Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hurry Up, Toast!!!

Does anyone else remember the Sunbeam toasters from the 1950's? It was so cool, you put the bread in the slots and it s l o w l y dropped down out of sight and then after a few minutes it s l o w l y reappared all nice and brown. I still had my mother's Sunbeam toaster when we moved here 23 years ago but in the move it got dropped & dented and one of the Bakeolite handles broke. I was heartbroken.

There was nothing quick about making a piece of toast in the Sunbeam but somewhere along the way I became very impatient about feeding myself. In fact, sometimes the microwave isn't fast enough for me and I'll yank something out of it after 30 seconds and eat whatever it is cold. I would never do this if it was for someone else, but I just don't care that much when it's for me.

My mother, who is a sucker for catalog/mail order, bought a Black & Decker toaster oven recently from J.C. Penney for the princely sum of $159!! When I saw the charge on her account I had to ask what the hell do you need this for and what's so special about it that it costs $159!? Well, it is her money and not really my business but I still thought it was a ridiculous amount of money to pay for a toaster oven, and I told her so.......several times.

Last week Mom moved into a smaller apartment and had to get rid of a few things and decided this toaster (which had NEVER been used) had to go. So she offered it to me. Not before we had a few more words about it but that's another story. So I brought this rather normal looking appliance home, put it on the counter and didn't think much about it until today.

This morning I decided to make some toast for me and Lucy (told you she has us all wrapped around her little paw). WELL!! This turns out to be no ordinary toaster oven, this is the Black & Decker Infrawave SPEED OVEN! I had noticed that it had more buttons than the cockpit of a plane but until this morning I hadn't really looked closely. This thing toasted my bread in less than 2 minutes! Wow! I hope it's not toasting anything else while I stand there watching it but I'll take my chances and expect to be eating a lot more toast in the near future! Toast and Tea anyone?

Image from Google Images


Alex the Girl said...

Okay, first, love your new look. And as for toast...it just doesn't get hot enough. I have to eat toast that melts butter. If the butter doesn't get melted, it isn't good enough.

Sandy said...

Alex, thank you so much for noticing the new design. I love it! This definitely got hot enough and you're so right, the butter's gotta melt. For $159 it should spread the butter, too.

Pam said...

Toast in 2 minutes. Maybe it is worth $159! And I agree with Alex, the new design is grrreat! Get it? Tony the Tiger. The Jungle..... Oh nevermind!

Sandy said...

I got it, I got it.....and thanks!


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