Aldi is launching glass toasters, making it easier than ever to get your toast just right.
Gone are the days absent-mindedly letting the bread burn – now you can simply glance over and eject those slices when they’ve reached your definition of optimum toastage.
It begs the question really, why haven’t toasters always been made of glass?
The ‘Ambiano’ toaster is priced at £24.99 ($30.43) and the glass panel is removable so you can clean it easily. It also has six toasting settings, reheat and defrost functions, and a removable crumb tray.
A product description reads: “Take the guess work out of toasting with this Ambiano Glass Toaster. With its easy-to-use design, it incorporates a removable glass window that allows you to view the browning level of your toast as it cooks, so that perfect slice is only minutes away every time.
“With six settings, a removable crumb tray for easy cooking, reheat, frost and cancel functions in a modern silver and glass design, give your kitchen the refresh it’s been begging for with this amazing toaster.”
Think that’s a bit presumptuous and insulting Aldi, to say my kitchen has been ‘begging for a refresh’, but yes, that is an interesting toaster you’re selling.
It goes on sale this Sunday (31 May) and you can pre-order online now. So what are you waiting for? After all, nothing says ‘hello summer’ like a see-through toaster.
And if you’re one of those people who simply must have matching kitchen appliances, then fear not, Aldi is also launching a glass kettle as part of the Ambiano range. It too goes on sale this Sunday, though its purpose is less clear than the product itself.
The product description reads: “Stick the kettle on and see what’s going on inside with this stylish Ambiano 1.7 Litre Glass Kettle. Made from high quality Schott glass, this kettle features an easy-to-lift 360° connector with easy-to-read water level indicators.
“The funky blue light illuminates the boiling water and the 1.7 litre capacity means you can make up to seven cups of tea in one go! The only question left is who puts the kettle on?”
Errr no Aldi, the big question is who would want a clear kettle? ‘Cause you know, a watched kettle doesn’t boil, does it?
Well, it comes with a three-year warranty – like the toaster – so you can return it if it doesn’t boil, and you can pre-order it now for £19.99 ($24.35).