Toastmaster toaster (lack of) customer service
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- We purchased a Toastmaster toaster in October of 2007 and used it maybe six times before it quit working in April of 2008. This toaster was purchased for the kitchen at our church and was used to toast bagels purchased at the church Cafe on Sunday mornings, which was quite infrequently. I called Toastmaster customer service and was referred to another 800 number to call for return instructions. I was to mail the electric cord plug and a check for $7.50 to a third party, and they would (supposedly) send a replacement unit. After 4 weeks had passed, I got curious about where the replacement was, so I called the third party that was supposed to honor the warranty. I was told the unit was not being manufactured anymore and a replacement would be sent (different model/same function). When I asked the person on the phone if I would have been notified in any way by Salton, Inc., the parent company, I was told "probably not".
So I am left to assume that Salton, Inc. cashed my check and had no intention of letting me know that they couldn't replace the unit. I'm glad I called. Because of this experience, I will not be purchasing any appliance made by Salton, Inc.