Resorting to the trap door clearance maneuver might be admitting default in trying to extricate all of your frozen french toast from the toaster. It is however a lot smarter than putting your fingers inside right after toasting something. Because that would be an oh so very stupid way of making a funny home video.
I find that Kroger's frozen french toast sticks make a nice, simple, and cheap breakfast option. But it would be kind of nice if they weren't split into the size of a large biscotti instead of something more like a slice of bread.