Unfortunately, the function depends on the manufacturer.
While turning off a set of elements may be common, another option is that the setting may just increase the cook time. Bagels are thicker and have more mass than sliced bread, so a longer toast time is necessary to have a similar level of toasting.
In particular there are Cuisinart toasters where ...
The bagel setting deactivates or lowers the power on the outer heating elements. This has the effect of toasting the cut surface of the bagel while only warming the outer surface. Generally it's the inner elements that get up to toasting temperature.
Just found this page when I was trying to find a solution to removing crumbs that lodged on the areas above the tray and wouldn't move when I shook the toaster upside down. I have now discovered that using a paintbrush (art not decorating) is successful.
By toaster I am assuming you mean the type that has slots that you pop the bread into from the top. Normally they also have a removable tray at the bottom, which you say you have taken out and cleaned. Shaking does normally work, but this can also lead to breakage... so maybe not quite so vigorously would be a good idea. I don't understand why you have ...
I have a Dualit toaster and the 'bagel' setting switches off elements on specific sides of each slot, allowing you to toast only the cut side of a bagel or English muffin, which is the norm. If you wish to toast both sides, just use the normal setting.
A toaster is more efficient than a toaster oven, which in turn is far more efficient than heating an entire conventional oven.
Approximate time to make toast – 4 minutes
Watt measured while running – 820 W
Resulting electricity usage – 0.055 kWh
Toaster oven statistics:
Approximate time to make toast – 5 minutes
Watt measured ...
For a start I'd hold the toaster upside down and attempt using a vacuum cleaner with a narrow nozzle attachment in combination with gentle shaking to try and dislodge the dust. Failing that compressed air is available in cans and is often used for removing dust from electronic devices and computer systems. The following is one example from Amazon although ...
In a small toaster oven, using a pizza stone is likely to be a tradeoff:
Toasting -- counter-productive, because it will shield the bottom of the bread (or other item) from the direct radiative heat from the bottom elements; you would want to remove the stone for this use.
Broiling (or as it is called in the British parlance if I understand correctly, ...
It's a bit tricky to tell from your question what your standards for "real" toasters are, and it sounds like you're exaggerating. Every toaster I or my family has ever owned has been capable of doing a lot more than dehydrating bread and adding a hint of color; they've all been able to burn the toast if you set them too high.
That said, at least as of four ...
We always make extra waffles for later use. For short term storage (1 - 2 days) I put them in the fridge. For anything longer I freeze them.
You definitely do not want to fully cook the waffles as they will become hard when you reheat them. (Especially if you like them crispy.) So to your point, intentionally undercook them. I usually cook them to about 2/3 ...
If the bhajis fit into the toaster slots, toaster bags should work. They are primarily intended for toasted sandwiches, but it they can contain melted cheese good I wouldn’t expect a bit of bhaji grease to be a problem. They should work for samosas too.
Most supermarkets sell them, there are lots of brands available on the High Street or online.
A toaster works by converting electricity to heat using resistive heating. This is going to approach 100% efficiency (a little is lost as light). So the heat output (in BTU/hr) is going to be about 3.4 × watts. So, more or less, 5000BTU/hr is the most you can get on a standard US circuit.
The real question is how effectively the toaster delivers that heat ...
You could try a microwave browning, or crisping, dish (I'm just trying to give you search terms here). It will absorb microwave energy, and become hot enough to crisp your Bhaji some way, if you give it a turn, and while you're at it, pop the door open to let the steam out. Warn anybody sharing the kitchen about it though, just in case they grab it without ...
The best way i have found to clean a toaster from the inside is to use a compressed air duster. That will make it very easy to blow out all the crumbs from the the bottom of the toaster. You can view it here