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by Ida Hsiang
Imagine your breakfast with a perfectly toasted bagel, a little strawberry cream cheese and a cold glass of orange juice. Nothing toasts like a Magimix by Robot-Coupe Vision Toaster. Made from durable stainless steel, this toaster is unlike any other. It features glass viewing windows that allow you to watch the toasting process and achieve toasting perfection. Four quartz heating elements, four preprogrammed heat settings and extra wide slots make toasting all different types of bread effortless. The bagel setting toasts just one side, as a bagel should be toasted. Other settings include toast, reheat and defrost. Choose a setting or simply push the stop button when your toast is browned just the way you like it. Built to last for 30,000 uses, you'll never have to purchase another toaster again. The Magimix by Robot-Coupe Vision Toaster is available at Williams-Sonoma and retails for around $250.
I don't know if they're just too busy browning our bagels to perfection to be concerned with looks, but it seems exceedingly rare to find aesthetically pleasing toasters. It's even more unlikely that I'd spot a toaster I felt I just had to have based on cuteness alone! Until now, toasters seem to have been strictly business -- pop in your toast, grab it when it pops back out, get on with your day -- but the Bodum Bistro 2-slice Toaster isn't only functional... it's pretty darn spiffy too! With eight fun colors to choose from and a modern heat-resistant rubber exterior, it doesn't just look pretty, either! The adjustable-width slots can fit all sorts of slices (no more cramming or jamming your huge slabs of bread) and the pull-out crumb tray makes for easy clean-up. I think I already have about 4 free toasters from various other appliance purchases, but this one is just so cute, it might be worth the splurge!Price: $79.95Who Found It: xgalexy was the first to add the Bodum Bistro Toaster to the Hive.