Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wading into the toaster minefield
We're in the market for a new toaster. After 18 years of faithful service, the four slice Sunbeam is slowly dying. One side of the element has stopped working so toasting takes twice as long because we need to turn the bread over to get it toasted on the other side.
I'm guessing that whatever we get next isn't going to have that kind of lifespan. Unless we want to pay a ridiculous amount of money for it. I've been looking online. There are toasters out there that cost over $300. Yes, you read that right. $300. I don't care what kind of warranty comes with that. It's a toaster, people. $300 is far too much to spend on a toaster.
Our budget is more like $60-$80. We probably do need a four slice model with our family of hungry children to feed. I can't find many that have positive reviews in this price range.
So I'm asking my blogging buddies. Is anyone out there in love with their toaster and happy to share what they own and why it's so good?