Whether you're making an accompaniment to your morning meal or adding an extra bit of crunch to a sandwich, the Toasteroid Toaster makes burning your bread far more fun. Inside its die-cast aluminum body is a series of microfilaments that let you toast graphics, messages, or nearly anything else you want right into your bread, from emojis to the day's weather forecast. Of course, it also lets you set your preferred darkness, and even preview it in the app — no more mysterious dials to fiddle with. The full size version lets you toast and print on two slices at a time, while the Mini can still toast two slices simultaneously, but can only print on one. No word on how it works with Pop Tarts or Eggos.
Let's face it, you're more active during the summer months, and that means you need to think about hydration more than ever. The Oxo Strive Advance Bottle features a narrow opening at the top for sipping and a larger opening below that is designed for filling with ice. The lid is tethered to the bottle with a coated stainless steel cable, making it easy to lug around to the beach, the gym, or on your next hike. It holds up to 24 oz and is safe to load into the dishwasher after a day of keeping your hydration in check.
Few small appliances make as big a noise as a blender. The Blendtec Pro 800 Stealth Blender is designed to mix things up without messing up your ears. Its secret lies in its design, which incorporates a sealed enclosure with sound dampening properties that wraps all the way around the jar. The result is an extremely quiet, powerful blender with a professional 11 speed capacitive touch slider control and preset cycles for everything from soup to margaritas.
People go to great lengths to integrate dining tables into their kitchens. With the SapienStone Smart Slab Table, the dining table is your kitchen. Created as a proof-of-concept, the table uses a 6mm-thick slab of its eponymous, durable engineered porcelain as the top, and pairs it with an anodized aluminum underbelly and legs. Inside the aluminum sits the components and brains of the inductive cooking areas, cooling and warming zones, touch interface, and even LEDs that shine through the impossibly-thin top sheet to let you know what's going on, giving the term "chef's table" a whole new meaning.
Crafted from blades salvaged from a furniture factory, these Bandsaw Blade Steak Knives will add a little extra character to your next meal. The blades are made from high-grade carbon steel, develop a rich, blue-gray patina over tima, and are attached with hand-hammered copper rivets. Available with your choice of black walnut, osage orange, toasted maple, or American holly handles.
Eating carnitas on anything bought from the store is no way to spend Cinco de Mayo, and neither is working all day in the kitchen. The Flatev Tortilla Maker is a Keurig-like machine that serves up freshly made tortillas without any mixing, kneading, or generations-worth of experience. Just like your coffee, place a corn or flour dough pod in the drawer and the Flatev will flatten and bake warm pillows of goodness at your desired crispness. Having delicious tortillas isn't the only benefit — all of the dough is made from organic ingredients and is also gluten-free.