I used to have a little cheap white sandwich toaster that did my husband and me fine when we fancied a toasted sandwich but as the kids got older and they also wanted one it used to take ages to make enough for all of us so I ended up buying a larger one which could do four sandwiches at once so that we could all have one at the same time as each other.
I bought this on in the sales and only paid £20 for it so it wasn’t bad but the full price is between £40 and £50 depending on where you buy it. It depends on how badly you want a four slice sandwich maker but I have been really pleased with mine for £20 as it has done us well in the time that we have owned it and I would probably pay the full price again for it.
It looks a lot more expensive than our previous cheap white one. This one is grey and sleek and looks nice though for me it doesn’t really matter what it looks like because it just gets put in a cupboard and only comes out when we want to use it.
The sandwich toaster can make four toasted sandwiches at once which is so much easier when you have a family and everyone wants one as it means that I can have one at the same time and not have to wait until I have made theirs.
It is easy to use and I just butter the bread and then place the bread buttered side down on the sandwich maker and then add all the fillings that I want to the bread then place another slice on top and close the sandwich maker closed. When I close this it seals the bread together really tightly and stops most of the cheese and other ingredients from oozing out of the bread when it is toasting. It makes the bread lovely and toasty and gives it a nice colour and crunch without burning the bread or taking forever to cook it. The outside is always crispy and the inside is always gooey so it makes really perfect toasted sandwiches.
It is made of non stick plates and these are easy to clean if you wipe them over straight away when it is still warm but if you forget or you make something that is particularly messy then the plates in this particular sandwich maker are removable so you can take them out and put them in the dishwasher. It just makes cleaning it easier if you are feeling lazy and don’t want to clean it by hand.
Cord storage / Non-slip feet / Stores upright / Easy to clean / Power on indicator and ready light / Removable, dishwasher safe plates / Removable plates / Non-stick plates / Handle locking clip / 1200 watts / Makes 4 sandwiches / By Breville / Short name: Breville VST035