Every so often, someone comes up with a gadget that makes my brain go into buy-it-NOW mode, telling me, "You gotta get this!"
Here's the latest.
A toaster with a built-in egg steamer has gone on the market to ensure that clock-watching commuters can tuck in without missing their train.
The Toast n Egg from Tefal poaches the eggs while the bread toasts alongside.
It follows the firm's ActiFry fryer, which makes enough chips to feed a family of four with one spoonful of oil, and the QuickCup hot-water dispenser.
The toaster and egg-steamer inone costs £39 and Tefal claims the gadget will revolutionise breakfast time.
It comes with a poaching tray and toaster slots, and also boasts a steamer tray to hard-boil eggs and a warming tray to heat precooked meats. After carrying out tests on the gadget, the consumer magazine Which? said: 'First impressions are promising.'
Now, if they'll just produce a model for the US market - and if they'll make one that poaches two eggs at once - I'll be all over it. (In case you hadn't noticed, I'm a big fan of poached eggs on toast.)