Step 10: Cords and other things
This toaster works well, and the meter shows a resistance reading due to the heating element inside the toaster. This is normal and good. This test could indicate there is a break in the circuit within the toaster. Further testing would be necessary to determine which part of the circuit is defective. Then a decision would need to be made as to whether the appliance can be repaired and whether it is worth the effort.
Whether it is a toaster, or a phone charger, or a power cord for a computer; cords often fray internally within an inch or two of the plug. This is very understandable. That is the area of the cord that is frequently flexed back and forth. If something, like a phone charger, works some of the time, but not at other times; attach the meter with a resistance scale setting. Gently flex the cord back and forth near the plug end. Make fairly sharp bends. Watch the meter reading to see if it fluctuates between a normal reading and no connection. If it does, ask someone with a soldering iron to cut the cord back and reattach the plug end for you.