This Christmas I asked for a toaster. Yeah, a toaster.

As a kid, opening up toys and flashy gifts on Christmas morning was everything. These days, I'm looking for the things that get me by in life, things like a toaster. To my surprise, the toaster I received from my parents wasn't any ordinary toaster... this "Bad Larry" was something from the future!

It's called a 'Crux' toaster had all the bells and whistles needed to make the perfect slice of toast. From temperature settings to cooking the right thickness of the bagel or piece of bread, the Crux CRX14545 is one fancy toasting machine.

"From thick artisan bread to a gluten-free slice, perfectly tanned toast is easy with this 4-slice toaster from Crux. It includes wide slots and high lifts that make it easy to prepare your favorites." -Crux

I mean... just check out the features this thing is capable of that differentiates itself from the rest of the competition:

  • 1500 watts
  • 6 shade settings
  • Gluten-free, bagel and reheat functions
  • Extra-wide slots and high lift to accommodate various sizes of bread
  • Slide-out crumb tray for easy cleaning
  • Durable, all-metal construction
  • Convenient cord storage
  • Anti-jam and auto shut-off mechanisms
  • Dimensions: 11.1" x 9.5" x 7.4"
  • Manufacturer's limited three-year warranty
  • Stainless steel/copper plating/zinc/plastic
  • Retails for $89.99

Here's where it got weird for me...


I almost for a second thought that this toaster had the ability to turn regular gluten-packed bread into a healthy piece of toast... I couldn't have been more wrong.

Apparently, according to the manual... there's a different consistency to gluten-free bread (gluten-free bread is denser than normal bread) than regular bread and normal heat settings will dry out the gluten-free bread faster, so it'll toast it at a slower/cooler rate. #TheMoreYouKnow

So in conclusion, the answer is: No, it doesn't remove the gluten from bread, but in fact acts as a sensitivity setting for bread where gluten has already been removed. Who knew?!