Like Bill L , I would recommend removing the electronics (as scary as that seems) and cleaning the housing. Replace the wall cord (1920s vintage equipment used cotton as an insulator). If the heating coils break as you remove them, they probably will, an appliance supply house will have NiChrome wire by the foot that you can stretch the coils and replace the heating elements. If you are not comfortable doing this kind of work yourself, look for a hacker-space locally or pay an appliance repairman to make sure the unit is safe. As old as it is, it will not have modern UL safety devices installed and fire or electrocution is not the way to be made aware of any defects after the extended storage.
What's the Best Way to Clean This Vintage Toaster? Good Questions
|12/31/12 11:40 AM|
Having been there, not as anything having to do with food other than eating much of it, the hours are long like any restaurant but there are usually few complaints as long as it is hearty and healthy. It is usually a struggle to get food workers from dishwashers to chefs. I have met people with Masters and Doctorates washing dishes and wiping tables just for the experience of going to the "Ice".
Too Hot in the Kitchen? Antarctica is Hiring Chefs!
|7/28/11 4:46 PM|
RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) is a serious problem with some difficult fixes, I am a RF technician and you would be amazed at the things inside a radio that are affected by it's own interference.
Help, My Kitchen Is Possessed! When Appliances Act Crazy
|6/9/11 6:43 PM|
Being an emergency responder, I have lived off of MREs for weeks at a time (after Hurricane Rita stands out in my mind) They will keep you alive and with enough hot-sauce don't even taste too bad ;-)
My Emergency Food Dilemma
|3/18/11 1:27 PM|