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Friday
Jan152010

Magimix Vision Glass Sided Toaster - Hands On



I got to have a good look at the Magimix Vision clear glass sided Toaster today in Kendals (House of Fraser) in Manchester.

Previously I’d only seen renders in a nice video.


In person (?) it’s a nice machine and I was glad to see that the glass sides fold down for easy cleaning of the interior. Obviously I didn’t get to test it – Kendals staff might have objected if I’d pulled a couple of slices of bread out of my pocket. Instead they left me alone long enough for me to take a few pictures with my iPhone shown below.

Now the sticker shock – for those who don’t know Magimix, they are a prestige kitchen equipment manufacturer and already sell a number of Toasters costing £100 plus. Since the Vision is the new top model in their range, the price reflects this and it’s £160. Yes that’s £160 just to make toast, strangely enough I’m still tempted to buy one.

I have a bit of a history with novelty toasters – my current model  is an old youtube hit with over 100,000 views of my video entitled “My Incredibly Cool Toaster”.

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The Magimix model might not be as interesting to watch as that one, but it would ensure I burnt my toast less frequently.

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Reader Comments (4)

What a great site!

I was searching the next for the glass sided toaster I saw today in the window of Selfridges and stumbled over your site - great stuff and all done with a sense of humour. Smashing!

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue Kichenside

Thanks Sue - its comments like yours that make it all worthwhile.

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTechmoan

Wow love your existing toaster! I fully understand wanting to get the Vision toaster despite the price tag. Form AND function over just function is always a draw. And besides first thing in the morning one doesn't really want to deal with burnt toast over and over again before having ones morning coffee!

Cm

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercravenmaven

Such very Nice and informative ideas i was searching the next for the glass sided toaster I saw today in the window of Self ridges and stumbled over your site - great stuff and all done with a sense of humor..
Thanks for sharing with us.

September 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMagimix Vision Toaster

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