It’s an old Sunbeam, and it has two settings: raw and burnt. Also: it won’t allow the toasting of bulky items such as bagels, unless you cut that bagel into thirds, which Bossy does nearly every morning.
But she loves this toaster even though her family pokes incessant fun of her and sometimes something worse than fun when the toaster desecrates yet another frozen waffle minutes before the school bus.
Bossy loves it because it is simple, and because it has more chrome than a Chevy Bel Air, and because it was given to her by a favorite relative, now deceased, and we all know how Bossy covets her old timers.
And speaking of old timers, this toaster died over the Thanksgiving holiday, after a rigorous cleaning.
Sunbeam Radiant Control Toaster, 1950-2008.
Can anyone suggest a new toaster? Bossy’s husband favors the Toaster Oven, but Bossy isn’t so sure because her father has one, and a person could grow out a bad highlight job waiting for one piece of toast.