I can’t say that Jeff is the best person to go toaster shopping with.
He gets a little impatient, and then gets serious and picks out a model he likes, then sighs heavily while his wife checks out the reviews on her iPhone, and then encourages me to get whatever I want.
However, he did go to THREE stores with me, probably the only 3 stores in town that stock toasters.
And he did hold himself together when I took photos in all the toaster isles.
So overall, it was a lot of fun, but probably more so for me than for Jeff.
So guess which one we came home with?
It is sort of a trick question.
We came home with TWO toasters! 😀
First we went to Walmart.
Walmart didn’t have a lot of selection, and not all of the display models had boxes to match. But we did get to actually TOUCH the toasters, and play, and look at colours, smudge-ability, and debate if we wanted 2 slices or 4.
All the toasters seem to come with a bagel setting, a defrost setting, and a warm-it-up setting.
After my brother and I debated all day about the bagel setting, I read the boxes, and it seems that bagel setting toasts the cut side of a bagel and warm up the other side.
After about 15 minutes we decided to bail and head for Canadian Tire. Surely they’d have more selection and we’d find “The Toaster”.
So here is Canadian Tire’s toaster isle:
They did not have demo models to play with, and there wasn’t that much to really choose from. Jeff didn’t like the stainless steel and black one, because our appliances are all white, but the white toaster looked really gawdy, so the black and stainless steel won out!
Plus it was $15 off! We went for a 4 slice, Black and Decker model.
Then we remembered we had to get groceries, and that is when Jeff remembered the Atlantic Superstore has appliances.
Doh! I bet THEY will have “The Toaster” of our dreams.
And they did.
It’s a chrome toaster, made by President’s Choice. And it is a 4-slicer, OR a 2-long slicer!
I first saw a toaster with long slits last year at my friend Jen’s house in Thunder Bay. What a genius idea! Now when you use long bread, or homemade bread, you don’t have to flip it over to toast the other end! And the price isn’t bad either!
So that means the Black and Decker beauty will not even leave it’s box… or the car… and I’ll return it on Monday. Sorry toaster… so close….
So without further adieu, here is our new toaster!
By the way…
Cauliflower is still not affordable: