Hot Dog Toaster…No, Really

by Ed Lau on April 28, 2008

Watching How I Met Your Mother has some weird side effects. The show is so wonderfully layered that you can watch it more than once and see things you didn’t the first time around. Other times, you’ll just see something so incredibly weird that you think “…whoa, that’s awesome.”

Tonight’s episode had everything necessary for epic status, including “The Bro Code” and a goat. However, the thing that made it legendary for me was…a hot dog toaster. Seriously, when I saw it on screen, I thought “Dude…forget light bulbs and whatever…that is the best invention in the history of mankind.” And I don’t even like regular hot dogs…

Of course, I thought it was just some ridiculous prop made for the show but after googling “hot dog toaster”, I actually came up with this.

hot dog toaster

Yes, it costs $49.99. I don’t think I’ll buy one but just knowing such a thing exists restores my faith in mankind. A world with hot dog toasters is just a better place than one without.

in Food and Fine Dining,Random

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

James - DigitalKeyToInfo April 29, 2008 at 6:29 am

Still no answer as to why a package of hot dogs and a package of hot dog buns do not contain the same ratio of products.


Derek April 29, 2008 at 9:45 am

Lol, I cannot say that I am really surprised to see that there is a hot dog toaster. Have you ever seen the “octo-dog” makers? Big hit with the kids.


Mike Huang April 29, 2008 at 10:05 am

OMG that machine is just sexy :) Now you don’t have to waste time to do a little grilling :)



iPhone in Canada April 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Dude that thing is sweet…it’ll come in perfect on those days you want to eat hot dogs and want to bypass the nuker!


Leo April 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Looks like it only cooks the small dogs though, must be Chinese ;)


thrifty May 1, 2008 at 8:05 am

This is going to save some serious time for lunch with the kids. I digg it.


Stefanie May 2, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Working at an e-commerce company, I’ve definitely seen this thing come up in product meetings. We always decide against it, but we certainly wouldn’t complain fi the manufacturer sent us a sample :)


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