In the war of the toilet seat positions there are no winn... wait is that a washing machine in the bathroom? I don't think I don't want those fragrances associated with my fresh laundry.
3 U Penn students developed the µWave (microwave, get it?), an Arduino based kitchen hack that plays Youtube videos while you wait for noms. Once you set the cooking time the program goes to Youtube and finds a highly-rated video for the exact length. Read more about it at the project's website.