Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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100% Toast

Fully toasted slices of bread.
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I have yet to encounter a toaster built to hold a full slice of bread.
The act of toasting results in a slice of mostly-toast; a sorry chimera with the body of toast, and the head of bread. It is not meant for this world, and is to be done away with immediately.
Of course, as the toastmaster, I always have the option to set up a toast workflow whereby bread is half-toasted, then turned upside down and the toasting finished - but this takes time and constant supervision of the toasting apparatus, thus, I propose my 100% toasting machine.

The device consists of a rotating drum to which can be attached four of the aforementioned toasters, at regular 90 degree intervals. These toasters point toward the centre of the circle.
When bread is placed into one toaster and the toaster activated, the bread is held in place by toast clamps (so far, so standard).
Over the course of the toasting, the drum rotates by 180 degrees. As the first toast is completed, the toaster pops, firing its half-toasted payload into the opposing (empty) toaster.
By means of some simple automation, the secondary toaster can be activated without the toastmaster's supervision, allowing them simply to wait until such time as they can hold their plate in the centre of the drum and receive fully prepared toast.
fridge duck, Nov 16 2011

(?) Extra wide toaster http://www.google.c...BQ&ved=0CPEBEPMCMAc
Will even toast sourdough slices. $16.00 (£10.18) [Klaatu, Nov 16 2011]

Low-Wattage Rasterized Scanning Toaster For [kamathln] [pocmloc, Nov 20 2011]

In fact there's an entire category for this stuff. http://www.halfbake...0Toast_3a_20Printer
[pocmloc, Nov 20 2011]

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       Have you ever seen a commercial toaster?
MechE, Nov 16 2011
  

       only today I noticed that whichever way I put the bread in there was a 5% tail wagging at the top...
po, Nov 16 2011
  

       MechE, you mean the treadmill ones?
They're OK, I suppose, but who has room for that in their kitchen? You could probably fit this contraption into most washing machines.
fridge duck, Nov 16 2011
  

       The treadmill ones are horrible: the toast always comes out variably blackened instead of properly toasted.
FlyingToaster, Nov 16 2011
  

       You can buy most loaves of bread in miniature form these days. Even the most skimpy of toasters can accommodate the entirety of their being. Of course, each slice is smaller than a regular slice of bread, so you do have to eat more slices to get your fill of toast.
kaz, Nov 16 2011
  

       here's a toast [+]
Voice, Nov 16 2011
  

       Toaster oven. Additional benefit of horizontal toasting: toasted cheese!
bungston, Nov 16 2011
  

       I agree with [bungston]- I always use a toaster oven, better for bagels, pizza, etc., too!
xandram, Nov 17 2011
  

       The grill works fine for me, plus the cheese doesn't slide off when you make Welsh Rarebit.
DrBob, Nov 17 2011
  

       This is -almost- a rotisserie for toast, just missing a great portmanteau.
swimswim, Nov 17 2011
  

       Why was this idea not brought to my attention sooner?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2011
  

       we'll try harder next time MB.
po, Nov 18 2011
  

       //Have you ever seen a commercial toaster?//   

       Yes, and also a toaster commercial.
Ling, Nov 18 2011
  

       [+] for the use of the word "chimera." I didn't even read the rest of this.
shapu, Nov 19 2011
  

       [+] because Shapu gave it one. What's "chimera"?
pashute, Nov 19 2011
  

       A device for exciting vacuums.
pocmloc, Nov 20 2011
  

       Actually it is sort of an unholy combination of both of the above.
AusCan531, Nov 20 2011
  

       slice the slice into 2. That would ensure the complete slice is toasted, with ur ordinary toaster.   

       On a more halfbakeryish angle, how about a slightly modified inkjet printer and cartridge that can toast any bread you put into it? You could even "toast" the bread with patterns fed from the computer!
kamathln, Nov 20 2011
  

       We've done that, [kamathln].   

       If you cut the toast parallel to its toasted surface after toasting, and retoast the cut faces, you get very yummy toast melba.   

       To be honest I assumed this idea was for toasting bread all the way through, since the problem of toasting all of the surface is easily solved.   

       I once went to a craft bakery who were showing off their latest discovery - a cob loaf that they had found at the back of the oven; it was completely black. As it was being passed around, someone dropped it on the floor and it shattered into black dust. Perhaps that is the ultimate toast.
pocmloc, Nov 20 2011
  
      
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