Cutting edge
Cutting-Edge Appliances
Background information
Feature films The Brave Little Toaster
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Voice Randy Bennett
Randall William Cook
Judy Toll
Mindy Sterling
Susie Allanson
Danny Mann
Beth Anderson
Pat Ericson
Gary Falcone
Roger Freeland
Janis Liebhart
Darryl Phinnessee
Joe Pizzulo
Performance model
Character information
Other names
Personality Obnoxious, sneaky, mischevious, sly, jealous
Appearance Various "high-tech" appliances with plenty of resources and "new-age" features.
Occupation Digital appliances.
Goal To prevent Toaster and his friends from finding the Master so they can go to college with him instead.
Home 2470 McBean Parkway
Friends Plugsy, The Huge Crane (former indirect ally), The Giant Magnet (former indirect ally), The Crusher (former indirect ally), Toaster (current ally), Lampy (current ally), Blanky (current ally), Radio (current ally), Kirby (current ally), T.V. (current ally)
Enemies Toaster (former foe), Lampy (former foe), Blanky (former foe), Radio (former foe), Kirby (former foe), T.V. (former foe)
Minions None besides themselves
Likes Themselves, being at the "Cutting-Edge of Technology".
Dislikes Old appliances, being left behind.
Powers and abilities Special technological features (digital technology).
Fate Left behind by the Master. They're probably living with his mother.
Typical Saying (Voltsy:) "Naturally, we are on the "Cutting-Edge of Technology"."

The Cutting-Edge Appliances, also known as the Apartment Appliances, are minor characters in The Brave Little Toaster. They are an assortment of modern appliances that live in the apartment with Rob's mother and serve her up, even on his departure to college.


The Cutting-Edge Appliances include:

  • The Tandy Home Computer System named "Voltsy"
  • The Two-Face Sewing Machine
  • The Entertainment Center
  • The (New )Phone
  • The Panasonic Stereo Radio-Cassette Player
  • The Microwave
  • The Mixer
  • The Stretching Lamp
  • The New (Two-Headed) Vacuum
  • The Beater
  • The Sliding Lamps
  • The only Cutting-Edge Appliances who are planned for the film, but never released, are the Clock, the Slow Cooker, the Can Opener, the (New )Waffle Iron, the Meat Grinder, the Carving Knife, the New Toaster, the Vaporizer, the String of Christmas Tree Lamps, the Huge Lamps and the Little Lamps.


The Brave Little ToasterEdit

The Cutting-Edge Appliances are a group of electronic appliances that were considered at the time highly-advanced and at the forefront of technology. They are highly egotistical as they take great pride in their latest features, which far outrank the abilities of any appliance that preceded them. As a result, they have a low opinion of any appliance that is not as advanced as they are. They served Rob's mother in the latter apartment in the city.

When Rob prepares to go to college, he wants to take his old appliances from his childhood with him for use in his dorm. After leaving to his family cabin with his girlfriend Chris, the Appliances are disgusted at Rob's preferences. They would prefer to be serving him in order to impress him with their mechanical advantages.

Later that day, the old appliances Toaster, Lampy, Blanky, Radio and Kirby arrive in search of the Master and are greeted by Plugsy. Shocked at their presence, he and the rest of the Appliances agree to dispose of the gang in order to be taken by Rob instead. They welcome them into the apartment room and are courteous at first but quickly take advantage of their presence and prepare to make their move. When Plugsy changes channels on T.V., who is another old appliance from the cottage that tries to tell his friends where the Master went, the gang gets stunned and finds out that he and the other Appliances tricked them, which is why they have led the gang into a trap. The Appliances demonstrate their technological superiority to them as they sing the song "Cutting Edge" and then, upon finishing it, they toss the gang out the window and into the dumpster. After that, the Appliances await Rob's return.

The gang is taken to Ernie's Disposal and the Master comes home disappointedly, having to realize that the old appliances are not at the cottage. Despite their absence, he still does not want to take his mother's appliances with him, still preferring the "oldies but goodies". Plugsy overhears this and is bitterly to blame. It can be assumed that the other Appliances were equally upset at this discovery. Rob eventually recovers his trusty appliances from Ernie's Disposal, thanks to T.V.'s intervention, and the old appliances go to college with him as opposed to the Cutting-Edge Appliances.

Examples of TechnologyEdit

The Cutting-Edge Appliances sing about their technology, the following is a list of their features mostly mentioned in Cutting Edge or visibly shown.

  • Voltsy is a Tandy-styled office electric computer system with a built-in, high-contrasted color pixel C.R.T. screen and a printer-keyboard combo. He is also a fancy, handy-dandy device for word/accounting processing and graphic memory logging-in capabilities.
  • The automated home theater electric electric entertainment center contains dual audio amplifiers and a high-resolution R.G.B. projector.
  • The two-face electric sewing machine is a user-friendly contraption.
  • The electric eggbeater is equipped with a couple of powerful motors that makes mixing much easier.
  • The touch-tone push-button telephone uses fiber optics contained in plastic to allow instantaneous and high quality phone calls.
  • The stereo features a pair of radio dial-knobs, attachable speakers and electric earmuffs and an ability to play cassette tapes.
  • The electric mixer can grind, chop, blend, grate, cream, mince, beat, whip, crush, shred, liquify and puree ingredients.
  • The microwave oven can bake or toast in a compact space.
  • The new vacuum cleaner is a lightweight model that has a cleaner head attached through his long, snaky hose to his powerful motored low-chassis head, so the user can clean hard-to-reach spots easier.