This hot dog steamer is definitely unique as it comes in the shape of a dog known as Hero. Hero is capable of steaming up to four hot dogs simultaneously within eight minutes or so, and will bark once they’re ready while turning itself off automatically to prevent your family from experiencing burnt hot dogs. Hero the Hot Dog Steamer will retail for $34.95 – too bad summer’s long over, or else this would’ve made a really great gift. Still, you can always use this in your kitchen for the upcoming holiday season although the BBQ grill’s a better bet for faster hot dog turnover. Ravenous kids (and adults) are much harder to deal with than a rabid dog anyway.