Who doesn’t love a toasted sandwich? A toasted sandwich maker can help you elevate an ordinary cheese (or, indeed, vegan cheese) sandwich into a gratifyingly sensuous experience that simply oozes with melty deliciousness. Whatever time of the year, whatever time of the day or night, a toastie will always hit the spot.
And what if we told you that our toastie maker has deeper cooking plates than other brands? So you’ll get an even bigger flavour hit from your favourite fillings, and you’ll have more space to experiment with a variety of ingredients. No wonder our Global Gourmet Sandwich Toaster is so enduringly popular.
It’s super easy to use. Just turn it on and wait for the indicator light to turn green, which means it’s up to temperature. Then place your sandwich in the maker, close the lid and wait a few minutes for it to heat through.
As our sandwich toaster’s plates are not just non-stick, they’re double non-stick, they’re very easy to clean. Wait for the toaster to cool (obviously!) then simply wipe clean with a soft damp cloth.
What ingredients work best in a sandwich maker?
The obvious answer is cheese, probably because it’ll melt which changes the texture and intensifies the flavour. But you do need to be careful which cheese you use - the way cheese melts is a science in its own right! Use a cheese with a high fat and high moisture content such as Cheddar, Camembert or Brie because they’ll melt more smoothly. It’s good news if you like mature cheese because the more mature it is, the smoother the melt. Avoid using cheeses that have a high acidity, such as Emmental and Gruyère which will become very stringy, or acid-curdled cheeses such as paneer, halloumi, ricotta and goat’s cheese which won’t melt at all.
What goes with cheese?
Virtually anything! Tomatoes, mushrooms and ham work particularly well and, after cheese, are probably the most popular toastie ingredients. You can even include baked beans (with a bit of Marmite as well perhaps?) because the toastie will seal them in, making it easier and less messy to eat.
Anything that works on a pizza works in a toastie too, so why not spread your bread with a pizza sauce, then sprinkle on a few herbs and add your favourite pizza toppings.
Toasted sandwiches that need a bit more preparation time
Cook yourself up a feast by preparing ingredients that need additional cooking first. Fried onions and caramelised onions are great and will go with virtually anything. Bacon is also a favourite sandwich ingredient that works well too.
But if you want a plant-based toastie, try roasted squash (or pumpkin) and onion. Thinly slice as much squash and onion as you need, brush with a bit of oil and add salt to taste, then place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes (at 180oC, 160oC in a fan-assisted oven, or Gas Mark 4) until soft. Then add to your toastie with whatever else you fancy - spinach is a good addition, as is vegan cheese (or ordinary cheese if you’re not a vegan) - and toast as usual.
Leftovers also make good toastie fillings, allowing you to enjoy last night’s dinner in a delicious new format. And the best thing is you won’t have to do any additional preparation.
Toasted sandwiches without using cheeseYes, it is possible to enjoy a toastie without using cheese! If you like a BLT, substitute the lettuce for spinach. Experiment with different vegetables and pickles, or how about going for a full English breakfast toastie - part-fry the egg first then place it on top of pre-cooked bacon and/or sliced sausages, sliced mushrooms and tomatoes... or whatever you fancy.
You can even make your toastie into a sweet treat, with fillings such as bananas and Nutella (with added strawberries if you like). Some people have even been known to slice up a Mars bar or Snickers and use that.
Whatever works for you, just make sure you enjoy what you make with our Global Gourmet Sandwich Toaster.