We love toast. And by we, I mean you. Everybody loves toast. Even if you say you don't love toast...you still do. It's a fact, an irrefutable fact. What's that you say? Don't put words in your mouth? Or toast either? You really don't love toast that much? It's just all right you say? Well, I have proof that you love toast.
Just can't let go of that old-timey stand-up toaster? Do you have a love for grilled cheese sandwiches? (Who doesn't?) Well, if you refuse to get yourself a toaster oven or a panini press, then this product is for you.
Toastabags are little bags for your toaster. Yes, you read that correctly. Little bags for your toaster. Apparently what you do is pile up all the ingredients you want between two slices of bread and jam it down into your toaster. How this possibly cannot be a fire hazard is completely beyond me, but so be it.
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Yes it looks like a Bingo (or Keno) contraption. No it won't win you money. Gambling capabilities aside, Patentee is being touted as the world's first rotary toaster. And who am I to argue? I don't recall ever seeing this idea come to market before. And who would come up with such an idea? Think bread. Think baguette. Think croissant. Think Le French.
The point of origin should not really be too surprising. Le grille-pain four (that would be the toaster oven) would make an ideal toasting device for all sorts of delicious breads. Baguettes, seen in … Read more
I've had hot dogs on the brain all week. Yesterday, I posted about a Kwik-E-Mart style rotisserie griller available for home use and the day before I was all about a hot dog vending machine. Maybe it's because it's All-Star week, or because July is the official high tide of hot doggery. The Fourth of July weekend is the big hot dog day with an estimated 155 million dogs devoured. Whatever the reason for my hot dog affliction, there's no reason to stop celebrating as it is National Hot Dog Month after all.
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Pity the poor toaster. Like a single person surrounded by married couples, it seems destined to be fixed up again and again, with the promise that this coupling will be the match that lasts.
The latest pairing to come to my attention: a Breakfast Set from Team Appliances, which combines a two-slot toaster with a five-cup drip coffee maker. All the expected features are here, from a removable crumb tray and adjustable darkness settings on the toaster to a reusable filter and automatic shut off on the coffee maker. What's missing? A timer to start your coffee brewing before … Read more
I have a secret defense when it comes to toast: I like mine just a little less crunchy than my husband does. There's no way to toast it just "a bit more," which means that, if I've walked away from the toaster, my breakfast will still be there when I get back.
But Breville has made a toaster that makes every aspect of toasting bread just a little bit easier. The Die-Cast 4-Slice Smart Toaster even has "a bit more" function that allows a user to pop a slice back in for just a … Read more
Now this combination makes sense. Toast with an egg is undoubtedly a great pairing to start any day. The problem for me is that if I'm gonna make an egg, most likely I'm gonna fry it. Not necessarily because it will taste better, but more so for the absolute lack of effort it requires. Butter, pan, fry, done. Easy.
Combination appliances always freak me out. I can't help but imagine someday everything will be fused into one gigantic (I suppose I should say ginormous) monstrosity that can cook, clean, and even eat all of our meals for us. Little did we know that when manufactures first started putting seemingly innocuous little clocks into their devices that we were paving the way for our eventual robot overlords.
Appliance paranoia aside, this particular device does seem like a mostly good idea. The microwave has long been heralded as the go-to cooking device for heating up food in a flash, but … Read more
America seems to run on Starbucks. If the world's supply of coffee beans were destroyed, we would be faced by listless zombies struggling to pull themselves out of bed everyday. However, if you're part of the population that doesn't need their daily jolt of caffeine, the latest product from Breville might catch your eye.
In what would seem like something out of sheer science fiction to the tea-drinking community, Breville has combined an electronic tea kettle with an electronically controlled toaster to create a mutant of the breakfast world. With sheer convenience in mind, it features a … Read more
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