I 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).
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.