TOAST or BAKE?
One feature of this toaster/oven is you have to first set a dial to bake, or toast, then set a timer. In order to toast an English muffin you need to set the timer to dark, and after about ten minutes of an annoying tick, tick, tick it finally goes BING and the muffins are done.
It has taken me a while to learn that before you start the coffee, cook the bacon and fry an egg, you have to put in the muffins first.
Today, for the third time in two weeks, I put in the muffins and dialed in “Dark,” fixed the coffee, cooked the bacon, and fried an egg. When the egg was done, I heard the BING, and was ready to enjoy my breakfast.
The toaster oven was set to bake, not toast. My muffins were warm, but not toasted. It took ten more minutes to make them toast and by then my eggs and bacon were cold and the coffee too strong.
I shouted agitatedly upstairs,
“You did it again!”
“Did what again?”
“You left the toaster/oven on ‘bake’.”
“So I baked my muffins instead of toasting them!”
“You should have just changed the dial to ‘toast’.”
“No! You need to change the dial back to ‘toast’ after you're finished baking!”
“Yeah…well now you know how I feel when you leave the toilet seat up!”
Mrs. Cranky logic strikes again.