10 Best Toaster of 2019

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  • Stainless steel housing and blue backlit LCD countdown...
  • Blue LED function buttons
  • 7 Shade settings as well as Bagel, Defrost and Reheat...
  • Compact design with stainless steel accents
  • 7-setting shade dial
  • Reheat, defrost and bagel controls
  • Compact design with stainless steel accents
  • 7-setting shade dial
  • Reheat, defrost and bagel controls
  • 4-slice toaster with extra-large, self-centering slots
  • Dual independent control panels
  • 5 Functions: Cancel, Toasting, Defrost, Reheat and Bagel;...
  • Stainless steel housing and blue backlit LCD countdown...
  • Blue LED function buttons
  • 7 Shade settings as well as Bagel, Defrost and Reheat...
  • BLACK+DECKER
  • Kitchen

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Toaster Guide

Everyone knows the helpful device to get a perfectly browned slice of bread: the Toaster , But where does the name come from? How did tradition take its course and how does it work? Toaster at all?

The story of the toaster

Who thinks that Toaster in itself is boring, has not yet dealt with the background story. First of all, the origin of the word Toaster , This comes from the Latin, „torrere“ and „tostum“, which mean „dry“ and „roast“. In the English-speaking world it then became „to toast“ with the simple meaning „to burn / to scorch“ (tanning / roasting / warming). Initially it was called Toaster only toasters, where he received his current name in the 1970s from the American area. This also made the term „toasting“ more familiar.

While the name is still fresh, toasting bread is already a long tradition. Even the ancient Egyptians deprived the bread of moisture, so it lasted longer. The bread was held over an open fire. Likewise the Romans had a preference for toasted bread. The conquests made the toasted bread circulating and thus gaining in popularity. It was the English who brought the toast to America, where it settled in Canada. In Canada, there is still Yukonofen (an iron cannon furnace), mostly in places where there is no electricity. It is a tradition, or rather custom, to stick the toast to the outer wall of the hot oven. If the disc falls off, it is ready totoasted. This application comes from times when there was no power. At that time the bread had been placed on hot stones or held over fire. Only from the 19th century, the technology modernized.

The construction of the toaster

While the first toaster (1909) still consisted of wire rack baskets that had to be turned manually, today’s seemingly modernized and equipped with the highest technology. These consist of purely thermal-mechanical or electronic control mechanism and heating elements. The technical development dealt mainly with the safety, the desired degree of browning and as an additional warm keeping or certain tanning options such as signs, patterns or simply just one side. Most toasters have a small size just above the top grillwhere you can bake buns by rising heat. Also with regard to cleaning, the toaster has evolved and most have a „crumb tray“ where the falling crumbs go.
Today, among other things, two technical variants of the partial solution in use. Once the control with bimetal. The heating elements are closed by pressing down. Then a bimetallic strip is heated by a separate heating conductor until the strip deforms and thereby establishes an intermediate state. Thereafter, the bimetallic strip cools down again, which also ends the toasting process. The degree of browning is here controlled by a mechanical specification (usually a knob), which in turn determines the deformation of the strip.
On the other hand, there is the electronic control, where an electromagnet holds the toast down. An integrated circuit controls the course of the toaster, or the beginning and its termination. For the degree of browning, a control signal is emitted by a potentiometer. In addition, the output temperatures are taken into account and correctly implemented.

In addition, the security features have been perfected over time. For example, when falling or overturning protection is provided by integrated position sensor. Likewise and very advantageous is the protection against electric shock and short circuit as well as the harmful emission of the heating conductors of chromium and nickel. This is because the heating conductors are sheathed with ceramic or silica glass. Therefore, the heating conductors are more heat resistant and thus offer optimum protection.

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