Charles Strite

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Birthday
27, 1878
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Oct 18, 1956 (78)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1878
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Oct 18, 1956 (78)

About

Inventor of the device used to toast bread, especially by exposure to electrically heated wire coils, and the first pop-up toaster.

Before Fame

He noticed that the toast in the cafeteria of the manufacturing plant where he worked was always burned, and he began to figure out a way to automate the toasting process.

Trivia

His toaster wasn't the first one patented, but previous versions relied on users to end the toasting process and were not very fire safe.

Family Life

His family was residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when he was born.

Associated With

He and Percy Spencer's microwave revolutionized the American kitchen and food habits.