Product Type: Bush electrical appliances
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Bush TS281 Toasted Sandwich Maker
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Bush TS281 Toasted Sandwich Maker
Advantages: A compact easy to clean sandwich toaster
A toasted sandwich makes a good hot inexpensive snack. From start to finish you can make a toastie and have it on the plate ready to eat all within the space of a few minutes and the list of fillings is that you can use is endless . This model toasts two slices at a time.
The Bush model is compact and modern. Almost circular shaped with removable non stick easy clean plates.
The sandwich toaster has a power on indicator and a ready to cook indicator.
It also has non slip rubber feet so it adheres well to the work surface.
A toasted sandwich makes a good snack at anytime of the day, if you wanted to put a salad together then you could serve salad and a toastie as a meal. Cheese must surely be about one of the favourite fillings for a toastie, maybe with a little sliced onion. The cheese always melts and tastes delicious!
But ham is good, tomato and pesto, cheese tomato and mushroom is really tasty and banana makes a very good sweet sandwich.
A lot of people may not bother but I always grease the plates lightly with a spot of oil on some kitchen roll first.
Then I turn the power on and heat the machine.
This toaster has a power light that indicates you have switched it on and another light that comes on when the toaster has reached the required temperature, much easier than trying to gauge the heat.
I butter my two slices of bread and prepare my filling. Once the sandwich toaster has reached the right temperature I then place my first slice butter side down onto the plate, add my filling and then place the other slice of bread on the top, butter side up and close the lid down to allow it to cook.
This model has a reasonable filling depth, so at least you are going to be able to make a tasty sandwich.
I prefer my toasties well done, so I always leave mine until I see the sides are starting to crisp well.
This doesn't take too long and when I lift the lid and see the golden crust then im ready to take the toastie out.
The plates are as they say non stick and the sandwich lifts out well, leaving no bread or filling stuck to the plates.
So usually I leave the machine to cool off while im having my snack, going back later to clean it.
The removable plates certainly lighten the load, for all these sandwich makers make great snacks they do tend to be a bit tricky to keep clean.
Once the plates are out and washed then I concentrate on cleaning the rest, often if you use cheese it will ooze out and run over the sides, so I wipe this away with kitchen towel before washing off with a hot soapy cloth.
Remember you mustn't be tempted to use a knife or anything abrasive on the plates, or the non stick coating will be damaged.
After washing the inside over well I replace the removable plates and then turn my attention to the outside of the machine, which only needs a light wipe over.
Before storing it away it makes sense to leave it sitting with the lid open for a while, this lets the machine dry off completely.
This Bush toasted sandwich maker is competitively priced at £19.99 from Amazon. Mine was ordered on a Tuesday and delivered free of charge (UK only) by Thursday.
It cleans well, the main area that is always difficult to keep clean is where the machine is hinged, but there doesn't seem to be too much to attract any extra dirt and grease around that area and the fixings are strong but not fussy.
The toaster is ideal for quick snack/snack meals and is a good investment.
Summary: A compact and easy sandwch toaster that provides a quicj snakc or even a meal.
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