“ Brand: Ufesa / Type: Sandwich Maker „
This sandwich maker is great and always gives another way to have your lunch by toasting your sandwich instead of having it as normal. It makes quite a nice change to have a nice toasted sandwich - especially in the winter when it's cold as it helps to keep you warm with a nice cup of tea too.
The toaster can be bought in various places and countries for around £26 or the equivalent. It's quite easy to maintain and works really well. You simply plug it into the mains and it will begin to heat up. Once it's done, the red light on the top will go off and then you can put your sandwiches in.
You should just make your sandwiches as normal - whether it be a cheese and ham sandwich or anything else, just pop it in with the bread on either side of the filling as normal. There is no need to butter the outsides or anything - this will just make an unnecessary mess. The lining of the toaster is non-stick, which is great as you never have to worry about your sandwich being ruined, although sometimes you may need to get it from underneath with a utensil to help ease it off.
Once the toaster has heated up, the light temporarily goes off and you can pop in your sandwich. It takes a couple of minutes to toast it well and it does tell you when it's ready by use of the light. I tend to just open the toaster every now and then to check when it's to my liking, which is a lot simpler!
The toaster has quite a simple design. It's white so can look a bit dirty if you don't give it a wipe every now and then. The wire isn't very long either but it's long enough if you have a plug along the kitchen surface. The logo is on the top side with the red light towards the lower end. There is a handle with a good size hole for lifting, and a blue button, which must be clicked up to release the lid and open up the toaster. It clicks down when you push the lid in, which seals it in place and prevents it from popping open due to the pressure of your sandwiches in there.
The toasting surface inside is non stick as I said before, and it has a simple square and diagonal pattern, which leaves your sandwich with a little design. It has two square spaces for sandwiches, and you may think of this as room for '4 sandwiches' when they are cut in half. I like to cut mine diagonally after they have been in the toaster rather than into rectangles. The toaster won't fit huge size bread in it, but even if a bit sticks out or into the adjacent square tray, it still gets pretty well toasted. The toaster is visible on the sides of the machine, and this can be quite a hazard when it's switched on as it gets very hot! The benefit of this is that it toasts your bread very well right up to the sides.
It sits well on the kitchen surfaces with some stands underneath that have good grip. Once your sandwiches slide out onto your plate, you can unplug it to turn off the heat and it will then cool down within about 10 minutes. After, it's best to give it a wipe with something to get rid of any grease but apart from that, it's very easy to maintain and never needs a scrub unless something comes pouring out your sandwich in the toaster! It's a great little gadget and I'd certainly recommend it - great quality and works well.
Thanks for reading!
Short name: Ufesa SW7391