All toasters suck. a resistive heater is about as simple of an electric circuit as you can get. In fact, it is the simplest, if you don't count an open circuit.
- light gauge overbend (LGO) heating element. A type of resistive heating element. Light gauge wire embedded in a ceramic to prevent oxidation and burnout. At least, I think that's what it is. I have not found an explanation specific.
- Water Heater Element
- a resistive heater for electric hot water heaters. A screw-in element in 120VAC and 240 VAC. The screw threads are 2 inch NPT. A typical element is made from a resistance wire packed in a MgO powder packaged in a sheath tube made of one of the following materials: Incoloy® steel type 840 or 800 is a cheaper alternative to Inconel with max immersed temperature up to 1500°F/815°C (40 WSI), stainless steel type 321 or 216L immersed temperature 1200°F/649°C (30 WSI), copper immersed temperature 350°F/177°C (55 WSI), v750°F/399° steel (22 WSI), Inconel (80/20 Nickel/Chromium) is rare to find but good for air temperatures up to 1700°F/926°C (75 WSI).