One of the first engagement presents we got was a rice cooker from my great aunt and uncle, sadly the FIRST engagement present we got was a rice cooker from my grandmother! So, the second rice cooker turned into a fancy toaster oven, the larger (12″) version of what my parents have at home. That toaster oven is currently waiting for us in my bedroom, at my parents’ house.
My dad is going to return it tomorrow, get store credit for it, and then we’ll either wait for the Labor Day sales coming up or order a new one to be sent to Colorado. Our old toaster oven is currently quite charred (yes, I took a photo of it right before throwing a wet towel over it –thanks for the advice, gramma!) and sitting out by the dumpster. I’m 99% sure that it still works, but it smells like burnt food and is quite sad looking.
Lesson learned, don’t make kale chips in the toaster oven, they’re too close to the element and will curl up as they dry and catch fire when they touch the element (sinking back down to catch the others on fire too). Doh.
I look forward to our new toaster; this photo makes it look like a super hero!