Design-porn site Oobject presents a lovely catalog of “extreme kitchen machines” such as a gargantuan egg-breaking number that can crack more than 46,000 eggs an hour, and the automatic asparagus-peeler, about which Oobject sensibly asks, “Why would you want to peel Asparagus, let alone buy a ginormous machine to do it?”

As a buyer of those loaves of unsliced “artisanal” bread, I’m personally very attracted to the Robot Coupe bread slicer, which can slice 360 pieces of bread in a minute. Imagine the toast points! Oh my. Submitting to gadget lust, Boing Boing’s Joel Johnson says the industrial kitchen machines “make me wish my spring-loaded jaw were rated for a higher snack-per-second intake rate.”

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