Yes, but does Lemsip really work as an insect repellent, february31st? Well, thank goodness no one has mentioned the disgusting subject of COCKROACHES in Chinese apartments. Rice cookers, yes. A few thousand, in fact, every time I go to the nearest Ren Ren Le. But bread makers? You are joking, aren't you, penjam? Bring one with you on the plane, if necessary. Toasters are available. Whether or not they actually make the sliced stuff any browner (or blacker) is a bit of a hit-and-miss affair, but at least our cockroaches seem to like the one we have. To get back to the subject of ovens, the problem is where to put the blooming thing. Yes, you can buy them here in Shenzhen, but most Chinese kitchens have such small worktops that there just will not be space for anything else (plates, cutlery, pans, food, cockroaches) if you get an oven. The balcony might be the only option. A little oven goes a long, long way!