Breakfast-time is just a little more cheerful when serving toast from this two-slot Winnie-the-Pooh pop-up toaster. Kids (and grownups) are greeted by a happy picture of Tigger and Pooh and the words "Rise ‘n Shine" on the outside of the toaster. Toasting is even more fun as bread is imprinted with either a picture of Pooh or Tigger and the toaster plays the Winnie the Pooh Theme Song as toast is ejected. The Pooh toaster even has a lift control shaped like a little honeybee.
The toaster has extra-wide slots that can accommodate bread, frozen waffles, toaster pastries, or bagels and guides that automatically self-adjust and center themselves around any thickness of bread for even browning. An electronic control dial offers five different browning settings and a cancel button raises the lift control and ejects toast mid-cycle if it’s getting too dark. The professional stainless-steel exterior gives this Pooh toaster a retro look; however, the outside of this appliance gets very hot during toasting so it should always be used by adults and should be kept out of reach of little hands. The Pooh toaster has a crumb tray that slides out of the bottom for cleaning and is covered by VillaWare under a one-year warranty. –Cristina Vaamonde