Better Than Hot Pockets

Sandwich Toaster

We’ve had this funny little sandwich maker for years.  Paul received it as a housewarming gift when he bought he first house, over 10 years ago.  I thought about giving it away to charity several times – it is one of those odd gadget machines that only has one purpose. Kind of like the “quesadilla maker” that was on TV a few years ago. But I reasoned that when we had kids it might be fun for them.

The kids are finally at the age where they will eat sandwiches. Sometimes. Sean likes PB&J and nothing else.  Audrey will not eat peanut butter, but likes ham and cheese. In any event, it’s still fun for Paul and me.  I decided to break out the old sandwich maker today for lunch.

Here's what the inside looks like.

Make sandwiches and butter the outside of the bread, like for a grilled cheese.

The sandwiches are big, so clamping it down is tough, but not impossible.

Finished toasted sandwiches.

Audrey ate hers.  Sean picked his apart to get the ham out.  Oh well, maybe in a few years!  It’s certainly a lot better than Hot Pockets from the freezer.

I did a little searching and found that Magic Chef doesn’t make this appliance anymore, but you can get practically the same thing from Procotor Silex on Amazon.com for $19.00 or for $9.00 used on eBay.  I even found a site with a list of sandwich toaster recipes beyond the basic deli meat and cheese. Someone suggested making turnovers with pie filling. Yum! I may have to try that one.

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