Sunday, October 7, 2012

Only a Decker will do...


My first little guy was a Black and Decker... and ticked on for a very long time.  So...when I saw this one on sale for only $49....I had to get him.















Easily twice the size of the original, so pretty tough to call him Decker Junior.  Maybe he will have to be Mister Decker.
There is a bump out at the back so that a large pizza can fit in there.... the rack is even curved to allow all of that.... wow....
















...hahahha...and.... look....  the elements are also covered with protectors.  For $49! You would think they might all get onto that....but, even some pretty expensive ones don't have them.  I checked.  I'm sure it prevents bumping the elements when taking things in and out and also helps somewhat to protect against unfortunate spills and splatter, which in turn must extend the natural life and efficiency of the machine.   Oh, just a minute....maybe that's why nobody tries to protect things.... planned obsolescence..... our throw away society...and the almighty bottom line.   Just for that, I'm supporting Black and Decker.

I still want to be back in my kitchen though, .. with my real oven.  Hahahhaha.... right.......silly me... there is no oven....and the place still looks like this...so ...not for a few weeks yet ... I guess .... looks like it will be close to tree trimming time as I suspected.















Good thing Decker makes great muffins.  I may even have to mix up a batch of no knead bread.... that will keep a fairly low profile ... and try baking a small amount....I bet it will work..... ooooh, yeh....fresh bread.  That'll be great to smell...as long as nobody sprays any more lacquer on the same day...ick..... that'd be 'orrible.....
















.... look at my ingenious idea to do only one baking at  time ....

Two of the foil disposable/reusable muffin pans wouldn't fit into it at the same time...   so I cut one of them in half and put three more dollops of muffin mix into the cups  Voila.  9 smaller muffins at one time...don't want to overfill the cups and cause havoc with the top elements when they rise.















As you can see....the centre row gets a wee bit browner than the rest...but, ..eh..... it's all good.  Greg likes them a bit browner anyway....and if I want the others brown....just pop out the middle row of muffins and put the rest back in for a few more minutes.

Strawberry Lemon Muffins..... mmmmm...... no painters showed up to work yesterday....their loss.....


2 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

o.0 those muffins look so good!

Gwen Buchanan said...

You are such a smart cookie.. or should I say Muffin. I love those new toaster ovens.. They can cook almost anything. I never had one ever before in my life till January this year.. I didn't know what I was missing..