The toaster oven and microwave are important tools in my kitchen. I use them daily to reheat my meals from the stockpile in the freezer.
Recently the on-off knob on my toaster oven developed a short. At first I was able to make it work by jiggling it a bit as I turned it on. Then one day there was nothing I could do to convince the oven to reheat my burrito.
I weighed my options: buy a new oven (pricey), have mine repaired (still expensive), try to do the repair myself (finding parts might be a problem)
I’m not keen on appliances from the thrift store. They are often dirty and you may end up with something that should have gone in the garbage.
I came across one that looked good at St.Vincent de Paul. This store also features free bread, so before purchasing the toaster oven I gave it a test run
it was in good working order and at $5.99 it was less that a repair bill or even replacement parts, so I made the purchase.
My Thrifty purchases are usually under $5 so this haul at $18.17 was very unusual
I also got a spare bowl for my salad spinner, some lace, a pattern,
a Peanut feeder that has been approved by both squirrels and jays
and a mini laundry basket to use on the Oregon Trail.
I found red gingham to make a shirt for my Oregon Trail Laundry,a travel mug to use at work so I don’t spill coffee on my cakes and more doll clothes patterns.
That does it for my April Thrift Report.