When it comes to toasters, there are a couple different categories people fall into. Either you are a toaster person, or a toaster oven person. Either you are a toaster on the counter person, or a toaster in the cupboard person.
As for me, I have always been a toaster oven on the counter kind of girl. Toasters seen useless to me; they only do one thing. Whereas a toaster oven, well, I won't even begin to enumerate the reasons for the obvious superiority.
But it has always lived on the counter. Easily accessible, conveniently within reach.
And always taking up precious space.
I grew up as blender on the counter person, too, but since marriage have kept mine happily tucked away in a cupboard. But I got a new one, um, six months ago, and it was still on the counter. Along with the new (to me- four months ago) bigger George Foreman. And they were starting to annoy.
So yesterday I took matters into my own hands and reorganized the cupboard. I moved a couple things, got rid of a couple things, and made room for not only the George Foreman, but also the blender and the toaster oven.
And I'm in love.
It's still easily accessible. It requires a little more advance planning (like 5 seconds), but the wide open counter more than makes up for any inconvenience.
I'm not sure Tom is convinced, so it might not last, but I have definitely seen the light.
What about you? Where do you fall?
*I am planning a 'thoughts-on-this-pregnancy-thus-far' post in the not to distant future, but it hasn't come together the way I want just yet. So be patient. And thanks for all your kind words of congratulations and support!