13. Dualit Toaster

Year Invented: 1952

Designer: Max Gort-Barten

Max Gort-Barten, a German-born entrepreneur, started Dualit in Britian after World War II. Gort-Barten designed the first six-slice toaster with a built-in timer in 1952. The toaster's iconic design (virtually unchanged since its conception) makes it a staple in homes today.

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