A US student has developed a new 'smart' toaster which can cook bread to a person's exact preferred shade of brown without burning it.
The toaster ditches traditional time settings in favour of a state-of-the-art colour-sensing method to ensure the bread inside never burns.
The 'Hue' smart toaster has been designed by 21-year-old Basheer Tome from the Georgia Institute of Technology after he grew tired of having to hover over unreliable toasters only for his bread to emerge burnt.
When the bread is put into the new toaster, an electronic screen on the machine displays the colour of the slice as it is, the 'Daily Mail' reported.
A circular touch-display screen gives the user the various shades of brown they can select for their toast and even shows them the colour it will be when cooked.