Yesterday, Unclutter mocked the toast rack - a product whose only purpose is to hold toast. Which a simple plate could do just as well.
Except that a simple plate can't.
A toast rack is one of those things that I don't have, don't exactly need, but do kind of want. Because when you put warm toast (or warm French toast, or warm cheesy toast, or warm waffles) on a plate, you know what happens? It gets soggy.
Enter the toast rack! It allows air circulation around all your toast pieces, thereby preventing condensation and sogginess in your breakfast. Your toast/waffle stays crisp.
I would totally get this, but no one here eats toast or breakfast for that matter except for me. It's apparently quite common in Britain, though. And hey, you could use it to sort your mail too, when it's off toast duty.
Here are a couple versions that make a statement:
A silver 1930's one from Germany shaped like dachshund dog. Also works as a grissini (breadsticks) holder! Only $3800 on ebay!
Plum & Ivory.
Designed by Reiko Kaneko and made of wood and bone china, I actually don't think this is sold anywhere, but it should, because it's adorable.