== The Trapdoor Toaster ==
Earlier this year, Stop the Week scoured the world for toaster boffinery as we sought out the top 10 toaster technology breakthroughs. But who are we to close the door on toaster innovation? Here we have a toaster that turns toasting on its head. Instead of the satisfying pop, the toast is released through a trapdoor, thus eliminating the risk of death from digging out a hefty slice with your fingers or a knife. It retails for $80 in the US.