Your Taco Tuesdays are about to get a whole lot more fun. Have you ever planned on tacos for dinner, but realized too late that you didn’t have hard shells around? While flour tortillas are perfectly acceptable, for those who insist on hard shells for their taco nights, it can be tricky to master the oven grate trick to form perfect hard taco shells. Don’t struggle with the oven-baking method anymore when you get your hands on this actual Taco Toaster from Nostalgia Electrics.
Created by Nostalgia Electric, the Fiesta Series Taco Toaster creates a crispy, delicious hard taco shell out of standard tortillas. The toaster comes with two taco forming cages, each with their own handle. Just place standard tortillas into the former and then add them into the toaster. No need to poke at the shells to see if they are done like you do with toast.
You can use either flour tortillas or corn tortillas in the toaster to form crispy taco shells. Talk about easy cooking! The best part about this toaster is that you no longer have to try and keep your tortillas warm before serving. As the crispy hard taco shells come out of the toaster, they’ll be the perfect temperature for fillings.
Simply select how well the shells will be cooked with the number dial on the side, and press the lever down. What pops up is crispy and delicious taco shells, with no mess. For $29.25, you can have perfectly crispy shells for easy cooking every single night if you wanted!
Essentially, what this machine is doing is baking your taco shells. Traditional taco shells are deep fried in oil. So not only are these taco shells even more delicious, but they’re healthier, too. And depending on the tortillas you choose, you can have veggie shelled tacos, whole wheat taco shells, beet taco shells and even paleo taco shells.
While both corn and flour tortillas work in the taco shell toaster, don’t limit yourself! Experimenting with the Taco Toaster is half the fun. The toaster cooks two shells at a time, so if you’re cooking for a crowd, you’ll have to transform the soft tortillas in pairs.
The best part? They cook in just minutes. The Taco Toaster is ideal for dorm rooms, home kitchens and for people who just love small kitchen appliances. The entire unit is just 8.25 inches high x 7 inches wide x 13 inches deep, so just about the size of your standard bread toaster.
The toaster only comes in one color: red. Red is a favorite color for Nostalgia Electrics, a company that creates retro-style appliances like vintage-looking slushie machines and soda stations. At under 30 bucks and free shipping with Amazon Prime, it’s a great gift for anyone from a taco lover to a White Elephant party.
This would be a super fun addition to your Taco Tuesday taco bar, since guests can create their own tacos with freshly-made hot baked taco shells without all the grease and oil.