Unitasker Wednesday: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster

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I love grilled cheese sandwiches. Sliced extra-old cheddar is my favourite type of sandwich cheese but sometimes I mix a variety of grated cheeses together to put on my sandwich.

You might think I would enjoy the Nostalgia TCS2 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster. Simply butter the bread, insert the cheese between the slices and drop it into the toaster. It makes superb grilled cheese sandwiches grilled to your preference. It even has a defrost function in case you happen to be using frozen bread.

I already have an easy-to-clean ceramic frying pan that works perfectly well to cook grilled cheese sandwiches — even if I happen to be using frozen bread. The bonus part about my frying pan is that it is flat. My grated cheese would not fall to one end as it would in the toaster. I’m not convinced that this toaster would be as easy to clean as my frying pan either.

But, the one review that made me give up on this toaster completely, was that it did not fit sandwiches with more than one slice of American cheese. No sandwiches with thick slices of extra-old cheddar, no shredded Parmesan, no Brie… Never mind then. I’ll stick with my frying pan.

Thank you to professional organizer and fellow cheese lover Julie Bestry for pointing this unitasker out to us.

3 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster”

  1. posted by Lee Cockrum on

    This looks like a serious mess waiting to happen!

  2. posted by Lenna on

    I have a similar model – for grilled cheese sandwiches, but I also use it to just toast bread (toasting bread in the oven just ain’t my thing).
    It’s so old I bet my mom bought it before I was born, which means it’s over 3 decades old. And yes, it still works, I can still clean it and it’s still safe to use. Just lovingly dented. And you can’t include grated cheese, yes.

    I hate this model though – way too yellow.

  3. posted by Elaine on

    @Lenna: I agree, these things look like they would make great toasters. I don’t eat cheese but I love the handles on them for lifting toast! If my toaster ever breaks, I might consider this but like you said not in yellow!

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