Japanese invention breaks your fast, but not your yolks
By Dan Moren
And the theme for the rest of the day is convergence. Why have a gadget that can carry out just one pathetic function when you could have one that carries out
. Or, in the case of
this breakfast machine, three (actually, since that link is in Japanese, we can’t guarantee that it doesn’t also turn into a giant robot or something). At least they’re
functions, unlike my Swiss Army Knife/Watch (I’m still nursing a nasty flesh wound from that sucker).
The breakfast machine has a toaster, a coffee maker, and a hot plate in one shiny-white Apple-inspired package. Perhaps we could call it the iBrekkie. Nah, I’m sure that’s taken already. With this clever device, you can fry up an egg, fire up some toast, and, er, perk up some coffee all at the same time. And when I say
, I mean you. Seeing as how we can’t run the microwave and anything else at the same time in my kitchen without blowing a fuse, I’m pretty sure the 3-in-1 Breakfast Wonder is out. And here I was, in the mood for coffee-flavored egg toast. Bummer.