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Sometimes you need toast and you don’t have a toaster: it’s one of those simple facts of life. Why would you need toast? Uh, eggs? All the other stuff that’s just better on and/or with toast? No more questions, let’s get down to business.

Not everyone has a toaster, whether it’s a lack of space (those really do take up space for a one-trick pony) a lack of interest in spending $30 on an appliance (come on) or just sheer laziness. Here are three ways to make your toast and eat it too:

  1. Invest in a camp stove toaster, a $5 piece of equipment that folds into nothing and toasts not two but FOUR slices at once! Pre-sliced bread is the way to go here — anything more rustic will toast unevenly (but that really never bothers us). Load the gadget with bread and place over a very low flame on the stove for a few minutes. Note: If you only have an electric stove, try options 2 or 3. 
  2. Place bread directly on oven grates and broil on low for about a minute to a minute and a half on each side, more if you like your toast crunchy.
  3. Heat a heavy pan with no oil or butter over medium high heat. Drop bread in, allow to crisp for 1-2 minutes, then flip and repeat. 

Here are a few recipes to celebrate your fabulous new kitchen skill:

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