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Spanish translation: Calentar en 9, calor alto en 3 y calor maximo en 4

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14:23 Sep 14, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: heat, heel and crown (toaster settings)
Phrase is as follows:

"Check toaster settings: Heat at 9, Heel at 3 and Crown at 4."

I translated as "...Calentar a 9, Enfriar a 3 y Terminar a 4." But I really don't know what "heel" and "crown" mean.

Please help.
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 15:03
Spanish translation:Calentar en 9, calor alto en 3 y calor maximo en 4
Explanation:
Verificar la calibración del tostador como sigue: 9 para calentar, 3 para calor alto y 4 para calor maximo.
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Beatriz Read
Local time: 13:03
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Summary of answers provided
naOh, I forgot....!xxxLia Fail
naSee belowIvan Sanchez
natoasters are somewhat curious but, this is my guess:
Luz Bordenkircher
naFascinating!xxxLia Fail
naCalentar en 9, calor alto en 3 y calor maximo en 4Beatriz Read


  

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21 mins
Calentar en 9, calor alto en 3 y calor maximo en 4


Explanation:
Verificar la calibración del tostador como sigue: 9 para calentar, 3 para calor alto y 4 para calor maximo.

Beatriz Read
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32 mins
Fascinating!


Explanation:
Bread and how it is perceived, even bought in different countries is a fascinating subject.

In Britain and Rep. of Ireland, bread is like the Spanish Bimbo in form, but fresh, bought directly from the baker's or from a shop in plastic. It tends to stay fresh longer than the Spanish 'barras'. The heel is literally the 'talón'and the crown is the 'corona', i.e. parts of the bread.

However, I have never seen a toaster that describes such settings, so my only guess is as follows - you know how the toasting can be uneven - well, maybe you can set the toaster so that the heel and crown get done less, so they don't get burnt to a cinder, thus the lower setting.

Even though I can't be absolutely certain re. my guess, I think you can safely translate as "Heat 9, Heel 3 and Crown 4" especially if there are in fact 3 different settings on the left, in the middle and on the right.


xxxLia Fail
Spain
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1 hr
toasters are somewhat curious but, this is my guess:


Explanation:
Heat: Calentar

heel: It is when you let the food stand in the preheated oven. Perhaps "Precalentar" would do

Crown: Alto

Good luck!

Luz Bordenkircher
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6 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Refering to a toaster's settings:
Heat: Means the total amount of heat provided by the device's resistances (9).
Heel: base of the toaster (the heat is less in that area.
Crown: Top of the toaster (most toasters distribute the heat to do the bread as desired by the owner as possible). My translation:
"Verificar la posicion de los controles: calor en 9 (posicion #9 en el cuadrante).
Base en 3.
Superior en 4.
Luck!

Ivan Sanchez
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1 day 8 hrs
Oh, I forgot....!


Explanation:
........that I had to translate it.

It might depend on how the bread goes in - vertically or on its side, thus
Calentar,parte superior, parte inferior
OR
Calentar, extremo izquierda, extremo derecha

Another alternative:
Calentar, base, corona


xxxLia Fail
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