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6 Cool Tricks With a Sandwich Toaster to Make a Perfect Sandwich

Updated on June 13, 2010

A sandwich toaster can come real handy when you wake up and realize you only have 10 minutes to make something for breakfast you can take to work or eat on the way in or just want to have a great breakfast.

I really like mine because it is such an easy and creative way of making something tasty fast.

Over the years of using them to make sandwiches I developed a few neat tricks to make even more perfect sandwiches and I think you don't mind having them up your sleeves next time you get around to making a toastie yourself.

1. I like to use unsliced bread for my sandwiches. It's a major inconvenience to slice yourself, but I don't think that way.

I can slice my bread thick or thin or whatever width I like. I use a really sharp unjagged knife to cut slices as thin as humanly possible. I do that to allow for more stuffing and bread gets more crusty and juicy from the components.

2. I simply love fresh bread crust, but in the sandwich toaster it tends to get hard and difficult to chew. I developed a trick to remove the crust and still use it as I absolutely hate throwing food away.

I cut around the bread and slice the crust into as small pieces as I can. I lay this on top of the cheese and I choose a greasy component like bacon or tomato to go on the next layer.

This way during baking grease passes through the layer of crust and makes it soft, juicy and easy to chew.

Real Unsliced Bread
Real Unsliced Bread

3. I like to come up with new ideas to make a sandwich even better and I found out the other day that you can use a microwave oven to put even more stuff into your sandwich without breaking the hinges of your jaffle iron.

I put cheese, bacon or butter on the bottom bread, put everything I like on top and close it with another slice and put it into the microwave oven for 30 seconds.

After it's done I quickly flip it and put it into the pre-heated sandwich maker. This way bread becomes soft and moisty and allows the toaster to be closed more easily and lets the molten cheese pass both into the bottom bread and the top bread.

4. I don't put ketchup into my sandwiches because it leaks out and makes it hard to clean the device. I put it on top after the sandwich is done.

Same goes for mayonnaise and other sauces, except butter. I use butter or margarine as a sort of cooking oil.

Peanut Butter Sandwich
Peanut Butter Sandwich

5. Sometimes if there is a leak and some of the stuff spills into the toaster I make a 'plainwich'

that is a somewhat thicker sliced bread put in after the main sandwich to act like a sponge and drink up everything the first sandwich may have left there.

It makes a tasty slice of crusty bread and makes it easier to clean the sandwich maker after use.

6. I like to experiment. Don't be afraid of sweet components and try combinations you would have liked on their own.

Peanut butter and banana, banana and butter or whipped cream toppings. It's all game for a great sandwich, use your imagination to come up with awesome creations.

Uses of the sandwich toaster are infinite but make sure you respect your food. Always prepare them with care and use clean tools to achieve the best possible result.

Now go and make something tasty!


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      Renee S 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      I've always wanted a sandwich maker. You can be really creative. Great hub.


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