Toasters are one of those things that most people don’t give much thought to. I pretty much thought that toasters were all the same except for what they look like on the outside and how many slots they have.
Evidently I was wrong.
Our toaster is pretty basic as they go. It’s a shiny stainless steel model that sits in it’s place of honor between the stovetop and the coffee maker.
I’ve realized, after comparing two recent bagel warming experiences, that all toasters are not created equal. And that ours is lacking.
For whatever reason, our toaster doesn’t seem to heat things to a nice warm temperature unless you burn the crap out of whatever you put in there.
I like my stuff to come out heated through (to where butter melts on it) but not overly crispy.
This simply isn’t possible with our toaster. It’s either lukewarm or crispy. No in between.
I brought in a bagel to work and heated it there and it came out perfect. Our toaster, not so much.
I don’t get it. It’s pretty much just a bunch of coils that heat up? How could one (really ugly) toaster at work do so much better than one sitting on our counter?
Or am I just becoming a bagel snob? Hey, that’s always possible too!