When buying a toaster, one feature should probably be paramount: The ability to perfectly toast a slice of bread. And yet, how often do we really get excited about how bread tastes when it comes out of said toaster? Probably not very often. But one appliance maker is changing all that, at least in Japan, creating a toaster oven that toasts the best damn slice of bread you’ve ever had. Only thing is, it’ll cost you – and you’re going to have to wait to get one. Yeah, this toaster is supposedly that exciting; unlike, say, toast itself.
According to Bloomberg, the Japanese brand Balmuda has re-invented the toaster, turning it into a “high-tech gadget.” Apparently, the key to this remarkable device is its ability to harness moisture and vary temperatures as it cooks. “Using steam and carefully calibrated heat cycles, it transforms store-bought bread into something that smells, tastes and feels like it popped out of a baker's oven,” the site writes.