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Old 16-09-2021, 10:22 AM
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The boffins that design toasters need to go to their local supermarket and buy a few loaves of bread from popular brands to get the measurements
The boffins that design toasters probably do that to be fair, but the Chinese etc don't have quite the same penchant for Mother's Pride sized loaves
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Old 16-09-2021, 01:58 PM
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Sorry for another American bashing one but it’s probably a minority: some people pronounce why and when like h-why and h-wen. It’s not at all subtle and sounds like an attempt to sound intellectual
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Old 16-09-2021, 02:02 PM
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Sounds fine if you’re Irish but doesn’t work with the various American accents imo
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Having to deal with people at work that act like children
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Old 16-09-2021, 05:19 PM
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My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.



And I thought it was just my fecking one.

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Firefox (again). About 6 months ago after an update all the background for drop down menus went black with white lettering.... I hated it, but after 6 month I'd got used to it.

Yesterday I let it do another update and low and behold the drop down menus have gone back to black letters on a white background.

Now I hate this and want to go back to white on black. Searched the settings inside out (as I did before) and can't find a way to change this.

Why can't these people leave stuff alone FFS!
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Old 16-09-2021, 05:28 PM
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Old 16-09-2021, 05:30 PM
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I think the toaster stuff should have a thread of its own, it feels like an old school BBS subject
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Old 16-09-2021, 05:34 PM
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Old 16-09-2021, 09:34 PM
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My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.
Yours as well? Even crumpets only require No.4.

And why don't they do a compartment that can take 2 slices + filling so I can do my Cheese and Onion toastie?
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Old 16-09-2021, 10:23 PM
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Yours as well? Even crumpets only require No.4.

And why don't they do a compartment that can take 2 slices + filling so I can do my Cheese and Onion toastie?
They do but they’re a bit bigger and the other way round. Otherwise everything would fall out due to, err, gravity

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I find they’re not big enough for crumpets and they get stuck when toasting so when late in the morning there is a choice; risk death by using a knife to prod them out or be late? Modern tech solved that one too (turning off the plug also works but weirdly seems more effort than using a tool).

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Old 16-09-2021, 10:35 PM
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I find they’re not big enough for crumpets and they get stuck when toasting so when late in the morning there is a choice; risk death by using a knife to prod them out or be late? Modern tech solved that one too (turning off the plug also works).

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Had a few of those sandwich makers. They are useless. Most only take small loaf size anyway. I meant ones like the sandwich bars have where you lower the sandwich clamped in a wire frame into the toaster. Make great toasties. I want one of those.

Crumpets are fine in my DeLonghi, though.
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Old 17-09-2021, 02:38 AM
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Yep that's really irritating, I do this half way toast so number 1 on the burn scale and turn the toast around when it pops up as the bottom half of the toaster is emitting more heat than the top, still not evenly toasted. Might go old school and use the grill!
The dilemma before leaving the house. Will a number 1 suffice or better to wait for a number 2.
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Old 17-09-2021, 03:57 AM
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Those conveyor belt toasters in hotels are useless too. Minimum of 2 times through whilst everyone queues up behind you, tutting about the smoke after you misjudge the need for a third run
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Old 17-09-2021, 04:28 AM
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Much maligning of toasters, but has anyone considered the other item in the equation? The bread. Bread with a high water content- the more soft and pliable the higher the water content. This bread will always take longer to toast than a drier bread (or an older soft and pliable slice). Different grains too will toast at different rates.
Another factor is are you using the toaster from cold or has a couple of slices popped out recently? This alone can result in a woefully under toasted slice or equally a burnt husk.
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Old 17-09-2021, 04:51 AM
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Much maligning of toasters, but has anyone considered the other item in the equation? The bread. Bread with a high water content- the more soft and pliable the higher the water content. This bread will always take longer to toast than a drier bread (or an older soft and pliable slice). Different grains too will toast at different rates.
Another factor is are you using the toaster from cold or has a couple of slices popped out recently? This alone can result in a woefully under toasted slice or equally a burnt husk.
I think you are misjudging the underlying sentiment here with your multiple variables and due consideration.

We all just want our toast and eat it. That we can't is someone else's fault, irrespective of our own input.
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Old 17-09-2021, 05:20 AM
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Those conveyor belt toasters in hotels are useless too. Minimum of 2 times through whilst everyone queues up behind you, tutting about the smoke after you misjudge the need for a third run
That's only because some idiot has changed the speed of the conveyor.
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Yours as well? Even crumpets only require No.4.

And why don't they do a compartment that can take 2 slices + filling so I can do my Cheese and Onion toastie?
Our Dualit toaster makes toasted sandwiches vertically. It comes with a cage to put the unmade sandwich in so the filling doesn’t fall out - but doesn’t work well with baked beans.
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Old 17-09-2021, 05:30 AM
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