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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 11:45 PM

Is there any practical use for the far end of the toaster dial?

I was making toast and I guess I accidentally turned the knob to a higher setting; not much, just from, "2 1/2" to about, "3 1/2" (okay, I have no idea what those little tick marks mean). First, I smelled the smell of burning toast and when my toast popped up I thought, "Well, I could probably use this to patch the hole in my car from that hailstorm."

Now, my toaster goes up to, "8." It can't be for bagels because the toaster has a bagel button. So, what reason could anyone have for turning the dial all the way up?

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Reply Is there any practical use for the far end of the toaster dial? (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2015 OP
arcane1 Mar 2015 #1
KMOD Mar 2015 #2
csziggy Mar 2015 #13
NYC_SKP Mar 2015 #3
TreasonousBastard Mar 2015 #4
Brigid Mar 2015 #5
vanlassie Mar 2015 #6
DeSwiss Mar 2015 #15
vanlassie Mar 2015 #16
chknltl Mar 2015 #7
PoliticAverse Mar 2015 #8
femmocrat Mar 2015 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2015 #10
csziggy Mar 2015 #11
Joe Shlabotnik Mar 2015 #12
OxQQme Mar 2015 #14

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 11:47 PM

1. To insert Pop Tarts and burn the house down?

 

That's all I could think of.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 11:49 PM

2. I can't stand modern toasters.

 

The one I have now dries out the toast before it's even slightly toasted.

I'm going to start hitting up estate sales. I want an old fashioned toaster. I will unplug it after use to reduce risk of burning my house down, but I would really like to have some decent toast again.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 12:18 AM

13. Just don't get in a bidding war with toaster collectors

You might spend more than you planned:



My grandmother's toaster looked just like this guy's mother's toaster!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 12:13 AM

3. Beaver jerkey.

 

You take your beaver and clean it, then make super thin slices and hang them by toothpicks and set that toaster dial at "7" which stands for the letter "G".

That's "G" as in "Gee this beaver jerkey tastes great!"

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 12:17 AM

4. It's to test your smoke alarms.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:03 AM

5. Arson?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:06 AM

6. I burn some sourdough bread every single morning on purpose

I LOVE charred sourdough toast. I crave it. I preheat the toaster. I know it's ready when I see smoke. Really.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 12:56 AM

15. One acronym: PAHs

 

PAHs...Why is burnt food bad for you?

The smell of burnt toast is suggestive of a change in chemical composition of bread. As the name 'polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons' indicates, there is a recognizable aroma when particular substances are heated to a burning point, such as burnt toast.

When starchy foods like bread or potatoes are cooked at a high temperature they produce a carcinogenic substance called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are a group of over 100 chemicals resulting as a byproduct of combustion. These chemicals can enter the bloodstream through breathing air contaminated with PAHs,such as incinerated trash or cigarette smoke or ingesting foods that contain PAHs such as grilled, charred, burnt or pickled foods.

In the laboratory, studies have found PAHs to cause lung, stomach, and skin cancer as well as adverse reproductive effects in female mice fed a diet with high levels of PAHs. The offspring of mice fed a diet with PAHs had higher levels of birth defects and lower birth weights than mice with a diet absent of PAHs.

Center for Disease Control - PAHs Factsheet


- Sowwy......

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 01:08 AM

16. Yeah I have researched that. I'm under the

impression that the charred foodstuff is limited to meats. "Contaminated" is not the same as charred. But maybe I'm wrong.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:16 AM

7. Useful for teaching smart phones that they ain't so dang smart!

Toaster torture shuts 'em up every time! Water-boarding them works better though because with the toaster method one might forget to reset the dial and that will make ones toast taste funny.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:03 AM

8. My toaster goes to '11'...

It's three toastier.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 12:57 PM

9. Frozen waffles?



I make frozen French toast and it's almost always soggy in the middle. My toaster even has a "frozen" button.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 12:59 PM

10. It goes to 11. It's one hotter.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:55 PM

11. I don't know, but the numbers don't mean minutes

As proven by this video:

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 12:11 AM

12. Actually it comes in handy when your Chinese made,wallmart bought, POS, disposable

toaster starts to die. Cranking up the dial buys you a few more weeks before you have to go out and replace it with a new Chinese made, Wall-mart bought, POS, disposable toaster.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 12:23 AM

14. Sure. The finished pieces make

excellent skeet targets.
They are a little on the small side, but they break apart easily with only two or three of the shot pellets.
For a real challenge, one could do bagels and try for the hole.

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