Spurred by silly news reports of people seeing faces in the random patterns on their toast, various novelty toasters have appeared allowing one to eat toast deliberately crisped with a certain pattern or face. Burnt Impressions has taken this a step further, deciding to appeal to the so-called narcissistic generation’s love of selfies.
The toaster is the work of the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation, which offers their plastic-shelled devices in five different color options: blue, red, yellow, green, and a sort of light powder or sky blue. The design won’t fit well in a kitchen with a modern design, but the functionality might make up for that.
The company tells customers to upload a high-resolution selfie when they buy the toaster, then give them up to a week to craft the visage into the toaster’s coils. Once created, users will be able to control the degree of toasting and image-burning.
The toaster is priced at $75 USD, and comes with one warning: toasting selfies isn’t the most precise art form. Says the maker, “We are good but remember fine detail is darn near impossible to achieve with heat and toast. If we squint and can’t see your face we will cancel [the] order and refund your purchase.”