We don’t currently own a toaster.
My current guests, a couple of older ladies from Sweden, and surprisingly via Wimdu (the first guests I’ve ever had from outside Airbnb) asked me - both of them individually, why I didn’t have a toaster. They’re here for three days, till Sunday.
While this issue probably falls under the crashingly trivial category in a 21st century Earth beset with problems, I must admit that I’ve given it some thought, but so far haven’t purchased a toaster. The reason is that I’m terrified of fire hazards. I put that to my guests, but they weren’t impressed, pointing out we already had a gas cooker. “It’s an open fire”, as one of them put it. I responded that only our cook uses the cooker.
For the record, they’re the first guests to complain about lack of a toaster that I can remember - I guess I’ve had fairly undemanding guests. So I don’t particularly feel the need to dash out and purchase a toaster. But I thought it would do no harm to ask about this (admittedly tangentially related to hosting) issue.
To expand a little on the fire hazard issue. My home has a wooden roof. Additionally, I think the walls might contain wood too. It’s certainly very flammable. And I don’t currently even had a proper fire alarm system set up. And doing a search for “toaster fire” certainly brings up plenty of hits.