Things you always wanted to know the answer to [Vol. 4]

Things you always wanted to know the answer to [Vol. 4]

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Vipers

28,707 posts

184 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Anyway, last night whilst wiping down the worktop, the OH inadvertently pushed the toaster switch to No.10

This morning it neuked my toast, leaving just a bit of black smouldering of what used to be bread.

Question. Knowing that a time/heat will almost ignite a piece of bread, why do they have such a high setting?

Lazadude

1,668 posts

117 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Vipers said:
Anyway, last night whilst wiping down the worktop, the OH inadvertently pushed the toaster switch to No.10

This morning it neuked my toast, leaving just a bit of black smouldering of what used to be bread.

Question. Knowing that a time/heat will almost ignite a piece of bread, why do they have such a high setting?
Frozen bread? Toasting something other than bread in there?

The thing I learnt at an embarrassingly late age, the numbers on toasters are minutes, not degrees of toastyness.

Silverbullet767

10,120 posts

162 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Lazadude said:
Frozen bread? Toasting something other than bread in there?

The thing I learnt at an embarrassingly late age, the numbers on toasters are minutes, not degrees of toastyness.
No they're not, it's simply a bi-metallic strip that triggers the toast, the numbers are a resistance setting.

V8mate

43,831 posts

145 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Silverbullet767 said:
Lazadude said:
Frozen bread? Toasting something other than bread in there?

The thing I learnt at an embarrassingly late age, the numbers on toasters are minutes, not degrees of toastyness.
No they're not, it's simply a bi-metallic strip that triggers the toast, the numbers are a resistance setting.
Not on mine it's not. The heat is standard and the dial is minutes.

talksthetorque

7,847 posts

91 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Vipers said:
Anyway, last night whilst wiping down the worktop, the OH inadvertently pushed the toaster switch to No.10

This morning it neuked my toast, leaving just a bit of black smouldering of what used to be bread.

Question. Knowing that a time/heat will almost ignite a piece of bread, why do they have such a high setting?
Crumpets. The hard men of toasted carb products. Crumpets make bread look like the ginger family that just arrive at your hotel a week after you started applying the Hawaiian Tropic.

Lazadude

1,668 posts

117 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Silverbullet767 said:
No they're not, it's simply a bi-metallic strip that triggers the toast, the numbers are a resistance setting.
Yes they really are, unless yours is really old.

Heats standard, amount of time in the toaster is what is measured.

schmunk

4,399 posts

81 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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talksthetorque said:
Vipers said:
Knowing that a time/heat will almost ignite a piece of bread, why do they have such a high setting?
Crumpets. The hard men of toasted carb products. Crumpets make bread look like the ginger family that just arrive at your hotel a week after you started applying the Hawaiian Tropic.
This, albeit I tend to leave the dial alone and just pop them back in for a second (or even third) go.

FiF

37,632 posts

207 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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V8mate said:
Silverbullet767 said:
Lazadude said:
Frozen bread? Toasting something other than bread in there?

The thing I learnt at an embarrassingly late age, the numbers on toasters are minutes, not degrees of toastyness.
No they're not, it's simply a bi-metallic strip that triggers the toast, the numbers are a resistance setting.
Not on mine it's not. The heat is standard and the dial is minutes.
Dualit?

SpeckledJim

22,207 posts

209 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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talksthetorque said:
Vipers said:
Anyway, last night whilst wiping down the worktop, the OH inadvertently pushed the toaster switch to No.10

This morning it neuked my toast, leaving just a bit of black smouldering of what used to be bread.

Question. Knowing that a time/heat will almost ignite a piece of bread, why do they have such a high setting?
Crumpets. The hard men of toasted carb products. Crumpets make bread look like the ginger family that just arrive at your hotel a week after you started applying the Hawaiian Tropic.
Guilty secret - Potato waffles cook beautifully, and quickly, in the toaster.

V8mate

43,831 posts

145 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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FiF said:
V8mate said:
Silverbullet767 said:
Lazadude said:
Frozen bread? Toasting something other than bread in there?

The thing I learnt at an embarrassingly late age, the numbers on toasters are minutes, not degrees of toastyness.
No they're not, it's simply a bi-metallic strip that triggers the toast, the numbers are a resistance setting.
Not on mine it's not. The heat is standard and the dial is minutes.
Dualit?
Do I really come across as that much of a online? wink



I had to go and look underneath - it's a Bush. Had it about 12 years now - 4-slot chrome jobbie - and it's wonderful.

Pretty much every test I've ever seen has put the performance of low-mid price toasters way beyond the 'shiny things' made for the 'more money than sense' brigade. So Swan, Breville, etc all those kind of old school household names. Basically, anything short of a £4.99 Tesco Value toaster will likely see you better than a Dualit.

But, I'm not one to diminish the lifestyle choices of others... not looking to argue the toss and am very happy for those people who like paying five times as much for their toasting trinket.

TazR6

1,162 posts

206 months

Thursday 3rd May 2018
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What would happen if an immovable object was hit by an unstoppable force?

fomb

1,344 posts

167 months

Lazadude

1,668 posts

117 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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TazR6 said:
What would happen if an immovable object was hit by an unstoppable force?
The immovable object moves and the unstoppable force stops.


GIYess

1,055 posts

57 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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I've never owned a convertible or open top car but I've always wondered what happens if you at caught in a thunder shower? In our fine country its bound to happen quite regularly? Does it get into the electrics, make the interior smell?

alorotom

8,055 posts

143 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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GIYess said:
I've never owned a convertible or open top car but I've always wondered what happens if you at caught in a thunder shower? In our fine country its bound to happen quite regularly? Does it get into the electrics, make the interior smell?
Keep driving. As long as you’re over about 20mph as the interior doesn’t really gets wet!


captain_cynic

5,819 posts

51 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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GIYess said:
I've never owned a convertible or open top car but I've always wondered what happens if you at caught in a thunder shower? In our fine country its bound to happen quite regularly? Does it get into the electrics, make the interior smell?
Most of the switches and knobs where water can get in are sealed. Interiors are usually designed so that water doesn't get behind things like the stereo, air con controls, vents and so on.

Leather and plastics will be fine, however carpets will need to be dried properly and the whole interior given a good clean.

droopsnoot

7,907 posts

198 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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alorotom said:
GIYess said:
I've never owned a convertible or open top car but I've always wondered what happens if you at caught in a thunder shower? In our fine country its bound to happen quite regularly? Does it get into the electrics, make the interior smell?
Keep driving. As long as you’re over about 20mph as the interior doesn’t really gets wet!
I usually find that as soon as the rain starts, all the cars in front of me slow down, making a quick dive to a convenient parking spot necessary. It hasn't happened often enough for me to figure out whether they're doing it on purpose.

In any case, mine's getting on a bit now and lets a fair amount of rain in even when the hood is up, what with the door seal problem and the rear screen coming away from the hood slightly.

Vipers

28,707 posts

184 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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fomb said:
Makes perfect sense, mine set on 2 popped up in 1 min 30 secs, and as the guy says, what do the timing mean, if its underdone, then you increase the setting next time, as you do, sorted.

steveo3002

7,372 posts

130 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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at what weight do fattys need to spec special bog seats and baths etc

MartG

16,240 posts

160 months

Friday 4th May 2018
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steveo3002 said:
at what weight do fattys need to spec special bog seats and baths etc
Asking for a friend ? tongue out