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to think this is the normal way to make toast?

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MummaV · 29/08/2015 11:47

At a friends this morning and was asked to make some toast for the DCs whilst she got them dressed.
I got the bread and put it into the toaster sideways as I always have done so that all the bread is equally toasted and the top bit isn't just warm bread.
Apparent this is wrong and bread should go into the toaster bottom first and not sideways, leaving the top of the bread above the elements and therefore just warm rather than toasted. A debate ensued. (Yes we are very boring early in the morning)
The kids ate it and didn't comment so I guess it wasn't an issue to them.
So I have come to get a general consensus, how do you put your bread in the toaster? Is there a right or wrong way? Or is toast just toast regardless?

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nickelbabe · 29/08/2015 12:21

Sideways definitely.
Unless the bread is short enough that it fits the other way.

OurBlanche · 29/08/2015 12:22

Ah! Now I see it Blush

In my defense I have never owned a toaster, always used the grill!

nickelbabe · 29/08/2015 12:25

I'm sure the newer ones have longer slots.
We can fit a tall slice of bread into ours, and couldn't in the old one.
Will check the brand when I get bone

nickelbabe · 29/08/2015 12:25


GlitzAndGigglesx · 29/08/2015 12:25

Mine doesn't fit in sideways and I have to flip the bread because the toaster is kind of broke and only toasts one side so it takes over 5 minutes to make toast. I think it's time for a new one Grin

Kbear · 29/08/2015 12:26

In Scotland they have that delicious tall bread - what is it called?? No way is that going sideways. you have to toast the top first then turn it. What is that bread? It has no crusts at the side - just top and bottom and London doesn't sell it, it's an outrage.....

wafflyversatile · 29/08/2015 12:42

Most of the bread I toast is square. I put it in bottom first. Other than that it depends on the shape and it goes in whatever way it fits.

I know the bread you mean, kbear. mothers pride scottish plain or panny loaf or something.

wafflyversatile · 29/08/2015 12:46

Oh, no apparently they were plain loafs and a pan loafy is the one with crust all the way round.

My dad calls what we would call a loaf a 'half loaf'. Not sure what that's about.

noeffingidea · 29/08/2015 14:56

Mine goes under the grill. I check it at regular intervals so that I can move it around if it looks uneven (and so it doesn't burn, of course ????)

TheRealAmyLee · 29/08/2015 15:00

My toaster is cheap and tiny so I cant do sideways. I have to turn it. I use 40p plastic tongues from ikea for this task.

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth · 29/08/2015 15:02

I don't have a toaster :(

DisconcertedAndRetired · 29/08/2015 15:27

Bread doesn't fit sideways on mine. Apparently British bread is larger than average, so doesn't fit 99% of toasters, which are designed for the world market. Last time I looked, somebody (might have been Phillips) boasted a toaster specifically designed for the British market, which will toast the whole of a slice in one go, without you having to put the slice in sideways,, or turn it around.

When I was reading toaster reviews it was impossible to find one where there wasn't a complaint about it not toasting the whole slice.

Frusso · 29/08/2015 15:30

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MummaV · 29/08/2015 18:23

I'm glad I'm not alone! I also feel for those of you without a big enough toaster to put bread in sideways. I am evidently blessed with my Morphy Richards :)

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starfishmummy · 29/08/2015 19:08

Mine goes in whichever way it fits. Usually this will be sideways for one or two slices. But if I am doing four they go in top (or bottom) first. I like my toast very well done all over so if any of the slice has been above the elements and is not done, then I take the slices out and put them in again the other way up.
Other members of the family are not so fussy!!

TentUpFirstBunkUpLater · 29/08/2015 19:15

I have a long slot toaster and put the bread in sideways.

All other toasters are too small

Bread is not made to fit toasters

carabos · 29/08/2015 19:16

If the slice isn't too long, then whichever way will ensure that the whole slice is properly toasted. If it's too long, trim the top off.

Fluffyears · 29/08/2015 20:57

I found that when you toast the bread it shrinks a bit so I put it in upright for a minute then turn it sideways Wink. KP that bread is called 'plain bread' we have either plain or pan loafs. A pan loaf is like warburtons etc.

NorfolkEnchance · 30/08/2015 02:06

I send DH to the shops with a cling film wrapped slice of warburtons toastie to find a 4 slice toaster that the bread actually fit in after our toaster broke. Nobody wants a half toasted slice, your friend is odd

Mermaidhair · 30/08/2015 06:17

I have just googled "British bread"! I could not picture it for the life of me.

Pointlessfan · 30/08/2015 06:25

We don't have a toaster, love proper grilled toast, you can do 6 slices at once to each individual's exact requirements!

FrancesNiadova · 30/08/2015 08:54

YANBU, sideways here if it will fit, flip 1/2 way if it won't. Your friend is just weird Grin

RatOnnaStick · 30/08/2015 08:57

We have a long slot toaster too. Much easier.

treaclesoda · 30/08/2015 08:59

Plain loaf makes the best toast. Pan loaf is second best. But previous posters are correct, plain loaf doesn't fit in sideways, ever, so it's out with the toaster tongs and flip it half way through.

CalebWomble · 30/08/2015 09:04

I came to make toast to check I was remembering correctly. (And have breakfast.) My slots are tall enough that most normal slices will fit in standing up anyway, but I generally do it sideways by habit. Hate little cheap toasters that leave a white strip.

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