You’ll be hard-pressed to find a multi-slice toaster lacking an automatic pop-up feature these days. But if you’re toasting non-standard sized baked goods, they can occasionally get trapped requiring you to either risk your life by jamming a knife in there to retrieve them, or upgrading to Ariete’s Toaster Brunch.
At $US40 it can certainly still be considered a cheap kitchen appliance, but it brings something wonderful to the world of low-end toasters. Namely a removable set of cages with plastic handles that makes it easy to retrieve your toast after browning with zero risk of burning or electrocution. The toaster itself also stays cool to the touch when in use, and it’s even easy on the eyes with a curvy stainless steel and stark white housing. [Ariete via Appliancist]