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Random gripe

2010-12-13 00:27:27.092244+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

As I mentioned before, we've been so disgusted with the build quality and operating characteristics of the Euro-Pro toaster oven that on Friday we were so annoyed at the thought of using it to toast anything more that we bought a Cuisinart TOB-195 on Dave's recommendation.

So far, good marks.

Euro-Pro? Avoid.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-13 01:03:12.127668+00 by: Medley

Coincidence! We just got that Cuisinart this week as well - retiring the 15+-year-old toaster oven Spouse brought with him when we joined house. So far I've made some molasses-ginger-sugar cookies and drop biscuits, as well as toast. Seems to be basically fine, and heats up so much faster than our (cheap, slow pre-heat) oven, that alone is a win. (I'm using a small stoneware baking tray for the cookies/biscuits.)

#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-13 01:36:20.650928+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ah! I think my unglazed quarry tile (ie: poor man's baking stone) may fit in there with room for the convection air to flow around it. May be biscuits in my morning routine...

#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-13 15:49:34.411673+00 by: ebradway

Baking Xmas cookies last week, I noticed my parchment paper was scorching in one corner of the oven. The cost of the Cuisinart is about that of having a service person tune up my gas oven. Maybe it's time to replace the Black and Decker hand- me-down that my wife got from a previous boyfriend.

This has got me thinking about appliances in general. I bought an Electrolux Oxygen vacuum several years ago. It looks really cool, is reasonaboly quiet and actually filters the air while it runs. But we had to return in five times before getting one that lasted. But "lasting" involved at least one expensive repair. My mother bought a Hoover around 1962 that she finally retired around 2002 only because she just wanted something newer (and not made from recycled WWII armor). Why don't appliances last as long as they used to?