Post by Penny
in the dust...
Post by Mike Post by Penny
No, I like bits of paper, they work when the power is out (unlike my
computer which suffered from a toast-related problem this morning).
Oh dear! Related to cooked slices of bread or did the ‘puter fry?
I managed to short-out the toaster while putting my usual two slices of
frozen bread in, sandwiched together - my preferred breakfast sandwich,
crisp on outside, soft in middle. It took me three tries, tripping out the
power each time, before I took a close look into the toaster and managed to
tweak the pop-up bar back into its proper place.
It's done well that toaster, it must be getting on for 20 years old - glad
I got it working :)
I was having problems with my not-so-old toaster. I couldn't trust it to
"pop" when it was done and I couldn't trust me not to wander off
absentmindedly and forget that I should be watching it. We had several
smoke incidents through my distraction and that was without leaving the
So, having decided that if I couldn't make it work safely I wasn't going
to let it work unsafely, I gave it the drastic
keyboard/cd-player/microwave kill-or-cure therapy of umra passim: I
plunged it into water and washing-up liquid and used a toothbrush to
scrub clean everything I could see. After a good soak to soften those
bits I couldn't see I took it outside, set the hosepipe to "jet" and
blasted it inside and out with clean water.
Then I put it in a nice warm place and left it to dry out for a week and
- hurrah! - it's working again now
Why didn't I take it to bits?
Because I'd taken it to bits and cleaned it the sensible way several
times before without success.
How did I make toast for the week of toaster convalescence?
I used my stovetop Argentine toaster or the little toaster that is way
more than twenty years old that has never caused any bother in its life.
Why don't I use the LTTIWMTTYOTHNCABIIL all the time?
The newer toaster was a gift and -ahem- needs to be seen to be in use.