The new Oster Perfectionist has 63 settings, touch bubbles instead of dials, an LCD display screen, and a thick owners manual. It’s a toaster. The Detroit Free Press technology writer reviewed it recently and said something that scared me: “The LCD (liquid crystal display) is harder to see than the LEDs (light emitting diodes) on my old toaster, and those touch bubbles sometimes have to be pushed hard to register. Plus, I wish the Perfectionist’s controls were all on one end.” Multiple ...

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