Small appliances, like a toaster, should last more than a few years. Especially when only used once a month, at most. We don’t eat much toast and rarely use a toaster. In fact, we went years without any toaster. (We’ve been on the Whole 30 diet for many years now, which is similar to Keto. So we don’t eat much toast.)
A few years ago, March 3, 2019 according to our Amazon order history, we purchased this Amazon Basics 2 Slice, Extra-Wide Slot Toaster with 6 Shade Settings in black. It always did okay, performed as expected. Really not much to comment, we would plug in and turn on, it would toast, then I’d put toaster away for next time. It just worked.
Today, January 18, 2021, after not using the toaster for several months, we plugged it in, put our toast in, pushed down the lever, and nada. Nothing. No juice. Doesn’t work. Our fine friends over at timeanddate.com say this Amazon Basics toaster only lasted 687 days before failure.
It seems most small (and major!) appliances are designed to fail shortly after the warranty expires. This isn’t our first failure in a relatively short time, it won’t be our last. It’s just so disappointing that nothing seems to be made of a good quality any more.
If you’re looking for a new high quality toaster that lasts more than a few years, keep on looking, this Amazon Basics toaster isn’t for you.