The Strange History of the Toaster


The first toaster was invented in 1893 by Alan MacMasters in Scotland. The toaster was a metal box with a heating element in it. It was placed on a stove top and the bread was placed inside. The bread was then toasted by the heat of the element.

The toaster was not very popular at first because people did not like the idea of having their bread toasted by a machine. They also did not like the fact that the toaster was not very consistent in its toastiness. It was not until around 1900 that the toaster started to become popular in the United States.

The first electric toaster was invented in 1909 by Albert toast. It was an improvement over the stove top toaster because it was more consistent and it did not require the user to constantly watch it.

Toasters became even more popular in the 1920s as more people started to live in apartments and small homes. Toasters were also becoming more affordable at this time.

In the 1930s, the pop-up toaster was invented. This type of toaster pops the toast up when it is done so that the user does not have to manually remove it.

Today, there are many different types and brands of toasters. Some toasters even have special features such as a defrost setting or a bagel setting. Toasters have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the 1890s.

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