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A net, for those of you who are interested, is a flat shape
that can be folded up to make a polyhedron. For instance,
a large equilateral triangle, divided into four smaller
equilateral triangles, is a net of the tetrahedron.
Likewise, six squares arranged in a cross is a net of the
toast. The idea is very simple. The toastnet device is
basically a cookie-cutter, but in addition it has blades
which are blunt and not quite flush with the other edges.
When pressed firmly onto a piece of toast, it cuts out the
net of a cube (or tetrahedron, or other polyhedron of your
choice), and also makes creases for the fold-lines.
Once cut in this way, the toast can be folded to make a
perfect cube or other shape, within which can be placed a
healthy dollop of butter and a spoonful of jam before the
final flap is closed.
||[+] Could one make a frying-pan-safe version as a template for pancake batter? Reduced waste.
||I'm not completely convinced that pancake would
have the necessary rigidity.
||If you placed hinge-straps into your pancakes, they would then create
a sufficiently strong hinge.
||(hint: hinge-straps = bacon)
(that is, if they're not cooked to "crispy" - it may be delicious, but
causes structural failures)