Toasties!

Don
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Hi all,

Firstly, can someone recommend a good toastie maker? Nothing industrial standard, just good enough for daily use? I got one not so long ago to replace my ageing jobby, the new one had lots of great reviews, but it spits out of the side a toastie containing a cracked egg and 10g of cheddar, surely there are better ones that can keep the contents within the bread? It just seems a crap design.

Also, post your recipes? I have one daily ever since WFH, they're great!
 
Soldato
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Depends whether you want a Jaffle as the Aussies call them where the edges of the bread seal around the filling, or a "grilled Cheese" style sandwich as the Americans call em, which is open sided.

Haven't had one of the former style since I was a kid, I either use a George Forman grill or a heavy set frying pan to make mine.
 
Man of Honour
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All the cheap and/or mainstream ones are pretty rubbish TBH either seem to have been designed poorly so don't fit the bread well or last about a month before going pop.

I've been using a cheapy Quest 35129 which seems the best of a bad job when it comes to the mainstream stuff but still get a bit of overhanging.
 
Man of Honour
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Picked up a dirt cheap waffle/grill/toastie maker a couple of weeks ago. Has removable plates to change what you're cooking. Just been using the grill ones for toasties. Works perfectly well.

Doing waffles this weekend. :D
 
Soldato
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I bought this back in 2013 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russell-Ho...&sprefix=Russell+hobbs+toastie,aps,160&sr=8-2 although its been in the cupboard for a while. There are some scorch marks where toasties will now stick to briefly but a spatula with soon remove that. Might have to give it some usage again to see how well it still works or not!
 
Soldato
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Favreaus sandwich looks good, albeit calorific,
currently don't have a gas hob though for the BTU's, he's getting some significant heat into it to melt the cheese - where can you get that plate

For contact grill, removsable plates is essential - used to like (molten) jam sandwiches, or mincemeat, ham+branston -
used a tefal like black friday offer https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tefal-Ultracompact-GC308840-Versatile-Portions/dp/B08B49FZRZ

edit: cuisinart waffle make i have can have sandwich plates, which would be a nice combo, but bread size would be limited
 
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