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Throw out your toaster?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 11, 2011 at 7:46 AM

Is there any use at all for my toaster? Like is there some type of Paleo food I could heat up with it or should I just throw the thing out?

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on June 11, 2013
at 02:36 AM

/\deep fry in animal fat, tallow is probably the healthiest, duck fat is delicious though. Just bought 4 litres of it cant wait to get the frier going.

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on June 11, 2013
at 01:23 AM

I've donated many things to Chicago alleys. Someone recently got an old microwave and sofa when I moved! Other things I've donated: several houseplants my cats liked to poop in, an old pair of Doc Martens (which literally were taken in a matter of minutes) and someone took an unlabeled failed kombucha scoby in a jar. I like to think some kid took that as a science experiment.

A8ddd54bd5284341622e9a1211b07dcc

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on April 19, 2012
at 04:20 AM

Ha ha. I put a bunch of vegetable oil and flour in my alley and that crap got SNAPPED UP!

3a966a805e09d88b0f223f2985392e4f

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on February 21, 2011
at 08:43 PM

There is no Good Will or Salvation Army in my country. There is just putting your junk out and old farmers picking it up if it looks good.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on February 11, 2011
at 07:28 PM

I hope the garbage trucks come through and take my garbage *this* week!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 11, 2011
at 04:15 PM

Oh yes, love our toaster oven!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 11, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Oh yes, the great Chicago alley exchange! Put it out there and it'll be gone. I can't think of any item us Chicagoans won't put in the alley. Oh wait, maybe city snow plows? :-)

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on February 11, 2011
at 03:27 PM

I have a toaster and a deep fryer I don't know what to do with. I was thinking about trying the deep fryer as a poor-man's sous vide system.

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on February 11, 2011
at 02:47 PM

Be aware: paleo treats made out of almond and/or coconut flour can be toasted. However, the lack of gluten makes them more loosely packed than bread. Hence, the mess inside the toaster may be crumbelievable.

6f0480b27b737cca708af8af709d77b1

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on February 11, 2011
at 01:43 PM

Came here to say that! We ditched the toaster and got a toaster oven and use it all the time! After reading up more on what microwaves do to the nutritional content of our food, we have done most of our re-heating in our new toaster oven.

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on February 11, 2011
at 11:51 AM

:( This just reminds me of The Brave Little Toaster, the most morbid of the animated movies in my childhood...

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on February 11, 2011
at 11:05 AM

It is one of those - perhaps I can make funny shaped fish cakes in it??!!

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4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on February 11, 2011
at 08:09 AM

A slice toaster or toaster oven? My toaster oven is like my right arm and I use it to reheat SO much stuff as I don't own a microwave... I also cook in it often as it's easier than heating up the whole oven for one person.

6f0480b27b737cca708af8af709d77b1

(136)

on February 11, 2011
at 01:43 PM

Came here to say that! We ditched the toaster and got a toaster oven and use it all the time! After reading up more on what microwaves do to the nutritional content of our food, we have done most of our re-heating in our new toaster oven.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 11, 2011
at 04:15 PM

Oh yes, love our toaster oven!

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on February 11, 2011
at 02:43 PM

I like to make donations to my alley (I live in Chicago). Surely someone will come along to find a use for it. I'm happy because it's not taking up my space, they're happy because they get something they value for free.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on February 11, 2011
at 07:28 PM

I hope the garbage trucks come through and take my garbage *this* week!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 11, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Oh yes, the great Chicago alley exchange! Put it out there and it'll be gone. I can't think of any item us Chicagoans won't put in the alley. Oh wait, maybe city snow plows? :-)

A8ddd54bd5284341622e9a1211b07dcc

(95)

on April 19, 2012
at 04:20 AM

Ha ha. I put a bunch of vegetable oil and flour in my alley and that crap got SNAPPED UP!

34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

(996)

on June 11, 2013
at 01:23 AM

I've donated many things to Chicago alleys. Someone recently got an old microwave and sofa when I moved! Other things I've donated: several houseplants my cats liked to poop in, an old pair of Doc Martens (which literally were taken in a matter of minutes) and someone took an unlabeled failed kombucha scoby in a jar. I like to think some kid took that as a science experiment.

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on February 11, 2011
at 02:52 PM

Yeah, pass it along. I haven't had a toaster for years, and haven't missed it. In the worst case -- if for some reason you really need to make toast later -- you can do it in the oven under the broiler.

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A3e654929c08c0723607842656b57f8f

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on February 11, 2011
at 12:33 PM

Donate to the goodwill or salvation army? Throwing out the toaster out is a bit harsh...

3a966a805e09d88b0f223f2985392e4f

(836)

on February 21, 2011
at 08:43 PM

There is no Good Will or Salvation Army in my country. There is just putting your junk out and old farmers picking it up if it looks good.

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3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on February 11, 2011
at 12:25 PM

Don't throw it in the trash! At least freecycle or craigslists it! :-)

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on February 11, 2011
at 07:35 PM

Here's an idea for a Paleo-Toaster:

1) Use an egg ring to make a dozen scrambled egg mini-medallions, adding onions, bacon, cheese, whatever.

2) Refrigerate.

3) Use the toaster to heat them up! (thermal heat is much better than microwaves!)

This might work for pre-cooked burgers and sausage patties, too!

Roasted portobello mushroom wheels, anyone? hehe

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on February 11, 2011
at 05:13 PM

The only reason I could think to keep it would be to have it around for guests' use.

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0dc1d63c3d5975f5115f535c6a90c9dd

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on February 11, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Well, do you ever make any paleo treats or bread with almond or coconut flour? If so, I'd keep it. You can still use it for that.

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on June 11, 2013
at 01:53 AM

Sometimes. I stick break in mine.

Then...

...I eat it.

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61c5516c1c04b423898fa651931b0512

on June 11, 2013
at 12:19 AM

God this discussion makes me nostalgic for grains. I'd be on the vegan diet if it didn't starve you of zinc/vital fats and decrease brain size. Blueberry pancakes or cinnamon raisin oatmeal vs chicken and eggs...no contest for me. But you can't throw away your health for a tasty breakfast.

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Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

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on February 12, 2011
at 12:49 AM

I've been debating the same thing, but hubby says leave it out - it's good for warming up paleo waffles and pancakes. It is more of a dust collector than a toaster at this point.

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9ac8a7b68cf079b22de42b703e466e64

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on February 11, 2011
at 06:56 PM

Huh. I occasionally make coconut flour bread and freeze it to keep longer. Then I'll pop a slice of it in the toaster and put some fruit and/or coconut oil (maybe butter) on it. If you don't even make any "bread," then sell it or donate it for sure.

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C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

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on February 11, 2011
at 11:28 AM

Toss it... unless you can think of some new idea on how to use it.

Maybe a foot warmer?

I don't even know what happened to mine, I don't think it made it though my last move.

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on February 11, 2011
at 09:12 AM

I threw mine out months ago with the muesli, pasta, frozen bread...and the list goes on. If it is a sandwich press you may be able to use it as a griddle for eggs or steaks and such...kinda like a George Foreman grill if you're familiar with those.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on February 11, 2011
at 11:05 AM

It is one of those - perhaps I can make funny shaped fish cakes in it??!!

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4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on February 11, 2011
at 09:03 AM

The thing I really need to throw out is my sandwich toaster - it has been languishing in a cupboard unused for years! And I'm quite sure I'll never use it now as I don't eat bread.

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