Burnt Toast

Thursday 16th February, 2006
Why does burnt toast smell so much?

And why hasn't someone designed a decent toaster yet?

  1. 1) Jamie Price Said: (16/02/2006 18:02:16 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Ditto for popcorn. That burnt popcorn smell seems to hang around forever too.

  2. 2) Richard Schwartz Said: (16/02/2006 20:11:44 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    It smells so much because we had to develop a really keen sense for burning grain in order to avoid becoming toast ourselves during those millions of years when we were sleeping on the savannah.

    As for inventing a decent toaster, the problem there is that Really Good Toast is the copyrighted property of Sony Corporation. They have implemented a rootkit-based Toast Rights Management system to ensure that no perfect copies can be made.

  3. 3) Ben Poole Said: (16/02/2006 21:57:23 GMT) Gravatar Image
    AMEN!

    Every toaster I've ever had has been utter SHITE! There's a real market there if someone would just grab it.

    But then maybe Richard has a point... it's surely the only explanation.

  4. 4) Ben Rose Said: (16/02/2006 22:00:28 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    To be honest, my old toaster was completely fantastic.

    From new, once configured, every slice was perfectly toasted. I could toast fresh bread, then insert a frozen one and in "frozen" mode it would be perfect again.

    Cold start, warm start...always perfect. And then it died :O(

    I tried to buy the same model but it didn't exist so I bought the same brand with the same features. Nothing like the same utter shite.

    So, if you can, buy a 9yr old Kenwood!

  5. 5) Meg Said: (22/03/2006 23:26:25 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    If you want to get rid of burnt popcorn smell in the microwave, put a small bowl of vinegar in the middle (be sure the bowl is microwave safe) and set it for say.... three minutes. it smells like hell for a few minutes but in the end.. the original stank is gone.


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