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Press: Willamette Week

Posted in Press | 08 April 2010 | Comments Off on Press: Willamette Week

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD: What to get the gent or lady who’s got a Santoku in one hand and a Fender in the other? The unholy union of a ’50s-era General Electric toaster and a 9-volt battery powered amplifier. Portland mech-whiz Jean-Claude Escudie crafts his Hottie Amps ( outta vintage toasters – and even toaster ovens – and then decorates his Monster Garage-style creations with sleek, sexy, auto paint jobs. This takes the whole “kitchen as stage” idea to a new, louder level. (Kelly Clarke)