The Internet of Things may be the next big thing in appliances, in which your oven, your fridge and other things around your home will talk to your phone and to each other. Appliance Science looks at the science and technology behind the chatty appliances you'll be buying in a few years.
Shiny appliances and breakfast food come together with an 8-bit classic Nintendo system to create a retro marvel of a gaming console.
It might look the part of a $500 machine, but the KitchenAid Pro Line didn't toast any better than the $30 Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome Toaster.
At $100, this toaster is a tough splurge to justify, but not an impossible one, given that it gets the job done quite well.
Buying the KitchenAid 4-Slice Manual only makes sense if you have a weakness for retro appliance looks, otherwise you'd be better served by cheaper machines which make toast better and faster.
Even if you don't expect much from your toaster, you can do better than this.
Those few who desire a striking toaster conversation piece, look to the Alessi SG68, but for everyone else, a practical toaster makes a great deal more sense.
The Frigidaire Professional toasts as evenly as any model we tested. It takes the guesswork out of getting your bread to the level of brownness you desire.
The humble toaster is a combination of physics and chemistry that produces a tasty treat. Find out all about the science of toasters and toast in appliance science.
We rolled up our sleeves and tested out a diverse mix of toasters, all in pursuit of a better balanced breakfast. Here's what we found.