Having a second appliance at the ready to do our culinary bidding is the well-deserved right of the modern human. After all, once upon a time the only kitchen gadget that existed was a stick. When early humans moved inside, they brought their fire with them, and for millennia a home-cooked meal was made with this one and only "appliance." Eventually this gave way to the wood-burning stove, but the concept remained the same: one place to cook every meal. Then somebody, somewhere brought home the first toaster and all of a sudden home cooks everywhere had to … Read more
Mornings can be fraught with difficulty. Navigating the treacherous confines of the refrigerator all too often leads to breakfast dashed upon the shores of our kitchen counters. Some of us seek morning sustenance in a manner that is as easy as can be, and have learned that to get through those fateful first minutes of the day the best advice is to simply keep it easy. This evolution of understanding has made it clear that nothing more complicated than a toaster is safe to operate in the morning. As such, bread products are the favored breakfast item--until faced with the … Read more
The future of toasting is here. And it may be bright, but you don't have to wear shades. In fact, obscuring the vision is exactly opposite of this particular toaster's intended nature. The Magimix Le Toaster Vision favors transparency over the opaqueness of stainless-steel. However, a toaster, no matter how shiny or clear as the case may be, still needs to accomplish the one task it was designed for, namely, the toasting of bread.
Featuring easy viewing thanks to the double-walled glass exterior, the Toaster Vision is also constructed of stainless steel and cast aluminum. Actual toasting is … Read more
We've looked at toasters that print designs on your toast before. This toaster is actually designed in the style of a printer--stack your toast on top, and each piece "prints" out to your plate below. The eye-catching design is somewhat reminiscent of the iMac, and it would look fabulous in my kitchen. Er, in any kitchen.
Sadly, this toaster is not yet available in stores, but its creator, Othmar Muhlebach, just won second place in the Berner Design Awards (that site's in German, by the way), and it's getting quite a bit of attention in … Read more
At some point in the long history of toasters, some enterprising individual realized that setting the thing on its side and giving it a door would create a whole new appliance. Thus the toaster oven was born. All of a sudden, and using practically the same amount of counter space, toasting and heating possibilities were exponentially increased. Since that moment in time, french bread pizza never looked back.
While it is true that the toaster oven is capable of everything from cooking frozen pizza to reheating leftovers, there are a few things the multitalented device has simply not been able … Read more
It's a good feeling when at the end of the workday all that is left to do is to go home. While a pile of completed tasks and jobs may appeal to our inner need to check things off of a list, our productivity needs fuel to sustain its drive. Hunger can be a powerful distraction, as well it should be. But sometimes, its too powerful. A 2-hour lunch break is nice, but sometimes you've just got to bear down and plow through the day. Next time, don't settle for a candy bar to power your way … Read more
Choosing between a toaster and a toaster oven can be difficult. Toaster ovens are incredibly versatile, convenient for warming up leftovers or even cooking entire meals. On the other hand, regular toasters are usually very good at what they are designed to do: the toasting of bread. However, that's pretty much all they do, so our kitchen counters are usually furnished with toaster ovens. However, some people may miss that good old-fashioned toast popping action, so for them, it's not an easy decision.
There can be only one true answer to this conundrum when seeking out a new … Read more
Kitchen appliances tend to play "follow the leader." When somebody comes out with an innovative product or feature, other manufacturers soon follow suit. Think of it as a form of Darwinism: the good features multiply, and the ones that don't work are phased out. One result is kitchen appliances tend to always look the same. For example, toaster ovens are usually long and rectangular and so it always shall be. That was until Sanyo decided to make a toaster oven that stands up.
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You know how annoying it is when you stick your bread in the toaster and accidentally set the dial too high, and when your toast finally pops up, it's darker than you want, or burned?
Granted, most of us over the age of, say, 6 are probably able to handle an ordinary toaster most of the time. But don't you want to watch your toast, well, toasting? Don't you want to see the magic happen?
This concept transparent glass toaster lets you do just that. Or, rather, it wants to let you do just that. Yeah, I … Read more