If you're looking for a new way to prepare a meal and impress dinner guests, check out SteakStones ($136). After heating the lava stone in the oven, it stays hot for 20-30 minutes — plenty of time to sear and cook a steak, seafood, or lamb however you like it. It rests neatly in its cradle, warming any food below, and providing a serving station for your meal. Get several steak stones and allow your guests to prepare their own meat, or get the sharing platter and cook for two.
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day — and what better way to enjoy it than as a sandwich. The Frankenstein-esque Flip-Down Breakfast Toaster ($TBA) takes all the hassle out of cooking a great breakfast sandwich, so you can stop resorting to greasy fast or frozen food. The top portion functions like a typical toaster, with room for two pieces of bread, a bagel, or an english muffin. The side portion folds down, revealing an electric griddle, so you can fry an egg and cook a sausage at the same time. And because it combines two or three appliances into one machine, it's perfect for those of you living in apartments the size of cardboard refrigerator boxes.