For the last couple of months, my poor toaster has been sidelined to the “sick appliances” cupboard.
- First toast slot not working
- Ominous sparks visible when looking down into the toaster during operation.
Spurred on by the idea that fixing this item would not only be a way to resurrect my beloved toaster but would also be a quiet form of radical activism for the planet, I grabbed my tools and set to work yesterday evening.
I would like to stress that I have no particular electrical skills except a hazy recollection of school phyics lessons but nonetheless, a mere 3 hours later I had a fully functional toaster again.
I am so completely stoked about this small success. It has really made me feel great.
Fixing things is fun. It feels even better to know that I won’t be contributing to the ecological impact of buying another toaster. Also, my old toaster is sooooo much better than those modern upstarts. I love it more than ever