The primary function of an electric toaster is to toast sliced bread. Different types of toasters are available in the market, namely automatic, semi-automatic and non- automatic.
The automatic toaster is faster, requires less attention and eliminates some manual operations.
Since it is electrically operated equipment, it must be handled with
1. Apart from wiping the outside with a damp cloth the toaster may be inverted and gently tapped to get rid of the burnt bread crumbs lodged inside it.
2. Forks should never be used to remove the bread slice as they may damage the heating element as well as give an electric shock if the toaster is connected to the main.
3. The toaster should be placed on a heat-resistant non-conducting asbestos sheets.
Labour Saving Devices
Changes in social and economic conditions in the last few years have resulted in changed responsibilities for both the gainfully employed and full time homemaker. Normally the homemakers spend much of their time in the kitchen. It will be helpful if they can save steps, energy, money and time in several ways in the kitchen. Labour saving devices both electrical and non-electrical are increasingly utilized by the homemaker at present. These tools and appliances have become part and parcel of the houses because of the comforts they yield. Adjusting the homemakers workload at home and outside the home necessitates the use of tools and appliances for carrying out the household activities.
Labour saving devices are the tools and appliances used to save both time and energy of the homemaker.