Best Bet: Magimix Toaster

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The beauty of the bread you see browning before your very eyes? That it’s browning before your very eyes. Unlike most run-of-the-mill toasters, the French-designed Magimix ($200 at Williams-­Sonoma, 1175 Madison Ave., at 86th St.; 212-289-6832) features two double-pane glass windows, providing a clear shot of your carbs in action. That means no ejecting, reinserting, ejecting, and again reinserting an English muffin while trying to achieve a perfect George Hamilton umber, nor waiting till your kitchen fills with smoke to learn that the rye has crisped to a char. Extrawide slots accommodate jacked-up New York bagels, and there are four preprogrammed heat settings for less obsessive types.