In the meantime, I have a question for you: can anyone out there recommend A TOASTER? Nothing fancy, nothing special (i.e. no egg poaching compartment(!?) required), just a toaster that TOASTS. A toaster that reliably makes evenly toasted toasty toast without crazy bipolar mood swings that lead to pale, floppy bread some days and burned smoking ash other days?
Ditto a toaster oven?
Because for every review on Amazon that declares "This toaster toasts perfectly!" there is one that insists the same toaster can't toast worth shit. Why are there so many options? Why are they all so crappy?
The smell most likely to make me barf this pregnancy has been the chemically/burny smell of a gas grill or charcoal barbecue or LAME, CHEAP, SMOKY, PIECE-OF-SHIT toaster or toaster oven.
I cannot tell you the number of times I've barfed after Dr. Husband or I have attempted to make toast in the past few months. (At least
I'm SEVENTEEN WEEKS (and three days) pregnant—I should not still be barfing, dammit. And if it takes replacing our toaster and toaster oven to make that happen, by god, then new small appliances, here we come.
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