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Expanding toaster

For all your toasting needs ( well some of them )
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Ever cut a slice of bread thats just too thick for your measly toaster to handle? I know I have.

Next time spare yourself the trouble by purchasing the new Expanding Toaster.

The outside edges of the bread rack, including the heating elements can actually extend further away from the main body of the toaster. They are then locked in position to ensure that your toast recieves a snug fit all the way through the toasting process.

With the ability to extend up to 2cms from their original width, and shrink to under half their original width this means that now your toaster can accomodate even the largest doorstop, or the most pathetic slices that you can muster

Revolutionise your toasting expeirience today with the Expanding Toaster.
kaz, May 28 2003

Hamilton Beach Wide Slot 2-slice toaster http://www.epinions...95_Small_Appliances
Well baked. [waugsqueke, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

1/2 a loaf http://lyricsheaven...Mick_Jagger.htm#aaa
[thumbwax, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Pretty good. +
snarfyguy, May 28 2003

       Yes. I want one of these. Especially since I got a bread making machine for Christmas, which, ironically, I now think is the best thing since sliced bread.   

       One modification, though - the Bear Trap toaster. With heating elements on either jaw rather than nasty tooth-like spikes. Place even the thickest of doorstops on the central spring trigger and the thing will snap shut on it and toast it perfectly before resetting itself for the next slice. Just mind your fingers. And pass the jam.
lostdog, May 28 2003

       I'm sure we've had this conversation before.
DrCurry, May 28 2003

       Nice idea... lostdog, I have a toaster over which helps my oversized slices. They are really great, I hardly use the big oven anymore... highly recommended.
kosai, May 28 2003

       expeirience toast mmmm +1
po, May 29 2003

       This is kind of baked already. Some toasters have wide slots featuring grilles that clamp inwards as you push the plunger down, so they can deal with any thickness of slice.
sild, May 29 2003

       We've not used a traditional toaster in years. Replaced it with a toaster oven. It will toast anything up to about 4"thick, and also works great for making small batches of oven baked snacks without heating up the big oven (and the kitchen).
TitaniumZ, May 29 2003

       Brilliant idea [kaz]. I've nothing to add that could enhance it in any way.
FloridaManatee, May 29 2003

       Wide slice toasters are well baked, as sild points out. The only difference is that the heating elements do not move on available models.   

       They don't have to, it's unnecessary - you just need to make slight changes in the toasting time. (link)
waugsqueke, May 29 2003

       I am willing to proclaim this one half baked/toasted. I still say that toasters should expand, I mean what if I want to toast half a loaf?
kaz, May 29 2003

       that sounds hideously dangerous

NB: The makers of Expaning Toaster do not endorse toasting of any bodily extremities, especially the head.
kaz, May 30 2003

       Well get serious, dag. There has to be an upper limit to how large an object a toaster manufacturer should reasonably expect its customers to be placing inside its devices. If you really need to toast something a foot thick, use your oven broiler.   

       I don't think 'toaster that takes 3 foot wide slices' is particularly inventive, or useful.
waugsqueke, May 30 2003

       "Ever cut a slice of bread thats just too thick for your measly toaster to handle?" Not that I remember. Of course, I also can't remember having sliced any bread at all recently.
Jezzie, Jun 01 2003


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