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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. They always end up going
    inside the toaster for the crumbs on the bottom. I know I should
    empty the crumbs, but they will likely still smell the toast oder and
    go inside. Once a mouse ****s in the toaster, it's time to toss it in
    the garbage. I will not eat out of anything a mouse **** on. I do my
    best to keep all pots and pans in an enclosed all metal cabinet, but
    there is no room for the toaster in there, and I dont want to have to
    keep moving it around. What I need is something to cover the toaster
    right on the counter top. Of course it must be metal because of the
    heat. I dont have time in the morning to be fussing with waiting for
    it to cool, and all of that. Any ideas what might be sold for this?

    Also, has anyone ever seen a toaster that shuts? I have looked and
    seen nothing, but there could be something made?
    Personally, I think all of them should have little "doors" that close
    when not in use. I dont like the idea that mice, insects and even
    dust can get inside, where I put food. It's not sanitary. I realize
    that not everyone has the mouse problems I do, but toasters are still
    an invitation for insects and dust to enter. Why do these companies
    not make them shut?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Sheldon Guest

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    letter...@invalid.com wrote:
    >
    > I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the house
    > mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. �
    >
    > Any ideas?


    PUSSY!





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    cybercat Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    > mouse proof, sooner or later they get in.


    lol



  4. #4
    Van Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:udtht39lmlumj068ptht4u97urrasruj8b@[email protected]..
    >I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    > mouse proof, sooner or later they get in.


    Regular, everyday mousetraps are the best. Use with peanut butter, properly
    placed & you should have control of your mouse problem.



  5. #5
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    Sheldon wrote:
    > letter...@invalid.com wrote:
    >>
    >> I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the house
    >> mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. �
    >>
    >> Any ideas?

    >
    > PUSSY!
    >

    LOL unless your um, cat, is afraid of mice. There was some construction
    going on which apparently routed one into my apartment. It was dead on the
    kitchen floor (no, this is NOT a commentary on my cooking). Persia refused
    to go into the kitchen until I disposed of it. If she saw a live one she'd
    probably hide in the closet!

    Jill


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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    > mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. They always end up going
    > inside the toaster for the crumbs on the bottom. I know I should
    > empty the crumbs, but they will likely still smell the toast oder and
    > go inside. Once a mouse ****s in the toaster, it's time to toss it in
    > the garbage. I will not eat out of anything a mouse **** on. I do my
    > best to keep all pots and pans in an enclosed all metal cabinet, but
    > there is no room for the toaster in there, and I dont want to have to
    > keep moving it around. What I need is something to cover the toaster
    > right on the counter top. Of course it must be metal because of the
    > heat. I dont have time in the morning to be fussing with waiting for
    > it to cool, and all of that. Any ideas what might be sold for this?
    >
    > Also, has anyone ever seen a toaster that shuts? I have looked and
    > seen nothing, but there could be something made?
    > Personally, I think all of them should have little "doors" that close
    > when not in use. I dont like the idea that mice, insects and even
    > dust can get inside, where I put food. It's not sanitary. I realize
    > that not everyone has the mouse problems I do, but toasters are still
    > an invitation for insects and dust to enter. Why do these companies
    > not make them shut?


    I've seen quilted covers. Have not seen any recently but have not looked
    for them. Probably not a good idea to put on a hot toaster and probably
    would not keep a mouse out. We had mice when I lived in NY. I did what I
    was told by a friend and moved anything they could get into to a high shelf
    in the cupboard. This seemed to work and I never got them in my cupboards
    at all. I bought two wooden bread boxes and I kept all bread, crackers,
    etc. in there. I had a covered glass cake plate, a glass cookie jar and
    glass candy jar with metal lid.

    For the stuff that would not fit in the cupboards, I put it on a square card
    table in the middle of the kitchen. The legs were metal and the mice could
    not climb up them. It was also far enough away from the counter (where they
    did go) that they could not seem to jump across to it. Worked for me!

    Do you have a cat or three? That might help.



  7. #7
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    On Mar 13, 4:46*am, letter...@invalid.com wrote:
    > I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    > mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. *They always end up going
    > inside the toaster for the crumbs on the bottom. *I know I should
    > empty the crumbs, but they will likely still smell the toast oder and
    > go inside. *Once a mouse ****s in the toaster, it's time to toss it in
    > the garbage. *I will not eat out of anything a mouse **** on. *I do my
    > best to keep all pots and pans in an enclosed all metal cabinet, but
    > there is no room for the toaster in there, and I dont want to have to
    > keep moving it around. *What I need is something to cover the toaster
    > right on the counter top. *Of course it must be metal because of the
    > heat. *I dont have time in the morning to be fussing with waiting for
    > it to cool, and all of that. *Any ideas what might be sold for this?
    >
    > Also, has anyone ever seen a toaster that shuts? *I have looked and
    > seen nothing, but there could be something made?
    > Personally, I think all of them should have little "doors" that close
    > when not in use. *I dont like the idea that mice, insects and even
    > dust can get inside, where I put food. *It's not sanitary. *I realize
    > that not everyone has the mouse problems I do, but toasters are still
    > an invitation for insects and dust to enter. *Why do these companies
    > not make them shut?
    >
    > Thanks


    Use a toaster oven instead - one with tight-fitting joints.

    I can't imagine why you are still using a regular open-slotted
    toaster, anyway. TOs are much more versatile.

    Otherwise build yourself a regular tall wooden box out of 1/2" plywood
    - with a lid with a hinge on it and a hook fastener - only a matter of
    seconds to take the toaster out and put it back. Surely, you could
    rearrange your morning schedule to eat, then dress, then leave, by
    which time your toaster should be cool. OR, you could take your
    finished wooden box to your local machine shop and have them make a
    tin liner, like I had in my "bread drawer" - after-market insert,
    custom made and cheap, if you don't care if it's galvanized tin.

    There are websites that sell stainless steel bread drawer liners in
    specific sizes - not cheap, but one would certainly work on a counter
    top, if the lid were tight enough. You might have to use it on its
    side for the toaster to fit in it, but if you have kitchen mice, that
    shouldn't be a decor problem. I think www.stacksandstacks.com might
    have some, but can't remember for sure - just Google.

    Mice have collapsible skeletons, which is why they can get in and out
    of the tiniest cracks and spaces.

    N.

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Mar 13, 4:46 am, letter...@invalid.com wrote:
    >> I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    >> mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. They always end up going
    >> inside the toaster for the crumbs on the bottom.
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Use a toaster oven instead - one with tight-fitting joints.
    >
    > I can't imagine why you are still using a regular open-slotted
    > toaster, anyway. TOs are much more versatile.
    >

    Not everyone has counter-space for even a small toaster oven. I know I
    don't. (I couldn't be bothered with putting one away and taking it out
    again every time I wanted toast; of course storage space is also an issue.)
    I'd been given a toaster oven/broiler (Black & Decker, I think it was) as a
    gift. Aside from the space issue, it was really only useful for things like
    baking frozen french fries. As a "broiler" it sucked and it wasn't that
    great at toasting bread, either!

    Jill


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    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:04:01 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I can't imagine why you are still using a regular open-slotted
    >toaster, anyway. TOs are much more versatile.


    TO's dry the whole slice out rather than just browning the outside.
    Our's is on a shelf and easily accessible, but for toast we always use
    the toaster. Even though we have to get it out of the cabinet.

    Lou

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    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    jmcquown wrote:

    >> I can't imagine why you are still using a regular open-slotted
    >> toaster, anyway. TOs are much more versatile.
    >>

    > Not everyone has counter-space for even a small toaster oven. I know I
    > don't. (I couldn't be bothered with putting one away and taking it out
    > again every time I wanted toast; of course storage space is also an
    > issue.) I'd been given a toaster oven/broiler (Black & Decker, I think
    > it was) as a gift. Aside from the space issue, it was really only
    > useful for things like baking frozen french fries. As a "broiler" it
    > sucked and it wasn't that great at toasting bread, either!
    >
    > Jill


    I never needed nor wanted a toaster oven. I have a regular oven for
    baking, and the toaster oven does a crappy job of toast, IMO. I can't
    see where it is worth having? My toaster works great (both sides at
    once, unlike many toaster ovens I've seen) and is small and compact.

    For the OP (troll? I'm undecided) many bread crumbs(or seed toppings,
    etc) when toasted black might be mistaken for something else....are you
    SURE it is mice?

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    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    On Mar 13, 12:17�pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Nancy2 wrote:
    > > On Mar 13, 4:46 am, letter...@invalid.com wrote:
    > >> I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    > >> mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. They always end up going
    > >> inside the toaster for the crumbs on the bottom.
    > >> Thanks

    >
    > > Use a toaster oven instead - one with tight-fitting joints.

    >
    > > I can't imagine why you are still using a regular open-slotted
    > > toaster, anyway. �TOs are much more versatile.

    >
    > Not everyone has counter-space for even a small toaster oven. �I know I
    > don't. �(I couldn't be bothered with putting one away and taking it out
    > again every time I wanted toast; of course storage space is also an issue.)
    > I'd been given a toaster oven/broiler (Black & Decker, I think it was) as a
    > gift. �Aside from the space issue, it was really only useful for things like
    > baking frozen french fries. �As a "broiler" it sucked and it wasn't that
    > great at toasting bread, either!
    >
    > Jill


    Doesn't matter... the appliance is not the problem, it's the mice....
    so long as there is food available mice will find it. You can bet
    toaster crumbs is not the only food source for those mice.

    My toaster gets cleaned periodically (shaken out) but it typically
    contains crumbs, even right after cleaning there are always some
    stubborn crumbs. I have dried cat food out 27/7 yet I see no mice or
    rodent droppings. I'll see the occasional spider, I leave those be.
    This week I have a few lady bugs (spring is on its way), I leave those
    alone too.

    You really need only one cat to deal with mice, I have six cats, mice
    have no chance. When I first moved here my cats cornered a mouse
    under my fridge, now that was a sight. I just watched, about an hour
    passed and that mouse made a dash for freedom, didn't make 12 inches
    before becoming an easy ground ball for Mooch.


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    notbob Guest

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    On 2008-03-13, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> course it must be metal because of the heat. I dont have time in the
    >> morning to be fussing with waiting for it to cool, and all of that.


    Then you don't have time to deal with your problem. Give up toast and make
    biscuits or find a way to keep your toaster ON all the time. That'll keep
    the little effers out.

    nb

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    hahabogus Guest

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    notbob <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:aNeCj.9891$[email protected]:

    > On 2008-03-13, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>> course it must be metal because of the heat. I dont have time in
    >>> the morning to be fussing with waiting for it to cool, and all of
    >>> that.

    >
    > Then you don't have time to deal with your problem. Give up toast and
    > make biscuits or find a way to keep your toaster ON all the time.
    > That'll keep the little effers out.
    >
    > nb
    >


    When not in use put the toaster in the oven. Or put it in a large turkey
    roaster with lid.

    --

    The house of the burning beet-Alan

    A man in line at the bank kept falling over...when he got to a teller he
    asked for his balance.


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    letterman wrote:

    > I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse mouse
    > proof, sooner or later they get in. They always end up going inside the
    > toaster for the crumbs on the bottom. I know I should empty the crumbs,
    > but they will likely still smell the toast oder and go inside. Once a
    > mouse ****s in the toaster, it's time to toss it in the garbage. I will
    > not eat out of anything a mouse **** on. I do my best to keep all pots
    > and pans in an enclosed all metal cabinet, but there is no room for the
    > toaster in there, and I dont want to have to keep moving it around. What
    > I need is something to cover the toaster right on the counter top. Of
    > course it must be metal because of the heat. I dont have time in the
    > morning to be fussing with waiting for it to cool, and all of that. Any
    > ideas what might be sold for this?


    Disliking toaster-crum-dribbling on the countertop, mine sits in a loaf
    pan that's about 3/4 inch larger on each side than the toaster. Toasters
    vary greatly in size, and it wouldn't be exacly cosmetic, but one could
    invert a pan over the top of the toaster. I don't know if rodentia could
    push their way in between the toaster top and the inside of the inverted
    pan. If so you could make things even less cosmetic by putting a heavir
    object on top of the pan. Or perhaps you could put a baited mouse trap
    there and start working on the rodent problem directly.


    --
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    Killing all posts from Google Groups
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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    On 2008-03-13, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Blinky wrote nothing that you quoted.
    >
    > Letterman wrote what you quoted and did not attribure.


    OMG!... I've made a mistake. Don't beat me, Massah! I promise I will never
    do it again. (sob - boohoo - sniff)

    There. Happy, now?

    nb

  16. #16
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Mar 13, 5:46*am, letter...@invalid.com wrote:
    > I live in the country and no matter how hard I try to keep the mouse
    > mouse proof, sooner or later they get in. *They always end up going
    > inside the toaster for the crumbs on the bottom. *I know I should
    > empty the crumbs, but they will likely still smell the toast oder and
    > go inside. *Once a mouse ****s in the toaster, it's time to toss it in
    > the garbage. *I will not eat out of anything a mouse **** on. *


    You mean, if a mouse crapped in (for example) a frying pan you
    wouldn't just wash it out and use it? I could see not using the
    toaster again, because it can't be washed, but that last
    sentence sounded pretty extreme.

    I agreed with the person who recommended putting a pot over the
    toaster. Cheap and effective.

    Cindy Hamilton

  17. #17
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    On 2008-03-13, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Don't just tell me about the labor pains; show me the babies.


    Sorry. The best I can do is **** a brick. Gotta a recipe for brick dust?

    nb

  18. #18
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    notbob wrote:

    > On 2008-03-13, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:


    Blinky wrote nothing that you quoted.

    Letterman wrote what you quoted and did not attribure.

    >>> course it must be metal because of the heat. I dont have time in the
    >>> morning to be fussing with waiting for it to cool, and all of that.

    >
    > Then you don't have time to deal with your problem. Give up toast and
    > make biscuits or find a way to keep your toaster ON all the time. That'll
    > keep the little effers out.
    >
    > nb

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  19. #19
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    hahabogus wrote:

    > When not in use put the toaster in the oven.


    The perfect place to store a toaster - linguistically speaking - would
    probably be a ... here it comes ... toaster oven. Yok!


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Mouse Proof Toaster Cover needed

    notbob wrote:

    > On 2008-03-13, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Blinky wrote nothing that you quoted.
    >>
    >> Letterman wrote what you quoted and did not attribure.

    >
    > OMG!... I've made a mistake. Don't beat me, Massah! I promise I will
    > never do it again. (sob - boohoo - sniff)
    >
    > There. Happy, now?


    Don't just tell me about the labor pains; show me the babies.


    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
    Blinky: http://blinkynet.net


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