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Post# 375840   7/24/2017 at 23:44 by Seijun (USA)        

Meet the newest member of my family, the 1970s-something Proctor Silex Deluxe Toaster Oven. It seems rather odd, perhaps unique? in that it has a pop-up toaster integrated into the top. This is my first vintage toaster so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I thought it did a great job making toast. A knob on the side snaps a metal door over the toaster slot for when you want to use the oven. It also has a neat setting hidden under the unit that allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the toast settings. My only gripe is that the woodgrain trim on the sides has faded very badly to a pale yellow. That chrome though... Still one sexy toaster!

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Post# 375855 , Reply# 1   7/25/2017 at 08:11 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Made in

Mt Airy NC, Proctor Silex built their toasters there from the late 50s into the 80s, they moved manufacturing south to get away from paying union wages, Proctor Silex made one of the most even toasting toasters ever in my opinion.

Post# 375859 , Reply# 2   7/25/2017 at 11:00 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
I have one of those

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It's gathering dust in my barn at the moment but it works great, or did the last time I used it. I picked it up for $2 at a thrift shop. It even had the owner's manual with it, not to mention a Teflon broiling pan.

Post# 375862 , Reply# 3   7/25/2017 at 12:22 by seijun (USA)        

Very lucky, I paid about $70 for mine. I really wanted it though.

Post# 375875 , Reply# 4   7/25/2017 at 13:45 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Looks nice. No doubt it is better made than any toaster ovens produced today. Btw, is that a Hotpoint oven in the picture? I recognize that color scheme from the oven we had when I was growing up.

Post# 375881 , Reply# 5   7/25/2017 at 14:15 by seijun (USA)        

It is a hotpoint :)

Post# 375910 , Reply# 6   7/25/2017 at 22:50 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Love the

Red counter tops,They look like linoleum.

Post# 375934 , Reply# 7   7/26/2017 at 09:27 by seijun (USA)        

They are actually bright orange. Perfectly matches the start buttons on vintage food processors :p

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