When we moved house we used our savings to buy ourselves the nice things we had always wanted and had waited for since we got together, we left our old supermarket 'basic' toaster at the old house for the handyman to be able to use when he had his tea breaks and bought ourselves a new Russell Hobbs kettle and toaster.
It looked lovely on the work top all matchy matchy with the kitchen cupboards and the Aga, well guess what ..... last week with two slices of bread in it half toasted it went 'BANG', a very loud bang and then nothing ... it was dead.
So much for paying a bit more and going for quality, our cheapo toaster had been with us for four years and was still going strong when we left it behind.
We are not amused.
In fact we are so not amused we are not going to replace it at all turning instead to one of these, an Aga toast maker. You simply pop your slices of bread or teacakes etc in between the layers close it up and place it under the hotplate lid.
The toast is delicious, dry right through and deliciously crunchy with a lovely texture, something we have never experienced from any other toaster.
And I love the space where the toaster used to sit even more than I loved the toaster!!
Then this morning we discovered a hole in the rubber door seal of the washing machine and I have discovered to my horror that we have a pool of water sitting under all the kitchen cupboards. The washing machine too is only six months old
So as the title of this post says .... Is Everything Designed to Self Destruct ?
Things at least used to last until just after their initial 12 month guarantee ran out, now they are going wrong six months into use.
So that's two things gone wrong, I wonder what the third will be?