer, but its still short.
     
  7. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
  8. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

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    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    In the old days when I had more energy, I used to bake my own bread (dough mixed by hand) using home grown yeast. When properly done, a wonderful toasted flavour was suffused into the bread and especially in the hard, crunchy, dark, crust; entirely removing any need to toast the bread at all. The only recommended addition was Normandy butter.

    Ah, those were the days.
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Since our kitchen is small and countertop space at a premium, we use a toaster oven in place of a toaster. So the size of the bread is never a problem. As an added bonus, I can reheat leftover pizza in there instead of the microwave and it doesn't get soggy :thumbup:

    Still, when I see an elegant toaster design, I wish we had a bit more counter space.
     
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  10. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I would like that glass toaster. It is beautiful, the most beautiful toaster I've seen.. I would go through loaves of bread just to see it work. But doesn't seem very practical unless it toasts under 30 seconds and hopefully the glass is removable so cleaning won't be a problem. Hey Luke, I bet you could heat up your leftover pizza in that thing.

    Gary
     
  11. BigTam

    BigTam SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    Lovely design: there's enough ugly rubbish about. However, the site is headed 'Lifestyle Technology' - I think the english translation is 'overpriced'.
     
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  12. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
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    I was going to suggest a toaster oven. I don't have one though. I either bake for instance garlic bread in loaves or.. often I will panfry bread slices with butter. Yumm.
     
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  13. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    What is a "good" toaster? We have a toaster oven, not the kind with slots. Never liked those.
     
  14. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    I have a name brand cheap toaster at work, and if you're not toasting 2 slices of Wonder bread you either have to cut the slice in half or cram it down the slot in what resembles a ball of bread. Not to make the same mistake at home, I purchased an awesome toaster that will accommodate 4 slices of bread/bagels regardless of size or two medium size squirrels if so desired...
     
  15. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Toasted squirrel... a bit hairy.. but crisp none the less.
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    if you put a roast in a roaster, what do you put in a toaster?
     
  17. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    A bagel.

    I feel your pain wrt counter space, and I also use a T.O.
     
  18. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    Toaster Strudel!
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Is that Californese for Pop Tart?
     
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