Reyn, I've learned that the cheap toaster probably did work but I didn't know it.
I can't believe that this is what happened to the toaster. When my cleaning lady was working in my kitchen, she accidently pushed the black button on the electrical outlet that shut down the electricity on two walls. Because this outlet is not on the wall my toaster was connected to, I didn't notice the power was off, including my small freezer. As a result, my freezer had no electricity for three days. When I discovered it, I opened my freezer and found all of my food was defrosting, but still cold. I hope I'm able to save everything because most of it was expensive meats, etc.
So I took the new toaster back to the store for a refund. Plugged in my old toaster, which works fine after I pushed the red button on the electrical outlet. So my test didn't detect the outlet wasn't working because I tested the toaster on the two walls that were effected. Had I gone to another room to test, I would have discovered the problem.
Now I have to caution my cleaning lady to avoid pushing on the buttoned outlets while she is washing walls. She once did the same thing while cleaning behind the television in my bedroom. It took me a while to discover why my TV wouldn't work.
I know for sure that the outlet problem was not the cause of my microwave oven power failure because that happened before my cleaning lady arrive at my home.