Hammacher Schlemmer is Top Dog – what a great gift idea Our neighbors had a really cool gadget at their last dinner party: A Pop-Up Hotdog Cooker The Pop-Up Hotdog Cooker works like a pop-up toaster. This unique kitchen appliance lets you easily prepare two hot dogs (complete with toasted buns) in minutes and makes a unique gift. To use, simply drop two wieners in the center basket and the buns in the two toasting baskets on either side. The 660-watt electronic heating coil has four controllable heat settings so that you can cook the wieners and toast both buns to your taste preference. The kids will love it; so will dad.