There is perhaps no greater inconvenience to the palate than burnt toast. Making toast, after all, is a delicate operation: too long against the searing coils and it'll be smoldered, reserved only for the trash; too short and a smear of salty butter won't properly melt in. It is, in other words, a persistent conundrum.
Another, more alluring solution would be to simply invest in the so-called "toaster of the future". The Revolution Cooking Touchscreen Toaster on Amazon promises to never burn toast. That's because this toaster can be easily programmed to suit your preferred toasting needs, all by selecting one of seven browning levels on the user-friendly touchscreen. Whether you like nearly burnt toast or flawless golden brown, this toaster can do it all.
Not only does the touchscreen provide a number of toasting levels, but it also allows you to select exactly what carb you're toasting, from traditional breads and bagels to English muffins, frozen waffles, and toaster pastries. It moves at a far faster pace than a typical toaster—which means you'll no longer have to wait minutes for a pair of waffles to jump out—complete with a countdown on the screen that lets you know exactly when your toast will spring up.
The last thing you'll need to do for downright impeccable toast is inform the toaster whether you're dropping in fresh or frozen bread, or simply want to reheat a waffle that's gone cold. And when you're done using the toaster, the display switches to an analog clock, a secret bonus perk.
Amazon shoppers have been converted by the skill and expertise of this futuristic toaster, where it's picked up over 400 five-star reviews. "I have to say, this toaster was well worth the investment," one shopper wrote. "This one beat my old toaster by a mile in terms of how fast it toasts, and it adjusts easily and well to waffles and bagels. This makes my old toaster obsolete and is now collecting dust in the bottom cupboard."
With this toaster, no more fussy dials are required, no grubby fingerprints stain the metal, and knives are hardly obligatory to unlodge a trapped knob of bread. In fact, when the toast has been completed, it slowly raises up—no scary 'pop' unleashed—making it impossible to ensnare bread.
"Expensive but worth every penny," writes another shopper. "I realize this seems hopelessly expensive. But if you make toast everyday (as I do), the fact you get perfect toast in just two minutes—instead of waiting and waiting and waiting—it honestly is worth it. Now that I have it, every time I am somewhere else and have to wait, it drives me crazy. Do yourself a favor and buy this!"
The sleek, minimalist design of this toaster isn't the only thing that will make a statement; it's certainly not the cheapest toaster out there, priced at $300, but perfect toast is undeniably priceless. Nab the Revolution Cooking High-Speed 2-Slice Stainless Touchscreen Toaster on Amazon and say one last sweet goodbye to scorched toast.
To buy: $300; amazon.com