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Hot Designer Toaster

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I just love that whole different take. Check out the site for more photos and a "How it works"

designer’s own words:
There has been little development of the toaster since the start of the century, whilst other appliances have developed and improved incorporating new technologies and thinking, toaster have remained relatively untouched. When the toaster was first invented eating toast was a social activity that took place on the breakfast table, these days toasters have been relegated to cheap plastic objects hidden away in the kitchen landscape. This toaster is designed to engage the user, re-invigorating the social context of toasting by questioning everything about what we toast with today…

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Posted by   @   16 January 2007 38 comments
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Jan 16, 2007
3:59 pm
#1 Maris :

Great Toaster! I must get one :)

Jan 16, 2007
4:23 pm
#2 Xerius :

Looks nice :-)

I like toasty’s

Jan 16, 2007
10:01 pm
#3 Momus :

Can’t toast my bagel! Input element needs to be adjustable–like a clamshell that shuts over the bread (muffin, whatever)

Jan 16, 2007
10:16 pm
#4 Niko* :

Hmm, nice looking but the opening looks narrow.

Good luck putting anything but store-sliced bread through it. And forget about bagel halves.

Ah well.

Jan 16, 2007
10:33 pm
#5 Aegir :

Well it’s an interesting idea, but I prefer my toast to be hot when I butter it. By the looks of this, the leading part of the toast is going to be cold by the time the back edge is done.

Jan 16, 2007
10:37 pm
#6 Hubern :

Sux. Looks like it won’t toast anything that isn’t perfectly sized. Style over substance.

Jan 16, 2007
10:42 pm
#7 zanngo :

Looks cool, but my guess is that the toasted end will be all cold and hard before the back end even gets through the toaster…

Jan 16, 2007
11:41 pm

Has anyone wondered how long it takes to have a toast ready with that thing ? Because if the answer is “more than one minute” (and I don’t believe it could be less) then one end of your toast will be cold while you will get burned by the other.

And what if you want to toast a thicker slice of bread… on half a croissant ? (yes, I’m french) :-)

Jan 17, 2007
12:03 am
#9 yonett :

I like the design. It should accommodate toast of various widths. Perhaps a zipper like tapered teeth formation can spread apart but guard against little fingers.

Jan 17, 2007
12:19 am
#10 Brian :

I like it. I’d buy it if it was reasonably priced. Some will gripe that it only does one slice at a time, and that it only accommodates sliced bread (boo hoo, I can’t toast my bagel!). Some design tweaks and you could have two slots – one for bagels & one for sliced bread.

Jan 17, 2007
12:51 am
#11 wayne :

where can we buy them from?

Jan 17, 2007
12:51 am
#12 laurel :

I like it but where do we buy it?
I love how it looks easy to clean up, hate how dirty toasters get.

Jan 17, 2007
1:03 am
#13 Roid :

This is an awesome design. Thanks for the ingenuity.

Does it have a thickness adjustment and is it capable of toasting on one side only? Even if it doesn’t I am tempted to buy one.

Jan 17, 2007
1:10 am
#14 Terra :

i love this new toaster! Design perfect in every way!

Jan 17, 2007
2:46 am
#15 nick :

what about items of different sizes wishing to be toasted, such as bagels or poptarts

Jan 17, 2007
3:48 am
#16 JM :

“This toaster is designed to engage the user, re-invigorating the social context of toasting by questioning everything about what we toast with today…”

Sounds like a pretentious way to look at toast. How about questioning how I can make thick sliced toast or a bagel?

Jan 17, 2007
4:29 am
#17 MirrorError :

Cool Concept, does it work with Bagels, English Muffins or just a certain size of bread? It would be cool if he could work some way to have it spread peanut butter or jelly on it too…

Jan 17, 2007
4:48 am
#18 Martin :

Bad idea though. By the time the last of the toast is toasted, the leading edge will have cooled down. You want to toast the whole thing at once so you get hot buttered toast not crispy dried bread.

Jan 17, 2007
5:33 am
#19 heya :

and like every other toaster it still scatters crumbs everywhere!

Jan 17, 2007
6:44 am
#20 Luke :

The only problem is that it won’t accept many differnt sizes of bread.

personally I prefer a “Wide Format” toaster so I can toast nice big chunks of Sourdough….

Jan 17, 2007
7:06 am
#21 Tamyu :

My main concern with this would be how long it takes. I wouldn`t want to eat a piece of toast that is hot on one end and cold on the other…

Jan 17, 2007
7:17 am
#22 Diane :

What about the bagels?

Jan 17, 2007
9:01 am

There are two issues I see with this toaster:

1. Because normal toasters heat the entire slice of bread at once, when it’s done, the entire thing is warm from the process. With this, as the top part comes out from the toasting area, it begins to cool down. Once the entire piece of bread is ejected from the toaster, the top will be lukewarm, while the bottom piping hot.

2. Again, as the toaster toasts the entire piece of bread at once, it can finish toasting relatively quickly. With this device, the toaster will have to spend at least double the time toasting. The argument “well it can just be hotter” doesn’t work because there’s a reason regular toasters don’t do it– if it’s a lot hotter, it will burn the surface and the inside will still be relatively cool.

I really love the design; I’m just wondering if it’s worth it. Maybe one that feeds through the width of the entire slice would work better.

Beautiful art, though!

Jan 17, 2007
1:08 pm
#24 Paul :

Style over substance? They should call it the iToaster.

Jan 17, 2007
2:02 pm
#25 Stan :

Okay, it’s cool looking, but the idea is basically just a re-upped version of the 1935 toast-o-lator: http://www.jitterbuzz.com/indtol.html

Jan 17, 2007
2:54 pm
#26 Nichrome :
Jan 17, 2007
7:10 pm
#27 redundancy :

YES!

Can’t handle anything but “standard” storebought foam, er, ‘bread’.
The leading end will be cold before the trailing end has toasted.
Thank you sheeple, we’ve read that, over and over, please stop posting the same criticisms!

Jan 17, 2007
9:41 pm
#28 Mark in CA :

Typical case of form over function. For all the reasons already stated above, this is a poor toaster.

Jan 17, 2007
9:42 pm
#29 Boobsie :

And if you want three pieces of toast? How long does that take?

Jan 17, 2007
11:31 pm
#30 peter :

Fantastic design,who gives a damn if it cant handle store bought, cut the crust off.
Can you advise me where we “down under dwellers” can purchase such a knockout toaster ?

Jan 17, 2007
11:46 pm
#31 UofABlog :

Wow! Thats the prettiest thing that would ever be in my kitchen!

Jan 18, 2007
2:20 pm
#32 mehdi :

Hum, et pour toaster des demi-baguettes ? (hell, so a french can’t buy it!)

Jan 27, 2007
8:56 am
#33 Matt :

Oh great! The wife saw that picture and wants one now.

Apr 25, 2007
7:01 pm
#34 ses :

I happen to like the creation! It’s unique, ellegant, and handy. I love the sleek design!! Although some people have complained about the absence of being able to taost other various things such as poptarts, or bagels, or croissants I could really care less. I don’t like any of those items so I would buy one and I’m sure there are many more who would too…Nice product!!!

Jun 22, 2007
9:47 pm
#35 Michael :

Wonderful, this toaster is really too space saving equipment.
I wonder where i can get this toaster. The sleek design
serves a modern trend. I want to get this!!

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