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« on: September 06, 2013, 10:17:06 AM »
Do you have one?

If so, how often do you use it?

We've always laughed about this but neither of us owned a toaster before we got married and didn't receive one as a Wedding gift.  It took us about eight years before we got around to buying one.  Now, we use it about once every other week for bagels. 


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 10:23:22 AM »
Yes, I have a toaster which used to get used most days. Trying to cut back on raisin toast (big thick cafe slices) so not using it much at the moment.

Love it for crumpets, ready made pikelets, English style muffins and bagels too.


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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 10:26:59 AM »
I've had toasters all my life.  I like toast in the morning - regular bread and occassionally a bagel.


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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 10:28:58 AM »
I have one because my husband brought it with him when he moved in. In 2 years its been used about 3 times. For almost two decades before that I lived happily without one. Growing up we had a toaster oven, but no toaster. (Well we had a regular toaster when I was a very little kid but at about second or third grade it was replaced by a toaster oven).


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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 10:32:52 AM »
I love toast! Lovely white Warburtons toastie, with butter and honey, or cream cheese, or peanut butter. Or toasted (home-made) bagels. Or crumpets....
We have a 4-slice toaster and use it almost every day for either breakfast or lunch. This one is on its last legs, and I'm hoping to upgrade to a Dualit soon.

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 10:37:40 AM »
Yup.  We do occasionally use it for toast, but more often for making bread crumbs for recipes.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 10:50:49 AM »
Toaster oven, but not a dedicated toaster.  I don't eat enough toast to justify counter top space for a single-use appliance.


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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 11:03:06 AM »
Toaster oven.  Mostly used for warming leftovers or heating food (i detest microwave heated leftovers.)  Also use it to toast bread and bagels.  I couldn't live without it.  It's probably the most used appliance I have.


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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 11:04:46 AM »
My toaster dates to some time in the 1960s. It belonged to my parents who gave it to me when I got my first apartment around 1968. It still makes great toast. Doesn't have all the bells & whistles of newer ones, but then, I don't need them.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013, 11:42:57 AM »
Yes, we have a toaster. The kids like to make their own toast and Nutella at the weekends while they watch TV. Bliss...


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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 11:53:33 AM »
Years ago, DH decided he wanted a new toaster.  Not just any toaster, but a Dualit toaster.  At the time, it cost around $400.  My family thought we were nuts to spend $400?!!? ON A TOASTER?!? :o :o :o :o  It was the topic of conversation and gag gifts (including a spotlight and toaster-size red carpet) for years.  It still gets brought up from time to time.

That Dualit is still going strong after 20+ years.
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013, 12:10:42 PM »
A toaster oven was the first thing my now-husband and I bought when we moved in together. It was from Goodwill, but it's a sturdy older GE, and it works very nicely. I tossed my 2-slice $10 (new!) toaster when we got it. I grew up with a similar model, mounted under a cabinet.


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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2013, 02:48:23 PM »
UK yes I have a 2 slice toaster I use it a few times a week for breakfast, just sliced bread. crumpets, tea cakes, hot cross buns go under the grill. growing up we just had a cooker with a separate high level grill and there was a lot of smoke detector says toast is done moments so when I got my own place I got something automatic so I can wander off without worry :)


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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2013, 03:08:17 PM »
I miss having a toaster! My SO didn't have one or the space for one, that changed a bit since a small remodel but I don't know if he would use one.
I always toast my bread when I can, now when I really crave a toast it's either the toaster oven (but I feel bad having to heat up the whole thing just for a toast) or it's a decadent buttered toast on the stove/frying pan (but that takes about two eternities and a half).

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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 03:21:34 PM »
Growing up, we always had a two slice toaster. It was as old as the hills.  We used it for toasting bread for breakfast or making club sandwiches.

When DH and I were first married we also had a 2 slicer that we used a couple time a week for bagels or english muffins. When we had kids we switched to a toaster oven so we could toast more slices and also use it for cooking small batches of stuff instead of the large oven. We probably only use it now a few times per month.