Widely regarded as the
80's kitchen accessory
, the Breville sandwich toaster
was capable of transforming your ordinary, boring cheese and ham toastie
s into gorgeous clamshell
works of art which would at first incinerate the tastebuds
of anyone profane enough to attempt to eat them and then cool without reference to the laws of thermodynamics
into a glutinous mass capable of welding those little ceramic shielding tiles onto the Space Shuttle
more firmly even than Araldite
The Breville required that one butter the sandwich both inside and outside, thus adding heart disease to the range of hellish punishments inflicted upon the sacreligiously hungry and was a device truly of its time, the time that brought us executive toys, deely boppers, Sir Clive Sinclair and Sigue Sigue Sputnik.
Long may it rest in the kitchen cupboard of history.