I want a toaster oven!

Posted by JMom | Friday, October 03, 2008 | | 0 comments »

Toaster OvenAt the risk of pushing my luck with this karma thing I mentioned in the previous post, let me just say this again, "I want a toaster oven!" It's been twelve years since we moved from California to North Carolina. Prior to that, we kept house in CA for five years. That makes most of the appliances we brought to NC with us at least 17 years old. It's no wonder they're all starting to break down and are now in need of replacements.

One of the more recent appliance to die is our toaster oven. We received it as a wedding present and have made good use of it during it's seventeen years life with us. We used that thing almost everyday. It was perfect for cooking things that you don't want to have to fire up the big oven for. We sure are going to miss it. It just popped and fizzled out one day and that was all there was to it.

So now we are looking to replace it. But after not having to buy one for the last 17 years, we are a bit overwhelmed at the selection available for good toasters to buy. We are leaning towards the convection types, but then we have to decide which brand and at what price range would be reasonable and affordable. Thank goodness for the internet, there are now places online that review appliances, big and small. Before you go out and buy something that you will hopefully keep for a long time, make sure you do your research first. There's even a site dedicated just for toaster ovens. I'm going to check out what they have to say first.