Now that sport, walks in a city centre and cinema visits have all been outlawed, access to hot dogs has been severely curtailed. Where once we might have dismissed the briny depths of a dog-cart, now we long for the muscular juiciness of a mustard-slathered sausage. How times change.
Fortunately for anyone pining for the artery-clogging joy of a boiled pork tube, there is an alternative to pathetically Googling images of a baseball park and staring off into the middle distance. Thanks to home cookware specialists Nostalgia, you can now get your hands on a make-at-home hot dog stand through Amazon.
The gadget itself, catchily dubbed the “HDT600RETRORED Pop-Up 2 Hot Dog and Bun Toaster”, is a two-in-one bun and dog cooker, allowing you to perfectly prepare both elements at once. According to the product description, as listed on Amazon:
“The Nostalgia HDT600RETRORED Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is great for entertaining and as a fast meal solution for the whole family. The large hot dog cage fits two regular-size or extra-plump hot dogs. Adjust the heat setting to cook hot dogs to your preference. Easily remove the hot dog cage and use the included mini tongs for removing the hot dogs.”
The listing also claims that the toaster can be used to cook “other dogs”, suggesting that “pre-cooked chicken dogs, turkey dogs, veggie dogs, sausages and brats” work brilliantly.
Have a go at these four delicious Hot Dog Recipes:
To make matters even more exciting, the toaster is available for just $17.34 and has received a series of positive reviews from satisfied customers. One five-star comment reads, “This hot dog toaster is worth every penny,” while another adds, “This is the most amazing thing since hot water as far as I am concerned.”
Nostalgia are no strangers to the novelty gadget market, having also made a splash with their “Automatic Mini Donut Factory”. However, if you’re looking for a savoury snack maker that won’t break the bank, the hot dog toaster could be perfect for you.