The Darth Vader toaster is a real looker. As soon as I laid eyes on that pitch black helmet I sensed a disturbance in the force. Truthfully, if you’re a true Star Wars fan you need this in your kitchen. Well of course it doesn’t breath like Anakin or spurts sentences like “Luke, I am your father” but it really does a stellar job toasting bread. The Darth Vader toaster is produced by Pangea Brands that is a company which produces many novelty toasters such as this Lucasfilm product and the Domo toaster.
Evenly Browned Toast
Obviously this toaster won’t be sized like a regular star trooper’s helmet. The Darth Vader toaster has the dimensions of 12″ x 10.7″ x 8.4″ and is coated with a matte plastic finish. The plastic finish remains cool even when you use the toaster. This means moving a hot toaster wouldn’t be of an issue for you. It has an adjustable thermostat dial for temperature settings so you’ll be able to set how brown and crispy you’d like your toast to be. The best thing is that the toast is evenly browned.
This 2 slice toaster actually imprints one side of each slice of toast with the Star Wars logo. That is kinda cool if you think about it. On the other hand, the logo doesn’t really come out as clearly as shown in the photo. If you dare, try to fix the plate that prints it to make it print better. This Darth Vader also features an automatic switch off button. Thanks to the this feature, you won’t accidentally burn anything if you forget to turn the toaster off.
What Can You Toast?
With most conventional toasters, the slots where you slide the slices of bread in are so slim that nothing else can fit. This is not the case when it comes to the Darth Vader Toaster. With this 2 slice toaster, you’d be able to toast or defrost everything from pastries, waffles and muffins. This certainly add choices to what you can have for breakfast.
Cleaning is Easy
Easy cleaning is assured with this toaster. You can just wipe down the exterior of the toaster and remove breadcrumbs by removing the removable tray. No more having to claw into the Vader’s head with a fork,spoon or any other kitchen utensil trying to get the crumbs out. Cleaning up after toasting took me around 5 minutes which is awesome since I’m constantly on the move.
Things Can Get Stuck
While this unconventional toaster has many perks, there are still a one major flaw that loomed over it. First, it isn’t clear what should or shouldn’t be toasted. I found myself having to wrangle out a few pieces of frozen pancake using a plastic fork (DO NOT USE A METAL ONE). This happened because the pancake expanded too much and got stuck in the dark side.
Great for Collectors
There are many other toasters out there with a lot more fancy and futuristic features compared to this Darth Vader toaster. However none of them have such a recognized and innovative design. This toaster would be a perfect birthday present or door gift for a Star Wars fan. Here’s is a link to Amazon for this toaster.
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