This stunning hi-tech toaster-oven hybrid is the perfect modern kitchen tool

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In case you haven’t heard, matte black kitchen tools and gadgets are having a moment right now. From gooseneck electric kettles to smart ovens, there are so many sleek options to give your space that modern edge. One of the most stunning additions to the craze is this hi-tech toaster that’s far from average.

Shop: Balmuda Toaster With Five Cooking Modes, $329

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While you may already be familiar with Balmuda’s stunning, lightweight electric kettle, have you seen its sister-product?

The Balmuda toaster is the perfect small countertop appliance for bread lovers. With four bread modes and an additional oven mode, this gorgeous piece of kitchen tech heats various types of bread to perfection.

From your standard sandwich bread to pizza and pastries, it perfectly crisps the bread to your desired doneness level without going too far.

Also, the Balmuda toaster isn’t limited to just bread. The impressive oven mode comes in three temperature zones to perfectly heat other foods like lasagna or gratins.

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Another way the Balmuda toaster vastly differs from your standard pop-up toaster is in its revolutionary cooking technology.

With the small 5cc cup provided in the package, users pour water into the toaster at the beginning of the cooking process. After this, the oven heats more rapidly than with air alone. A thin layer of steam surrounds the bread, lightly toasting its surface while preserving its inner moisture and flavor.

This technology, coupled with the precise three temperature zones, create crisp and savory surfaces along with moist and fluffy insides.

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With an Amazon customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, the Balmuda toaster is a hit among shoppers. In fact, reviewers generally agree that it “makes perfect toast.”

One toast-loving shopper gushed that every piece she put in “came out perfect — soft, moist inside with a nicely toasted, slightly crunchy exterior.”

Another five-star reviewer who was a bit hesitant initially stressed that it’s absolutely “worth the money.”

“Holy moly! Best toast I have ever made,” the shopper wrote. “I did a comparison taste test with the Balmuda toaster vs. my cheap $60 toaster oven. You can really taste the difference.”

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