Behold! The Egg and Muffin Toaster

Behold! The Egg and Muffin Toaster

Visit SiteI was at Target a few weeks back, wandering the kitchen section to see what cool “new, affordable, and well-designed” gadgets were in stock for the holiday season. I immediately noticed the Back to Basics Egg and Muffin toaster, and made a mental note to check it out when I got home. Of course I forgot, but today I stumbled upon Paul Mayne’s website, where he gives us the scoop on the demo model took home after a photoshoot (Paul’s site is nice too, btw).

Behold!But back to the muffins! The Egg and Muffin Toaster has a built-in hotplate for simultaneously cooking eggs and sausage patties. Now, I love Sausage Egg McMuffins, but I’m not so keen on going to McDonald’s. If I wasn’t on this confounded diet and saving money, I would be eating one right now, out of my new Egg and Muffin Toaster. I would never leave the house.

Ok, I really don’t need one, but it’s so cool. And the egg come out perfectly round and sized to fit! Perhaps I will go the kitchen store and buy some kind of “egg ring”, if they make such things.

BTW, the Flash animation is a pretty effective demonstration of how the device works in theory. There’s also a video demonstration: it looks like it uses steam to cook the egg and warm the (pre-cooked-only) breakfast meat.


  1. Josh Pigford 14 years ago

    Snap that looks yummy.


  2. Beth 14 years ago

    Holy carbohydrate batman!  They do make egg rings, they’re called cookie cutters.  Just kidding, I think Williams Sonoma sells egg rings.

  3. Paul Mayne 14 years ago

    My first thoughts were also to buy an egg ring instead, and maybe just pop it in the microwave. But now that I’ve replaced my regular toaster with this, I realized how convenient it is simply because there is hardly any cleanup. And it’s a mighty fine extra-wide toaster as well.
    Thanks for the kind comments David.

  4. Dave 14 years ago

    I think I’ve seen these egg rings in use at various diners. I have wanted to get one of those sets of metal rings (in various sizes) after watching the Donut episode of “Good Eats”…I wonder if they would be suitable multitaskers? Though the idea of having leftover “egg cuttings” from using a cookie cutter sounds good too :-)

  5. Jared Christensen 14 years ago

    You have no idea how badly my wife wants that thing! And I’m pretty stoked at the thought of all those toasty muffin sandwiches…

  6. Steve Colbert 14 years ago

    Ok, i bought this thing in September…very cool but yes, it does take up space