You’ll want to raise a glass to a revolutionary device appropriately dubbed the ‘toaster’. Toasters bring the warm, crispy flavor typically reserved for pizza crusts and fresh crunchy sourdough straight into your kitchen. Slide past the lackluster sandwich of yesterday, and liberate lunch by capturing those wafer thin layers of cured deli slices between crispy twin companions. Stick it to the man and indulge avocado toast on the cheap. Even the most decadent demands are satiated with cinnamon sugar dusted over warm melted butter on toast.
Scottish scientist Alan MacMasters created the Eclipse in 1893, sparking more than bad wiring and instantly freeing new flavors. Today’s common toaster is a ubiquitous kitchen appliance and houses dual slots for sliced bread. The press of a lever compresses a spring which lowers the bread and simultaneously activates a system of heated coils. Unlike the microwave, which excites water molecules and tends to produce a warm yet rubbery result, the toaster produces a warm and evenly browned slice with crunch. Toasters plug into any conventional home socket and feature a dialable range from lightly browned bread to blackened charcoal.
Because of this invention, breakfast sandwich lovers can indulge runny egg and hollandaise fetish on crispy english muffins. Not since water was transmuted into wine has a familiar food enjoyed a chrysalis like this. The best thing that ever happened to bread was giving it cause to be sliced in the first place.