Kim Severson’s Wednesday New York Times dining column “Kitchen Gadgets Take the Fast-Food Mentality Into the Home” wrings a lot of amusement from some of the convenience-food focused appliances found at the International Home and Housewares show in Chicago: toaster ovens with bulging “pizza bumps” at the front and back to accommodate frozen pies, a “chicken nugget” button on Frigidaire ranges. But why stop there?

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