I’d like to make a recommendation, and add the Balmuda toaster oven to this list of discussions. I bought mine at Bic Camera in Tokyo, and hauled it back to America (requires a voltage converter). I’ve also been steadily seeing it at trendy cafes around the country.
It’s fun to use, in preparing different types of toasts/breads, and looks amazing on the kitchen counter. I find it something is more beautful to look at, and enjoyable to play around, I will find myself more likely to use it, than let it collect dust.
Would love to hear other people’s thoughts on this concept as well, an appliance that is beautiful to look at, and actually adds to the appearance of your kitchen, not add clutter and find itself in a cupboard.