Tacos aren't necessarily the most difficult things to make. Take a tortilla, put something on it, fold it, and eat it. But, like most things deceptively simple, the deliciousness is in the details. Of course, the first question one usually asks is "what kind of taco should I have?" Tacos are so versatile, the filling could be fish, beef, pork, chicken, or even just veggies. But there are other considerations that must be addressed.
Generally speaking, one could have a hard taco or a soft taco with each version capable of being made with either a flour or corn tortilla. Like any other kitchen activity, cooking at home is about finding a balance between convenience and obsession; you can take cooking as far as you want to. But what about that area in between the two extremes?
The Nostalgia Electrics BTS200 Fiesta Series Baked Taco Shell Toaster ($30) is a taco toaster. Let me repeat that: a taco toaster. Users simply place a flour or corn tortilla in the form-fitting basket cage and use like any other toaster; no oil, no muss, no fuss. The result is a baked taco shell that is ready to eat.
The king of convenience in the kitchen is no doubt the microwave, but for many generations, the toaster reigned supreme. So where does that place a taco toaster among the pantheon of convenient kitchen appliances? No doubt right out on the kitchen counter.