10. 18. 2005
Pop-up hot dog cooker
I haven't bought the home Egg McMuffin maker, but I'm tempted now to turn my kitchen into a three pop-up meal a day outfit. The pop-up hot dog cooker has slots not just for toasting two hot dog buns, but for cooking the hot dogs as well. Each bun and wiener grill has individual settings so if you want your hot dog well-done on a lightly-toasted bun, but your friend likes her nitrates to be covered in carcinogens and wants her hot dog blackened, you can still cook them both in one go. The usual home method of cooking hot dogs involves boiling or microwaving, so the coil-grill probably makes them taste much better- and smell pretty good too, while they're cooking. I'd like a version for hamburger/veggie burgers.
The pop-up hot dog cooker is $49.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer (I always read and pronounce that as "Hammacher Schlemmecher").