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« on: Jan 23, 2006, 22:49 »
...toasters, always have a setting, so high, that could burn the toast to a horrible, black, crisp, which no decent or sane human being would eat?

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 24, 2006, 10:51 »
My only theory on that one is that the heat setting is based on a solenoid, and sometimes the position of the dial and poisition of the contact on the solenoid can go out of alignment... toasters are also often dropped off kitchen surfaces, which would make this problem a high possibility.

By making the solenoid have a range of bread->charcoal then it would give scope for any misalignment without it being a real problem.

That's my theory... probably wrong, and it's probably just that it's easier to manufacture them with a wide heat setting.

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2006, 11:01 »
The higher setting also allows you to toast bread straight from the freezer without having to press the botton twice.

Half the time it's defrosting and then the remaining time to toast the bread to perfection.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2006, 15:18 »
Good point... wouldn't have thought of that one, me not actually having a toaster.

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2006, 19:59 »
Thank you both for your enlightening ponderings but... My toaster has a wee button which can be pressed, to tell the toaster that is is dealing with frozen bread/muffins/bagels/crumpets or those horrible "pop-tart" things.
The temperature/timer knob turns up to 11 which, if I could apply enough pressure during the cooking process, would result in me being able to produce industry quality diamonds from a wholemeal loaf. :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2006, 16:59 »
Toast is always much better done in the grill. Much crisper and less chewy.

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« Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2006, 17:48 »
Quote from: Mr. Crun
... The temperature/timer knob turns up to 11 ...


Obviously supplied by Spinal Tap!  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 23:20 »
Just out of daftness... I painted a No.11 on the volume scale of my little 50 Watt Marshall amp. :lol:
It's never been past 4 though cos I don't want the neighbours to hear how badly I play! :oops:

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2006, 10:20 »
You see, my amp doesn't have numbers. It has 11 markers, of which the first equates to zero. Being German I'm assuming they were too organised and sensible and therefore made sure they didn't get into any solenoid related complications.

It also stops when it hits the markers, and doesn't turn any further. Very sensible.

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