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All You Wanted To Know About Discount Toasters

Jan 10, 2008
Have you ever imagined over the morning breakfast that the toast you really enjoy comes from a toaster which seems a lesser complex device but indeed a small box of wonders. An electric toaster is not very much a complex machine, but there's more going on in that little
slotted box then you probably think of.

The basic principle of bread getting into the slot,slot gets hot, toast pops out is easy enough to follow, but what's really going on beneath the toaster cover is a bit more complex and quite interesting to understand. Here's how it works. A rider present in the slot holds the bread. When the handle is depressed the rider carries the bread down into the slot.

Grates close around the bread to center it and an electromagnet holds the rider down until the timer goes off.

At the same time a pair of contacts are forced together, sending current through nichrome wire that is crisscrossed over a mica sheet. This causes the highly resistant nichrome to produce a great deal of heat very quickly.

The bread is toasted (i.e. lightly charred) by infrared radiation produced by these heated coils. When the timer, i.e. the toaster's Darkness Setting, goes off the electromagnet is deactivated, causing the spring-loaded tray to pop up and disengage the contacts, which in turn breaks the circuit and stops the current from flowing through the heating element.

Now the next time you go to buy a toaster you don't really need to keep this in mind but in reality what you have to consider is the other functional aspects of the toaster.

Here are some features to look for when deciding which toaster is the best choice for you.
* Slice #: 2 slice toaster or 4 slice toaster.
* Slot Size: Standard size slot or extra wide slots.
* Removable Crumb Tray: Handy for cleaning.
* Defrost Function: To unfreeze frozen bread.
* Bagel Setting: To perfectly toast bagels.
* Reheat Option: Warms without browning.
* Browning Controls: For precise browning.
* Cancel Button: Stops toasting immediately.
* Self-Centering Bread Racks: For even toasting
* Extra High Rack Lift: For easy removal of small items
* Toaster Cover: Keeps unit clean/protected when it's not in use.

On the second hand find out more about the toasters which suit the criteria. Short list the toasters and read their reviews. Also compare them on their prices before you make your decision.

A good toaster is the open which is functional, easy to clean, fits in your budget and comes with a warranty.
Discount toasters are also available in many stores and online portals wherein you can find the best toaster within the reach of your pocket. You can find the best of discount toasters online at toaster-oven.net, amazon.com, smartbargains.com, cheaptoasters.com etc.

The recommended toaster brands are Dualit 2-Slice Toaster, Krups, KitchenAid, Braun, Toaster, Cuisinart etc. So the next time you buy a toaster review the product carefully, compare the prices and get yourself the best bargain with discount toasters.
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