Egg and Muffin Toaster: Skip The Surly Teens At Mickey D’s

7:30am comes early enough; the last thing you need is a 14-minute wait at the McDonald’s drive-thru to be topped off with a surly teenager half-assing your Egg McMuffin. This Egg and Muffin Toaster from West Bend ($59) saves you the aggravation by letting you prep the muffins (toast, etc), poach the eggs, and heat up the Canadian bacon, all with one convenient appliance. Now you’ll only have to go to McDonald’s to stock up on those disposable shot glasses, aka ketchup cups.

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.

Dualit NewGen Toaster

There are toasters and then there are TOASTERS. Dualit’s New Generation Toaster belongs in the all caps category. Its form and function make a serious statement. Handmade in the UK, the Dualit Toasters have been around since the 1950s. They’ve been known to last years and years, and then some more. Built for commercial use, they can make at least 80 pieces of toast per hour. Great news if you’re making toast for the frat brothers or roommates. Or if you really, really like toast.

You have multiple controls, giving you plenty of options like heating or warming both sides or just 1 side of the toast, both slots in the toaster or just one. The manually operated eject lever lets you pop that toast up when YOU are ready, keeping your toast nice and warm for the drive to work. There are also extra-wide 28mm slots that let you cook bagels or buns. Optional accessories include a sandwich rack for perfectly cooked grilled cheese sandwiches or toasted turkey breast and swiss sandwiches. Be prepared to pay for quality as the 2 slice toaster goes for $260 and the 4 slice goes for $340.