In our tests, this model toasted evenly and consistently, and it ably toasted frozen bread and bagels too. This device made evenly toasted bread in our tests on a consistent basis. Many toasters get hotter and will burn the second or third batch of toast, but the Breville Smart Toaster kept the heat consistent.
This toaster retained consistent heat after several uses and toasted bread evenly during our testing. It is one of the least expensive toasters we reviewed, making it a great value choice. This retro-looking appliance toasts bagels wonderfully and looks great on your kitchen counter. But it struggles with consistent heat and burns bread even at a medium setting, so we recommend keeping it at a low temperature.
This is hands-down the best toaster we reviewed. To start, no device is better at toasting bread evenly.
In our tests, every slice of bread came out nicely browned on both sides, with minimal visible bar marks and no burning. It also did a great job with defrosting and toasting frozen bread. In one round of testing, we toasted multiple slices of bread back to back to see if the toaster would get hotter over time and begin to burn bread. This toaster maintained consistent heat and repeatedly made good toast. It yielded similar results toasting frozen bread.
And in our bagel test, it continued to excel. This toaster comes with some unique features, too. The Lift and Look feature lets you check on the toast midcycle. When you press a single button, the bread pops up for a few seconds and then lowers back into the toaster to finish. The A Bit More function works in tandem with the Lift and Look feature: If you think the bread needs a bit more time, this feature adds another 30 seconds to the toasting time without changing the main timing dial.
The Dash Clear View toaster performed well in our tests, producing toast that was evenly browned on both sides without any burn marks. The device also did an exceptional job toasting frozen bread and bagels. The glass door on the front of the toaster allows you to watch the browning process. Admittedly, this is a bit of a novelty design. There are a few tradeoffs for this best-value toaster. For one, the crumb tray is awkward to access. Longer than it is wide, the tray is accessed from the side of the toaster.
It is also a bit of a pain to pull out. The toaster has just one slot, even though it is long enough to fit two slices of bread. If you have two pieces of longer bread — such as sourdough — you might not be able to fit more than one slice in the slot at a time.
This toaster could get an award for the best-looking, but we also enjoyed the way the Smeg warms bagels. It looks great on the countertop and comes in a handful of colors, and it makes great toasted bagels. This device simply runs hot. After repeated use, it gets hotter and hotter. But on a low setting, this toaster makes great toasted bagels.
In fact, it was better than all others in this category. Not only does the inside of the toaster get increasingly hot after multiple uses — so does the exterior. The external temperature reached The Waring WCT is a four-slot toaster with a 5.A toaster is an electric small appliance designed to expose various types of sliced bread to radiant heatbrowning the bread so it becomes toast. The most common household toasters are the pop-up toaster and the toaster oven.
A third type, most commonly found in restaurants, has a metal-mesh conveyor belt that moves the bread past constantly-powered heat elements. In pop-up or automatic toasters, a single vertical piece of bread is dropped into a slot on the top of the toaster.
A lever on the side of the toaster is pressed down, lowering the bread into the toaster and activating the heating elements.
The length of the toasting cycle and therefore the degree of toasting is adjustable via a lever, knob, or series of pushbuttons, and when an internal device determines that the toasting cycle is complete, the toaster turns off and the toast pops up out of the slots.
In earlier days, the completion of the toasting operation was determined by a mechanical clockwork timer; the user could adjust the running time of the timer to determine the degree of toasting, but the first cycle produced less toasted toast than subsequent cycles because the toaster was not yet warmed up. Toasters made since the s frequently use a thermal sensor, such as a bimetallic striplocated close to the toast. This allows the first cycle to run longer than subsequent cycles.
The thermal device is also slightly responsive to the actual temperature of the toast itself. Like the timer, it can be adjusted by the user to determine the doneness of the toast. Toasters may also be used to toast other foods such as teacakestoaster pastrypotato waffles and crumpetsthough resultant accumulation of fat and sugar inside the toaster can contribute to its eventual failure. Among pop-up toasters, those toasting two slices of bread are more purchased than those which can toast four.
Toaster ovens are essentially small-scale conventional ovens and can be used to cook foods other than just toasting. A frontal door is opened, horizontally-oriented bread slices or other food items are placed on a rack which has heat elements above and below it, and the door is closed.
The controls are set and actuated to toast the bread to the desired doneness, whereupon the heat elements are switched off. In most cases the door must be opened manually, though there are also toaster ovens with doors that open automatically.
Because the bread is horizontal, a toaster oven can be used to cook toast with toppings, like garlic breadmelt sandwichesor toasted cheese. Toaster ovens are generally slower to make toast than pop-up toasters, taking 4—6 minutes as compared to 2—3 minutes. Conveyor toasters are designed to make many slices of toast and are generally used in the catering industry, restaurants, cafeterias, institutional cooking facilities, and other commercial food service situations where constant or high-volume toasting is required.
Bread is toasted at a rate of — slices an hour; [ citation needed ] the doneness control on such a toaster adjusts the conveyor speed, thus altering the time during which the bread is near the heat elements. Conveyor toasters have been produced for home use; infor example, the Toast-O-Lator went into limited production.
Before the development of the electric toaster, sliced bread was toasted by placing it in a metal frame or on a long-handled toasting-fork  and holding it near a fire or over a kitchen grill. Utensils for toasting bread over open flames appeared in the early 19th century, including decorative implements made from wrought iron. The primary technical problem in toaster development at the turn of the 20th century was the development of a heating element which would be able to sustain repeated heating to red-hot temperatures without breaking or becoming too brittle.
However, the light bulb took advantage of the presence of a vacuum, something that couldn't be used for the toaster. Macmasters' toaster was commercialized by the Crompton, Stephen J.A temperature measuring device of this type is known from DE-AS 15 15 This known temperature measuring device includes a tubular radiation directing means forming a guide channel for part of the thermal radiation emitted from the article being measured.
That portion of the thermal radiation that is used for measurement enters through a window which is directed towards the article to be measured into the radiation guide channel which directs the radiation to a heat-responsive sensing element arranged in the radiation guide channel.
In this arrangement, the thermal radiation emitted from the article being measured--in this case, the article being toasted--and applied to the sensing element is used for determining the surface temperature of the article being measured. Direct contact between the sensing element and the surface of the article being toasted is not necessary.
This known temperature measuring device has, however, the disadvantage that the walls of the tubular radiation guide channel, and thus the close air and, as a result of heat conduction, also the sensor installed at the end of the radiation guide channel heat up with the frequency of the measuring operations, whereby the measuring result is corrupted. Correspondingly, the measuring accuracy of the known temperature measuring device deteriorates with the frequency of successive measurement cycles.
It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide a temperature measuring device--which is particularly suitable for use in bread toasters--which affords improved measuring accuracy. In accordance with the invention, the radiation guide channel is formed of a series of passageways arranged on an axis in spaced apart serially disposed partition plates.
In consequence, the radiation guide channel is not comprised of a unitary tubular body transferring heat energy by heat conduction to the sensing element. Rather, air cushions serving to block heat conduction are formed between the individual partition walls. Equally, the individual partition walls act as shields against interfering thermal radiation, that is, each subsequent partition wall arranged in the direction of the sensing element acts as heat shield for the preceding hotter partition wall.
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In particular, the temperature measuring device of the invention affords the advantage of permitting an exchange of air between the individual partition walls, whereby superposition of interfering radiation is considerably reduced.
This exchange of air is particularly advantageous for the sensing element because otherwise the still air enveloping the sensing element and thereby also the sensor itself become gradually heated, resulting in a false measuring signal. In an improvement of the invention claim 2the edges of the passageways of the partition walls are coated with materials of low emissivity.
The coating has the advantage of reducing the emissive power of the bore and its edge areas in cases where, for reasons of design, the partition walls are made of materials--for example, plastics--of high emissivity. Therefore, the coating is advantageously suited to the reduction of the portion of interfering radiation emitted from the edges of the passageways into the radiation guide channel direct.
The passageways may also be provided with guards made of a material of low emissivity for which purpose polished nickel with its low emissive power is well suited. Further advantageous improvements of the invention will become apparent from other subclaims. The invention will be described in more detail in the following with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the drawings. The bread toaster is shown in section illustrating only a fragment thereof. To cool the outer walls of the bread toaster, flow channels are formed on the inside of the outer casing walls.
A sensing element 1 responsive to thermal radiation is mounted on the inside of the outer casing wall 2 of the bread toaster. Starting from the sensing element 1, further partition walls are provided in the direction of the article 9 being measured--for example, a slice of bread. The first partition wall 4 cooperates with the outer casing wall 2 to provide an upward flow channel 5a for an air current L entering through an air intake opening 14 in the bottom area of the bread toaster.
Further, the first partition wall 4 cooperates with a second partition wall 6 to provide the downward flow channel 5b for the air current L. In a known manner, the second partition wall 6 is preferably of sheet metal. The second partition wall 6 is followed by a further partition wall 8 serving as an insulating body on which the heat conductors 7 for the toaster heating unit are mounted.
The heat conductors 7 are directed towards the article to be toasted which is received in a toasting chamber The air current L flowing in flow channel 5a, 5b enters the toasting chamber 25 through an outlet opening 15 provided at the base of the partition wall 6.
The partition walls 4, 6 and 8 include each three passageways 11, 12 and 13, respectively, configured as bores and referred to by lower-case letters a, b and c for additional identification, with all bores carrying the same lower-case letter lying on a common straight line. Accordingly, for example, the three bores 11a, 12a, 13a provide a radiation guide channel extending from the surface of the article to be toasted at point "A" in a straight line to the heat-responsive sensing element 1.Outstanding kitchen help.
It can toast in six ways and never burns the bread. It does the thinking for you. Click on the toaster color you like best, and the appliance will appear in all its beauty. It brings joy, laughter, change and a feeling of relaxation. It releases your hidden aspirations, brings a sense of immediacy and, most of all, increases your appetite. It is playful and fun. It can toast at six levels and automatically centers the slices. Toasting is fast and easy. Make toast the way you want it.
If you want it light, set the toaster to 1 or 2. If you want it very dark, choose 6. And there are three more settings in between. Automatic centering ensures uniform toasting on both sides, even with a thick slice in one slot and a thin slice in the other. Bagel function. Sencor always thinks about practicality. With the high-lift function, you can remove the smallest slices easily. The bottom slides right out, making cleaning a breeze without water.
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Running the toaster without toast, the wires on some sections glow red hot and some of the other wires don't. The glowing wire is called nichrome wire for nickel-chromiumif part of the array does not heat there's a break in the wire somewhere. To Fix: You have to disassemble the toaster sufficiently to locate the break and then get good access to it. If you're lucky and there's enough extra wire, you might simply be able to twist the two broken ends together enough to re-establish contact you can then at least confirm that's the problem.
Otherwise, you need a high-temperature crimp and a crimping tool to to crimp the two ends together.
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Depending on where the break is you might find it necessary or at least tempting to cut this material. Be very careful, sawing might be better than cutting as it tends to flake. When you push down the toasting lever, it pops right back up again, or you have to push it down multiple times, or hold it down for a little while before it will stay down.
The toaster's browning dial might be on too low of a setting to activate the heating coil.
Try dialing it up, and pushing the lever down again. Constant use can lead to crumbs clogging the path of the lever. Try opening up the bottom panel, by pulling on the metal tab to release the plate and crumbs! Also try flipping the toaster upside down and, very gently, shaking the crumbs out.
To Test: Wiggle the plug wire near the plug to see if that makes a noticeable difference. If you can make any lights or display on the toaster flicker by wiggling the wire that's a clear sign there's an intermittent problem in the wire.
Use a spare plug wire in lieu of the original one and see if that resolves the issue. Background: we've seen this a couple of times: people yank the plug wire out of the wall socket by yanking on the cord, causing the stranded wires in the cord to break over time.
It usually gets weak right near the base of the molded plug. If the toaster has lights or an LED display they may still light up and make the toaster look like it's getting electricity: it's just not getting enough electricity to run the toaster. Check the plug wire first before going to the effort of opening the toaster to clean the contacts.
While this is a less common failure mode it's easier to check and will save you a lot of troubleshooting time. There's an electrical contact near the toasting lever that is now carbonized due to too much electrical arcing and it's not letting any or enough electricity flow through.
The contacts will look black or dulled on the inside. To Fix: Clean off the carbon from the contacts and the toaster will work again. We use an emery board and push it back and forth between the contacts until they're clean again and can conduct electricity.
Additional Information: The arcing is due to slightly misaligned contacts that made it through poor quality control. The toaster works initially but over time electrical sparking between the contacts due to the misalignment creates carbon build up: that build-up is electrically insulating. There's a lot of current going through that contact because of the way a pop-up toaster works.This Breville watt toaster ovens was Very Good in overall performance, and has dial and pushbutton controls a temperature range of digital display, convection oven, and the following additional functions: bake, reheat, broil ,roast, pizza, cookies, warm, slow cook.
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Low oven height Low oven height Low oven height indicates an oven height that is too short to fit larger items such as a chicken.
Number of slices Number of slices How many slices of toast the toaster oven can hold. Number of rack positions Number of rack positions How many rack positions the toaster oven has.
Pizza size Pizza size Largest pizza size the toaster oven can hold per manufacturer. Pizza pan, broiling pan. Convection oven Convection oven Convection mode uses a fan to circulate air during baking or roasting. Controls Controls Indicates the type of controls the toaster oven has. Dial and pushbutton. Wattage Wattage How many watts the manufacturer claims. Temperature range Temperature range Indicates the temperature range the toaster oven offers.
Digital display Digital display If the toaster oven has a digital display or not. Additional functions Additional functions Other functions besides toasting such as baking, broiling, proofing, etc. Bake, reheat, broil ,roast, pizza, cookies, warm, slow cook.
Warranty Warranty The length of time the toaster oven is covered by its manufacturer for defects or repairs. Similar Models. Toaster oven. Related Articles. You no longer have digital access to ratings and reviews. Make a Donation Newsletters Give a Gift. Sign in or Become a member.