Watched bread does indeed toast

The Magimix Le Toaster Vision features transparent sides for easy viewing while toasting bread.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
No more burnt toast surprise. Magimix

The future of toasting is here. And it may be bright, but you don't have to wear shades. In fact, obscuring the vision is exactly opposite of this particular toaster's intended nature. The Magimix Le Toaster Vision favors transparency over the opaqueness of stainless-steel. However, a toaster, no matter how shiny or clear as the case may be, still needs to accomplish the one task it was designed for, namely, the toasting of bread.

Featuring easy viewing thanks to the double-walled glass exterior, the Toaster Vision is also constructed of stainless steel and cast aluminum. Actual toasting is accomplished via four quartz infrared electric heating elements housed under reflectors designed for maximum coverage. Familiar options are integrated and include a shade selector, defrost, and of course, a slide-out crumb tray.

We've seen transparent toasters before, but this time it's more than just a concept rendering. The Magimix Le Toaster Vision is a bonafide product, but for now, you'll have to go to Italy to pick one up. The unique toaster is exclusively available at Design Supermarket de la Rinascente Piazza Duomo in Milan until the end of February 2010. Until then, concepts and web images will just have to do (and maybe even after, as at a price of 250 euro, this toaster costs a lot of bread.)

(Via Arredarein)