So, this question obviously isn’t posed to those who toast in toaster ovens…
Lately I’ve gotten into having bagels for breakfast 2-4x/week. I buy a variety of flavors, but I’m particularly fond of bagels topped with seeds, including heavy coats of poppy seeds. These coatings commonly come off when toasted IN my toaster’s slots. What I’ve taken to doing is place the bagel halves horizontally, straddling the slots, i.e., with the slots themselves empty. Doing it this way doesn’t toast perfectly evenly, but if you clock the bagel during toasting, it works pretty well.
I’ve also realized this method works for folks with narrow slot toasters, and with turning the seeded side down.
Does anyone else do this?