MEGATech Showcase: Toast’s Up! Beth Snyder March 16, 2016 Features There are few things I enjoy more than a good breakfast, and a big part of any good breakfast is toast! There is an incredible variety of toasters available for purchase that not only look neat, but often imprint something on your bread as it cooks. There are also inserts for toasters that will turn your morning sustenance into something special. And then there are stamps, cutters, and molds that will shape your toast (and bread) into your favourite design. Who knew there were so many things to be done with toast? First up we have the NHL toaster, which not only is decorated with your favourite teams’ logo (you’ll notice I featured the Red Wings toaster, but am using the one from the source for this paragraph), but will also imprint either the logo or the team’s name on your breakfast. Price depends on what team you want. The Panthers toaster runs about $35.00 US, while the Red Wings toaster goes for about $60.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets This one doesn’t imprint anything on your toast, but it serves an additional purpose besides just turning bread into breakfast deliciousness. In addition to having adjustable slots to accommodate everything from skinny bread to bagels, it also defrosts… something that is very handy for those of us who keep extra bread in the freezer and sometimes forget to take it out. But there’s more! It also has an AM/FM radio, so you can listen to your favourite morning show while you eat your breakfast. You can pick one up for about $70.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Toast the Pope! I do hope this doesn’t offend anyone, because I find it hysterical! This is a plain white toaster, which makes sense with the vow of poverty and the white robe, but it has two inserts that will imprint your toast. One with the Pope’s face, and one that says, “Spread the Love”. Is that butter? Love is butter? I can accept that. This is a very limited edition, available for about $60.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets More into science than religion? We’ve got you covered! These are inserts designed for use with Burnt Impressions toasters, and they will put that iconic picture of Einstein on your toast. Unfortunately, these are currently out of stock with not only no word on when they’ll be back, but also with no price listed for when/if they are. I’m still including them, though, because they’re neat. Source: 7 Gadgets For the child in all of us, or for your actual children, how about Mickey Mouse? This toaster is not only emblazoned with a picture of everyone’s favourite mouse, but it prints his unmistakable outline on your toast when you use it. It’s got extra-wide slots to accommodate bagels (not sure how they’d look, but I’d be willing to try), and adjustable browning settings. This one runs about $35.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Want a chihuahua on your toast? I think this might come in other breeds as well, but at the moment this is the only one I can find if I want to get this post done any time soon. To be honest, although this is a chihuahua, I think it could pass for a number of other breeds, especially when they’re in their puppy stage. Pick yours up for about $85.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Bring a little superhero to your breakfast table with this Batman egg cup and toast stamp! Not only do you get to serve your egg inside the Caped Crusader, but you get to dip your bat signal toast into the yolk when you do. He’s awfully cute, isn’t he? Seems a little undignified for a superhero, but I think it shows his human side. At just $10.34 US, why not pick up more than one so your entire family can have breakfast together? Source: Geek Alerts This Egg Monster Toast Cutter takes Toad in the Hole to an entirely new, wonderful level. Just press it onto your chosen bread and pop it in a frying pan. Then crack an egg into the hole, and in a few minutes you’ll have silly cyclops breakfast fun! Kids and adults alike will enjoy this one, and while it’s out of stock until spring, that’s not all that far away (finally!). Price is about $9.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets While not a toaster or a toaster insert, this was too cute to leave out. This is a pouch sandwich maker that forms your lunch into an adorable panda face. Just assemble your sandwich with whatever ingredients you’d like (I’m leaning toward peanut butter and Nutella), then place in the press. When you push down, you’re left with a sealed panda-shaped pouch sandwich. Cute! Make one yours for about $20.00 US. Source: That’s Nerdalicious Waffles are like toast, only better! This waffle iron has the traditional squares on one side, but on the other is a Captain America shield. I know Captain America and Batman don’t necessarily hang out together, but they could on your breakfast table if you bought both this and the egg cup and toast stamp above. Think about it… could be fun! Pricing starts at $30.00 US, depending on where you shop. Source: 7 Gadgets I’m closing this Showcase out with a product that makes me giggle. Because what could possibly lend itself more toward becoming a waffle iron than your keyboard? Each key dimple can be filled with melted butter and your favourite topping. It’s got a Bakelite handle so you can flip it without worrying about burning your hands, which is valuable knowledge when you know it’s wireless… meaning it doesn’t plug in and requires an exterior heat source like your stove or a campfire. Waffles while camping? I’m sold. Cost is about $85.00 US. Source: Oh Gizmo Share This With The World!