Many kitchen appliances get continually banished to the cupboard beneath the counter, but the bread warmer is often kept out and available for daily use. Nevertheless, the Slim Toaster removes itself from the busy food preparation surface, freeing up space for cooking or positioning second-tier contraptions more permanently.
This innovative culinary device earned Ayca Guven and Muzaffer Kocer first prize at an IMMIB Design Competition. It's imaginative and practical, it makes efficient use gravity and maintains a standard of neatness.
Only about as thick as three slices of bread, the form of the gadget is streamlined and contemporary with a set of sleek clip-on tongs. Fixed securely to the backsplash, it incorporates a bread slot from top to bottom. Browned slices are dispensed through the base of the Slim Toaster and the crumbs can be collected for bird food.