Thursday, February 23, 2012

Oven, Toaster (2006-2012)

Suddenly, on February 23, 2012, after a short illness. 

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Toaster Oven.  Born in China, Toaster was shipped to Canada as a child, where he was adopted by the Lapointe family of Belle River, Ontario.  He relocated to our kitchen counter in Carp in 2010, where he worked, toasting bread, bagels and English muffins, and cooking many, many chicken fingers.  He will be sadly missed by Alison, Leah, Rachel, and the coffeemaker. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Element Replacement Society are appreciated.

(See, I really *am* the Angel of Death, Appliance Division.)


  1. You really do kill your appliances. You're not using any of mine the next time you come visit. :-)

  2. And always more than one at a time. I'm like Typhoid Mary for the electrical things in the house.

  3. Toaster Oven did have a rather long and interesting life (as far as today's appliances go)so we are hoping that his demise was of natural causes and that nothing untoward occurred in the wee hours of the night.

    P.S. Finally catching up on post. Your blog is absolutely charming and fun. Much like you I'm guessing :)

  4. Anonymous3:10 PM

    RIP toaster oven..

  5. Jesus. I'm going to cover my immersion blender's ears before I even say your name. Because I love that thing more than my children. Seriously.

  6. Anonymous6:28 AM

    Erin says:
    I miss you, Alison and Leah and Rachel.
    Sorry about old T.O.
    The End

  7. Paula - thanks for visiting and for the kind words. :) I checked out your blog and immediately gained 5 pounds just reading about macarons! They look just like the ones we had in Québec.

    Jazz - Yep, sniff.

    Biblio - If my immersion blender bites it, I'll be inconsolable.

    BFF - I guess it was just his time to go.

  8. He had a full and varied life and served his people well. Farewell to the little Chinese Toaster Oven may he rust in peace.
    p.s. if you replace all of these dead appliances at the same time then will THEIR life spans all be the same just like when you change all of the lightbulbs and they all burn out on the same day?