Breville is set to launch a Radio Toaster in Australia, that combines two key devices in a kitchen, a radio and a toaster. The device is already on sale in the UK. The eccentric kitchen gadget is designed for those that are short of space but love a slice of toast. The radio is DAB and wireless enabled so that users can access Internet Radio stations.
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As well as DAB it has an auxiliary input so consumers can connect an iPod or tablet containing music content.
The made in China gadget is expected to be a hit in Australia and will retail for around $79.
“We expect the Breville Radio Toaster to be very popular with our customers” says Ben Fowler, head of product development at a major UK retailer. “It’s a quirky, unique kitchen product that’ll make a great gift for house proud home owners and couples.”
Two years ago, appliance maker DeLonghi included an FM radio in a toaster. That failed to take off.
Also two years ago, Tefal launched the Toast n Egg, which was a toaster with an attached egg poacher, while Electrolux has made a Scan Toaster, a computer printer/heater that allowed you to print a customised pattern on your toast.