At long last, I found an old silver plated and seriously tarnished toast rack priced just right for me - "a quid".
On it's maiden voyage to our Sunday breakfast table it became the main topic of discussion.
Both Drew and Matt were thrilled when they saw the set-up. They'd never seen or heard of a toast rack before, but thought it a genius concept.
However, in mere seconds we all discovered a few flaws in the toast rack design. First off, our "medium sliced" bread was a tad wide for the rack. It took some effort to get it out.
Then I noticed something else, which was more important to me. It left a lot of crumbs scattered about.
This got me to thinking an I too had questions formulating about this "toast rack. Why was it invented? Are there toast rack standards?Are all toast racks created equal? So I Googled it--as you do.
I learned that these racks serve a very important purpose--by standing the toast up air circulates between the pieces preventing condensation which can make your toast soggy. And, obviously the little handle makes it easy to pass around the table.
|the Cadillac of toast racks|
So now with a little experience and a few conversations under my belt I have some advice for you.
- If you're shopping for a toast rack, get one with an accompanying tray.
- If you prefer your toasted bread with melted butter be sure to butter it before cooling in the rack.
- Buy a thinner sliced bread when using a toast rack.
- When not in use, show your toast rack a little love by using it to organize mail.