At this year’s International Home and Housewares Show, 60,000 attendees were greeted with appliances made to fit the multi-tasking lifestyle. They promised less preparation and more button pushing for cooking a la gusto. One highlighted superior appliance to match the accelerated speed of domestic living is West Bend’s Toast-plus-Poached-Egg Maker.
Compact, multi-functional appliances were part of 2009’s line-up like Kenmore’s Microwave Combination.
Though these machines stress the productive one-click, cook-all technique, it doesn’t negate the rewarding and minimal act of slicing a tomato.