Over the last 100 years, toasters have become an integral part of our kitchens and morning routines though technologically they haven’t exactly advanced further than digital timers and pop-up ability. However, a new creation from Basheer Tome, a student inventor, can change everything we knew about toaster tech and toaster making. Dubbed the Hue Toaster, the smart new creation came into being as an undergrad project for an industrial design class Tome takes at Georgia Tech. What sets the toaster apart from all those high priced creations major electronics corporations have produced so far is the fact that it can actually toast your bread slice to a level of doneness that you desire.
Unlike regular toasters that only allow you to choose between a bunch of presets and really don’t have the ability to toast a bread slice to your exact liking, the Hue toast actually uses a photo sensor to match the color of your toast to one that has been done to a certain degree. For example, you may want a very well done or almost burnt toast but your partner likes hers in a honey color and you often need to stand over your regular toaster to take one out before it browns too much or have to drop it in once more to get it to burn slightly.
The Hue, however, takes care of all your toast worries and you just need to select a shade of “doneness” and the smart toaster does the rest. The Hue Toaster is also programmed to sense when a slice of bread is frozen or colder than usual and thaws it out before beginning the toasting process. The toaster also senses when its dealing with thicker slices of bread or items like bagels and adjusts its toasting accordingly.