Perhaps America’s love affair with toasted morning breads finds toots in the 1970s with midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Enthused fans would joyously toss toasted tidbits in the air when Frank proposed a toast. Upon realizing that it might be better to actually eat the toast than just throw it around, we started exploring all forms of toasted morning delights including bagels and English muffins. Biting into morsels in the morning with just the right balance of crunchiness and that reassuring warm soft center as a delightful way to start the day.
A task that is as important as making this iconic perfect breakfast delicacy unquestionably requires the perfect toaster. Italian-based SMEG offers a 2 slice toaster that is retro funky and technologically advanced to boot. At a suggested retail price of $149.95 the SMEG appliance combines ‘50s fashion with modern features that produce the flawless toasted bagel, English muffin, raisin bread, or toast every time.
The SMEG 2 slice toaster comes in a variety of powder-coated enamel finishes in cool pastel colors and shiny chrome to complement any kitchen décor. They can be coordinated with other SMEG appliances to make a nostalgic kitchen statement. A polished chrome top and base with anti-slip feet provide beautiful accents. The built-in cord wrap provides quick storage, and eliminates looking at an unsightly cord. Two extra-wide slots offer plenty of room for larger breads, while the six browning levels offer precise control from lightly toasted to crunchy. Press the stainless steel ball lever knob to gently lower the bread into the toaster. The self-centered heating racks hold bread items upright so they don’t get burned by one edge leaning against the heating coils. A backlit chrome knob features four functions including defrost, reheat, bagel and cancel. There is also a removable stainless-steel crumb tray for easy cleaning.
This 50s style toaster brings fun and function to the morning breakfast routine. A Perfectly toasted slice of bread every time from SMEG means there is no reason to stop our love affair with toast any time soon.
The Quick Facts:
- Two extra-wide slots.
- Six browning levels offer precise control of browning
- Backlit chrome knob with four functions: Reheat, Defrost, Cancel, Bagel.
- Self-centering racks hold toast upright for even browning.
- Removable stainless-steel crumb tray.
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