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Gentlemen, start your toasters

New Siemens long-slot toaster from Porsche Design looks cool while it turns up the heat on your whole wheat.

Jennifer Lowell
Jenn Lowell spent her time at the University of Colorado building robots and other toys before earning her graduate degree in mechatronics and mechanical engineering. She is a self-proclaimed lover of anything that runs off of electricity and has moving parts or motors. Currently pulling double-duty as a high school science teacher and freelance blogger, she has free time seldom enough to deeply appreciate the modern technological conveniences that give her more of it. She is a long-time recreational blogger currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
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The modern toaster looks futuristic and has the technological features to match. Porsche Design

Here's a toaster that could pass as a conversation piece at your next poker game: this long-slot toaster from Siemens was designed by Porsche Design, a shootoff company of the automotive industry leader that specializes in consumer and home products with a focus on cutting-edge design. Sure, it'll toast your bread, but it'll also look really good doing it.

The toaster has an LCD display that shows how brown your bread has gotten, and you can choose from 11 cooking levels. The toaster even has a memory function, which will remember the setting you used the last time you turned it on. The slot can fit two slices at once, provided they're less than 25 centimeters long (or a dinner roll, if you use the roll attachment), and according to the Web site, it "features an integrated cover which protects the heating element from breadcrumbs and dust." It's also made of brushed aluminum and looks futuristic enough to match your future Porsche. Hey, if you can't have the car, at least you can have the toaster, right?