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Postby shermo » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:57 am

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TOLD YA SO!!!

That is the worst toaster EVER
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Postby GypsyLady » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:03 am

shermo wrote::*** :*** :***

TOLD YA SO!!!

That is the worst toaster EVER


It amazes me that they are still being made and that people are still buying them...
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Postby cokebottle » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:28 am

gypsylady wrote:It amazes me that they are still being made and that people are still buying them...


Maybe we should sue them for false adverstising :x the picture of the item shows nicley browned toast.

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Oh well, mine only cost $4, oh & a few cents in gas to attempt to use it :grin:

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Postby GypsyLady » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:38 am

cokebottle wrote:
gypsylady wrote:It amazes me that they are still being made and that people are still buying them...



Oh well, mine only cost $4, oh & a few cents in gas to attempt to use it :grin:

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I bought mine a number of years ago and think I only paid about that for it also. I remember having a real dummy spit with it and tossing it across the paddock. I retrieved it some time later and took it home and took great delight in throwing it in the rubbish bin.

If I happen to see anyone in a camp store looking at them with a view to purchasing I make a point of telling them how crappy they are. Probably have saved a number of people over time from the same despair that I suffered.
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Postby Ponga » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:17 pm

People like me buy them, because we see them in a shop and buy them without asking anyone for a major opinion as to whether it is a worthwhile purchase nor do we think to question its toast making capabilities. It's a 'toaster', therefore it should cook toast, eh?

Mine's been contributed to landfill too! I think the appeal is the fact that it is folding, but that is all that it is good for. At least Cokebottle had the patience to wait for some brown bits to form on the toast, I spat the dummy way before that point.

OH was disgusted that I threw it I the bin, but what good will it do being put away for a rainy day? I don't think it will improve any.
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Postby cokebottle » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:24 am

We did find it cooked gluten free bread slightly better, maybe because the slices are about half the size of normal bread, or maybe because of the different flour used in it?

It still took about 15 mins to get some colour in it though!

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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:47 am

Ponga wrote:
Mine's been contributed to landfill too! I think the appeal is the fact that it is folding, but that is all that it is good for. .


Well the one I now use and have done for quite a number of years folds and is overall much tidier than that stupid thing.

It works extremely well and I must admit whilst it had been recommended to me by a friend, I was surprised as to how efficiently it performed.

I now recommend it to everyone but one thing I discovered at xmas time quite by accident that some people obviously do not know which way is up with it.

My friends saw me using mine and commented that they use theirs the opposite way up and of course it does not work properly. They went back to their camp, turned the toaster over and voila, perfect toast every time.
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:49 am

Isn't it funny how something as simple as a camp toaster can generate so much discussion.

Cheers....
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Postby Ponga » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:48 pm

gypsylady wrote:Isn't it funny how something as simple as a camp toaster can generate so much discussion.

Cheers....


Too true, I thought it was a pretty stoopid question, but I'm glad I asked now.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:56 am

Ponga wrote:


Too true, I thought it was a pretty stoopid question, but I'm glad I asked now.


Are you repeating yourself Ponga??

Sometimes it is the simplest thing....
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Postby Cruzin » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:56 pm

I think I mentioned all this on Page 1

"I turfed all stove top toasters - too long to cook: too rusty to cook on etc

We have 2x Long handled (extendable) looking forks that have a swinging square frame attached at the end. You hold these over the fire or coals for about 10-20 seconds and they're done [both sides at once].

Like This....

Derek wrote:I don't have one but these from Hillbilly have always interested me.

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UPDATE

Postby cokebottle » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:09 am

Went camping this weekend with 3 of my 4 kids, tested out the gauze type toaster I bought from Big W for $2.08.

It worked great, hands down winner (yeah I know, everyone will say "told you so!")

Heating up the gauze, nice cherry red

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Then place the bread on top & after about 10-15 secs each side it is done!


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Re: UPDATE

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:45 am

cokebottle wrote:Went camping this weekend with 3 of my 4 kids, tested out the gauze type toaster I bought from Big W for $2.08.

It worked great, hands down winner (yeah I know, everyone will say "told you so!")

Heating up the gauze, nice cherry red

Then place the bread on top & after about 10-15 secs each side it is done!

Michael


Good stuff Michael. That is the cheap version of the folding one I have and whilst it works a treat don't expect it to last too long.

PS we did tell you so too......

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Re: UPDATE

Postby cokebottle » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:01 am

gypsylady wrote:Good stuff Michael. That is the cheap version of the folding one I have and whilst it works a treat don't expect it to last too long.


It'll do us, as long as we don't use it too much, hmmm....... been camping twice in 3 weeks, better buy some spare gauze from BigW ($1.76 per pack of 3) 8)

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Re: UPDATE

Postby cokebottle » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:02 am

gypsylady wrote:PS we did tell you so too......


Coudn't help your self eh? (just spotted the fine print in your last post) :***

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