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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Reader Recommendations => Topic started by: saijoe on April 11, 2019, 08:10:55 AM

Title: Toaster Oven
Post by: saijoe on April 11, 2019, 08:10:55 AM
Our toaster oven has been wonderful for years.  But one of the heating elements is developing a wicked bow (see picture).  Please no comments on cleaning the glass, we're on it.  My question is "is this thing gonna blow soon?".  Should I just go ahead and start shopping? 
Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: momcpa on April 12, 2019, 02:36:45 PM
I'd say BUY a new one soon.  They don't cost much and it would be a lot less expensive than cleaning up broken glass if it blows through the door of the toaster.  Or even worse it if burns or cuts or injures a person.  I would't count pennies when it comes to saving a person a trip to the doctor/ER/etc.
Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: pbkmaine on April 12, 2019, 06:40:50 PM
Donít mess with this. Get rid of it.
Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: englishteacheralex on April 12, 2019, 07:04:08 PM
I just replaced our wonky five year old toaster oven with a $50 model from Costco that has been perfectly adequate. It's on sale right now for $42. Missing the sale has made me die a little inside.
Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: MusicLover on April 16, 2019, 11:47:39 AM
If you want to try air frying, I think you can get convection style toaster ovens able to do the same thing as having the separate appliance for that would.  Plus they probably bake food faster too!

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Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: Buffalo Chip on April 16, 2019, 07:13:39 PM
For the whole $50 a new oven would cost, itís not worth the risk of injury or fire. Iíd trash it tonite.
Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: dragoncar on April 17, 2019, 12:14:00 AM
Those calrods are usually replaceable, but a quick google seems to imply that it might not be worth the price. 
Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: GuitarStv on April 17, 2019, 06:25:24 PM
Can't you just face it towards the wall while it's running?  Then you can keep using it until it blows up.  THEN you buy a new one.
Title: Re: Toaster Oven
Post by: dragoncar on April 17, 2019, 07:04:31 PM
Can't you just face it towards the wall while it's running?  Then you can keep using it until it blows up.  THEN you buy a new one.

I'm pretty skeptical that it would explode at all.  That doesn't mean it's safe, and there's a potential shock or fire hazard.

https://goodsonengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ISFI-Abstract_Heating-Element-Failures.pdf