To be honest, toasters really haven't changed much in the past couple of decades. Thus, it was only a matter of time before we got a futuristic "smart toaster" that takes technology possible with a toaster and puts it over the top.
Created by Revolution Cooking, the toaster comes with a touch screen that lets you control the level of browning on your bread. It even has a function that lets you see how brown the bread is without having to restart your toaster completely.
Is it extra AF? Absolutely. But, it also addresses problems with toasters that we may never really think about, and yet would welcome some pretty intriguing solutions too.
The smart toaster is designed to get a variety of baked goods, including bread, waffles, bagels, and more, to the shade of brown you want it to be. It can also customize based on whether what you throw inside is fresh, frozen, or being simply reheated, and comes with a digital or analog clock, in case you need your toaster to tell time as well.
Admittedly, the auto lowering and lifting mechanism is pretty cool, as you can see in the above video of the toaster in action.
While you can get a basic toaster for as little as $10 today, this smart toaster comes in at a whopping $300. If you're obsessed with smart gadgets and having that level of control on your bread, however, it may well be worth the cost to you.
You can purchase the smart toaster on Revolution Cooking's website, as well as at places like Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers and online websites.