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Toaster with Egg Cooker, Poacher
Combo kitchen appliances are the wave of the future. No longer do you have to buy four different coffee machines to make a pot of decaf coffee and a shot of espresso along with your favorite cappuccinos and lattes — a single coffeemaker can do that these days. Rice cookers can also cook hot cereals, vegetables, and proteins. One bread machine can make several different varieties of bread nowadays. It’s all in the programmability.
Even the simple kitchen appliances, like toasters, are getting in on the action. Not just common toasters anymore, these appliances are now full-fledged breakfast stations.
What All Can These Newfangled Toasters Do?
Most toaster combo appliances will have the ability to poach eggs, hard boil eggs, warm pre-cooked slices of meat (like sausage patties or Canadian bacon), and fit all sorts of bread products from thick slices of Texas toast to bagels and English muffins. All of these features can be programmed to finish at the same time, so you’re not stuck waiting for the eggs to finish cooking while the toast is getting cold.
The egg poacher alone may be essential for those who crave poached eggs yet can’t reproduce the technique at home, or don’t have time in the morning to do so. Poaching eggs is a tricky technique to learn, and at first, it requires a lot of baby-sitting — which would add stress to anyone’s morning routine.
If you can’t live without your daily McMuffin, Croissan’Wich, or any other breakfast staple, it’s a good idea to think about investing in a toaster combo appliance of your own. Plus, you can choose healthier ingredients, cut back on calories, and get a better “fast food” breakfast without even having to wait in line.
All of the programmable options don’t have to be used at the same time, either. For example, you can just scramble an egg and pour it in the cooker. When it’s done, add it to a warmed tortilla (can be heated in the microwave for 15-30 seconds) and top with salsa, skim cheese (like pepper jack, queso blanco, or enchilado), fresh cilantro, and a couple slices of a ripe Hass avocado if more substance is needed. If prepared beforehand, that’s less than a minute’s hands-on time for a quick, healthy breakfast each morning. Play around with this recipe formula and see what combinations you can come up with.
One of the most popular models on the market today is the Back To Basics Toaster & Egg Poacher. This comes in a smaller 2-slice version and a larger 4-slice model that doubles the volume of possibilities. The larger toaster can poach 2 eggs and hard boil 8 eggs at a time.
The West Bend Egg & Muffin toaster provides all that with a stainless steel finish. The interior is non-stick, and the eggs and toast will take approximately 4 total minutes to cook.
Chefscape’s Egg Toaster comes with a plentiful assortment of attachments depending on how you like your breakfast sandwiches. The egg trays can be round or square, fitting either English muffins or slices of toast. The egg cookers are deep and narrow, creating a thick, “puffy” cooked egg when finished.
Read all of our Toaster & Egg Cooker reviews below:
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