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Author Topic: Is there such a thing as a toaster with 'solid' slots? What I mean is that it-  (Read 1753 times)

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seems silly that the insides of toaster slots are a metal grille that has gaps that sticky out bits of toast/buns etc can get stuck in as you pull them out, leaving small wadges and crumbs of toastable victual to fall down inside and leave you having to whip out the crumb tray.
Wouldn't solid ceramic, or similar, plates be more effective and you could just turn your toaster upside down over your bin to let the crumbs fall out from time to time?

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To make good toast, you require air flow - which is why ceramic plates are not generally used.  THink of the difference between a panini (where the outside is sealed shut by direct contact with a heating plate but underneath the hard shell, there is soft, sometimes even soggy, bread) and a slice of toast - nicely crisped all the way through.  Ceramic plates will seal the moisture in, whilst the air-flow afforded by the rack in a toaster allows the air to circulate, drying out the bread as it toasts it.

SO, whilst you can use your Mean Lean Grilling Machine to toast bread, it is actually not as nice as stuff done with a toaster, and the butter cannot soak in as well!

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Good point well made, I didn't think it through  :-[

Mmm buttered toast  :P