Let's raise a toast to the defunct VHS recorder

17 February 2009

Britain currently has over 75 million useless and obsolete VHS video recorders, in a statistic we’ve just pulled out of thin air. Pooling them together to build an army of robot super-warriors doesn’t seem to be a realistic proposition at the moment. Converting them into toasters, however, does.

Instructables.com will give you a step-by-step how-to guide so that instead of housing a 1996 video of Nick Hancock’s Own Goals And Gaffes, your VHS recorder will be spewing out delicious hot toast for ever more – or at least until it explodes.

But be warned, if you’re going to try it yourself, you should heed the following warnings…

Ensure the metal parts are earthed.
Do not place it on heat-sensitive surfaces.
Do not place heat-sensitive materials on top of it.
Take care not to touch any hot surfaces.
Do not leave the machine unattended.

If you do not heed those warnings you will probably die. Here’s what it should look like once you’ve finished. Good luck!


  • Gus
  • Gus
    FAKE! Why on earth they placed it on that uneven "table"?
  • HugoMontenegro
    Fake a manoonay
  • Lumoruk
    Fake, if you were going to do this you would record yourself making the damn think...anyway Andy might want to correct your typo "If you do not those warnings you will probably die"
  • Lumoruk
    see the irony?
  • Tom
    Fake. (peer pressure).
  • Andy D.
    @Lumoruk: thanks - I have a cold.
  • pip
    Was thinking of buying one until i noticed it throws your toast on the floor! Back to the drawing board (sigh).
  • -=Mike H.
    It really does piss me off that toasters still can't accomodate larger sized slices of bread! Do they not measure bread when designing a toaster? I would imagaine this is a fundamental design specification FFS !!!
  • Abbi
    Even if it was real... noooooooooooo! I love my video player - videos are currently on sale for somewhere between 5p and 20p in my local cheridee shops, which keeps my kids v happy (especially vintage Power Rangers)

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