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January 20, 2004 7:43 PM   Subscribe

A Short, Illustrated History Of The First Toasters
Suitable for those with short attention sp--- Huh?
posted by armoured-ant (9 comments total)
this is so funny--i've spent the last week getting toasters for a photo shoot (lots of retro chrome styles--like the 40s one in the link) My fav
posted by amberglow at 7:53 PM on January 20, 2004

More toasters.
posted by Wet Spot at 9:21 PM on January 20, 2004


posted by Samizdata at 9:26 PM on January 20, 2004

I've always wanted to do a toaster FPP. I love toasters. I seriously get excited when spotting toasters in films from the '40s and '50s. And I swear that toast made in an old toaster tastes better than stuff made in a more recently made toaster.

My favorite toaster in my collection is the Toast-O-Lator. It has a conveyer system to move the bread through the toaster, and it also has a little porthole window to check on the moving toast. Unfortunately, the one I have needs a new heating element and who knows when I'll get around to fixing it.
posted by gluechunk at 9:50 PM on January 20, 2004

Don't forget to lean your toast once it's done
posted by malevolent at 11:26 PM on January 20, 2004

Ah, toaster lust. After years of cheap toasters burning out, jamming and breaking apart I succumbed and bought a Dualit (2-slice). O.K, 90 quid is a stupid amount to spend on a toaster but they are built like tanks and make great toast. The manual eject means the toast sits and stays warm rather than pops up and there is something very reassuring about the sound of the clockwork timer.
posted by rolo at 3:08 AM on January 21, 2004

Malevolent: Fuck yeah! I thought I was the only nut who did that.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:31 AM on January 21, 2004

I'm just happy to find out I'm not the only person obsessed with toast.

I blame it all on my grandmother's old toaster, an shiny silver and black Toastmaster. When you'd put the bread in, it would automatically lower itself slowly into the toaster and begin toasting. I was fascinated. Any excuse to have toast was a good one.
posted by aine42 at 1:58 PM on January 21, 2004

Was it Loudon Wainwright that did the "Toast! Yay, Toast!" song?
posted by Vidiot at 8:47 PM on January 22, 2004

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