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Bodum’s Bistro Flatbed Toaster expands your breakfast options

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October 28, 2009

Bodum Flatbed toaster - now you can heat and toast without fear of burning

Bodum Flatbed toaster - now you can heat and toast without fear of burning

Breakfast used to be a rather boring affair – a bowl of nondescript cereal or a couple of pieces of dry toast was all that was offered. But these days, espresso, macchiato or cappuccino might be on the menu beside your choice of bagel, croissant or baguette to toast and then dress with a variety of condiments. It is therefore appropriate that a new style of toaster that may suit our changing culinary habits has entered the kitchen - Bodum’s Flatbed Toaster. It can not only toast a piece of humble bread, it can also warm the most delicate of French pastries and take care of late-night munchies and cravings – just don’t try and find the toaster slots!

There's been some interest in the concept of the see-through toaster but it's yet to come to fruition. However, the Bistro toaster has broken all the rules of toasting in the kitchen. This machine allows you to defrost or toast any size of bread or toast-able foodstuff, whatever the thickness - on its back - what? not in a slot! Haven't they been doing that with hamburger buns forever? The bread (or day-old pizza) is placed on the stainless steel surface and using the desired heat level is toasted or defrosted as required. The dial offers different browning methods and the crumb catcher is easily removed for an easy clean-up. Too easy.

The slimline toaster also looks good on the bench-top companion and comes in a variety of colors which are all teamed with a slick stainless steel finish. The design may not matter too much when you want late-night pizza but may assist when you need to provide a great looking breakfast.

The Bodum Flatbed Toaster can be purchased for US$79.95 from Bodum.

Via Coolest Gadgets .

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3 Comments

Seems very inefficient with energy. Wouldn't a good, old toaster oven do the trick just as well?

Gadgeteer
28th October, 2009 @ 07:04 pm PDT

I think I already have one of these. It's called "stove."

Facebook User
29th October, 2009 @ 07:39 am PDT

I'm assuming you have to toast one side of the bread, then flip it over to toast the other side? No thanks. This is an $80 oversized hot plate.

alcalde
30th October, 2009 @ 08:48 am PDT
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