Like a lot of people as a child back in the 80’s we used to have the original and loved it. In fact a toastie was one of my favorite meals. My Breville also came along to university with me. Not only did it provide quick tasty meals but also helped me make friends, everyone wanted to use it. Come on, everyone loves a good toastie! These days there are numerous options, with machines that not only makes great toasties but also waffles and Panini’s too. Toasties and panini can deliver healthy, homemade food. They’re great for those on a tight budget or without the time to spend hours slaving over a hot oven. 

Breville VST041 Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster

Breville is the original sandwich toaster company. It was back in the early 1970s that Breville introduced the humble sandwich toaster. Over 40 years on they have new and improved design making the classic sandwich toaster even better. The Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster has been designed to ensure you receive the best, filling packed toastie without the clean-up. Using a smaller plate with a deeper bed, you can now fit more of your favourite filling into the same slices of bread. The improved design also helps prevent filling leakage at the sides using the ‘Cut and Seal’ system. Berville have added easy-release, removable plates. This make the clean up of the non-stick plates quick and easy. They are also dishwasher safe. The Breville VST041 toastie maker has a compact design and can be stood upright for easy storage. With power-on and ready-to-cook indicators, the toaster also features a cool-touch handle and non-slip feet to provide safe and cooking for all the family.

Cuisinart 2-in-1 Sandwich and Waffle Maker

With the Cuisinart 2-in-1 you can create delicious deep filled sandwiches, waffles and even omelettes with two sets of removable non-stick plates. The extra-large sandwich plates allow you to make your favourite deep filled sandwiches and the interchangeable waffle plates make delicious golden waffles that will go down a treat. There is a helpful variable temperature setting and an indicator light so you know when it’s reached the perfect temperature. Both sets of plates can easily be removed and changed, are non-stick and dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. With the sandwich plates you can also make omelettes, fruit pastries, French toast and quesadillas. Granted they will all be small triangles but if you are looking for a quick easy snack with out too much clean up this Cuisinart 2-in-1 is perfect.

The Cuisinart GRSM1WU housing is made from commercial grade brushed stainless steel. It’s a well built, quality machine and clearly built to last. Yes there are cheaper sandwich toasters available but we would recommend spending the extra money for this quality product, especially as it comes with the Cuisinart 5 year guarantee.

Breville VST025 Sandwich Press

I know we have gone for a Breville machine again but why not. The are great quality and very reasonably priced. The Breville VST025 Sandwich Toaster is a must-have for Panini lovers. It continues Breville’s tradition of innovative sandwich toasters by introducing a flat plate sandwich press to give a you hot, delicious panini. A hinged lid with easy locking system accommodates breads of different thicknesses on the deep-fill plates. The plates on the Breville VST025 Sandwich Toaster are big enough to accommodate two slices of bread placed side-by-side or larger bread products such as rolls, ciabattas, paninis and hand-cut bloomers. This press is also great for toasted bagels. It heats up and cooks quickly making toasted sandwiches a breeze. The power-on and ready-to-cook indicator lights make this sandwich press easy to use and the flat, non-stick-coated aluminum plates make it even easier to clean.

The Breville Sandwich Toaster is quick, easy and offers endless options from sweet to savoury. Perfect if you fancy a light lunch or a quick snack. After a few uses you won’t know how you managed without it!


Sandwich Toasters