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Postby ono » April 27th, 2010, 11:33 am

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I am thinking of buying a toaster, but I haven't seen anything lately that screams "awesome".
Also, I am a bit tired of the 50s revival trend, a la Dualit, any ideas?
To kick off i thought this was kind of nice, in a very "graphic" way:
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Postby yo » April 27th, 2010, 12:21 pm

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That is pretty nice, very 90's swatch like.

On a counterpoint, I've had a 4 slot Dualit for the past 10 years, still love it. More timeless than retro once you live with it for a bit.

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Postby robertcj » April 27th, 2010, 12:33 pm

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I found that Bodum toaster about a month ago and sent it straight to my amazon wish list.

I thought this B & D at target was styled nice too. Kinda like an industrial HP printer, but it's really cheaply made.

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Postby ono » April 27th, 2010, 12:36 pm

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I'm sure it's lovely.
It's still intresting that we (include myself) generally find this retro/revival style so appealing for home appliances, no modern kick-ass toaster that you lust over? ( this doesn't happen with, say, mobile phones)
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Postby ono » April 27th, 2010, 12:37 pm

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I didn't know B&D did toasters , bold move
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Postby NURB » April 27th, 2010, 12:47 pm

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I have this disaster.
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It's huge and heavy. And it has a 3 prong grounded plug (!), that means it has power. But, it works so I'm not replacing it for another 15 years.
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Postby engio » April 27th, 2010, 1:20 pm


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I was shopping for a new toaster for a while, but realized all are so HUGE. Why?! The footprint of those things are 4 times as big as they need to be. And gaudy. I would place the toasters and water boilers in the same category as toothbrushes and razors. They all try way to hard. So I ended up keeping the old toaster I snatched from mom and dad when I moved out.. 7 years ago. 15+ y.o. and still works!

It's this one, only a two toast version. It could be mistaken for an ipod sans the graphic.
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It's actually quite repulsive when viewed like that in the spotlight.. I guess I like it cause it's so undemanding of attention in my kitchen.

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Postby yo » April 27th, 2010, 3:11 pm

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for a more modern toaster I like this Rowenta by Jasper Morison or this Siemens by Porsche Design
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Postby mo-i » April 27th, 2010, 3:30 pm

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Let's write a thesis about toasters:

First I bought some very cheap store brand ones. The first one gave up on me after 11 months.
(within the warranty). The next one went 9 months later. These things were too cheaply built as
the connectors in the heating spirals burned through due to frequent use.

So I went and spent 50p on a "vintage" one with stainless steel housing. That was a perfect solution
para me, but the girlfriend complained it was only capable to roast the bread "dark" or "Tijuana".

If you want to purchase a new one have a look at siemens:

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Postby Electroflux » April 27th, 2010, 3:51 pm

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I really like the looks of that second Siemens toaster. I wonder how many people will think it's a speaker from a distance?

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Postby rkuchinsky » April 27th, 2010, 3:58 pm

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I also hate most contemporary toaster. All so much cheap crap and fake stainless.

I previously had an old chrome toaster from the 50's that was actually a wedding present for my grandmother's wedding. bakelite handles, cloth cord and all. The best toaster functionally I've ever had. Never burned the bread, toasted evenly, popped up great.

Only gave it up because I couldn't fit a bagel in. Pic below in the front.

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I search for about 3 months before I bought a toaster. I would have got the Porsche one, but I think they don't make it anymore (at least that I could find).

I came across this DeLonghi and that was it. All real aluminium, crumb tray, pretty slim, but fits bagels and 4 slices. No complaints. Kinda a combo of the best things of the Porsche one and the Morrison one. Think it's also now discontinued though. Mine I think its longer though than the one in the pic, but could be perspective.

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The Bodum one is nice. I saw it the other day.

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Postby ono » April 27th, 2010, 4:10 pm

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I love the rowenta
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Postby mo-i » April 27th, 2010, 4:37 pm

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Post by ono » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:10 pm
I love the rowenta


Might be a good toaster but you could rather download the "toast app" from the I-tunes store
to achieve the same result.
Or for the designers there might be the "I-podize radii" function within the next SolidWorks
release...
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Postby ono » April 27th, 2010, 5:58 pm

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Don't know, I haven't tried it.
Since when does apple own radii? : )
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Postby rkuchinsky » April 27th, 2010, 6:06 pm

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mo-i wrote:
Post by ono » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:10 pm
I love the rowenta


Might be a good toaster but you could rather download the "toast app" from the I-tunes store
to achieve the same result.
Or for the designers there might be the "I-podize radii" function within the next SolidWorks
release...


Restraint is not such an easy thing to do, and do well. If it were don't you think there would be a lot more minimal products given that people love Apple stuff so much?

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