Monday, November 15, 2010

Everyone gets one great appliance in their lives

Posted By on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM

click to enlarge IntelliToast was my one great appliance love.
  • IntelliToast was my one great appliance love.

You can't tell by the packaging. And you certainly shouldn't go buy what the salesman in housewares tells you. But everyone has had one great appliance in their lives.

The Kinghorn family of Edinburgh, Scotland, offers perhaps the most startling proof of that corollary. The Daily Telegraph reports that Kinghorns are still using a 75-year-old Frigidaire refrigerator. It was one of the last models to be built without a light, but -- as Rosemary Kinghorn points out -- it still keeps food cold.

It's hard to find a toaster that won't let you down. Some burn, some undercook and all of them will eventually break. But for seven glorious years, I had the Hamilton Beach IntelliToast in my life. And in today's world of measuring appliance life, that's about the same as owning a 75-year-old fridge.

It toasted evenly and quickly. Its beep didn't make me want to tear my hair out. And the level of toasting actually corresponded to the knob that went from light to dark. Despite it's awkward name, this was the easily the smartest toaster I've ever owned. When it died, a piece of my breakfast went with it.

Since then, I've had expensive toasters and throwaway toasters. But all of them have failed to measure up to Intellitoast. I didn't appreciate what I had until it was gone. Don't make the same mistake with your life. If you've got that one great appliance in your kitchen right now, be sure to give it an extra cleaning. You don't want your toast to taste like regret.  

[Image via Hamilton Beach]

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