VHS toaster


Though the inspiration was said to have come from a clip of The Young Ones, we all know this was bound to happen eventually. [lemonie] has turned a VHS deck into a toaster. They’ve done a fantastic job, it looks almost perfectly stock. We can imagine that maintaining the look of the VCR was pretty difficult especially getting everything to line up correctly. Finally, we have a use for our old VHS deck. You can see a video of it in action after the break.


  1. g3n says:

    I’d be careful eating the toast as I don’t think all those plastics are made to sustain high temperatures…there could be bad fumes coming out.

    Very nice thing though !

  2. scott says:

    haha, he missed the place. :P

    Very cool idea all the same, I want one! :)

  3. grizball says:

    completely epic video.

  4. strider_mt2k says:

    Love the ringing of the plate in each slower take.
    What a crazy hack! Pure win!

    I be doubly sure to eat the plastic treated toast if I were you.

    -and would it kill you to put on some coffee?

  5. skitchin says:

    anyone ever seen a child stick their hand in the vcr? Not after this.

  6. Grovenstien says:

    Kids are always putting jam sandwiches into VCR’s.

    I think this has to be the best hack yet!

  7. uncivlengr says:

    That “VHS” is toasted into the bread is too funny.

  8. weasel says:

    dare ya to put a real VHS tape in that

  9. the game says:

    epic, indeed.

  10. Hatecrime69 says:

    but where’s my betamax toaster?

  11. strider_mt2k says:

    the betamax toaster made better toast but was limited to a smaller size slice.

    Also sony didn’t license the design and consequently didn’t garner the support of the butter or jam industries which lost them the breakfast wars of the 1980’s.

  12. strider_mt2k says:

    -please pass the jelly…

  13. mr x says:

    the betamax toaster went the same way as HD-DVD :( sad faice.
    great minds think alike – the first thing I thought about was the plastics and hot burning fumes.

  14. andrew says:

    “the first thing i thought about was the plastics and hot burning fumes.”

    he could have used an older vhs deck with an all-metal chassis, that would have solved the problem quite nicely.

  15. barry99705 says:

    we all know that’s not a real vcr. It’s not flashing 12:00. :D

  16. Hitek146 says:

    Ahhh, The Young Ones… :) Good memories…

    Anonymous Girls(walk into room):”Hi, Mike!”
    Mike(sitting in room):”Not yet, but I soon will be!”

    Anonymous Guy(Knocks on front door):”Mind if I use your loo?”
    Resident(Answering door):”Of course I mind!”
    Anonymous Guy:”Hmm… I thought not, that’s why I pissed in your garden.”

    Haha… Good stuff….

  17. BigD145 says:

    Keep that heated plastic far away from me, please.

  18. aztraph says:

    hey, I got a top loading Betamax, I now have a use for it

  19. aztraph says:

    bummer all the good jokes for the betamax’s were taken, oh well, anyone want an old beta, holler

  20. paul says:

    a different take on the VIDEO TOASTER

  21. louis ii says:

    Not true, the beta max was designed to handle European style bread slices at longer toasting times due to the “heavy” bread style of the period.

    I’d post a picture of the bread I speak about, but it’s not exactly easy to do when it’s currently unprepared and unable to be toasted… yes I don’t have a Beta toaster.

  22. Sammy says:

    I wonder how tasty the bread would be….

  23. James says:

    If it’s anything like my old VCR it’ll be OK for a few months then suddenly it’ll begin to chew the bread up.

    Combining it with the VCR’s timer electronics would be great – it could then have the flashing 12:00 display, or be programmed to make toast at 7am every morning.

  24. strider_mt2k says:

    @ louis ii: You’re okay man.

    You’re okay.

  25. fwirt says:

    Actually, I always thought that an NES toaster would be fantastic, but kept wondering how long it would be before the plastic would get melty. The “VHS” tattooed on the toast is a really nice touch.

  26. Eric says:


    Well I imagine your toaster would chew up the bread. Was it bread compatible?

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