These things range from tradition, practicality, addiction and so on.
Here in Buenos Aires Culture I will share with you some of my favorites and others not so well received.
Example A- the Argentine toaster
Small and made of aluminum with a metal grate and a useful handle to prevent burns.
So many kitchens are cramped with unnecessary pricey appliances. Not this little fellow.
This toaster cost roughly 25 pesos, about 5 USD at the official rate.
She hangs out in the oven with the cast irons while not being used and requires zero electricity to do her job.
She works fast and leaves grill like marks.
Down side- you must pay attention! There’s no automatic stopper and you must flip the bread to get both sides nice and toasty.
Also, know your stove. Some burners tend to be more intense on one side and can cause uneven toasting. Which is all good, but you might need to shuffle your toast around.
What do you think?
Practical? Too much work?
I’m a fan.