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1 17th July 01:14
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Our (quite old) toaster has just died so we're looking for a new one.

Apart from the obvious criterion of making reasonably good toast
repeatably one of our main requirements is that the toaster should be
able to take slices of bread larger than the standard 'sandwich loaf'
slice that most seem to be designed to take.

Ideally we'd like a toaster that can take home breadmaker slices but
that might be being a bit hopeful, one that can cope with the very
common 'larger than a sandwich loaf' sized bread that comes from
supermarkets nowadays would be OK.

Can anyone recommend any particular makes/models of toaster that work
well with larger than standard slices?

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2 17th July 01:15
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You'd think this would be an obvious criterion. But judging by the vast
majority toasters on the UK market, it certainly isn't.
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3 17th July 01:15
peter h.m. brooks
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Isn't this the result of a deeply devious psychological design?

A toaster that provides a variable result works on the same process that the
variable result of gambling works on the gambler's psyche. The variable
response of the toaster leads optimists to always hope that the next slice
will be perfect their desire being occasionally reinforced thus keeping them
keen. At the same time pessimists bleak view that the toaster is hopeless is
also variably contradicted thus upsetting the pessimists to their perfect
disgruntlement forcing them to continue to torture themselves by using the
toaster until one day it finally dies and satisfies them of its ultimate
uselessness - and, by extension, allows them to be smug about their own
personal uselessness and that of the universe as a whole [if 'whole' is an
approprate term for such an inadequate assemblage of uselessness].

A toaster that produced the perfect toast for person A would produce the
wrong sort of toast for person B, so as not to increase the murder rate
unacceptably (and hence risk class action suits against toaster
manufacturers) the invidious situation of person B observing person A always
being provided with the perfectly toast every time is avoided along with the
consequent jealousy, anger, hatred and then murderous solution [in that
order].

Of course all this cunning has to be kept secret in case the French [or
Osama Bin Laden] exploits this weakness by shipping in perfectly working
toasters and thus threatening the stability of the crown and irrevocably
disturbing the peace. So a vast conspiracy exists to prevent this getting
out - you may even find that you don't get this posti.............
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4 17th July 01:16
john.h.williams
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Take a look at the Breville range. I have no complaints.
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5 17th July 01:16
june hughes
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In message <btpfj2$9smsl$1@ID-61610.news.uni-berlin.de>,
usenet@isbd.co.uk writes

I have had a Dualit for many years and would not recommend it, although
my kids and husband use it. I don't seem to improve on using the grill
for toast. Sorry but at least, I have suggested what not to buy.
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6 18th July 13:32
dave gibson
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I went through this exercise about a year ago. I made a (fold up) paper
cut-out of the shape and size of bread slice I wished to toast (not unduly
large IMHO) and proceeded to go round all the Electrical outlets putting my
paper cut-outs into each of the likely looking toasters in turn. I found
NONE that would comfortably take my preferred slice .... some would come
close but still leave that odd 5 or 10mm above the toaster. I ended up with
no toaster and still use the grill, which in my opinion always gives the
best evenly toasted bread that is not dried out in the middle like a rusk.

I have a theory that all toasters are doomed to failure in the task of
producing high quality toast simply because manufacturers try to make the
worktop footprint as small as possible (quite reasonable you might think).
Unfortunately this means the toast always gets toasted in the upright
position from both sides at once which causes a rapid drying out of the
bread slice giving rise to the toasted rusk problem, particularly with your
supermarket ready sliced stuff.

The ideal toaster will be a 'front loader', and toast the bread as a grill
would. It would automatically turn the toast after the correct amount of
time, only heating from the top. Heating from above and below increases the
drying out speed which is not what you want with an ideal toast slice.

Unfortunately there is no shortcut to decent toast!

Dave
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7 20th July 04:50
cuisinenet.co.uk editor
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I have the Tefal Avanti, which has lots of features and also copes well with
larger slices of bread. See the link below for more information:
http://www.johnlewis.com/stores/product.aspsku=230172733&str=657&trsid=2409&m=-1
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8 20th July 04:50
doug weller
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Two or 3 years ago I bought a great toaster at M&S -- it doesn't just take
thick bread, tall bread, but also LONG bread -- I've not seen one like it
since.

Doug
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9 21st July 21:51
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In message <1dtw4mb1ch3ca$.8okogqxg9k5m.dlg@40tude.net>, Doug Weller
<dweller@ramtops.thisremove.co.uk> writes

I'm surprised M&S don't sell pre- toasted slices of bread, ready-
buttered, in individual bags...

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see in that mirror the problem is not to fix the mirror, we have to fix
society." Vint Cerf
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10 23rd July 11:31
june hughes
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In message <8VXYsE28CYCAFwsH@pigsonthewing.org.uk>, Andy Mabbett
<usenet200309@pigsonthewing.org.uk> writes


They sell that funny thin stuff, already toasted, the name of which
escapes me as I am shopped out at the moment. ( Ah! Just remembered -
Bruschetta)
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June Hughes
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