Debra Lynn Dadd

toasters & toaster ovens

QUESTION:

My 3-year-old toaster oven has recently died on me. Any suggestions for a good quality toaster oven or toaster that will last? From the research I've done, it seems that toasters these days are pretty much disposable. Any suggestions for a sturdy model so I can reduce waste in this respect? Also, what can I do with the old one?

POSTED BY DANA :: ONTARIO CANADA :: 03/31/2008 11:27 AM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

I haven't shopped for a toaster or toaster oven in a while, and I don't own either one (gave up toast a while back), but from my experience shopping for other things...

You can get something cheap and flimsy or you can pay more and get something that is better built and will last. I've seen good quality cooking appliances at places such as Macy's, Williams-Sonoma, and Sur La Table.

Readers, your suggestions?

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

I purchased a Cuisinart toaster for about $50.00 5 years ago. We use it daily, and it's still going strong.

POSTED BY MARION :: WASHINGTON USA :: 04/02/2008 12:34 PM


I am also interested in what others have purchased. Our toaster oven is 6 years old and needs to be replaced. It has non-stick sides that are cracking and is very cheap. When we got it, we could only cook with it outside for the first few months because the chemical smell was so strong. I shudder to think what it did to the food we cooked in it, but I didn't know any better back then! I know many of the toasters I have looked at in stores have the same non-stick sides and plastic parts that I am sure would outgas when they are heated. If anyone has purchased a non-toxic toaster oven recently, I would love to know what it is!

POSTED BY LEAH :: MICHIGAN USA :: 04/07/2008 1:08 PM


By the way, we don't eat much toast either, but toaster ovens work great to heat food in place of a microwave!

POSTED BY LEAH :: MICHIGAN USA :: 04/07/2008 1:08 PM


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