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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby KingstonGraham » Mon Sep 16, 2019 15:45 pm

Chris Bass wrote:they definitely exist i'm afraid.

back to my idea - i'd just need a long enough toaster to make sure it did - or the worlds hottest toasting elements so the time it spends between them needs to be minimal - it'll all be sorted by the time i make it to Dragon's Den

Actually - maybe if the bread was still and the toaster was on the pendulum that'd be more exciting a spectacle?


Alternatively it could be like the hotel breakfast toasters that move the bread through on a conveyor, but instead of falling out at the back (for someone else to steal), they carry on round on the conveyor belt, and get picked up again automatically if you don't grab them because they aren't done enough. Set the conveyor to go fast enough and you've got a perfect product. And when it fails, burns the toast and sets off the smoke alarm, you feel like you're on holiday.
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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Chris Bass » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:00 pm

Tangled Metal wrote:
Chris Bass wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
keef66 wrote:I'm guessing the tripod space ship lemon squeezer things look better than they actually work...


It's famous for not working. Just a pretty objet to have on your worktop.


That's exactly how i'll pitch my Toaster to the Dragons

Well dragons are one way to toast your bread but I'd rather not have one just for toast. The Welsh can keep them as far as I'm concerned.


We (the Welsh) do love a bit of cheese on toast so you may be onto something
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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby keef66 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:08 pm

So how do you stick the cheese on the toast to stop it falling off and fouling your pendulum toaster? Or is that what you'd use the dragon for?

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby darkhairedlord » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:14 pm

Nah, paul hogan had it right:

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Chris Bass » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:17 pm

you raise a valid point, I have now decided the pendulum idea was clearly a stupid one.

so instead I am moving to the obvious solution a horizontal wheel based toaster. There would be a sector* cut out so as it rotates you can check the brownness - once this is to the desired level you remove the bread. you can then apply cheese and hit the cheese choosing toggle which lowers the bottom heating element so it doesn't further brown the toast but maintains optimum temperature and the top element remains on to melt/brown the cheese.

Why didn't i think of this first - what a fool I am!

*back to the main point of the thread I knew this but may help other to learn something new:

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby darkhairedlord » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:32 pm

Chris Bass wrote:you raise a valid point, I have now decided the pendulum idea was clearly a stupid one.

so instead I am moving to the obvious solution a horizontal wheel based toaster. There would be a sector* cut out so as it rotates you can check the brownness - once this is to the desired level you remove the bread. you can then apply cheese and hit the cheese choosing toggle which lowers the bottom heating element so it doesn't further brown the toast but maintains optimum temperature and the top element remains on to melt/brown the cheese.

Why didn't i think of this first - what a fool I am!

*back to the main point of the thread I knew this but may help other to learn something new:

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If you have a slab of butter on an arm (the casing could be like a lip-stick) it can run across the face of the toast as it finishes off. A bit like a cutting tool on a lathe..
A second applicator could squeeze jam or marmite on top.

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby KingstonGraham » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:37 pm

darkhairedlord wrote:
Chris Bass wrote:you raise a valid point, I have now decided the pendulum idea was clearly a stupid one.

so instead I am moving to the obvious solution a horizontal wheel based toaster. There would be a sector* cut out so as it rotates you can check the brownness - once this is to the desired level you remove the bread. you can then apply cheese and hit the cheese choosing toggle which lowers the bottom heating element so it doesn't further brown the toast but maintains optimum temperature and the top element remains on to melt/brown the cheese.

Why didn't i think of this first - what a fool I am!

If you have a slab of butter on an arm (the casing could be like a lip-stick) it can run across the face of the toast as it finishes off. A bit like a cutting tool on a lathe..
A second applicator could squeeze jam or marmite on top.


If you wish to incorporate a spectrophotometer to automatically arrest the toasting at the correct brownness, this study may assist:

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/E ... ef3552f338
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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:40 pm

Chris Bass wrote:We (the Welsh) do love a bit of cheese on toast so you may be onto something

And call it Welsh rabbit, I know it’s rarebit but that was a revelation at some point in my childhood.

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Chris Bass » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:43 pm

The butter could be like a lint roller (except adding stuff not removing it!)

other toppings applied by a bread shaped stamp.

I fear we are just inventing factory made pizzas now


KingstonGraham wrote:If you wish to incorporate a spectrophotometer to automatically arrest the toasting at the correct brownness, this study may assist:

<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effect-of-toasting-time-on-the-browning-of-sliced-Ram%C4%B1%CC%81rez-Jim%C3%A9nez-Garc%C3%ADa-Villanova/6e7bb8817ca4a4e359be62418f3c7aef3552f338</span>


you may have earned yourself the role of chief research officer at incBreadable Plc
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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby bonk king » Mon Sep 16, 2019 16:55 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:Chess Grandmasters burn around 6000 calories a day when in tournaments, and on average, lose around half a kilo per day in weight as a result.


Are they riding their bikes at the same time!

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Rick Chasey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 17:03 pm

bonk king wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:Chess Grandmasters burn around 6000 calories a day when in tournaments, and on average, lose around half a kilo per day in weight as a result.


Are they riding their bikes at the same time!


It’s a serious issue in chess circles.

They’re all doing different diets, doing specific exercises to be sharp in the 5th hour etc

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27 ... ying-chess

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Ben6899 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:08 am

Likelihood of paying for Ryanair Priority Boarding = 1 / Intelligence Quotient

OR

LiP=1/IQ

I learnt that on Sunday. In Girona airport. From where I had to share a flight with people who'd been in Brexit De Mar for a fortnight.
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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby bompington » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 am

Chris Bass wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
keef66 wrote:I'm guessing the tripod space ship lemon squeezer things look better than they actually work...


It's famous for not working. Just a pretty objet to have on your worktop.


That's exactly how i'll pitch my Toaster to the Dragons

This handy calculator won't tell you where you can pitch a toaster to, but it works for other kitchen implements among other things

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby elbowloh » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:52 am

bompington wrote:
Chris Bass wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
keef66 wrote:I'm guessing the tripod space ship lemon squeezer things look better than they actually work...


It's famous for not working. Just a pretty objet to have on your worktop.


That's exactly how i'll pitch my Toaster to the Dragons

This handy calculator won't tell you where you can pitch a toaster to, but it works for other kitchen implements among other things

That is bloody brilliant.
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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Tangled Metal » Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:17 am

Would your cheese on toast maker account for the exposed part of the toast. You toast the bread then melt cheese on it. If you're not careful the exposed toast burns or you have to under toast the upper side first before finishing the toasting with the cheese on top.

It's very critical you watch that or account for it in the control mechanism in your toaster/ rarebit maker.

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby darkhairedlord » Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:22 am

Tangled Metal wrote:Would your cheese on toast maker account for the exposed part of the toast. You toast the bread then melt cheese on it. If you're not careful the exposed toast burns or you have to under toast the upper side first before finishing the toasting with the cheese on top.

It's very critical you watch that or account for it in the control mechanism in your toaster/ rarebit maker.

You could use a 3D printer fed with cheese string; that would let you have your own face in cheese on your toast.

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Tashman » Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:23 am

Chris Bass wrote:I could make it into some sort of design master piece and charge a fortune for it like that expensive lemon juicer thing that looks like a space ship

I love my Juicy Salif. Just 1 part of our Alessi collection at home. No idea what's so pleaseing about them but we like them :)

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Pross » Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:27 am

Ben6899 wrote:Likelihood of paying for Ryanair Priority Boarding = 1 / Intelligence Quotient

OR

LiP=1/IQ

I learnt that on Sunday. In Girona airport. From where I had to share a flight with people who'd been in Brexit De Mar for a fortnight.


An ex-colleague of mine paid once for priority boarding and then used to edit the paperwork on every trip. His wife was worried they'd get caught and didn't want to do it so he just did his own and left her to fend for herself!

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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby Ben6899 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:59 am

Pross wrote:
Ben6899 wrote:Likelihood of paying for Ryanair Priority Boarding = 1 / Intelligence Quotient

OR

LiP=1/IQ

I learnt that on Sunday. In Girona airport. From where I had to share a flight with people who'd been in Brexit De Mar for a fortnight.


An ex-colleague of mine paid once for priority boarding and then used to edit the paperwork on every trip. His wife was worried they'd get caught and didn't want to do it so he just did his own and left her to fend for herself!


1. Ha, that is brilliant!

2. Also pointless. After "boarding" you're either queued on the tarmac at the front or rear or put on a bus (in both cases any priority is lost). In the rare case of a skywalk being available to Ryanair, then all that happens is those who paid to board first simply end up being asked to stand up as the latecomers take their seats.
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Re: Things you have recently learnt

Postby rjsterry » Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:34 am

Tashman wrote:
Chris Bass wrote:I could make it into some sort of design master piece and charge a fortune for it like that expensive lemon juicer thing that looks like a space ship

I love my Juicy Salif. Just 1 part of our Alessi collection at home. No idea what's so pleaseing about them but we like them :)

It's pretty. No doubt about that; just not a great juicer.
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