My friend got us this fancy Dualit toaster way back for our wedding. Dualit has a reputation for making decent toasters, and in fairness, it has been going twenty-odd years.
A filament blew. Toast was only cooking on one side.
In theory, you can just pop a new filament in. No need for a new toaster, the thing is as good as new. Just as well, since these toasters retail at £150/$200. Why’s a toaster so expensive, you ask? A fair enough question. What can I say? It was a present.
So I bought a new filament over christmas. Expensive (relatively), but at about ¾ the price of a new toaster (just an ordinary one, bought from a High Street store), the cheaper option.
Tried to fit it today.
And the old filament is bolted in place. A bolt, a washer either side, and a nut.
Try undoing a bolt, one-handed. Not possible.
Had to buy a new toaster. Only cost me 1¾ times the cost of a new toaster, 1¾ times what you’d pay.
I fucking love being disabled. Everything costs extra.
Anyone need a filament for a toaster?