How is this for an idea?
I ALWAYS burn toast, it's a joke that it is the only thing I just can't master to cook. That and meringues.
Inventbles is a fab show case of material inventions that can be purchased by companies to manufacture in their products. This toaster is just one potential use for heated glass. I'm sure if it went into production the design and functionality would be addressed (like getting the toast out safely.)
Another simple idea I like are labels that dissolve in water - hurrah! Great for people like me who reuse jars for homemade produce but find getting labels off a real bore.
If you love product design as much as I do, check out some other ideas here.
via Apartment Therapy