I’ve had to rely on Google Translate to get the full details on the Türlitoaster – but I can tell you for sure that this is a stunning piece of design from 1959 – and you can still buy one today.
Originally made in Switzerland in the late 50s, this a mechanical toaster that pre-dates the pop-up toaster. Stick in your bread, toast one side, then use the flip mechanism to toast the other side (without burning your fingers). The downside is that you need to use our judgement to decide if it’s toasted – automation only went so far in the 50s.
Yes, it mans more work but I think you’ll struggle to find a cooler toaster in any kitchen. Available online for 49 Euros (around £34).
Find out more at the Manufactum website