How To Open
Remove the basket. With both hands grab DeltaToast by the bottom feet (where the triangle cutouts are) and pull outwards. Lower the base plate into the coupling position with the bottom of the opposite side.
How to Close
Make sure DeltaToast has cooled to room temperature. Remove the basket and swing the base plate up into the vertical position so it is parallel to the sidewall. Close the body and put the basket back in.
Toasting time is between 2½ and 3 minutes for the first slice, and is ever shorter for the 2nd and 3rd slices, since the toaster is then preheated. Toasting time will vary according to the burner intensity as well as the thickness & density of the bread. It is a good idea to use a digital timer when toasting. For example, set it to 2:30 or 2:45 and when the alarm sounds you can observe the last few moments of toasting, while regulating the heat if needed, to achieve perfect toast.
Bread crumbs may occasionally fall on the base plate and burn up, creating a small amount of smoke. DeltaToast is 100% stainless steel and dishwasher safe.
For best results use a low or medium flame on a medium diameter burner. The burner diameter should be less than the width of DeltaToast. Center DeltaToast over the burner. If you observe uneven toasting (i.e. one side toasted more than the other) adjust the position to compensate accordingly. Gas burners can sometimes emit stronger flames on one side than the other. If this happens you might also check the burner for possible obstructions and clean it. Toasting time is between 2½ and 3 minutes for the first slice, and is increasingly shorter for the 2nd and 3rd rounds, since the toaster is then preheated. Toasting time will vary according to the flame strength and the thickness and density of the bread.
Before purchasing DeltaToast determine if it will work well on your electric burner. To do this, turn on the burner to the high setting but leave it uncovered for 4 or 5 minutes and observe. If the burner cuts itself on and off automatically (due to an integrated thermostat) then DeltaToast will NOT work optimally on your cooktop. Alternatively, if the burner stays on and emits heat constantly then DeltaToast will work very well.
Burners with thermostats can sense the heat draw from the cookware above and regulate their heat output accordingly. DeltaToast is mostly empty volume and thus burners with thermostats might cut on and off frequently, which can slow down the toasting time with respect to gas cooktops.
Toasting time is between 2½ and 3 minutes for the first slice, and is ever shorter for the 2nd and 3rd rounds, since the toaster is then preheated. Toasting time will vary according to the burner intensity and the thickness and density of the bread.
DeltaToast does not work natively with induction cooktops and requires a diffuser / adapter plate.