First cab off the rank from the newly relaunched Omega Appliances is a very clever combination toaster/microwave oven.

A smart, space-saving idea for student accommodation, retirement villages and studio apartments, the OM26TX is the size of a standard microwave oven but comprises a vertical toaster and a very talented microwave oven.

The appliance exudes sleek style with a stainless steel and black exterior, low profile electronic controls and concealed slide-out toasting drawer.

The toaster has four browning levels, including a custom setting, extra wide slots (it will easily take bagels or focaccia), a memory cooking function and a ‘toast is ready’ alarm.

The microwave oven meanwhile, is 1000 watts, has electronic touch controls to set 10 different power levels, six one-touch cooking menus (including pizza, popcorn, bagel, baked potato, frozen vegetables), five auto cooking menus (including soup, muffin, plated meal) and three auto defrost settings (meat, poultry and fish).

There is a one-hour kitchen timer, automatic start facility and defrost setting.

The OM26TX is the perfect appliance for those with limited space who require fast, easy snacks and light meals with ease.