A Brief History Of The Toaster

What would an English or farmhouse breakfast be without your 2 slices of delicious, crispy, buttered toast? The crispy goodness that is toast goes with any breakfast, is good as a snack with just butter or jam or some type of spread. You can even transform 2 pieces of toast into a toasted sandwich by putting something like cheese and tomato in between the 2 slices of bread.

Toasters have been around for about 100 years. They are marvelous appliances found in pretty much every single household in the world. People have been consuming bread for around 6000 years and they have been toasting it since the roman times. When you toast bread, you preserve it which was very important in early civilizations, it also makes the bread crunchier, it makes it sweeter and transforms it into the perfect canvas to spread all kinds of delicious things upon.

The problem with bread is that it is very easy to burn. How often have you checked your toast and its hardly toasted and then you check again in like a minute and its completely black. What a waste. Timers and spring releases were installed in toasters to create a pop-up function and to prevent them from burning. Depending on how toasted you want your toast, you will set the nob on the toaster to the desired number to toast the perfect piece of toast.

Have you ever heard the saying “that is the best thing since sliced bread”? Sliced bread was invented so that bread would come pre-cut in a standardized fashion. This meant that all sliced bread would fit any toaster. Bread companies were selling more sliced bread than regular bread and the sales of toasters boomed. They were cheap to make and thus they weren’t expensive to purchase and they were soon a common appliance in most homes.

Modern toasters haven’t changed much in terms of design and functionality. Some toasters have an increased number of slots so that you can toast 4, 6 or 8 slices of bread at the same time. This is great for larger families. Other toasters have been made with bigger bread slots so that thicker slices of bread can be toasted or even rolls that have been cut in half or bagels or waffles. You can pretty much toast any bread item that will fit in a toaster.

Toasters come in a variety of designs and sizes. CaterCare has every design of toaster you may need, in one place.


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