Want to make bread into toast in under a minute? This Turbo Toaster prototype by Oliver Newberry of London can do just that, provided you're okay with the noise that two huge jet engine-like fans blowing hot air onto the toast will make. The inspiration for this invention? The fact that his beans became cold before the toast was done heating up. To this, we have two things to say. One, who eats beans on toast? And two, why not just wait until your toast is done to make your beans? [Daily Mail]
This would dry out the bread something fierce.
The secret to good toast is an element hot enough to toast the two exposed faces fast enough that the interior moisture remains. Crispy outside, chewy inside, with the heated starches and sugars deliciously suspended in the no-man's land between the two, interacting with the wheat proteins, making toast taste like, well, toast.
No one likes overly crumby toast.