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Just a really LAME vent that I'm going to miss my beloved toaster!!! It fits perfectly in our tiny kitchen and I can't find the same model!!!

Ahhh...if that's all...we're in good shape!

Thinking of everyone out there who has to purge, scrub, and go gluten free!!!

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Oh I hear you....I had the most wonderful toaster, it toasted things perfectly - it was my best friend in the morning (next to my coffee maker). When I was replacing things I could not find that model anywhere and had to settle for something different. Sigh....

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Thank you! I really do feel lame mourning a TOASTER, but alas, it is probably just the "release" mechanism for the stress of going gluten free! One of my girls cried too...my second daughter, my "zen" child just looked at us as if to say, "but these are just THINGS!" All in all, I'm doing ok! It sure helps to know I'm not alone :) Thank you!

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I had an ancient toaster oven that still worked perfectly, (probably an early '70's era model) that I had gotten second hand around 34 years ago, and at the time I was told the gluten toaster had to go it still worked better than any of these newer ones I've used to replace it since. I had actually received a new one as a gift in the 1980's that didn't work as well, and had kept the old used one (nostalgia or early hoarding instincts? ) and fished it back out of storage in the garage and put it back into service so the toast would stop burning. Toasters have become larger, slower, and can allegedly perform more functions, but.... they have 3 settings. Not done light, not done medium, and Should Have Sooner.

Fast forward to this morning, about 44 years later after My First Toaster :

Spouse: "What's burning ?"

Me: "I just made toast."

Spouse. "Oh, okay."

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Sorry, but I have determined it is not the fault of the toaster, but of the operator. Hubs and I are both gluten free, use the same toaster, different breads. I always adjust the setting for my bread, hubs always just pushes the button, with the usual result - burnt gluten free bread stink spreading throughout the house -- ughh!!! Worst smell in the world. Admittedly, our toaster has a setting which says "A Bit More" if you fail to get it right the first time, so there really is no excuse for burnt toast :P Just don't overdo it in the first place :rolleyes:

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I had one of those toasters that cooked an egg too, like for automatic egg mcmuffins. I miss it! Luckily you've found a place where it's normal to vent about a lost toaster! :)

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Why not use toaster bags? You can use them in any toaster. :)

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I feel your pain! I loved my toaster. It used to get carried away and half the time it would flip the toast out of the toaster, it'd land on the counter, sometimes on a plate and one time the toast vanished altogether and I only worked out what happened later when I pulled the plug in the sink (which was full of dishes soaking) and discovered it was full of toast sludge. Good times ;) I was very sad to get rid of such an entertaining appliance.

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I feel your pain! I loved my toaster. It used to get carried away and half the time it would flip the toast out of the toaster, it'd land on the counter, sometimes on a plate and one time the toast vanished altogether and I only worked out what happened later when I pulled the plug in the sink (which was full of dishes soaking) and discovered it was full of toast sludge. Good times ;) I was very sad to get rid of such an entertaining appliance.

I have an Aussie-made toaster (well, it's probably made in Korea but we get it from Oz) and it has so many fail-safe features that you would think it would be impossible to screw up. Lets you raise the bread and check it, has "a bit more" button if it comes out underdone, "gently" lowers the bread for you, beeps when it's done, does not send itoast flying across the room into the sink or into the cat's water bowl -- in fact, it's idiot proof (or almost) :blink::ph34r: Hubs cannot use it without burning his toast :lol:

By the way, the old one worked just as poorly for hubs too! Some peeps are just not toasters - were not raised toasting sammies over the open fire on a three pronged, long-handled toasting fork.--mastered this art when I was five.:D

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OK, so it's not a toaster, but it's something lame . . .

I can't use my grandmother's old wooden rolling pin. Now here's the lame part . . . it's kinda warped anyway and never did a particularly good job of rolling nice/even/flat dough :P

I still have it though . . . I'm going to use it as a decoration . . . somewhere . . . probably should be in the kitchen, huh? :lol:

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I have an Aussie-made toaster (well, it's probably made in Korea but we get it from Oz) and it has so many fail-safe features that you would think it would be impossible to screw up. Lets you raise the bread and check it, has "a bit more" button if it comes out underdone, "gently" lowers the bread for you, beeps when it's done, does not send itoast flying across the room into the sink or into the cat's water bowl -- in fact, it's idiot proof (or almost) :blink::ph34r: Hubs cannot use it without burning his toast :lol:

Hee! It sounds awesome - except for the not sending toast flying, that was such an amusing feature - but lol at your husband still not managing it! Does he like burned toast? I'm sure my father's fondness for burned toast and vegemite was part survival mechanism (he taught the cat to love it too - since he'd had that cat before my parents married, the cat's interest in burned toast and vegemite was DEFINITELY a survival thing :))

Janet, using it as a decoration sounds like a good idea!

I think the lamest thing for me is my new found fondness for the smell of Subway bread. My whole life I loathed the smell of subway, wouldn't ever eat it and I hated walking past. Now I think it smells divine. Go figure.

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OK, so it's not a toaster, but it's something lame . . .

I can't use my grandmother's old wooden rolling pin. Now here's the lame part . . . it's kinda warped anyway and never did a particularly good job of rolling nice/even/flat dough :P

Dontcha use a wine bottle? :rolleyes: (Preferable red or sauv. blanc - they're generally longer :P )

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Hee! It sounds awesome - except for the not sending toast flying, that was such an amusing feature - but lol at your husband still not managing it! Does he like burned toast? I'm sure my father's fondness for burned toast and vegemite was part survival mechanism (he taught the cat to love it too - since he'd had that cat before my parents married, the cat's interest in burned toast and vegemite was DEFINITELY a survival thing :))

HaHaHa!! Was just reading in the paper today that Kiwis might have to start eating Vegemite instead of Marmite, because the Sanitarium plant in Christchurch where the Marmite was made is in the "fall" zone of an earthquake damaged building which is to be demolished, and they won't be able to produce any Marmite until July :unsure: As if that bothers me :ph34r: Can't stand the muck, either one of them-- there, I've said it. I just gave up my Kiwi creds. Actually, they did run an on-line poll and there are 10% of us who think ithey're both revolting.

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HaHaHa!! Was just reading in the paper today that Kiwis might have to start eating Vegemite instead of Marmite, because the Sanitarium plant in Christchurch where the Marmite was made is in the "fall" zone of an earthquake damaged building which is to be demolished, and they won't be able to produce any Marmite until July :unsure: As if that bothers me :ph34r: Can't stand the muck, either one of them-- there, I've said it. I just gave up my Kiwi creds. Actually, they did run an on-line poll and there are 10% of us who think ithey're both revolting.

Oh, the poor things! That's just cruel :( I would never touch Marmite, but I feel their pain, I hated having to give up vegemite. But I totally agree that they are both revolting, it's just that for me, vegemite is revolting in 'but I got started on it early enough in life' kind of way, so it's something special. Whenever tourists express an interest in trying it I talk them out of it, you have to be brought up eating it to have any chance of finding it tasty! Having to give up weetbix and vegemite made me feel like I should hand back my aussie passport, thank god at least you can get authentic tasting lamingtons!

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That's funny, bananakins! They got to you early and brainwashed you. My brain must be very muddy by now, having never been washed of all that sludge and fuzzy thinking that tells me that that stuff is inedible. "Acquired" taste, indeed. Now, scotch is an acquired taste for some people :D

Sorry for hijacking this thread, peeps. Resume your normal programming.

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Dontcha use a wine bottle? :rolleyes: (Preferable red or sauv. blanc - they're generally longer :P )

Well, empty wine bottles may be scattered about the kitchen piled up in the recycle bin hidden in the pockets of the winter coats available, however, I find that I need handles to help steady myself keep me from falling over provide uniform pressure.

:rolleyes:

:lol:

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You all make me smile. I think I'm going to write a book called, "For the Love of Toasters" ;)

Yes, the rolling pin deserves a very very special place in the kitchen! (Or under your bed to hit intruders over the head with!). :)

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You all make me smile. I think I'm going to write a book called, "For the Love of Toasters" ;)

Yes, the rolling pin deserves a very very special place in the kitchen! (Or under your bed to hit intruders over the head with!). :)

If you're going to do that, you'll have to include the thread about how long it takes to toast our lovely gluten-free bread:

You all crack me up! :lol:

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