Link - article by Radhika Seth of YankoDesign and A. Abrams

      "The Little Toaster That Changed My Life"
      Quirky Kitchen Appliances with Somewhat Crazy Look and Feel to Them

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      A part of me thinks that mainstream designers focus more on creating
      sleeker, streamlined appliances. The general consensus would be to
      appreciate their efforts, but for someone like me, who gets to view
      designs as quirky and bizarre as the following... another sleek toaster is
      like drinking flat Coke. If you enjoy the fizz and appreciate spunk, come
      join me fitting a hypothetical kitchen with some really quirky appliances!
      (Also read our previous
      Kitchen Tech for Geeks

        The Smile Cooking Toaster
        by Xu Yan Xiang

      Does your toast smile at you in the morning or is it a grumpy old man?
      Know for sure via the transparent heating elements. FYI, I DKDC (don’t
      know, don’t care) how most of the appliances featured in this list will
      work, they are here solely on the basis of the bizarreness:


        Bang Bang Egg Steamer
        by Lo Chi Di

      If you think pop-up toaster was the best invention, think again!
      Hardboiled egg gets better with its own pop-up niche to cook in. Bang Bang
      Egg Steamer, it’s the ultimate way to make an egg:


        Portable Toaster
        by Been Kim

      Butter Knife? No, Toaster Knife... spreads warmth and glow to make a crisp
      toast! The dainty butterflies that flit across actually represent the
      heat-strength of this Portable Toaster:


        by Ming Tong

      Rabbits like carrots, but RabMixer here can help you bake awesome carrot
      cakes. Grab the bunny by its ear and get bake-happy!


        Toast Messenger
        by Sasha Tseng

      Instant reminders that you can wolf down; bite after bite... Messages on
      your toast are signed on courtesy the Toast Messenger. I can imagine using
      this mode of communication with my husband, when we fight and are not
      talking with each other! Me: “Make your own toast mister!”


        Rollable Microwave Oven
        by Hyun Choi

      A space saving microwave concept... you can’t have anything more bizarre
      and obvious than this in you kitchen!


        The Radical Six Part Toaster
        by Matt Gossington

      For pure ornamental purposes only! This is the six slots toaster that
      looks like a cute star fish from the top:


      8. Throwing Knife Block - allows you to vent your anger in a
      sort-of civilized way, more


      9. Egg Cuber. Being a Borg means that you love everything
      squared and cubed off. So, here we go, here is an Egg Cuber for a perfect
      Borg Breakfast (order it


      10. Medieval Espresso Machine. As an even crazier addition
      to our exceptional and gorgeous
      Espresso Machines
      collection, here is the one FROM THE DUNGEON, no less. Get your last wish,
      a frothy cup of espresso / latte, of course!


      Order it
      here, but exercise caution with offering its espresso as a last wish, of

      11. Pacman Oven Mitts and Microwave Smores Maker go
      well together in a geeky kitchen (more

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      12. A few bits and ends that may have escaped your sophisticated
      kitchen design tastes: Sharky Tea Infuser by Pablo Matteoda (left)
      and Calf And Half milk dispenser (right) -

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      Computer Cursor Oven Mitts (left) and
      D-battery Salt and Pepper Shakers (right):

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      With all these (or even one of these) appliances and utensils your kitchen
      will be truly geeked-out and outfitted in an inimitable "Hungry for Food,
      Fun and Weirdness" style. Catch our next installment in this series, as we
      no doubt will continue to seek out similar household masterpieces.


      Also read "Gorgeous Espresso Machines" ->

      About the author:
        Yanko Design
        is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best in modern
        international design, covering industrial design, concepts, technology,
        interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion.
        Radhika Seth is a Graduate in Commerce, but her passion for books
        and writing paved the way for content writing. As a professional writer,
        she’s got her finger on the pulse of the readers’ expectations. However
        this doesn’t stop her from getting her own opinion across as well.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is novelty any better than sleek?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are amazing.

Anonymous Evology Now said...

These are too cool! The smiley face toaster is actually a pretty nice design (aside from the faces). My favorites though would have to be the oven mitts. I'm a total geek though. : )

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Kitchen appliances om a bungee rope! http://www.TheRopeIt.com

Anonymous Anonymous said...

6. Rollable Microwave Oven by Hyun Choi
Unshielded open-air microwave oven?

Anonymous marvin said...

I can't see the point why do we need to cube the egg. The car bread toaster is the best . Ha ha!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comment for item number six is a bit mystifying to me... a delicate part of the human anatomy? Unless the guy who wrote the article has two dicks, I can't make out any obvious resemblance to any part of the human anatomy that I'm aware of.


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