My toaster went fritzzz
September 14, 2007 1:37 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the perfect toaster, which to me means small, chrome, and simple. Any ideas?
posted by partner to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
I have this one. I am pleased with it.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:42 PM on September 14, 2007

Why not check out a few thrift stores. They aren't as common as they used to be but you still see the old-style chrome toasters once in a while. And they're about as simple as you can get. I'd check it at the store to make sure all elements heat up and that the cord isn't frayed anywhere. If it was frayed I'd still buy it but I can replace the cord myself.
posted by 6550 at 2:02 PM on September 14, 2007

Are you just looking for a toaster, or a toaster-oven?
posted by Poolio at 2:08 PM on September 14, 2007

posted by Sassyfras at 2:24 PM on September 14, 2007

Vermont Country Store.
This is quite lovely as well.
posted by Sassyfras at 2:28 PM on September 14, 2007

just visited here as i have also experienced a recent catoasterophe
posted by zepheria at 2:30 PM on September 14, 2007

Consumer Reports likes this one a lot.

Mine hasn't arrived yet so I can't give you a first hand review.
posted by aubilenon at 2:42 PM on September 14, 2007

Response by poster: In answer to Poolio's question, I'm looking for a toaster only, not a toaster oven.
posted by partner at 2:43 PM on September 14, 2007

If you do get a vintage toaster, please be careful about the wiring - mine started arcing one night. The ex danced around yelling ineffectually, while I grabbed my oxo mitt and yanked the cord. Fun times.
posted by Liosliath at 4:05 PM on September 14, 2007

Some rather strong opinions are shared in this previous thread.

I still say that you are a fool if you do not own a toaster oven. A fool, I say!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 4:21 PM on September 14, 2007

Toaster ovens are ugly. Ugly, I say!

Yeah, and I noticed a little warning at the bottom of that eBay page that the vintage/retro toaster should be used decoratively only due to it not being up to code.
posted by Sassyfras at 4:23 PM on September 14, 2007

I'm quite pleased with my chrome Procter-Silex two-slice. It was a gift in the early '90s tho, so I can't tell if it's still made. However, Jack Berg apparently offers something similar here for only $13.
posted by Rash at 5:22 PM on September 14, 2007

Toaster ovens are great for making things that aren't toast (english muffins with cheese, for instance) but they are not the One True Way to make toast.
posted by aubilenon at 5:33 PM on September 14, 2007

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