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Two-Way Toaster

Catering for bread perverts.
 
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I will now confess to a truth about myself.

This truth has got me called wierd, a freak, subversive and even a pervert.

Sometimes, just sometimes, I like to eat my toast not piping hot but at room temperature.

Please try to remain calm.

The problem with this is that, especially in the summer months, my toast takes a long time to cool down to optimum temperature. To solve this problem I would need a two-way toaster. It would incorporate the mechanisms from a fridge that produce a cooling effect. After the toast had been toasted to extent of the users whim the coolers would kick in and bring it down to room temperature. For even more bread related fun why not try soaking bread in fruit juice and turning the coolers onto maximum cool (Fonz setting). Instant fruit breadcicles! The perfect treat for hot summer days! Or maybe not.

harderthanjesus, Jun 17 2005

perfect toast http://www.leeds.ac...a/current/toast.htm
[po, Jun 17 2005]

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       You don't have a fridge in your house?
angel, Jun 17 2005
  

       Not for toast. Besides, it's way on the other side of the kitchen!
harderthanjesus, Jun 17 2005
  

       You're crazy [harderthanjesus]. Just crazy I tells ya. I'm not sure whether you could feasibly get a fridge mechanism to work in a toaster for the same reason as to why you keep a fridge door shut.
hidden truths, Jun 17 2005
  

       Reversible Peltier toasting plates?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jun 17 2005
  

       Cold toast? You crazy son of a bitch.
Texticle, Jun 17 2005
  

       //Not for toast.//
Well, I don't actually have a specific toast-fridge either, but I could probably manage to put my toast in the regular fridge. It's not like it would take up a lot of space.
Just how big *is* your kitchen?
angel, Jun 17 2005
  

       ...and where do you keep your butter?
po, Jun 17 2005
  

       I'd bet a nickel that a toaster will function inside a refrigerator.
half, Jun 17 2005
  

       I'll take that bet. I can't really fit toast in my fridge [angel] since I share a house with three greedy bastards who freqeuntly infringe on my fridge space. Also a toast cooler with a toaster like timer would be preferable. I don't want it to get too cold. That'd be stupid.
harderthanjesus, Jun 17 2005
  

       What you need is a two-slot toster, with subtle modifications. When you want a slice of cold toast, put a slice of bread in slot A and press down the lever. The bread, through a magic alchemy, transforms into toast. When it is done, slot B pops up the slice of toast you made last time you used the toaster. Next time you want a slice of cold toast, you put the bread in slot B and when it's done, slot A will pop up. And so on. The clever bit is to get the elements to work only on the slice you've just put in.
hippo, Jun 17 2005
  

       Do you have a freezer? Perhaps you could have something like a wine cooler, but in the shape of a piece of toast. Maybe two of them would be best.   

       You would then add an extra slot to your toaster (wider than a normal slot), into which you slot these cooling elements, and then drop the hot toast in between them. When you have finished toasting, put the coolers back in the freezer.
RobertKidney, Jun 17 2005
  

       How about one of those toastie bags, but double skinned and connected to a coolant which circulates between the skins after the toast is cooked?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jun 17 2005
  

       //I don't want it to get too cold. That'd be stupid// Yes, very stupid indeed.
hobbitcoat, Jun 17 2005
  
      
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