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We never had a toaster growing up; we always used the grill instead, which was annoying because it would take longer than a toaster to toast bread, but it also meant that we could make gourmet toast. So, I guess, it was actually better than a toaster.
I would have thought kettle too, but the survey I read said it was vibrators (more common only because people who owned them tended to have more than one). Not sure that really counts as appliance, but that's what it said. A lot of those surveys are rubbish.
Thanks Vee :-) . . . Until I read this question I had completely forgotten that I had to use the griller as a child. Happy memories now of that wonderful, magical smell. We have a lovely red toaster and I think *him* would be lost without it. LOL
LOL! Sometimes I'm afraid there might be something in the toaster so use the grill. I once heard a story on the radio about a toaster repairman who found a mouse in a woman's toaster. Didn't tell her the truth, mind you.
When I lived by myself i used the grill, which was better than the toaster because I could more easily adjust the browning, crispness etc. We now have a popup toaster, and whilst convenient the toast is never as nice. It is either under cooked or very burnt in some places.
I own a pop up toaster and it lives on the bench. I don't think it has ever been put into a cupboard! I use it every day. I also own a toasted sandwich press and a jaffle maker which get used once or twice a week.