How To Use Bread Toaster To Get A Perfect Crisp?

Written by: Kaushik Jethva

Last Updated: January 28, 2023

a red colored bread toaster with 2 bread slices
A red-colored bread toaster with 2 bread slices.

Most of the kitchens can be full of appliances that seem to have more buttons than a spaceship and make you feel like you need an advanced degree to use them. Then there’s the toaster, which can be purchased on a budget and brings comfort with its simple and straightforward design. However, the toaster may not be as uncomplicated as it seems at first glance. Believe it or not, most of us have been using our toaster all wrong.

Before you toss that user manual, keep reading as we give you some helpful tips and tricks to getting the most out of your toast.

1 How to use a pop-up bread toaster?

a white and silver colored popup toaster
A white and silver colored popup toaster.
  1. Plug the power cord of your bread toaster into an electric socket.
  2. The next step is to choose the type of bread slices you want to toast. Insert the bread slices into the slots of the toaster carriage. The number of slots can vary based on the model you are using.
  3. Once you place the bread slices inside the carriage slots, press down the lever and allow the slices to properly grill inside the toaster.
  4. Adjust the temperature knob according to your desired level of toast/grill. You can adjust the temperature knob before or after pressing the lever.
  5. With modern toasters, you also get a “Cancel” button to stop the toasting at any given point in time.
  6. Do not place any kind of metal accessories like a spoon or knife inside the slots of the toaster.
  7. Wait for the bread slices to pop up automatically.
  8. Once you see the bread slices pop up from the toaster carriage, remove them carefully from the slot as they might be still hot.
  9. Your toasted bread slices are now ready to enjoy with any toppings of your choice including butter, jam, or cream.

Note: After you toast your bread slices, be sure to clean your toaster by getting rid of those little leftovers of breadcrumbs inside the toaster. You can clean your toaster by opening the tray placed in the front or back depending on the model you are using. Remove the small extra leftover pieces of breadcrumbs.

2 How to toast bread in an oven?

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Toasting breads inside an oven with a tray.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place your bread slices on a baking sheet without applying any kind of oil or butter.
  3. Insert the baking sheet inside the oven and let it toast for 5 minutes.
  4. Once you see the slices of bread turning golden brown, flip the slices.
  5. Allow the other side to become crispy and turn golden brown.
  6. Turn off the microwave and remove the baking sheet carefully.
  7. Enjoy your toasted bread slices with any of your favorite toppings.

How to toast bread in an oven with a broiler?

toasting bread inside an oven with a broiler
Toasting bread inside an oven with a broiler.

If you want perfectly toasted bread slices quicker and without a mess, a broiler is the most convenient option. The broiler adds a crunchy and more toasted flavor to your bread slices.

  1. Let your oven broil and preheat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place your bread slices on a baking sheet without adding any butter or oil.
  3. Once the broiler is heated up properly, insert the baking sheet near the closest broiler.
  4. Allow the bread slices to toast for 2-3 minutes and allow it to turn to golden brown color.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the microwave carefully and turn off the microwave.
  6. You can now enjoy your toasted bread slices with a wide variety of flavors and toppings you like.

Note: Make sure to watch the complete process if you do not want your bread slices to get burnt quickly.

4 Wrapping Up

Getting the perfect toast for your bread slices is easy, but it still needs to be performed carefully to prevent burning. You will also need to adjust the heat or baking time depending on the type of bread. Now that you have learned various ways to get perfect roasted bread, you can enjoy it with your favorite toppings for breakfast.

FAQ's about how to use a bread toaster

How long should you put bread in a toaster for?

If you want a perfectly toasted bread with a golden brown color, you should put the bread slices for around 5 minutes in a toaster.

Yes, its completely OK to butter the bread before putting it in the toaster. As you apply butter on the bread slices, the butter heats up and melts inside the toaster which gives you an overall rich and perfectly toasted bread.

1. Plug in your bread toaster.
2. Choose the type of bread slices you want to toast.
3. Place the bread slices into the slots of the toaster carriage.
4. Adjust the temperature knob according to your desired level of toast/grill.
5. Wait for the bread slices to pop up automatically.
6. Once you see the bread slices pop up from the toaster carriage, remove them carefully.

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