Ever tried to make toast exactly the way you want it, honest ones will admit that it comes down to trial and error. Perfect toast is hard to make due to a few variables. Trying to time the toast doesn’t always give perfect toast because, the thickness and the texture of the bread affects how much heat it takes to toast it. Assuming it is always the same brand of bread going into the same toaster, the moisture of the bread and the temperature it was stored at will again affect how it’s toasted. The perfect answer is to see it with your eyes and pull it out when satisfied. This is where Daniel Thomas’ concept empowers the user: It is transparent from all sides, so you can actually see for yourself when your toast is perfect, and slide it out and enjoy. Daniel Thomas has become a breakfast hero with his DT08.
Although some of us might quickly get bored watching the toast, the curious little kids will see this as magic, and some might even take to watching the toaster like a TV. However, I foresee some older curious mind capitalizing on this clever concept to make a time-lapse video of bread toasting. I only hope this toaster is built with a timer, so that after a short time of watching our bread toast, we can approximate how long it takes to toast the bread the way we want, and set it to slide itself out, switch off, or at least alert us. A concept like this is bound to spread into other appliances, even beyond cooking devices, and they will all bring ease and perfection to obtaining perfect timing on whatever needs to be heated.