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Convection Toaster

Use hot air to toast the inside of toast
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Instead of heating toast between wire heating elements, this toaster would use a fan to push hot air through toast, similar to putting a piece of bread on a hair dryer. This process dries out the inside of the bread as well as the outside for a quicker and more thorough toasting.

For the final few seconds of toasting, spray butter or jam into the airstream for thorough flavoring of toast.

sninctown, Apr 28 2006

Another take on the process Orbital_20toaster
[normzone, Apr 28 2006]


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xenzag, Apr 28 2006

       You have invented the automatic croutonator.   

       Toast should be soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside.
Galbinus_Caeli, Apr 28 2006

       Your proposal is less efficient than the Radiant Vacuum toaster, in which the bread is exposed to hard vacuum to boil off all moisture, then radiance to toast what is left. The radiance is in the entire EM spectrum, and so the shielding makes this toaster fairly large.   

       I know, I know, shielding is for wussies.
bungston, Apr 28 2006

       [bungston] - And how does the Radiant Vacuum toaster butter and jam the toast?
And how do you measure toaster efficiency? By number of toasts per unit of time, energy used per toast, other?
Questions, questions. Answers?
methinksnot, Apr 30 2006

       It could be possible to use hot air to toast toast. However, to avoid drying out the inner bulk of the toast, which ideally should avoid being dried out, it could be possible to acoustically couple extremely hot air to the toast surface momentarily. This may be done using a loudspeaker in which the cone is metal and heats up rapidly, thus coupling the heatingness with the air. The actual period of time that the wave of hot air is momentarily in contact with the bread can be controlled such that it diminishes on a log law scale like a drum hit.
Ian Tindale, May 12 2016


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