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Toasters
Started by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
They are just useless.
Bring back the toasting fork and coal fires

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I've just tried to stuff a thick fluffy crumpet into mine and the kitchen is now ablaze

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
We've got a cracking toaster i-spy, after years and years of the blooming things only toasting one side, we finally found one that toasts both sides equally. And it will do crumpets!

It's a Russell Hobbs Legacy 4 slice toaster and it's a cracker! Very retro style which matches my kitchen

Now, can anybody recommend a good filter coffee machine please?

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
I just ring the bell and tell the maid to bring me one expresso!.

Posted by: hugh wilson (55) Report abuse
I think the word is ESPRESSO

Posted by: PeterP (7320) Report abuse
Most modern toasters are too shallow and about 1/4 of the slice is not in the toaster

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
I agree Peter. We use the Warburtons small sized Toastie, which fits fine.

Posted by: Anne (3606)  Report abuse
The toaster I have is a 30 odd year old Rowenta. It toasts beautifully except that the hold down and pop up mechanism is broken and is now an obsolete part. The elements are the wound round a ceramic core type, the best ones to have. Will probably see me out.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Hugh I was joking.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
whats your favourite colour for toast ? which as to be heavily covered in salted butter.

Posted by: PeterP (7320) Report abuse
Joe could be black like coal Any way salt and butter is bad for you

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Magenta

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Peter you cant beat a bitof whats bad for you.. Priscus thats an unusual choice.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Another member of the spelling police task force I see.

Get a life Hugh

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Jazzy

Posted by: hugh wilson (55) Report abuse
I have a very good life - much improved when I left Wigan

Posted by: staffbullterrier (2224) Report abuse
turnt toaster on its side and tha can do cheyse on toast

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Hugh, your not the only one to have left Wigan, Joe (who's spelling you corrected) lives in Wales, and I live in Suffolk and haven't lived in Wigan for more than 30 years.

I certainly wouldn't say my life has been much improved since I left Wigan, I miss the place, the friendship of Wigan people, and their lovely sense of humour.

I have a very good life, but it's different, not an improvement than I had in Wigan. we moved because my husbands job took him to London, and but for that we would still be there.



Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Staff I've heard that but never tried it.

Does it work? Don't want to set fire to the worktops

Posted by: Anne (3606)  Report abuse
I suppose it depends on how thick the bread is cut. Mine are cut like doorstops. Think he is having us on

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
I don't buy uncut loaves Anne, I'm hopeless at cutting bread

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Jazzy thanks for your comments,I hope you and all my friends have a great weekend lots of love to you all.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Joe, lots of love to you too.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
a footnote to the turning the toaster on its side,not recommended fire hazard,buy a toaster that can take thicker slices and crumpets.

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
^^^ And melted cheese on toaster's innards would be a bugger to clean out!

Posted by: nana jacqui (3601)   Report abuse
Just bought toaster bags & will try them with cheese & onion for supper

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
nana sounds good enjoy .

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
I don't think I have ever found a good toaster.

I bought one of those expensive 'Dualit' machines.

one of these

After some years, when an element had gone , I got replacement element, but upon opening up the toaster, the innards were so corroded, that I set the machine aside pending the time to do a major re-firb job on it.

Then for 99p on ebay, I acquired a strange toaster.
A Swiss machine, labelled FUST PRIMOTECQ: apparently they are expensive, and this one was like new.

One of These

At first, it was a belter: really fast, and the heaters are of the ceramic tubular type, as seen on electric radiant room heaters.

The downside, is that such a heater is a concentrated heat source, relying on reflector to heat the required target: fine when it is new, and the reflector is highly polished, but can find no convenient way of keeping them in such a state in service in the toaster. So now it toasts a band across an otherwise untoasted slice, and I am again in the market for a toaster.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
And I thought it was just me.
Welcome to our world - priscus and me

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Most toasters like to keep you on your toes. It's National Toast Day today



Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson - Link

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson - Link

Posted by: staffbullterrier (2224) Report abuse
toast tastes better done under a gas grill

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
^^^ Yes, I would second that.

Posted by: basil brush (12759) Report abuse
I remember doing toast on a coal fire using a fork.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
my mum used to make what she called french toast under the grill,piece of thin sliced bread buttered on one side just the butter side toasted it was lovely.

Posted by: hugh wilson (55) Report abuse
Jazzy,

I never said or thought for one moment that I am the only person to have left Wigan. I merely said that my life had improved since I left Wigan, which it has. However, this is no reflection on Wigan as a town or the people who live in Wigan, most of whom are very pleasant, genuine, hard working people. All my family, both sides, are from Wigan and some still live there.

You told me to get a life. My reply was and still is that I have a life - an exceptionally interesting one.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Jazzy,s comments along with mine were said with tongue in cheek.expresso was play on words a spoonerism.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Hope all's well with Jazzy, she's not posted for a week.

Posted by: macwil48 (332) Report abuse
Your toaster is going to become even more useless if EU gets it's way. Despite a temporary delay because of Brexit referendum EU plans to reduce power of toasters and many other small electrical goods. Power Reduced

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
I never expected to find rotten kippers in the toaster!

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
jo anne me to.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Hi joe and jo anne. Things a bit tough here at the moment. My daughter was in Papworth Hospital for 4 days. She's now on oxygen therapy, for when she's asleep, we had an oxygen concentrator and a tank of oxygen for emergencies delivered on Friday. So we are getting to grips with that.

Unfortunately she had a fall while she was in Papworth, and following a CT Scan,as she had banged her head, the tumour behind her eye was found to have doubled in size following a comparison with her last one, which was sent over to them by Ipswich hospital.

As Papworth is a specialist hospital, they have no eye department there and she has been referred back to her usual consultant (at Ipswich) for an MRI. We are waiting for an appointment for that. Hopefully very soon.

So, to be honest, I'm not in the right mood for a bit of fun, or setting the world to rights, or if we stay in Europe or leave. It's not very important to me at the moment.

Love and hugs to you both.

Posted by: broady (15234)   Report abuse
So sorry to read the above. With everything going on at present everything else means nothing. Be strong and God Bless.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Broady well said ,Jazzy best wishes to you and your family.

Posted by: Anne (3606)  Report abuse
Sorry you are having more problems jazzy, hope things improve for you all.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Thank you Bill, Joe and Anne for your kind words. My daughter was in the Papworth Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre for tests, as she has breathing difficulties when she's asleep. Apparently her oxygen levels drop to around 75% once she's asleep, so at least we have a solution for that now, with the oxygen therapy. Fingers crossed.

The tumour thing was quite a shock, as she has had 3 years of chemo, and although it hadn't gone, it did shrink considerably. Though she now has a cateract on that eye and she has been blind from birth in her other eye. So her vision is very limited.








Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Hello Jazzy, thinking of you all and hoping things get better soon, love and hugs x

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Thanks jo anne. I think we will be better once we get the appointment for the MRI and then we know what the problem is, and how they are going to treat it.

That's if they can treat it as I know one of the drugs they give her she can't have any more of.

We're all a bit shaky, but trying to get on as best we can.



Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
we are all thinking of you good luck.and a curse on the DWP.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Hope the medical teams can help, Jazzy, take care xxx

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Thoughts are with you jazzy. Stay strong .

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Jazzy I hope things are well with you.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Hi Joe, we are still waiting for the MRI, it's one of the very few departments at Ipswich Hospital that don't seem too efficient, but I'm sure they are very busy.

A phone call or letter would be nice then at least we would know when it's to be. If we don't hear by Wednesday next week, we will give them a prod. It's hard just being in limbo. My brain just doesn't seem to be working.

Thanks for asking.

I-spy, apologies for taking over your lovely toaster thread.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
I'd give the dept a prod today, Jazzy. I keep thinking of you all x

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Jazzy we are all thinking of you and wishing for a good result.

Posted by: PeterP (7320) Report abuse
Jazzy MRI scans in Wigan normal turn round time of 3weeks

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Thanks Peter, this was supposed to be urgent, so that seems a long time. Hopefully it will be a bit quicker than that.


Joe and jo anne, thanks for your good wishes. I really appreciate your lovely messages.

I am lurking occasionally, but I will post when I know what's happening.

Xxxxx

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Jazzy you have got more important issues,we are all thinking of you ,I-spy will understand and give his total support to you and your family.

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse

Posted by: britboy (6784) Report abuse
Jazzy...family is all important

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Just a quick update for you lovely people.

My daughter still hasn't had an appointment for an MRI, which is ok at the moment, as she has to go back in Papworth on Tuesday, they rang this morning, and after reviewing her stats, want to do another sleep study on her. It will probably be that she needs her oxygen increasing. Fingers crossed.

No doubt the MRI appointment will turn up for the same day, unfortunately that will be at Ipswich hospital!

Hey Ho, we keep going wi yed down.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
Jazzy good luck with everything that is going on.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Yes, all the best to you all, Jazzy, & it's nice to see you feel like joining in WW a bit more again.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Hi folks, thank you for your good wishes. To be honest my brain still feels numb, but I have to get through the days somehow.

WW is a good distraction from places I don't want my brain to go.

I'll be off line for a few days now. Things a bit crazy here.

xxxx


Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
everybody on WW wish you all the best.

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1570) Report abuse
Best wishes to you both jazzy

Posted by: broady (15234)   Report abuse
Ditto.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Thank you. I really appreciate your kind comments.

xxxxx

Posted by: nana jacqui (3601)   Report abuse
Jazzy I've only just seen this as I've been on holiday since February.Best wishes to you & your family & hope your daughter will soon be better

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Thank you for your kind post nana jacqui

My daughter won't get better, the disease she has is incurable. It's treated in a similar way to leukemia. The best outcome would be to get her into remission, but unfortunately the treatment hasn't worked on her, and they have been unable get her into remission despite their best efforts. The treatment itself has also caused some other serious conditions, so the outlook is quite grim.

We have got an appointment for her MRI now. It will be on 12 April. Apparently the machine at Ipswich is being updated, and 2 mobile machines have taken over in the interim. Unfortunately, they cannot accommodate a wheelchair user so we have to wait until the new machine is commissioned.

Her extension is being started in May, and we have everything crossed that there is no delay to that, as we think it will raise her spirits. She gets very depressed, which is understandable I think.

But it would be true to say we are hanging on with our fingertips.


Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618)   Report abuse
our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jazzy.

Posted by: Jazzy (8653)   Report abuse
Thank you Joe. Your kind posts really mean a lot.

xxxxx

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Well, this morning, my Swiss toaster (mentioned earlier in this thread) finally failed. With no way to keep the reflecting surfaces clean inside a toaster, it has progressively cooked up its own innards.

So, I will rate it a design failure.

How is your latest ASDA toaster performing, i-spy?

So that is me, again in the market hunting for a new toaster.

The one rated best in the review that search found, and is also Amazon's best seller, still has dozens of reviewers complaining that it cannot toast evenly, and is very limited with respect to slice sizes. (about 20+)

Can't decide if t go tut supernarket n ger a cheapy this evening, or get the two slice Dualit fo just over a tun!

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Just concluded some on line searching. Why on earth are the vast majority of toasters manufactured in such a way as to be too small to take normal bread sizes? It is utterly bizarre!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Asda version still doing the job.Can't fault it at the price.it has defrost, re heat and cancel buttons, takes the thickest slices and works a treat.
It will now probably explode tonight

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Will have a run out to nearby ASDA superstore tonight, and have a butchers at what they have.

Posted by: britboy (6784) Report abuse
I've got one of these.... watch your toast burn

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Got a cheapy (10) from ASDA.

They had them for as little as 4.50.

I chose my selection because it claims to have longer slots. they look regular to me, though I can see from online comments that toaster slots seem to have been reduced in size of late.

Just about to make its maiden toasting.

Posted by: macwil48 (332) Report abuse
Does one toast buns with a tism of fire?

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
I think if you are toasting your buns, you have to turn around to toast your baps.

Posted by: macwil48 (332) Report abuse
priscus

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
I don't think that I am going to get on with this ASDA toaster.

It will take slices from a 400g loaf, though I doubt it will accept them from a standard (800g) loaf.

It does toast evenly.

The fly in the ointment: it takes ages to toast a piece of bread. When hungry, I am not the most patient person. But, slow toasting means it dries the toast considerably, resulting in something of a rusk-like texture. It is personal taste, I guess. No doubt some prefer toast like this. I like mine well seared on its outer surface, but still moist within.

Posted by: macwil48 (332) Report abuse
It's probably an 'EU Standard' toaster. They were on about restricting the power of domestic electric appliances in the idiotic belief that it saved power. It only means the appliance is on for longer, using the same amount of energy, resulting in dry 'cardboard' toast in the case of toasters.

I prefer mine golden brown all over and moist inside.

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse

Posted by: macwil48 (332) Report abuse
priscus

Pass the salt. (by the dumper load)

Posted by: kayleigh (1161) Report abuse
priscus have you tried the grill on your cooker.?

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Present cooker has a useless grill. Should have a new kitchen in about two years time, so will get a cooker with a good eye-level gas grill.

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Well, the cheapy (10) ASDA toaster, which was never very satisfactory, lasted a little over twp years. It failed this morning.

Thinks I will replace with yet another 'Dualit'. Shall get a two slot this time, as there is now only myself to cater for.

Posted by: nanajacqui (2518)  Report abuse
Had mine a few years no De'Longhi & matching kettle in black & been brilliant

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
I'm breakfasting on porridge until new toaster (Dualit) arrives on Sunday.

I think the cartoon posted by jo anne (23/2/16) sums it up better than words. What crap quality we accept in these basic appliances!

The Swiss toaster, (FUST PRIMOTECQ) which I have mentioned made the best toast whilst it was in pristine condition, but reflectors cannot be kept clean inside of a toaster, they quickly deteriorate.

Where I to design a toaster, I would base it upon the FUST PRIMOTECQ model, but with reflectors which could be easily slid out of the machine to keep them clean and polished.

That would wipe the floor with the competition!

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
Always surprise myself just how addicted to toast I seem to have become.

Anyhow, Dualit toaster now in place. Good quality toast. Just a wee bit pricey, given longevity does not live up to expectation.

 
 
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