May 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM ET
This is a huge, huge deal! After Kathie Lee and Hoda kvetched about the TODAY kitchen's ineffectual toaster, some very sweet fans took action.
Making a bagel between commercial breaks used to be like "putting a blow drier on the bread" (copyright: Hoda Kotb), and usually took at least three repetitions to achieve toasting.
Recently, Sara tweeted about it:
To be fair to the appliance, the thing has probably made a million pieces of toast in its lifetime. Still, its run is up: They actually timed it this morning, and it took 13 MINUTES to toast a single slice and the butter still wasn't melty. This, clearly, was no way to live.
Thankfully, some thoughtful fans took pity on the ladies and sent in a brand new toaster! (KLG struggled with the box a little bit, but we assume it's in there.) Thanks so much to Jenny and John Perez from Fort Morgan, Colorado.
You're getting Kathie Lee and Hoda mugs for your trouble, and Kathie Lee and Hoda are getting a more efficient breakfast.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. There is nothing worse to her than an underdone English muffin.