Ten terrific toasters in weird and wacky designs

May 16th, 2012

Appliance Talk Small Appliances Toasters & Kettles

For breakfast this morning, I ate toast.  It wasn’t particularly exciting.

Perhaps this is because my toaster is a fairly basic stainless steel model, without much personality.

If you ever wished that your toast could be more exciting, here are a few wacky toasters to try:

Watchmen toaster

Remember the movie?  Or the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons?  Well, now you can add a bit of deconstruction of the superhero genre to your breakfast with this Watchmen-themed toaster, coming soon.

Maybe you want to have Rorschach’s iconic mask logo burned onto your bread?  Well, you can’t.  You’re too late.

I ate your toast.  Thirty-five minutes ago.

Hello Kitty toaster

One of my former housemates owned this toaster.  While undeniably cute, it wasn’t quite… manly enough for someone as totally tough and rugged as me.  Plus, the Hello Kitty design on the toast left a soft and un-toasted section on the bread, leading to a very odd consistency.

When the toaster owner moved out, she took the toaster with her, and I thought that we’d be able to finally get a proper toaster.  Little did I know that my partner had been keeping a second example of the same toaster in storage for just such an occasion…

Sports logo toasters

Love your team?  Do you think about them, every minute of every day?  Wish there was some way you could even support them at breakfast?  Now you can!

Pangea Brands has a whole ProToast range available to burn your favourite team’s logo onto your toast.  Currently the only logos available are those of different American sporting leagues, but the technology exists; all we have to do is show demand.  So, where’s my St George Dragons toaster?

Notepad toaster

In a busy household, everyone has a different schedule.  Some people are up and about early, some later in the morning, and others such as shift workers may operate on a completely diferent timetable.  So if you need to leave a message for someone in your household, how can you guarantee that they’ll see it?

By leaving it on their breakfast, of course!

It brings new meaning to the phrase “eat your words” too…

Internet toaster

We all have a morning routine.  In between rolling out of bed, dressing and eating breakfast, many of us go online to check the local news and weather, Facebook or other updates.  If only there was some way to roll these together to save time…

Enter the Scan Toaster, designed for the Electrolux Design Lab competition.  The idea of this toaster is to connect to your computer via USB, and automatically print the (previously selected) content of your choice onto your toast, so you can catch up with the world while you eat.

While the design is undeniably awesome, we haven’t yet been able to find any examples on sale.  Man can dream…

Trebuchet toaster

When I was a kid, my family used to visit the same motel each time we went on holidays.  The place had a toaster with some seriously powerful springs, shooting toast about a metre into the air each use.  Us kids loved it, though I’m sure the adults thought it was a bit dangerous.

Someone else must have thought this kind of toaster was fun too, as the Ivo Vos Trebuchet Toaster is specifically designed to launch toast in the air, and angled so as to rain down upon your enemies across the breakfast table.  With settings to control angle and force of the launched toast, you can turn your breakfast table into an artillery range.

Tea and toast

Some matches are made in heaven.  Tea and toast just go together like wop bop a loo bop ba dop bam boom, so why shouldn’t their appliances?

With the Toaster Teapot, you can get the toast cooking in the top and the tea brewing underneath.  It’s only matched by the Toast N Egg from Tefal for offering convenient breakfast combinations.

Transparent toaster

There’s always a bit of guesswork involved in toasting.  You can set your toaster to the power level you want, but won’t know for sure how crispy or chewy the bread will end up until it pops back up from the murky, crumb-filled depths.

Enter the transparent toaster.  Not only does this allow you to know for sure exactly how toasty your bread is getting, it can provide plenty of breakfast time entertainment for those that love to watch the combustion process in action.

The design shown is just a prototype concept, but apparently a similar model has been sold in the UK

Handheld toaster

As we’ve learned previously, many of our enterprising readers have attempted to toast bread and sandwiches on the road with the help of a motel’s iron, much to the despair of the motel owners that have to deal with ensuing smoke alarms.

But if you’re on the road and can’t live without toast, a better option would be the portable toaster, as seen previously on our list of World’s Weirdest Appliance Designs.

Defibrillator toaster

While not in the same league as coffee, toast in the morning can also be a lifesaver.  One designer realised this and came up with this defibrillator toaster design:

“His carbs are flatlining.  CLEAR!”

*sound of burning bread*

“It’s no good, Jim.  He’s toast.”

What kind of strange toasters would you like to see?  Please let us know!

Mark joined Appliances Online in November 2011 and has since learned more than he ever expected to know about appliances. He enjoys looking for new and unusual ways for to solve everyday problems using typical household appliances. When he’s not toiling at the desks of Appliances Online and Big Brown Box, he tries to find time to write the next big bestseller and draw satirical cartoons, but is too easily distracted by TV, music and video games. Mark’s favourite appliance is the Dyson Groom Tool, as he loves the concept of vacuuming your dog. Google+

2 responses to “Ten terrific toasters in weird and wacky designs”

  1. Kristina Nelson says:

    I never knew that there were so many designs for a simple toaster.

  2. Kiwivik says:

    Hello Kitty is a ripper

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