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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fancy toaster

My brother just bought a new toaster at Costco - a Hamilton Beach - for $20. It is stainless steel, and looks like an airstream trailer, or at least that's what I told him and my Mom when I was visiting this weekend.

It has different buttons for what you want to toast. If you toast a bagel, you press "bagel" and it will toast only the inside. Cool, huh?

In the meantime, this fancy toaster has been introduced and shared with the rest of us via

check it out:

Food Stuff

A Toaster With Glass Sides for Viewing

Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
Published: April 6, 2010

A new stainless-steel toaster has see-through insulated glass walls and a button that allows you to stop the toasting at any time, like reality TV at breakfast. It is designed in France by Robot-Coupe, which originated the food processor and first sold the toaster in Europe. This latest appliance has one-sided toasting for bagels, a button for defrosting and toasting simultaneously and a reheat button to warm the toast without further browning. A lever makes it easy to remove small pieces of toast, the ones that often require a fishing expedition in a regular toaster, and the glass walls tip out for cleaning.

Magimix Vision Toaster is $299.95 at Williams-Sonoma stores; later this week it will be at

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