The ultimate cheap breakfast requires only one appliance: a toaster.
Keep it simple
No need for bells and whistles with this modern toaster by Alessi. The chrome machine will brown your bread perfectly for years to come. $200 at Alessi (611 N State St, 312-274-6500).
Pink is the new toast
Add some color to your breakfast routine with this classic KitchenAid toaster—available in nontraditional colors such as pink. $50 at Bed, Bath and Beyond (locations around the city, bedbathandbeyond.com).
This Pop Art toaster comes with removable plates that imprint images (such as a smiley face or heart) on your slice. $35 at poparttoaster.com.
We like the sleek design of this Krups toaster almost as much as its three functions: toast, defrost and bagel. $60 at Macy’s (111 S State St, 312-781-1000, macys.com).
Craving a bigger breakfast? This Back to Basics egg and muffin toaster steam poaches an egg while the bread browns: instant breakfast sandwich. $40 at cookware.com.