is supposed to burn a Hello Kitty face on one side of the bread, but
it can't do that unless it's set so high that the other side (the non-
Kitty side) of the bread burns. Is there any way to make it toast
All the heating coils are in series, so I can't cut the power to just
some of the coils by adding a diode.
The bread is held in baskets that clamp the bread on the sides when
it's lowered, and I tried making one side of the basket hold the toast
farther from the coils on the non-Kitty side, but it didn't help.
I'm thinking of covering the non-Kitty side with a screen to block
some of the heat, but I can't find a suitable non-metal material (to
prevent shock hazard).
Use bread that has little age on it. The problem is, your bread is
typical super market stuff, really high moisture content. It's made
that way because water content = higher profit. Or find someone to
make up a batch of real home made bread and odds are it will do much
better in the toaster.
On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:20:05 -0700 (PDT), "larry moe 'n curly"
Sorry I can't help with electric stuff.
But if nobody else can solve your problem you might try a cat stencil.
Lay the stencil on the bread and brush some butter on before you put
the bread in a toaster made for sane people.
Not sure if the butter will catch on fire, but if it does move on to
marmalade and other things until you get it right.
Or see if somebody sells one-sided bread so there's no other side to
I once went to the department store to get a toaster, and all
they had was "bagel toasters." I had to ask the guy, "Will these
toast regular bread?" He assured me that they did.
Didn't have any "hello kitty" bagel toasters, AFAIK.
Just use aluminum foil. The basket that holds the bread to be toasted
is made out of metal, right? Just cut the foil to the exact size of the
bread and put it flat against the side that would burn. If you keep
the foil inside the basket, there should be very little shock hazard,
but don't let your local safety nazi find out. ;-P
So you want less power on the plain side, relative to the stencil
- capacitor across plain side. But this will increase Pout on other
side, so add a series choke to the toaster, or run it off a small
transformer to cut a bit of voltage off the supply
- snip some of the R wire out of the plain side, and wire it in on the
- convert the lead to 3 wire, with a wire for the centre tap, and run
it off a CT transformer plus a small series tf on one side, so the 2
element sides get different votlage
etc etc. How do you want to do it?
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