A minimalist's kitchen must have clear counter space. That is what gives the feeling of calm and serenity to a kitchen. Many people leave small appliances out when they really only use them for a few minutes a day. In a minimalistic kitchen, there aren't any appliances on the counters unless there is an appliance garage to put them in. So, here's my tip about toasters.
Buying a toaster that is small enough to fit into a cupboard when not in use is a great counter space saver. After it cools, open the crumb tray and brush the crumbs into the sink then put it away. The toaster never needs special cleaning because it just stays clean saving you both time and space. Check out the Hug The Cook website to compare toasters. The link is included in my favorite links.