Product Type: Tesco Sandwich Maker
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Great temp replacement!
Tesco Value Sandwich Toaster
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Tesco Value Sandwich Toaster
Advantages: Cheap, easy to use and clean
I'm a girl who loves her cheese toasties, which has left me with a broken George Foreman due to wear and tear. As you can guess I didn't want to wait a few weeks until my student savings grew enough for me to splurge out on another, so it was music to my ears when my friend told me that Tesco does a sandwich maker for just a fiver! Living right by a Tesco superstore I wasn't left without my toasties for long.
The appearance of the product was pretty much the Tesco value house style, white plastic exterior with dashes of black for the grill plates. Nothing flashy or impressive compared to the sleeker looking grills I was used to. Personally when it comes to minor appliances like this one the appearance doesn't bother me at all as long as the product does what I bought it to do.
Using this sandwich maker, or toastie as I like to call it, couldn't be easier, you simply prepare your sandwich as you do if you were to use an oven grill or a more elaborate sandwich maker, then place them on the grill plates when the light indicates it's hot enough. I would say that the plastic isn't the best of materials for a hot appliance and it can get a little too hot if you're making a batch of sandwiches when you have people over, so watch out for your fingers!
The sandwiches produced are of a great standard, the light indicates roughly when the sandwich should be ready however I always leave it in for 30 seconds or so longer because I like mine extra crispy.
You have to clean the grill plates after every use, if you don't it's going to make your next use of the appliance a lot harder and unpleasant than it needs to be. But fear not, the material of the grill plates is very smooth and the grease and other nasty leftovers just slide off with a simple wipe and rinse. I'm actually surprised to say that I find this product a lot easier to clean than my previous ones.
Other than the basics there isn't much more for me to cover, the sandwich maker is exactly that, basic. However, though it is a basic product don't underestimate it's ability to make amazingly yummy grilled sandwiches, and with the price of only £5 for the grill they'll taste even better!
Summary: Great temp replacement
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