Printing Your Toast

by Andy Polaine on December 6, 2009

in General


Congratulations to one of my MA students at Luzern, Othmar Mühlebach, who has just won the second prize at the Berner Design Awards for his toaster re-design. Based on the idea of a printer, you lay a stack of bread at the top and each slice runs through the toaster.

Given the trend for burning designs onto toast, I expect Othmar’s design could be modified to burn any kind of graphic. Might overheat the USB cable though.


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1 KUMO December 9, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Wonderful! I’d like to use this toaster.

I’d just stopped by the Offenburg station to change trains on the last September. How about the climate in this time of the year? Do you have snow?

2 Andy Polaine December 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm

No snow yet, Kumo. Usually in late December or January, but global warming seems to be taking its toll.

3 Asi December 15, 2009 at 10:17 am


hope all is great man

4 Cory December 15, 2009 at 6:33 pm

this is actually like a trimmed down version of the commercial toasters that fast food places use.

5 Andy Polaine December 16, 2009 at 9:38 am

Kind of, but much cooler. (Actually hotter – apparently the toast would have to go through quite quickly and the heating element thus be very hot).

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