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Concept Toaster Lets You Watch As It Does Its Work

Concept Toaster Lets You Watch As It Does Its Work

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By Chris Scott Barr

Toast is one of the more simple foods to make in the kitchen. It’s arguably only more difficult than boiling water. Of course there’s no good way to know exactly when the bread has gotten to that perfect brown color. Sure, you can fiddle with that little slider or or knob, but it never really does any good. Of course this wouldn’t be such an issue if you could actually see the toast as it’s cooking.

One designer decided that they would solve the problem by using glass sides to heat the toast. This would allow you to watch it as it cooks. Unfortunately the glass won’t actually get hot enough to toast the bread (and I’m really not sure how you’d get it out of there without burning yourself). It looks like this one will permanently be in the ‘concept’ stage.

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  • charliehorse43

    It would have to be a slow day to want to watch toast burn.

  • wikasa85

    I must admit tha it pretty kool…. Surprised no one thinked of it before

  • ojone87

    its funny how old some off the stuff that gets posted here is, i saw this last year sometime i think.

    But i must say i think its just as cool now as i did then, im not quite sure howed it work though.

  • mcman

    What bugs me is my toaster has buttons for bagels and pastry but they must be just for show because they do nothing.

  • Dyoung720

    this looks cool. I would buy one but i have a 4yr old that would want to toast and entire loaf of bread to just watch it burn.

  • EspritOuvert

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'm usually busy in the morning, not staring at my toaster. Plus, it's never burned a toast yet.

  • franco1975

    I like this!!

  • http://SlySpyder.com Tosh

    I hope this turns into reality some day. I'd buy one!

  • http://zotel.livejournal.com/ Zotel

    Ahh once again the perfect piece of toast remains an elusive dream >sob<

  • chaosoldier

    Here is the thing about glass, like it says above it is a poor conductor of heat. It takes too long to heat up and stays hot for a long time when it does not at all practical for use in a toaster. Now having glass with an exposed conductive coating like you see on the inside of car rear windows would work but you would probably lose a fair amount of visibility mostly defeating the purpose of the toaster.. All in all a cool concept, but it's just going to be that, a concept.

  • chaosoldier

    Here is the thing about glass, like it says above it is a poor conductor of heat. It takes too long to heat up and stays hot for a long time when it does not at all practical for use in a toaster. Now having glass with an exposed conductive coating like you see on the inside of car rear windows would work but you would probably lose a fair amount of visibility mostly defeating the purpose of the toaster.. All in all a cool concept, but it's just going to be that, a concept.