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    Default OT Just bought an English made toaster

    Like the title says, I just bought a toaster assembled in England after an exhausting search trying to find an American made toaster. It is very sad you cannot buy many things "Made in America" anymore. The best option was a toaster assembled in England. It was expensive but I am sure it will not wind up in a landfill in a few months and I don't believe the English people will be dropping an atomic bomb on our heads anytime soon unlike the chicoms. Please buy American, or at least from our friends. We must wake up and stop "sawing off the limb we are sitting on."

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    All that and no link?

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    I am not hawking toasters, just lamenting about the state of manufacturing in America but if you want one here is your link Williams-Sonoma: 403 - Restricted Access

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    Just this afternoon, I refused to purchase from the FLAPS, (friendly local auto parts store) the store brand electric fuel pump that was fabriqué en Chine.

    The "hecho en Mexico" unit will be in tomorrow morning.

    The A/C Delco unit is just a re-lable of the latter.

    Hmm, I just looked at the toaster on the counter.
    GE brand (True American!)
    Walmart version... Made in China.

    No wonder I have always hated the damn thing! It's got one of those slow press, slow pop up gizmos that just aggravates the piss out making toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norb View Post
    I am not hawking toasters, just lamenting about the state of manufacturing in America but if you want one here is your link Williams-Sonoma: 403 - Restricted Access

    Hmm - interesting design, but I wasn't encouraged by the reviews:

    Williams-Sonoma: 403 - Restricted Access

    Fire risks are not high on my design targets for toasters.

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    People do not want to pay what real quality costs. I bought an all stainless steel Russel Hobbs kettle in 1989 in England. It will boil a liter of water in 3 minutes. It is still in use today 32 years later. I paid around 60 Pounds Sterling then. It has been well worth the cost. Sure, there are lots of kettles for less money, but not with this quality.

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    Toaster = Lucas Electrics?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish123 View Post
    Toaster = Lucas Electrics?????
    Sort of the opposite - Lucas lets the smoke out, English toasters keep the toast from burning.


    [I kid, all you Lucas defenders]

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    There are 600 dollar toasters on that site

    People pay, corporations want the extra cash that building in China offers

    There is one fancy 300 dollar toaster there that i do not own but know is built in China

    Tell me you cannot at least assemble a 300 dollar toaster in the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by norb View Post
    Like the title says, I just bought a toaster assembled in England after an exhausting search trying to find an American made toaster. It is very sad you cannot buy many things "Made in America" anymore. The best option was a toaster assembled in England. It was expensive but I am sure it will not wind up in a landfill in a few months and I don't believe the English people will be dropping an atomic bomb on our heads anytime soon unlike the chicoms. Please buy American, or at least from our friends. We must wake up and stop "sawing off the limb we are sitting on."
    What is your question ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    What is your question ?
    No question, just a plea for people to support manufacturing in a country that is not an oppressive dictatorship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norb View Post
    No question, just a plea for people to support manufacturing in a country that is not an oppressive dictatorship.
    You mean your just ranting.....Note you don't really see rant threads around here eh ?.....

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    I liked my old toastmaster. My wife made me buy a four slice toaster. It is nice she has her control and I have mine. Of course hers is them right side. Been over ten years and I still forget to turn it on occasionally. The automatic toastmaster spoiled me. My Mom's 1952 toastmaster was still going strong in 2020.
    Not sure if they make the automatic toasters or if they are all manual now.
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    I agree, it's an uphill battle.

    My back-up plan is to make toast like my grandmother did. Cookie sheet in the oven while she was making the coffee in a non-percolating kettle on the stove. You don't want to be the last guy up and get the last cup of coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I liked my old toastmaster. My wife made me buy a four slice toaster. It is nice she has her control and I have mine. Of course hers is them right side. Been over ten years and I still forget to turn it on occasionally. The automatic toastmaster spoiled me. My Mom's 1952 toastmaster was still going strong in 2020.
    Not sure if they make the automatic toasters or if they are all manual now.
    Bill D

    I'd never heard of a toastmaster so I checked them out.

    $700 toaster!

    Toastmaster Toaster 4-Slice 120V

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    I'm going out on a limb when I say it doesn't cost $700 with added in profit to make a toaster. Part of the problem is not that American companies have increased overhead and costs, it's that some of them are fucking greedy. Like the "US" made welders that aren't all that US made but priced way higher than China welders. I think they could be sold for less and still make a profit, but the "US" welder companies want MAX profit and use the "MADE IN USA" line to appeal to the rednecks and coerce them into thinking their doing the right thing paying the top dollar for the US welder...that contains China and Mexico components. Sucker born every minute.

    -rant off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.B. Naegle View Post
    I agree, it's an uphill battle.
    A "Brava" oven is made under a Communist Regime. But at least it is Kalifornickyah, not China:

    Explore The Best Smart Countertop Oven | Brava Home

    A Black & Decker is still US made - Towson, MD, is it? ... and waaaay TF less expensive.

    Some of the others here are actually NOT Made in USA:

    https://www.tastemakermag.com/best-a...-toaster-oven/

    My Breville came in from China - but that was a couple of years before the trade embargo.

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    I find this hard to believe, I would like to see the factory where they are assembled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camscan View Post
    I find this hard to believe, I would like to see the factory where they are assembled.
    Stanley Black & Decker in the U.S.

    Over 17,000 US staff


    ... in 49 US plants?

    You probably could do.

    But first... they'd have to let you escape the UK!

    And you might have to bring a British toaster...

    .. as "photo ID"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    I'd never heard of a toastmaster so I checked them out.

    $700 toaster!

    Toastmaster Toaster 4-Slice 120V
    Looks like toast master is out of the home market. I meant one like this video. The guy in the video is a toaster collector. I guess that is a thing. Notice he drops i t he bread and the toaster turns on with no hands. Claim is it senses how brown the bread get not temperature to determine doneness. Ther eis n ohandle to mov ethe bread up or down.
    Bill D.

    Sunbeam AT-W Radiant control adjustment and the right way to get out crumbs. - YouTube


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