I came upon this scene on Sunday while searching frantically for a gift for an 8-year-old boy. I snapped this quick picture, but let me lay it out for you what we’re looking at here.
On that upper shelf would be toys resembling a stainless steel Kitchen Aid stand mixer. On the bottom shelf are toys resembling a stainless steel microwave and a stainless steel¬† toaster — a toaster, by the way, that looks a lot like the one in my own kitchen. If you look hard enough, you’ll also see a toy resembling a stainless steel coffee maker behind some boxes.
I’m not sure what I’m more disturbed by — the fact that “stainless steel” has crossed over into the realm of toy appliances, or that toy appliances now include microwaves and coffee machines.