And now this. They are compact and irresistibly cute. I don't think I have ever seen them outside of Japan. Before leaving for Osaka, we were told to look out for the steam oven toaster by Balmuda (below) cos of its interesting steam feature. You add some water through the top and the steam somehow manages to everything taste or toast better! Hah, my copywriting skills at work!
Comes in five modes, classic, cheese toast, French bread, toast and croissant. Only missing is kaya toast mode if we are ever going to see it here. That 22,900 yen price tag would translate to a little less than S$300. Not a bad deal but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to arrive in any of our shops.