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Toaster argument!

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Nessalina Sat 01-Nov-14 11:54:34

Me & DH are at a stand off. I have agreed to put the dilemma to the MN jury without bias...

One of us was having some toast this morning and found that it popped up after only a minute, the dial having been turned down to 1 by the other party yesterday for a product that only needed light toasting. This person is unimpressed and feels that the dial should have been moved back to it's normal toasting zone (no. 3) after being used last time. Said toast is now only slightly toasted and it will be difficult to achieve a perfect browning.

The dial-turner feels that there are several different products that may be toasted other than toast, and that when you pop your toast down you should first check what number you are toasting on, and that to ask the other party to adjust it twice each time they toast something different is ridiculous.

Who IBU? The person who thinks the dial should be returned to 3 after each toasting, or the person who thinks you should set it to your preference when you toast??

God it's hard being impartial grin

Thumbscrewswitch Sat 01-Nov-14 11:57:26

Well I'm of the school of thought that says the dial should largely remain untouched and it pisses me off somewhat when my toast is spoilt because I forgot to check that DH hadn't moved it again. But as he usually turns it down rather than up, then it's not that much of a fuss to just pop it down again, just annoying, and then I have to stand over it to make sure it doesn't burn.

thisusernameisunavailable Sat 01-Nov-14 11:57:40

Check the toaster, or do like my parents did and purchase one with 2 slots and dials, one for waffles for one person one for toast for the other.
People also like toast toasted to different shades, so responsibility of the person putting it in to turn to the right dial, just like you would when turning on the oven/hob etc.

SavoyCabbage Sat 01-Nov-14 12:01:14

I think it's the responsibility of the new user to check the dial before toasting begins, not that I ever do that myself. But I would blame myself for not doing so rather than the previous user.

TidyDancer Sat 01-Nov-14 12:02:26

I think it should be returned to 3. If this is the setting it is used most on, this is what it should be set at while resting!

HowlCapone Sat 01-Nov-14 12:02:27

You are both unreasonable because if you had a Dualit you just use a timer so it's right every time. wink

Fairylea Sat 01-Nov-14 12:03:58

They should turn it back. This is something dh and I argue about all the time. .. He likes his toast absolutely cremated and I like mine lightly done. I think as his need for burnt toast is extreme and mine is more normal and mainstream it should always be on mine!

Pipbin Sat 01-Nov-14 12:04:28

I think it is the responsibility of the person who puts stuff in the toaster to check the toaster is on the right setting.

gentlehoney Sat 01-Nov-14 12:04:32

You need to check the dial. Why are you bickering over toast?

makeminered Sat 01-Nov-14 12:07:05

It should be a default setting to the most used number.

Nomama Sat 01-Nov-14 12:10:29

Erm... daft argument. You check before each use... unless of course you claim Princess Privileges over your DH!

ThursdayOfTheLivingDead Sat 01-Nov-14 12:15:08

It should be turned back.
The end

Seriouslyffs Sat 01-Nov-14 12:15:59

You should always check. It's v annoying though. Last time I had the car serviced it was left with the lights off not on auto. I reversed out of the drive in the dark with no lights on.angry

Viviennemary Sat 01-Nov-14 12:17:04

I think the dial should have been returned to three which is the normal setting for toast. But saying that I'd be the person that would forget to turn it back.

MangoBiscuit Sat 01-Nov-14 12:18:19

Of course you should check it before you toast something. What if the dial has been knocked accidentally, during cleaning or moving the toaster? Tell him to take responsibility for his own toast!

poolomoomon Sat 01-Nov-14 12:18:22

I think the person putting the toast in is responsible and should check the dial first. This is simply because DH and I like our toast very very differently. He has his on 1 (so essentially just warm bread, what is the point?! grin) and I have mine on 3. We don't turn it to the other persons number when we're done, we just leave it and the next person to use it changes it if needs be.

Squirrelsmum Sat 01-Nov-14 12:18:37

Ergh, it should be tossed out, mice and cockroaches love toasters, they can't be cleaned properly and end up with bugs stuck on the mesh and you're probably eating toasted moth wings.

MangoBiscuit Sat 01-Nov-14 12:20:40

Just realised that I've apparently decided who was on which side. If you want the dial turned back, then you should take responsibility for your own toast! grin

Dawndonnaagain Sat 01-Nov-14 12:26:18

If a person were doing it under the grill, then the person doing it would be checking it and turning it off afterwards. Thereby turning the dial twice.
If a person were doing it under the grill, because the grill would (hopefully) be off to start with, said person would be doing their own checking.
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BoneyBackJefferson Sat 01-Nov-14 12:28:55

Check the dial before use.

diddl Sat 01-Nov-14 12:31:35

Check the dial first!

GoatsDoRoam Sat 01-Nov-14 12:31:53

Anybody obtaining toast not of the exact desired doneness should go "oh well" and get on with their day. It is BU to make any kind of issue of this at all.

whois Sat 01-Nov-14 12:32:06

Toast user should check.

Fresh bread, bread that's been frozen, crumpets, muffins, bagels, naan bread, pita bread - so many different breads all requiring different setting.

makeminered Sat 01-Nov-14 12:33:48

I love pointless threads like this.

BerniceBroadside Sat 01-Nov-14 12:38:28

Check the dial before using.

Same goes for the tumble drier.

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