Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has perhaps the best overview of high end toasting -
All evidence suggests that we are now living in a modern renaissance of the toasting arts– what history will soon recognize as the era when toasting went digital and the human race finally broke free from its ancient bonds of monochrome squares.
Or maybe not. Whatever history will say about it, we have seen a lot of rapid toaster evolution lately. Concept cars have been around since the beginning, but its perhaps only in the last year that concept toasters have been getting some attention.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Play with your food: Rework your toast – Link.
MAKE: toast (laser toasted) – Link.