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"Yes, that's my new toaster. It's some kind of handheld model, you see! Let me tell you, it burns very hot!"
Winifred Whittle, referring to a blowtorch[src]

A Toaster is a Muggle device used to make toast out of bread for toasting other various breakfast grains.[4]


During the 1990–1991 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Arif Sikander taught his seventh year Muggle Studies about toasters.[1]

The Dursley family owned one, which they kept in their kitchen at 4 Privet Drive.[2][3] One particular brand of toaster was the UV Toastmaster Mark VII.[5]

When Muggle construction workers threatened to disturb the habitat of magical beasts in a forest that had not been properly protected with Muggle-Repelling Charms, witch environmental activist Winifred Whittle spread around the woods a series of Muggle Guards to keep them at bay. While doing so, she retrieved what she called a "toaster" — but was actually a blowtorch.[6]

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Notes and references

Muggle Studies
Muggle Studies class HM.png
Professors: Quirinus Quirrell · Arif Sikander · Unidentified male professor · Charity Burbage · Alecto Carrow · Concordia Rowle
Classrooms: Art Classroom · Fifth Floor classroom · Muggle Studies Classroom · Muggle Studies showroom · Music Classroom
Textbooks: Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles
Subjects: Car (Model car) · Electricity · Hair spray · Light bulb · Muggle transportation · Radio · Roller Skates · Rotary phone · Rubber duck