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Roastie Toaster Concept Allows For Perfect Toasting – Sadly Only One Slice At A Time Though

Roastie Toaster Concept (Images courtesy Mateusz Główka)
By Andrew Liszewski

They say if you build a better mouse trap the world will beat a path to your door, but I think what humans really need is a better way to make toast! I’ve yet to find a toaster that I can really rely on, so I’m happy to see that design students like Mateusz Główka, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, have set themselves upon improving its design. And I’m not saying the Roastie has quite hit the nail on the head just yet, but it definitely shows promise.

The most important aspect of the Roastie are the heating elements which are built into arms that rotate around the piece of bread, like a ferris wheel, ensuring even toasting. And since everything is built into a transparent sphere, you can easily monitor your toast for doneness and make sure it doesn’t burn. The sphere has the added bonus of trapping and concentrating the heat from the elements, so it doesn’t escape through an open slot, reducing toasting times and energy use. The kicker though? Unless it can do its thing in mere seconds, who has the patience to make toast one slice at a time? Not this guy!

[ Mateusz Główka – Roastie ] VIA [ bookofjoe ]

  • logan

    Won't that always burn the edges of your toast, since the elements get closer to the edges than they ever do to the middle? Its exactly the opposite of conventional toasters, which don't have edge-elements at all. Toastfail.

  • + :: ON SALE

    — but it's good for singles :)

  • Rachel S. Chen

    I’m having qualms with that too. Quite possibly the number of prongs directed at the middle might compensate (to some degree) for the huge difference in distance, but I doubt that is enough to obtain uniform toastage throughout the volume of bread slice.