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I've an "Aga toaster", which is like a couple of disks of 2cm wire mesh joined together with a handle:

Aga toaster

But no matter what I try, most of the time the toast sticks. Any ideas?

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Have you tried non-stick cooking spray? Olive oil? Butter? No difference? –  Ocaasi Aug 9 '10 at 13:50
    
Have you pre-heated the "Aga toaster"? (Or is it sticking to the plate?) –  Tobias Op Den Brouw Aug 9 '10 at 15:26
    
I would, but I don't want the butter cooked - fried bread is nice, but it's not what I'm after with my coffee in the morning! –  Jeremy McGee Aug 11 '10 at 8:21
    
Yes, pre-heating makes little difference. I think it cools down by the time I've opened the lid and popped the bread in. –  Jeremy McGee Aug 11 '10 at 8:22
    
Once you've had a go at the other solution, let me know if you still have problems. I have an Aga expert on tap, but it will take some snail time to get a response. :) –  Tobias Op Den Brouw Aug 11 '10 at 8:46

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You can try to tossing some Flour on your Aga toaster first, but it will give you extra grill marks on your toast.

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Now that sounds like a good idea. I'll give it a go and report back. Grill marks aren't a problem, it's part of the character of the whole thing -- if I cared that much I'd use an electric toaster, but given that the Aga is warm and ready... –  Jeremy McGee Aug 11 '10 at 8:23
    
And yes, did the trick nicely, bravo! –  Jeremy McGee Sep 14 '10 at 17:33

We have found that the best way to cook the toast with our AGA toaster is to open the silver lid and place your AGA toaster with the toast inside on the metal hot pan, but do not close the lid. After a while, turn your toast over and lift up the top facing handle of the toaster. Repeat this process for the perfect toast or toasts.

If you want to do this faster, do exactly as I've said but with the lid down and open the lid and toaster lid more frequently.

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