If you put the dial above 3 you aren’t going to get anything but charcoal out of the thing. It doesn’t matter if the product you put in it is dense or porous, it’s going to burn. Why not adjust the elements or the resistance of the control circuit to max out at whatever setting equals 3 now ?
It’ll make it a safer toaster since accidentally moving the dial or slider to the MAX position will result in an overdone or slightly burnt piece of toast, instead of the glowing piece of coal the current system would provide. It would also give a greater range of browning for bread or bagels because, lets face it, half of the resolution of the current system is wasted. I’ve never owned a toaster that was of any use above the half way point of the dial, so it’s not just the one I currently use that is like this. Why hasn’t one engineer at a small appliance manufacturer ever looked into this poor design ?
Alright then, I can put a check mark next to ‘post a rant on something unimportant’ in my list of blog must haves. I guess next up will be ‘find and post a ‘bizarre music video that is actually quite catchy‘