I have three toasters but I seldom use them as I like what is generally called Texas toast which is buttered bread grilled. I don't know why it is called Texas toast because I'm pretty sure it was not invented there or that it is not served there anymore than anywhere else. I'd rather have a stack of that than pancakes any day.
Once and a while I want toast like what pops up in the toaster in most American kitchens.
Toast is a wonderful and magical thing making stale bread not only edible but good. Hot crunchy toast with butter melted into it and covered with peach jam is about as good as a desert can be. When covered with strawberries and whipped cream it is a rival for shortcake.
As you can see it toasts one side of the bread at a time so when making toast you are actually cooking not just dropping bread into the jaws of a toast robot. This model was advertised as a 'Turnover Toaster' automatically turning over the bread when the door was opened and it will some of the time. The door is designed to accept a slice of Wonder* white bread and when toasted on one side then flipped open the bread slides down on it's toasted side so when closed the untoasted side is next to the coils. It only works with standard white bread and then only sometimes. I imagine it worked better when the chrome was new and slick. It is corroded now so there is some added friction.
This was given to me about twenty years ago and it is still cranking out toast with the occasional charcoal briquet and smoke when I am a little absent minded.
Made in the U.S.A. back when Americans made stuff. They not only made stuff they invented stuff that was pleasing to look at. Now not so much.
There are several of these on Ebay.
*When I was a kid Wonder Bread built bodies 8 ways. I guess now it builds bodies 12 ways although they don't mention it on their white wheat. I sometimes "wonder" if I would have been taller if they had the other 4 ways when I was growing up. I still eat it from time to time only I buy the whole wheat white because it is better for you. It is whole wheat or so I'm told using an albino wheat that doesn't make the bread taste like dirt. Taste as good as any French bread but the packaging says made WITH whole wheat. Since the whole wheat is the third ingredient on the list after wheat flour and water it may be as little as a teaspoon.
When I want dirt I eat mushrooms.