Even toasters are getting in on the purdy design act, and this four-slice model, the Breville iKon CT75XL, lets you "lift and look" at the bread to see how well it's done without resetting the timer. It also has swank-looking backlit LCD controls, and is made of what the company calls "quadruple-pressed hand-brushed" stainless steel.
Sounds like a lot of pressing and brushing work, so for that they charge you $80. But is it cool to the touch? That's what's really important for those of us with roasted fingers and popsicle toes. One thing's for sure, its cool to the eyes.
Other toasters we have known and loved (or someday might):
Whoa, look at this crazy design: It's a rollertoaster by award-winning vaporware artist Jaren Goh:
And that Brevill beauty sure beats the hell out of our previous favorite toaster, the classic $579 commercial-grade Toastmaster TP 409 workhorse, capable of 300sph (slices per hour):
Wanna see more? Go to the Toaster Museum.