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September 10, 2005

Egg McToaster

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The Egg & Muffin Toaster is just out from Back to Basics, the small Bluffdale, Utah company that introduced the Smoothie Maker blenders that sold in the millions a few years ago.

The new device toasts your muffin and poaches your egg at the same time so you can enjoy them together.

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But wait a minute: do you actually know anyone who eats poached eggs for breakfast on a routine basis?

Or eats them at all?

Didn't think so.

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Anyway, 350,000 of the black toasters have already been pre–sold for the holidays.

Vicky Hallett of U.S. News & World Report raved about the device, saying it made great sandwiches 25 times in a row when she tested it.

Walmart sells them and they'll be available at Bed, Bath & Beyond and all the other usual places.

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$38.82 here.

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Comments

oh wow... i just looked at their website and did the demo... I totally want one now! You can cook a patty or tomatos at the same time!

IMHO very clever, perfect for singles or yuppie couples.

Posted by: IB | Sep 11, 2005 12:11:42 AM

I do! I do! I eat poached eggs all the time... when well done they're my fav. type of eggs. This would be perfect for me as the egg poacher I have is really meant to make 6 eggs. I don't find them quite the same when done in plastic in the microwave (yes, very fussy)

I'd consider the toaster... if it didn't look so darn complicated to clean.

Posted by: IB | Sep 11, 2005 12:08:06 AM

I eat poached eggs on the weekend. Preferably with hollandaise sauce and a slice of ham on my English muffin. But I have a gadget that poaches eggs in the microwave that was only $2 - and I have a toaster, so even this kitchen gadget freak would pass on this one.

My prediction? It'll go the same way as those hot dog-making machine gadgets and be on the 1/2 price rack after Christmas.

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Sep 10, 2005 8:13:00 PM

Something else to take up space--in the closet. Looks like such fun to clean, too.

Posted by: R | Sep 10, 2005 1:33:59 PM

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