Most of my appliances are pretty recent, but my toaster oven is an antique. Black & Decker acquired GE's appliance business some time in the early to mid 1980s. So that really dates this little beauty, doesn't it? Well, it works for what I need.
I don't just make dry toast, I usually put something on the bread. Maybe butter and cinnamon-sugar. Maybe pizza stuff. Maybe a bagel instead of bread, or a roll. Tonight I had good bread (from the famous Zingerman's bakery) with some great sliced grilled steak, herbs, and swiss cheese to be melted on top. Sort of like the late night ads for some fast food thing, but with a crucial difference in materials.
Anyway, my toaster oven works. I know it won't last forever but I can't see why I should replace it while it's still functioning. Such a simple device. No computer chips being heated all the time. No computer chips at all.
You get the picture.