During my lunch hour, I came across this video on my Facebook feed, for the Balmuda Toaster. I was intrigued by the toaster’s simple design, so I clicked through to watch the video. (Warning: watching this video will give you intense cravings for toast)
The Balmuda toaster is made in Japan. There are two factors that make this toaster oven unusual, first the price ($230USD~ approximately $7800 NTD)the second is that it guarantees delicious, perfect toast.
According to Digital Trends, this toaster has a humidifying function, which holds moisture inside the bread, while slowly browning it to perfect crustiness.
For some irrational reason, I want this toaster oven! Well, not totally irrational. I eat a lot of toast. Until now, I was perfectly content to toast it in my regular toaster. But now, I’m seriously tempted by the Balmuda toaster. It’s fortunate that it’s only available in Japan, so I can only admire it from afar. Have you ever been so tempted by a single-function device?
While we are on the subject of toast, there is also a cafe in Japan, called Centre The Bakery (in the Ginza district) that is devoted to toast. You can read about the dining experience at the lovely Tokyo Eats blog here.