The Magimix Vision Toaster, via Williams-Sonoma
BREAD, OBSERVED: We didn't know, until this moment, that we wanted a see-through toaster. What went on in that countertop appliance was really between the bread and the heating unit, and we weren't part of the equation until the eating segment arrived. But we spied the Magimix Vision Toaster over at Williams-Sonoma, and suddenly, watching toast toast seems like a peaceful way to start the day. And, a bonus: If things are looking too burnt, you can put a halt to the crisping. BREAKFAST AND A SHOW: It's $299.95. There's video. Mesmerizing.