How? To buy American, first there has to be American stuff to buy.
A few years ago, I needed a new steam iron. I wanted to buy one made in America, but most of them sold today are made in China. I finally got one that was from Germany.
The same goes for toasters. The only one I could find that was not made in China was one from England costing more than $200--ten times more than those from China. So I settled for a damn Chicom toaster.
Union labor, regulations, and high taxes. Who the heck would want to manufacture here? DUH!
Who the heck can afford their product afterwords? A pair of American wool mittens might cost as much as $30 when the same quality mitten from a non-union, non-regulated, lower taxed country would only cost about $5!
I know what you mean about the appliances. My toaster gave up the ghost and I was so angry by the time I looked for a new one made in the U.S. at stores and on the internet that I just said screw it. I had an old portable toaster oven I kept in the garage in case one of the grandkids needed it for college or their first apartment but now it sits in my kitchen. Want something toasted at my house and you can use that. When it wears out, we’ll use the regular oven.
I had a coffee pot made by Mr. Coffee that was at least 15 years old. It died. I’ve been through 4 so far this year, all different brands-none last long.