Push lever toaster ovens

mbannickmbannick Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm looking for the old style push lever toaster ovens, the kind that you put the toast in the oven (not the slotted type that are toast only) push the lever down and it pops up (the lever, not the toast) when its done. My mom had one for the past 10-15 years and is quite partial to that design. She got a new one with knobs on the front a few months ago after the last one started acting up, and she hates it. Basically she just wants the old style which is easier to use. So I've been looking around and basically all of the toaster ovens I've seen have knobs on them nowadays. Does anyone know where I might be able to get a toaster oven with a lever on it? Preferably a new oven and not some used older oven.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    16 seconds of research is about all I'm willing to spend on this one; apparently they are tough as heck to find but equivalents more or less exist.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    16 seconds of research is about all I'm willing to spend on this one; apparently they are tough as heck to find but equivalents more or less exist.
    Your other option is just to troll Craigslist and garage sales, especially estate sales for dead old people.

    edit: I quoted myself instead of editing. Derp.

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  • MidshipmanMidshipman Registered User regular
    So you are looking for an analog interface for your toaster with a push/pop switch instead of an egg-timer style knob for the on/off? Something like this one?
    http://www.esmonde-white.com/home/diversions/cnc-toaster-oven

    Your best bet is checking places like Salvation Army and other thrift stores in addition to the places suggested above. They don't seem to be making them in that configuration much anymore.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    Also I would point out that your mom probably hates the new toaster oven because it's acting up, not because it's inherently worse. If she likes the old one because of its simplicity, you can recreate that function by just finding the right knob setting and then pressing the "toast" button. What you're describing as simplicity is actually lack of choice in terms of varying the cooking power, so if you just find the equivalent setting on a new toaster oven that matches the only setting on the old toaster oven, you really should be fine.

  • mbannickmbannick Registered User regular
    Thanks for the advice guys. As I suspected it would be a long shot finding that type of toaster oven again, and to my moms credit the toaster oven she bought does have an odd way of using the toast setting. Basically you have to rotate the knob all the way around then bring it back to the toast setting (it will click) then you have to do the same with the timer, it's almost like opening a safe :P. I think I'll buy her a digital oven that has a separate toast button instead.

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