toasted.

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Completely Customize Your Breakfast

With a Touchscreen Toaster

That Has 60 Different Settings

Revolution/Amazon
Toasters seem to have a mind of their own. One day your bagel pops out perfectly golden brown, and the next, the same setting burns it to a crisp. Revolution’s touchscreen toaster ($280) looks to take the guesswork out of your morning routine by offering 60 different toast settings for basically any form of carbohydrate you throw in there.

This toaster, which sports a 4.4-star rating on Amazon, works just as well with frozen waffles and multi-grain bread as it does for Pop-Tarts and bakery-fresh bagels. All you have to do is program the toaster with what food you want to crisp, the state it’s in (frozen, fresh, etc.), and what color level you want it to be when it pops out.

Once set, the countdown clock will start and an alarm will ring to let you know when it’s done. There’s even a built-in mechanism that adjusts to the size of whatever you’re toasting to ensure all of your food pops out high enough to grab safely with your fingers. The Revolution toaster doesn’t require any pre-heating time, and the company claims it’s 35 percent faster than other versions.

personal note:

this stresses me out just reading about it,

i would need a tech geek to come with the toaster.

“television is like the american toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.”

-alfred hitchcock

 

 

article source: Elaine Selna/Mental Floss

102 responses »

  1. I did not realize that toasting a bagel or piece of bread had become such a meddlesome problem void of some perceived perfection in results. This may be where technology goes a bit too far for me. It would take me longer to program it than it would to toast the bread!

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  2. When technology came into our world, so did the saying “He who dies with the most toys wins.” This is senseless but I know people who I suspect will buy it because it’s now a “gadget” instead of a kitchen appliance.

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  3. Yes, Beth, this is way too complicated for me as well. Besides, it would take away the little tricks I’ve learned along the toasting roads of life. Cut your bagel or English muffin into equal-sized halves and they will toast more evenly. Get sloppy with a thick half and a thin half, and you’ll end up with a brown half and a pale half. And if you need help snagging your hot slice our of the yaw, Pop that little lever up with some force and time your two-fingered snag just right and no problem! There’s my wisdom share for the day.

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  4. I don’t usually toast my bread anyway, but seriously, why make something so simple as toasting bread into such a big deal. of course some people will have to have it, but I feel like it might one of those gadgets that are gearing towards the christmas crowd. Looks like a waste of time and money to me, but hey, maybe some people need help toasting.

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  5. I’m with you, Beth. Besides, the more bells and whistles something has, the more chances of it breaking down and you not being able to fix it on your own! And who’s to say that two bagels in a row won’t end up differently toasted 😉

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  6. When my parents celebrated their 50th anniversary many years ago, we put out some mementos to mark the occasion. One was their original toaster which they still used nearly every day. I looked up the company that made them and discovered they were no longer in business. That’s what happens when you make your products a little too well.

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  7. I like things to be simple, Beth: the three settings on my toaster are totally adequate; my TV remote though it has quite a few more settings does not approach the bizarre figure of 60 settings —

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  8. I saw this while building my wedding registry. I wouldn’t use it because I don’t care about my bread that much, but my fiancé who has an IT background and very much into tech and the smart home idea wanted it. Even with how much it costs!

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  9. It will take ages to get your toast…… dithering which program to use…. just like on TV deciding what to watch when you click through. I don’t do that, a waste of time and I do think I rather have a normal toaster.

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  10. We still use a 2-slice, spring-loaded pop-up toaster, like the first ones that arrived here in the early 1960s. If fact, we bought a new one last year, exactly the same as the old one! That fancy toaster shown here is far too hi-tech for me! 🙂
    Thanks for following my blog, Beth. I was pleased to be notified of that today.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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