If, like me (and pretty much the rest of the planet), you're notorious for tossing bread in the broiler or toaster oven and letting it burn to a crisp before you finally remember it's there, then this new bread-toasting concept is pretty damn cool.
The ultra modern design from Stumpf Studio is technically just a prototype, but the forthcoming final product has some serious potential. Outfitted with bamboo and clear glass trays embedded with coil heating elements, the unit allows you to watch your bread as it toasts—and hopefully prevent it from popping up looking like a charcoal-covered mess. There's even a touch screen timer and temperature selector.
The gadget is currently nameless (though some media outlets are referring to it as the Eco Toaster) but is the start of a three-part series of sustainable kitchen appliances from creator James Stumpf of Dayton, OH. No word yet on when and if it will hit the market, though it's probably more than likely. That is, assuming it gains as much popularity as the coffee-brewing alarm clock and the fridge that does your grocery shopping. And we're thinking this is a sure bet considering all the loaves of bread it'll save us.