my “new” toaster arrived, and the ongoing purge of plastic from my home continues. it makes two normal sized pieces of toast (have to cut our modern slices of bread in half! so what does that tell you?) by turning that knob on the side to open the flappy doors. to turn it on? plug it in! what a concept!.
the second best part, apart from the aesthetics, is its footprint is about 1/4 of the cuisinart 4slice box it’s replacing. wish i could get rid of the microwave it’s sidling up to there, too, but even though it’s more than 15 years old it still works fine (except its carousel) and there’s really no need to replace it. and, of course, i do use it more than just about anything else (quick boiling water for coffee, etc.) so it makes no sense to get rid of it. i’d like a much smaller one, if not less powerful, since this one takes up the whole of that counter, really. needless. but until this one conks, it’s here for the duration.