They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but most mornings, it's tricky to squeeze in anything other than a banana on the go or a deskside yogurt. Other days, we put off eating until lunchtime, meaning we're not firing on all cylinders until at least midday.

What if we were just missing the right tools for the job? For over 65 years, SMEG – founded in Italy – has been making elegant kitchen appliances and taking daily routines from boring to beautiful. Never are their sleek designs more apparent than in their vintage-inspired range of iconic breakfast-ready devices.

Take for instance, the SMEG toaster. The stylish morning assistant is available in a 2 and 4 slice version and allows you to choose between six browning levels. It also gives you the option to toast one side only or to defrost or reheat your slice (because let's face it, we've all forgotten about our toast). Additional racks, which let you remove toasted sandwiches, take your toast game to the next level.

Choose from a variety of retro colours including Red, Pink, Chrome, Black, Cream or Blue – the shade we'll be giving away to one lucky reader. 

We're giving away a 2-slice toaster SMEG toaster in Blue worth $229 to one lucky reader. The sleek Italian machinery looks fab on your kitchen counter and is guaranteed to make your morning dash a pastel dream. 

To enter, answer the question below:

The question is: Where was the company SMEG founded?

Competition closes: 9th December 2018

By entering this contest you agree to SMEG's terms and conditions. You also agree to share your information with SMEG and receive email communications. You may unsubscribe from any of these at any point.

Prize open to residents of Canada, excluding the province of Quebec.

Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.

The prize consists of one Blue SMEG 2-slice toaster, worth $229.

Contest closes December 9th at 23:59 pm EST and the winner will be notified by email.

The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize. If there is no response after 24 hours, a runner-up will be randomly selected.