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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    We replaced our toaster this week because a big ol' cockroach got fried in there! DH was making toast and he smelled something wasn't quite right. Hello incinerated roach carcass, bye bye toaster!

    Our new toaster is being put away in it's box and stored in one of the kitchen cupboards from now on...or until we start being lazy again and forget about the incident with old roachy.
    It kind of ruins the whole idea of toast, even with a new toaster.

    We also have a glass kettle so we can see inside it, just in case.

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    Uhm thanks ladies. Might steer clear of the ol' toaster for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    A little more regularly since we replaced our last toaster after going to get it out and finding a mouse climbing out of it and lots of mouse poo in the bottom. The first sign of either again in the toaster and it's in the bin.
    Ours didn't get binned until the mouse got roasted in there while I was using it. Not a pleasant smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    It kind of ruins the whole idea of toast, even with a new toaster.

    We also have a glass kettle so we can see inside it, just in case.
    Thanks...I just checked inside my kettle. It certainly needs a good clean but thankfully no boiled residents.

    I've heard of mice being roasted in ovens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    how often do you remove the fluff and lint from your clothes dryer? is it every time you use it as the machine recommends. ? Im one who does do that. I never leave the fluff build up. that is my serious contribution to this 'fluff' thread. marie.
    My sisters dryer caught fire a few years ago from being too fluffy!! So I de-fluff mine every time!

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    I do empty the toaster when I notice the build up of crumbs around the toaster. it has a regular spot on the counter, but it has been put inside the cupboards more often of late. I do think about the creepy visitors that could get into it, but so far we have not had any. I would think the build up of crumbs could be fire risk too. I know the smoke alarms will often go off when we make toast. marie

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    I give the toaster a good shake upside down just before I clean the kitchen floor.

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    then again - I dont eat toast, so that would be DH's job

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Ours didn't get binned until the mouse got roasted in there while I was using it. Not a pleasant smell.
    *vomit*

    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    Thanks...I just checked inside my kettle. It certainly needs a good clean but thankfully no boiled residents.

    I've heard of mice being roasted in ovens...

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    Dp told me he has a friend who had a deep fryer years ago. They used to allow the oil to cool and solidify before packing it away to reuse at a later date. When he went to empty it one day after many many uses apparently they found a well fried mouse.

    So, for that reason I am not allowed to own a deep fryer.

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    Gah, I thought this thread would be nice and relaxing before I get off my butt to get dinner started but all this talk of creepy crawlies!! *shudders*


 

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