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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.
Another take on the process
[normzone, Apr 28 2006]
||You have invented the automatic croutonator.
||Toast should be soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside.
||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] - 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?
||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.