Saturday, July 10, 2010


I love getting a new appliance. I tend to go through toasters quite often. I don't know why. It seems like my parents would keep a toaster for years and years. Maybe they just don't make them like they used to.

A few years ago we purchased a toaster and I thought it was top of the line; but it just lasted a short timelike all of the others in my many years of marriage. All of a sudden some of the coils weren't heating up. One side of the bread looked like when I go to the beach and forget to turn over.

I recently ordered a T-fal Avante Deluxe Toaster from my new favorite online store - CSN and I have now had a chance to give it a good test run. It surprised me when I first pulled it from the carton -- it's huge! It has the new angled design so it's easy to see what's going on in there and if the toast is starting to get too dark for my taste, I can quickly eject it with the stop button. The lift function is also nice for smaller pieces of bread, no more fork in the toaster, risking my life.
This toaster is a four-slice with independent controls. That's nice because my spouse and I have different ideas on what makes a good piece of toast. I know my way is right, but this way he can have it just the way he likes it.
The extra wide slots are very handy for bagels and Texas toast, and it even has self-adjusting guides to ensure the toast will brown evenly.
Forgot to take the bread or bagels out of the freezer? No problem. The defrost function is ready to take care of that your bread for you before the toasting process begins.
All-in-all this beautiful black and stainless T-fal toaster is a welcome addition to my kitchen.

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