Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

The hot dog is too good to be an afterthought–its flavors too complex; its texture too worthy of patient exploration. Turn your weenie-making time into somewhat of a spiritual catharsis with the Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster from Nostalgia Electrics ($19). As its 1950s candy apple red paint job livens up your kitchen, two cylindrical meats and two buns will be perfectly toasted inside the flavor chamber. Upon emergence, then, and only then, will this savory treat be ready for consumption. Enjoy.