# Does the dial on a toaster mean minutes?

If you invested in a \$300 toaster, like Dualit, you’ll at least have the piece of mind knowing that those numbers on your appliance actually refer to minutes. A mechanical timer is what controls the browning time in toasters like these.

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## Also, are toaster ovens accurate?

This oven had very accurate temperature control, varying just 1 degree from our target temperature over a 2-hour period. The results of our cooking tests were remarkably consistent: toast was evenly browned, chicken was bronzed and crispy, cheese melted easily, and cookies were perfectly golden and chewy.

In this manner, do toasters get hot on the bottom? The metal sides and top do get very hot but ironically the bottom does not! It must have extra insulation on the bottom. The exterior of every toaster oven I have ever had got hot.

## Accordingly, how do toaster timers work?

The simple circuit acts as a timer. A capacitor charges through a resistor, and when it reaches a certain voltage it cuts off the power to the electromagnet. The spring immediately pulls the two slices of bread up. In the process, the plastic bar rises and cuts off power to the toaster.

## How long do you toast bread in a toaster?

The perfect piece of toast: Scientists test 2,000 slices and find 216 seconds is the optimum time

1. Perfect: The ideal slice of toast is cooked for just over three minutes, according to scientists.
2. The toaster should be 154 degrees Celsius to get the best results.

## Is a toaster a series circuit?

Power distribution systems, appliances, and electronic devices use many types of circuits involving both parallel and series components. A two slice toaster may be a series circuit while a four slice toaster has two parallel circuits.

around 310°F

## What temperature is warm on a toaster oven?

Warm • The “Keep Warm” feature ranges in temperature from 130oF to 180oF.

103-120 Volts

## Why does a toaster have a setting?

Originally Answered: Why do toasters have a setting that burns the bread so much that no human being would ever eat it? Different kinds of bread will toast at different rates. Sourdough takes longer to toast than standard white or wheat bread. An English muffin takes even longer.